Tag Archives: writing songs

July 13th “Believe Things”

I’ve had a lot of interesting experiences playing music over the years.  It gets a little late and amped up dudes get a little tanked and start telling you anything. Mostly, their supreme connection to a guy they know that hangs with Jay Z’s god-daughter.  I’ve heard it all and it’s all pretty funny.   Sad but funny.

That might be what today’s song is about.   Thanks for listening!

July 11th “Kelly’s Back”

One summer in my teens, my friends and I lived in this old house out the country and had a blast.  I had a studio set up with the same drums I’m still playing here today.   I wrote tons of songs about the wonders we had around us and all of our shanigans.    I always used to play this chorus back then but I never wrote a song to it. Until today.   This transports me back to 1993.  We were always waiting on Kelly to get back so we could go to the river.

Thanks for listening!

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July 3rd “Angel or Shooting Star”

It’s been nice getting back in the studio.  I used to worry that I wouldn’t be able to write the songs.   Tonight I realized that that thought never enters my mind now.   I usually have several competing thoughts playing out to determine which direction I’m gonna go musically each day.   I basically just try not to get in the way and amazingly whatever happens is usually what happens.   (I smell a song in that last line).

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April 16th “To the Center of the World”

My brother came up to work on my house today so we streamed the new Slayer album off of myspace.  It’s awesome!   They just keep getting better.    Anyway, I actually wrote this song while listening to Slayer, my brother hammering and during website project I was trying to finish.

It kind of just leaked between the cracks.   I haven’t done a metal-ish song lately, so I was definitely due.

Thanks for listening!