Wayback to some early songs

revisiting Theoretical Blues, maybe do this one at Folk Club tomorrow 🙂

Pictures of Rrose

The Wayback Machine has allowed me to recover these songs, which I wrote while in grad school. Not sure I could reconstruct the melody of the second one.

Theoretical Blues

Ain’t got a paradigm
only a nickel to my name
Ain’t got a paradigm
only a nickel to my name
Well, since my baby left me
Ooh, Lawd, it’s a crying shame.

My baby metanarrative
told him stories all Thursday night.
By Friday he’d gone and left me.
You know it just ain’t right.

Now I got no signifier
I got no signified
Got no significant other
Lawd, please give me a sign.

(refrain)

I tried dialectic
I tried dial right
Put all my money in the phone
but no dialog with my baby tonight.

He works in deconstruction
drives a semiotic truck
And if I could, I surely would
sing the next line but it rhymes with truck.

(refrain)

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Welcome 2014…I think!

I’m sitting here with my favourite artist, Joanna Bond, and talking about her exciting project Singing the line into existence (she says to tell you I’m part of it, but really only a small one :-).

So excited to have these new artistic collaborations this year…. ‘making tracks’.

Watch this space!