What kind of music? Depends. I like it when the song lets me know what it wants to sound like.
A song about Tom Jolls, the Accuweatherman on “The Weather Outside,” a feature throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s on Buffalo, New York’s TV station WKBW Channel 7.
A song about the changing nature of politics and international relations.
Cut Your Losses
A song about gambling? Or a metaphor for life?
The Fool’s Parade
An original tune influenced by XTC, about rites of pride and folly.
Girl On Bicycle
…then she comes rolling along on her bicycle and singing happy songs…
Heaven is Hiding
Quasi-psychedelic take on unexpected beauty glimpsed alongside expected ugly.
No matter who you love, someone is bound to find it inappropriate!
Weird song about weird California. Two days after this mix, more weird news of another mass shooting in California. Weird.
My Only Companion
It’s 3:10 in the dead of the night, feels like the end of the world…
All the shiny people gathering together / celebrating life in all its glory / raising up their glasses, covering their asses / never gonna say I’m sorry
Terms & Conditions
A song about “clickwrap,” how no one actually reads the Terms & Conditions we routinely accept.
Who’s to Say
Thought my songwriting outgrew Aerosmith influences. Evidently not.