Please Don’t Ask Me To Smile

This is one of my favourite songs by You Am I, a sweet ballad about a kid who just trying to figure out the rules.

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Golden Age

A quick-and-dirty cover with minimal instrumentation I made this afternoon. I’m experimenting a bit with harmonies. I have loved this song (by Beck, from Sea Change) since the first time I heard it at Doctor Dave’s house about 10 years ago.

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Anna Begins

Cover of a really great song by Counting Crows from August and Everything After. In the early 90’s I was absolutely mad for these guys. Yes, I am absolutely showing my age.

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Madisonmite

Made this to celebrate the marvellous merging of a wandering Australian, his Californian wife, and the wintery capital of Wisconsin.

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Fathers Day Portrait

I drew a picture of my Dad (traced from some photos) for Father’s Day, 2013.

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Dragon Momma

My mother in law is the sweetest person in the world, except perhaps for my wife. That’s what makes this so damn funny.

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American/Australian Gothic

I made this for our going away party when my wife and I moved from New York to Madison.

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American Apparel Girl

A song I felt compelled to write about the American Apparel billboards that blanket the inner east of Los Angeles.

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Wild Horses

I recorded this song a few months ago. It was a second attempt after I tried to sing way too loud in the first. Turns out good microphones are sensitive, and good singers are supposed to know that 🙂 Also, that’s (Brent Strahan)[https://www.facebook.com/brent.strahan] guitar-soloing over the piano solo. International collaboration!

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Irony overload as undecided voters criticise flip-flopper

Check out the buried lead in this article from Reuters: “Romney just has to prove that he’s conservative enough for me,” said Eleanor Stump, a 70-year-old Tea Party member from Sheldon, Iowa. “I don’t like the way he’s flip-flopped.” Stump said she initially supported Herman Cain, who dropped out of the race after charges of… Continue reading Irony overload as undecided voters criticise flip-flopper

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