Welcome back to Week 3 of the “hey, check out the new music” blog marathon! This week, it’s Halfway Home, the third song from Radio Nowhere’s debut EP, Days Between Stations. [audio:halfwayhome.mp3] One particularly quotable friend of mine thinks this song “sounds like Elton John on a cough syrup bender”. I’m not sure about that, […]

Here’s the song: [audio:catherinewheel.mp3] Annnnd, here are the lyrics – instant sing-along! (You’ll have to imagine the bouncing ball yourself…) Backseat driver with something to prove she was runnin some daytime night moves she said to leave the radio on rolled out for a cigarette don’t you stay too long/gonna play our song but you […]

Click to hear the song: [audio:londoncalling.mp3] Thursday is geek day! If you want to know exactly how London Calling was gently coaxed out of my acoustic guitar to its glorious many-instrumented, multitracked, shiny pop destiny, the next nine paragraphs are for you. Like most of the rest of the songs from the Days Between Stations […]

Here’s the song: [audio:londoncalling.mp3] Annnnd, here are the lyrics – instant sing-along! (You’ll have to imagine the bouncing ball yourself…) I been waiting in the airport bar for hours I been wondering if they’re gonna make me drink all day Last call calling on a non-stop back to the heartland Calling on your getaway Every […]

This doesn’t have anything to do with music, or songwriting…I just thought it was so fabulous that I had to bring it to your attention. Cows are actually large, beefy…compasses: “German scientists using satellite images posted online by Google Earth have observed something that has escaped the notice of farmers, herders and hunters for thousands […]