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This is one of my very first songs, written after learning  a couple of chords. It was a melancholy period in my life when the prospect of finding true love seemed very distant. The song was inspired as I was reading the novel “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues” by author Tom Robbins. Update: Many pages
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Song Demo: "Dogmatised Opinions"

Here’s a tune about a wager with the Devil over the nature of God and the meaning of existence. All the singer has to do to get everything he wants and not sell his soul to the Devil is to correctly answer a simple question: Is it Krishna, Marx, Mohammed, Buddha, Jesus Christ or Zeus?
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Make America Safe Again

I tried to put a couple of bumper stickers up for sale on the do-it-yourself sites Zazzle.com and CafePress.com, but they wouldn’t touch them due to threats of lawsuits from the NRA. If you don’t see many anti-NRA bumper stickers, you now know why. Any decent lawyer will tell you it would be totally legal
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Song Demo: "The Only Time"

Here’s a heartbreaking tune about that perennial country music theme: divorce, and who gets the kids. A forlorn dad doesn’t understand why they are breaking up and dreams of getting back together with a wife who is lying to the judge while trying to dump him. This song is obviously for a male singer.  
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Song Demo: "Go! Susanna"

    As a songwriter I hear “Go! Susanna” as one of the most fun songs a band could ever do. The song is taken from my novel, The Energy Caper, or Nixon in the Sky With Diamonds, where it is 1971, in Paris. A 24 year-old American student, working as a go-go dancer under
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Song Demo: "It's OK"

  “It’s OK” was written in the early 1990’s, but it was too complex for me to do well (barre chords). It only came together late last year when I decided to really try to improve my guitar chops. I went back to my “incomplete” files and this one was at the top of the
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“One of These Days,” by Scotty and the Skeptics. Here is a major hit for a female country singer or a band like the Drive by Truckers. My friend and business partner, the late, great, Keith Allen, plays guitar, with Marcus Webster on drums, Michael Rivinius on  bass, and Phil Hersch engineering and playing banjo.
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