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Entries from January 2015

A Few Essential Principles

January 26th, 2015 · Comments Off on A Few Essential Principles

A song about the few essential principles that guide our nation.

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Film Crew

January 19th, 2015 · 2 Comments

A song deploring the existence of film crews.

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Birthday Show 2015

January 12th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Every year, I do a show around my birthday (January 7th). This year, I turned 60, and celebrated the aging at Brooklyn’s Jalopy Theater on January 10. Doug Roesch and Ralph Hamperian joined me, on guitar and tuba respectively. We played a program of my songs and instrumental music, with a couple of covers. I’m […]

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The Workman’s Friend

January 5th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Here’s my setting of Flann O’Brien’s poem “The Workman’s Friend,” from At Swim-Two-Birds, with viola and tuba accompaniment. Stirring, I hope.

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January 1st, 2015 · 2 Comments

Here, if anyone’s interested, is an alphabetical list of the rounds I’ve written. The Animals The Bigot Blackwell’s Isle Captain Manning’s Catch A Christmas Song Common Sense Ding Dong Bell (Percy Bysshe Shelley) Dr. Quack (verses from a card game) Election Day (William Butler Yeats) Fundamentalists Give Me Clouds! (Remy de Gourmont) Government Without Religion […]

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