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A Melancholy Song

The first time you get your heart broken is such a refreshingly bitter lesson of “Fuck you. You trusted me? Dumbass” Once you realize “meant to be” was a construct of your mind, your whole universe falls to ruins. Instrumentation:...

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Making it up as I go Along

This song is embarrassingly upbeat. It’s about being a young adult and being content with knowing that the world looks at you and sees someone who does NOT have their shit together.  Instrumentation: PIANO / GUITAR / DRUMS / BASS...

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Next Train Outta Town

This song followed a breakup with a very strong-willed woman who made me read “Atlas Shrugged” and reminded me of its main character, Dagny Taggart (a railroad executive). People often assume each of them is a raging cunt, but I...

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Reductionism

By the time you’re done listening to this song, you will qualify for Intro to Philosophy course credits at most community colleges. This explores the “mind-body” problem: reconciling conscious experience with the physical systems that it depends upon. Instrumentation: PIANO...

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Dog After Tail

Existentialists, nihilists, and Shakespeare all agree that life is absurd, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. My sense of direction and confidence goes in cycles of coalescing and collapsing. And I like female bodies. That about covers this pop...

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Visit Me in a Dream

This is just a fun song about the psychological carnage of being dumped. I just like how it combines 50’s music in the verses with grungy rock chords in the chorus. Instrumentation: PIANO / GUITAR / DRUMS / BASS Mood:...

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Never Gonna Have a Real Career

As the Santa Monica City Hall employee handed me a Street Performing License, my brain said silently “That was your first mistake”. As I walked out of the building I thought, “well their FIRST mistake was giving me a guitar”....

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Kinda Aggressive

I was watching an ‘American Gladiators’ rip-off called ‘Battle Dome’ and felt some testosterone bubble up from watching these scrawny everymen go fearlessly up against these ‘roided-up monsters. [Track 12 of “Best Black History Month Ever!“] Lyrics: you don’t know...

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Shitty Philanthropist

My favorite part of Christianity growing up was the virtue of helping the poor. I remember, when I was like 8, putting my $20 of saved up allowance in “The Poor Box” at church. And that’s the last time I...

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Side Effect You Call Your Life

The irreducible phenomena we call consciousness may be uncaptured by a physical description of reality, but that doesn’t necessarily make our consciousness transcendent or ontologically distinct. It may (and most likely does) simply emerge as a property of the underlying...