An Afro-Pop Birthday Song

I set out to write a birthday song for a guy named Bob who loves the great songwriters from the 60s and 70s (etc.). His daughter and I envisioned his birthday song as a missing track from Paul Simon's "Graceland." However, it turns out that I can no longer think of "Graceland" without associating it … Continue reading An Afro-Pop Birthday Song

Just One Mister (An Unconventional Wedding Song)

Once there was a couple who wanted an awesome wedding. They wanted it on their own terms, without any pressure to do things in the customary way. The bride-to-be was the youngest of four sisters, all equally strong and occasionally unconventional women. They understood their sister's desire to go her own way. They decided to … Continue reading Just One Mister (An Unconventional Wedding Song)

Mamas and Iguanas

I love writing songs, so there's a lot of good things about doing it quasi-professionally. But one of my sneaky favorite things is the beautiful and weird word combinations I get forced into in order to tell people's stories. For example, the most recent song I finished was about a mother/daughter adventure through South Florida. … Continue reading Mamas and Iguanas

An Anniverary Song for a Long Marriage

A few weeks back, a man commissioned me write a custom song for his wife on their 35th wedding anniversary. ¬†I was incredibly honored to be asked to do such a thing, but I also found the task a bit daunting, since I haven't even celebrated my 35th life anniversary yet. ¬†Mercifully, he asked for … Continue reading An Anniverary Song for a Long Marriage

The CSS Song

As a novice website designer, there were times when I was in over my head trying to build this site. I ended up getting a ton of help from a woman named Kathryn from the WordPress forum (and Canada!). She did a ton for the functionality of this site, and eventually even guided me to … Continue reading The CSS Song