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A Harvest Video!

Remember that last song I posted?  Well I got together with some of my coworkers and filmed a music video for it to promote the food bank and the programs I’m working on.  Video credit goes to Tracey Madigan, the Capital Area Food Bank’s Web Content Specialist. Enjoy!

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Song-a-Week #19: Harvest Song

After almost 6 months of preparation, the program I am coordinating is finally about to start!  I am so excited that I wrote a song to celebrate it.  I am working with a local organic farm to give fresh, local produce to food pantries and soup kitchens throughout the summer and fall.  The first harvest […]

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Song-a-Week #18: I’m not dead yet!

Hey friends!  I’m back!  Well, I was never really gone, I was just being consumed by a dreadful case of writer’s block.  Turns out writing one song every week for a year is kinda hard.  And tiring.  For me, mostly on the lyrics end of things. So here’s my first song in over a month. […]

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Song-a-Week #17: Another Birthday song

My brother is 25 today!  To celebrate his oldness, I wrote him a birthday song. SaW #17 — Happy Birthday, Sam! [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/85070884″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

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Mar 0
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Song-a-Week #16: Rhythm Guitar

Alrighty, here’s the last song I will bombard you with for now.  Recently I’ve really missed being in the Carleton African Drum Ensemble, so I decided to make a little song that explores several of my favorite rhythms on the guitar.  With these rhythms, there is no time signature and no single pulse.  The rhythms […]

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Song-a-Week #15: 80 Years

My grandparents, Traverce and Mary Lou Harrison, both turned 80 this year!  Since I couldn’t be at their birthday celebration this weekend, I wrote a song instead.  Thanks, G&G, for your life and your work.  Without it I would not be alive. SaW #15 — 80 Years [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/83447930″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

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Song-a-Week #14: Screens of Genius

And now we have another collaboration!  This time with the wonderful Sophie Thomas.  We wrote this song at the end of our BVS mid-year retreat and the lyrics are inspired by conversations and random things that happened to us during that week.  You probably won’t understand most or all of it unless you are me […]

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Song-a-Week #13: Featuring the one-and-only Sam Button-Harrison

Oh.  Hi there.  It’s been awhile, hasn’t it?  Never fear, though!  My lack of posting was not due to a lack of songwriting but a lack of computer access.  I will be pumping out posts left and right, just you wait and see. This is a song I wrote with my brother Sam while visiting him […]

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Feb 0
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Song-a-Week #12: Yet another song named after a woman

Here’s another song based on a Facebook suggestion.  My friend Jessie wanted me to write a song about either her or dinosaurs or reptilian overlords or corgis, so I decided to write about the first three!  I wasn’t really able to fit corgis into the story though, sorry Jessie.  Maybe I will do a whole other song […]

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Song-a-Week #11: Dusty Rock Blues

First an update: I’m doing a screen fast for lent (no computer/tv/etc. outside of work), which makes posting songs difficult, which is why I’m now only posting every two weeks.  But fear not!  I will have just as many songs.  The Song-a-Week project will briefly become the Two-Songs-Every-Two-Weeks project. So this is my first instrumental […]

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Song-a-Week #10: Inspired by Joss Whedon

Well, this is my second attempt to write a song based on my facebook status from a few weeks back.  The second request I got was “high school” which gave me a lot of creative wiggle room.  So I decided to fuse it with another suggestion.  One of my friends suggested that I write about […]

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SaW Extra! — I’ve Been Thinking…

I wrote this song 3 years ago for a composition class.  I realized recently, however, that I never actually made a recording of it.  So here ya go, a composition for solo unaccompanied voice from way back in 2010. SaW Extra #2 — Thinkin’ [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/76464646″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

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