My songs from the 1970's (and the late1960's)
Once upon a time I was kind of a hippie, and I wrote a bunch of songs about my thoughts. These were recorded about 50 years ago using my 1968 Guild D-40 guitar, a 1/4 inch reel to reel tape recorder and a stereo cassette deck. Remember those? I never made a vinyl record, but I made a CD of some of them a few years back, and also converted them into the MP3 files you will find below. I hope you enjoy this amateur song writer's views from yesterday. I made the graphic on the left for iTunes, where you can find my album and download the tracks. If you are a singer and would like to use some of these, please let me know. That would truly be a thrill. I have very low, if any, royalty fees.
How it feels to be dumped using really big words.
Feeling good about being in love.
All the phases of a lifetime.
Tribute to Steve Allen's "Little Black Things."
A nonsense song (I think) words written by a friend.
Oh war! You are so stupid.
What schmaltzy sentiment. I think I have too much feeling.
How college guys perceived women in the late 60's.
Some sarcastic thoughts from a taxpayer.
Contemplating the paradoxical aspects of our body parts.
The entire best selling book in just under 7 minutes.
Being true to one self. I'm kinda preachy.
That damn Viet Nam war!
The life cycle of a toy gun. I'm really down on war.
Well, here's a real downer about our apathy.
Just a warm fuzzy moment.
The trouble with our system.
Giving credit to God for all kinds of things.
Oh Boo Hoo! Living alone isn't all this bad.
Hooray for Jesus!
This is my favorite song and a true story about something that happened because I was so stupid.
Songs from this century
I continued to compose songs after the 1970's, but the above songs were the only ones I recorded and made into a CD. More recently in this century I have used my Yamaha portable grand piano to play the music for a song, and I've made videos. Here's a kind of country tune concerning a relationship that was about to die.