Archive for the ‘tom st. louis’ Category

Break your heart….(I want to)

August 12, 2008

Gentle reader:

I love cruel songs. Don’t you?

I like indifferent songs…where
the singers says, “I am self sufficient”.

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She’s 30 Now

July 31, 2008

A friend of mine is turning
thirty today. Her name
is Ghazal. She is a Persian
Poet. Among the many
thousands of Persian Poets
I’ve met, she is the only
one turning 30 today.

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Wacky Game Show Theme

June 9, 2008

This is a tribute to Wink Martindale.

I had this tune in my head for years. It
was my daffy send up to the unlikely,
concocted emotions you’d witness
in a television game show.

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Withal My Heart

May 28, 2008

Gentle Reader:

For years I walked around
singing, “With all my heart,
with all my soul”, and I
thought there must be a
zillion songs with these words.

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This is the Sound of My Voice

April 30, 2008

This is a tune I pulled out of my
throat clearing sound one time when
I encountered a girl who wanted
to sing but was imprisoned in
some strange and common
affectations.

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Swing Tune — Haunted By The Memory

April 15, 2008

Hiya:

I mentioned a song called ‘Haunted by
the Memory’ in a recent post. It is a
big bandish song.

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The New York Times Now Has a Songwriter’s Blog

April 12, 2008

I’ve read every post.

I’m not a big fan of the New York Times’ politics, but
their songwriting blog is first rate. There are four
bloggers who are all accomplished songwriters.

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Get This Song in a Movie, Fast

March 25, 2008

Pal Darcy Got Married.

A year later it was time for a gift.

It’s supposed to be paper, for the first
anniversary, but I thought that zeros and
ones would be good too.

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Get My Song in a Movie…

February 19, 2008

I’ve got a song to play for you.

It’s called “Break Your Heart”. It has been a
commitment of long standing in my songwriting
career that if anyone is going to be sad and lonely
and busted up and hurt, it’s going to be the other
person and not me!

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