Songs For The Short-Of-Attention

The bulk of my time is spent working under very rigid guidelines:  Absolute timings, and lots of pre-ordained textures and palettes. I kinda thrive on it; The notion that "The music has fit THIS way, so figure out a way to make it work with what you've got".

As the rest of my musical life seems to dictate that songwriting be a part-time pursuit, it’s hard to imagine an audience for whom I’d carefully craft a set of songs to then record and release under one banner.  But I DO love to write songs, and I'm thrilled when my work in TV gives me the opportunity to do so.

So, I put two and two together, and came up with this project a while back, just to keep sharp;  By imposing two simple rules that I think will give me just the motivation I need to write, I embarked on a series of songs that I hope at least someone might get a kick out of(?) 


The rules are:

-Must have lyrics

and

-Must end within 1 minute of beginning.



Friends and Strangers

This one's about forgiveness. And complacency. It's also just a dumb little song, so get over it, already!


Zankou

No doubt, this stuff has capped off many nights of drinking in my fair city. And yes…I'm The World's Shittiest Drummer.


Courtesy #8

Funny, but I think this is kinda another ode to L.A. Sadly though, I think you all know where I'm coming from, just the same : /


Christmas

I'm not that bitter, really. But can you blame a guy for getting a little batshit around that time of year?


Here, Now

Damn, I hope this one didn't turn out too precious.