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Cover Day! Karma Chameleon by the Culture Club 

Here is a cover of the song Karma Chameleon by the rock and roll band Culture Club.

Released in September 1983, this song was written by Boy George, Jon Moss, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay, and Phil Pickett.  It was the…

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Cold War Demo 

Oh, hi.  Here is a demo for the song Cold War.  Enjoy.

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17 (Demo ) 

Here is a demo of a song called "17".  Enjoy.

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Track 13 - If You Say

Track 13 – If You Say

Once again, I got this idea while taking a walk. As I was walking, I said aloud to myself, “I’m gonna walk my legs off.” The image of someone walking so much that their…

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Track 12 - Good Morning, Mourning Dove

Track 12 – Good Morning, Mourning Dove

This is another bird song from a time when bird-kitschy stuff was at its apex. I was walking down the street once and I heard a mourning dove. Out loud I said, “Good…

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Track 11 - Ghosts and Plastic Bags

Track 11 – Ghosts and Plastic Bags

Once I saw a plastic bag moving in the wind. I always get worried people are going to think of American Beauty when I say that, but it wasn’t caught in an updraft…

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Track 10 - Every Trick in the Book

Track 10 – Every Trick in the Book

While I often fabricate song origins at performances, I usually tell the truth about this one. The thing is that this one started in many different places. I read the book The

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Track 9 - A Song About Birds

Track 9 – A Song About Birds

Here is a song that is not actually very good. I made a lot of jokes at the time about writing bird songs because it was fashionable. I didn’t realize how true that…

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Track 8 - A New List

Track 8 – A New List

Here is another song, like “Baseball Diamond” that went through many titles. I don't remember them in this case, perhaps because I ended up finding the right one.

“A New List” has a little…

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Track 7 - An Estimation Song

Track 7 – An Estimation Song

There is a lot of pithy, quotable stuff about creative work and stealing ideas. It is all pretty much true, as far as I can tell. With this song, my goal was to write…

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Track 6 - Baseball Diamond

Track 6 – Baseball Diamond

Picking good titles is hard, right? I'm not just imagining that, am I? This song went through several titles. The one's I remember are anti-titles, like “Ode to Whatever” and “Long, Stupid Song About Nothing”…

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