Cure for songwriting block: 3-second songs

To wit, this one, commissioned by John Moe via Twitter, and titled “According to a recent study.” I know there’s a lot of dead air at the end. That’s to indicate me. Thinking. [ca_audio url=”″ width=”500″ height=”27″ css_class=”codeart-google-mp3-player” autoplay=”false”]     by Amanda French Right-click or ctrl-click on this link to download the mp3.

Back catalog

Hey y’all — Tim Spalding of the very cool book site LibraryThing asked me on Twitter to write a new song. I barely touch my guitar these days, for whatever reason, and honestly I feel like the last one I wrote still needs some work (more verses, a shorter and more interesting break) so I Continue reading →

Song for a Highly Valued Professional Who Is Leaving the Company to Pursue an Exciting New Opportunity (or, Go Do What You Gotta Do) Right-click or ctrl-click on this link to download the mp3. Lyrics We hear you’re leaving, well, we won’t be grieving So go on, just go on and go We’ll stay behind and you’ll melt from our mind Like a screen saver picture of snow Yes, you’re the real deal, but that don’t mean we’ll Continue reading →

An update on the (lack of a) new recording

Just wanted to explain what happened with my attempt to record a new version of the song. I recorded it with a friend of mine, a professional musician, at his place in Raleigh, NC at the end of March, 2009. We only had a day to work, and I wasn’t at all happy with the Continue reading →