A song about lazy mornings, especially in winter. It came to me on such a morning, naturally.
There Will Be Light
This is me trying to get at the common feature in the ways we celebrate the season — the promise even amid the longest night that light, and Light, will return. Happy holidays, however you choose to celebrate!
The Arms of Thal
So this is my first Final Fantasy XIV Online song (to go with all the World of Warcraft ones I've written). Notionally, it's written by my bard character as a tribute to fallen friends (in at least two cases, falling specifically in the act of protecting him).
Inspired by some friends who really did travel 300 miles from Fort Worth to Midland because that was where the graphics card was available. Blasted crypto miners...
Demon in the Freezer
This was inspired by a parodic version of the "no one wants to work anymore" sign that someone taped to a Wendy's drive-thru menu, which other someones photographed and then shared to a Facebook group. As you might gather from the following, I have... opinions... about the allegedly non-parodic versions of that sign.
A space song from 2011 — back when SpaceX's plans for its Dragon capsule were still largely aspirational — that I missed putting up here previously.
Beyond the Veil (Taelia’s Song)
Another World of Warcraft song, this time inspired by the character of Taelia Fordragon — who, as the new Shadowlands expansion bringing players into the lands of the dead begins, has just learned that her father, Bolvar Fordragon, didn't quite die the way she was told...
Inspired, as you might well guess, by recent events. A song from the point of view of a lawyer and onetime mayor reflecting on the events that have brought him to this juncture...
One of Us
This is based on a campaign sign for a local election that I saw painted on the side of a building as I drove through a small town late one night. The slogan, "He's one of us," takes on a bit of a different connotation when you've read too many of a certain kind of book or watched too many of a certain kind of movie or TV show...
Matching Tie and Facemask
One of the first songs I wrote after the pandemic started, as may be inferred from the subject matter...