“Invisibility Land” (1999 Demo)

This is a tune I wrote in the late 1990’s, which I always kinda liked.  Years later I re-wrote/re-purposed it as a song for my niece, called “So Smile”, (below), which worked out nicely…enjoy!

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“Livin’ In My Heart & Head” (Demo, 2004)

I’d started writing the main riff for this song in the summer of 1990 while in Ithaca, NY, where I lived at the time, however, didn’t finish and turn it into “Livin’ In My Heart & Head” until some time later–perhaps the mid-90s, when I was all ready living in NYC.  It turned out to be a song about spending lots of time in my own imagination, which I had been doing quite a bit at the time.

I’ve since recorded this song in a recording studio three times, this one being the third; I’d had the bass, drums and trumpet backing tracks all ready recorded by members from the last incarnation of my band, The Sound of Monday, which concluded at the very end of 2003.  On the previous two recordings of this song, I hadn’t really had the freedom to solely produce it the way I saw fit, so, for fun, in 2004 added what you have here.  Though I’m not sure I knew quite what I wanted, it certainly more accurately reflects my sensibilities.  In any case, I had a great time doin’ it…enjoy!

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“Kids Love Dave Jay” Birthday Party Review

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The Sun & The Moon (Demo, 2004)

 

I wrote this song in one sitting in late August/early September 2003 on a Sunday afternoon while watching the film “Corinna, Corinna” on television, and made the demo a year or so later…enjoy!


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“The Very Thought of You” – March 2018

I simply really love performing this Ray Noble classic…enjoy!

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Testimonial – NYP Flushing Hospital

Every month I return to the place where it all began–that is, where I was born, (though at the time it was called “Booth Memorial Hospital”), to perform for children of all ages, and their parents.  It is an honor to consistently be given the opportunity to do such meaningful work doing what I truly enjoy, and I am grateful to Music That Heals musicthatheals.org, which makes it possible.  

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“A You’re Adorable” (Cover)

This is a song that was a hit when my Mom was a little kid, and she used to sing it to me when I was a little kid…fond memories of it from that standpoint, but as a grown man and songwriter, I really appreciate the cute/clever lyrics and concept, as well as the sweet “Great American Songbook-y” chord structure…and, if nothing else, hey, it’s just a fun song to play…enjoy!

 

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“Dead Weight” by The Sound of Monday (Rehearsal, Circa 1997)

Back to another segment of my band, “The Sound of Monday”, in the rehearsal room circa 1997, with a song I’d written about resentments that had built up in one relationship or another…little had I realized at the time that the resentments I had been feeling were making me the dead weight…at the time, I thought that those I was writing about were the dead weight in the relationship…nothing like a little time and growth to set it all straight.

Three years or so later, the song would undergo a re-arrangement, when the track was produced by longtime They Might Be Giants bass player and friend, Danny Weinkauf–that version is as yet still unreleased.  However, here for the first time was the arrangement in its original state …enjoy!

 

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Testimonial – Adapt Community Network

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This Land Is Your Land!

Just havin’ some fun…enjoy!

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