Category Archives: Music

Music Video: “Girl Shake That Laffy Taffy Time”

Full disclosure: I did not know there was actually a song called “Girl Shake That Laffy Taffy”, and now that I’ve heard it, I’m still not sure it’s a song. This song is a three-hour song; that is, I elicit … Continue reading

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Music Video: “Vas Sueve” by Zem Complex, Euro Crooner

“Vas Sueve”, which translates loosely as “Very Sueve”, was a 1996 #1 smash in Moldova for Zem Complex, Euro Crooner and part-time proctologist.  With its monotonous, I mean, insistent bass guitar and pedantic, I mean, pulsing synthesizers, “Vas Sueve” captured … Continue reading

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Three Hour Song: “Boats and Hos”

Upon occasion, I create what I call a Three Hour Song.  How it works: I invite my friends on Facebook to comment with words, phrases, keys, tempos, anything (I rarely try and implement a theme) and from that I write, … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Wears Your Face #tbt

I’ve been on a past life journey lately, roaming through recordings I made through the late 1980s and 1990s, thanks to a newly acquired TASCAM Porta One four-track recorder I picked up on ebay (after acquiring, a month earlier, a … Continue reading

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“Dream a Little Dream”

My adopted niece Katherine, who lives a couple of states away from me, recorded and uploaded to Facebook a charming uke version of ‘Dream a Little Dream.’  I listened to it a few times and thought, ‘hey, by gum, I … Continue reading

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“Lose My Way”

I was probably eight years old when I learned how to cluck. My clucking wasn’t chicken-esque, I should point out; instead, it was a rhythmic tool. I found, quite by accident, I could hum a melody and cluck on the … Continue reading

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Video: “Ugly”

  “Ugly” was written around September 2011, during one of those times that I could only describe as an emotional divot.  It started on the train, or more specifically, one the platform of Chicago’s Western train stop on the city’s … Continue reading

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