Wednesday, April 20, 2016

new song and recording: "Stand"

This is a DRAFT of a song I am working on. I'm going to a conference before I'll have time to finish it, but want listeners to have access to it now. The recording and lyrics are posted below. Composition notes and tablature will be added as I finish them:


What It's About

This song is a highly emotional response to the recent anti-trans legislation in statehouses sweeping the country. It is resistance in the tradition of feminist punk rock.


Tablature will be posted as soon as I finish it. For now here is a snapshot of my bass notes:


Stand up you little chickenshit
when your chosen name is resistance
your choice to live is resistance
It's a simple simple matter really
Revolution in and beyond the mind

I'm exactly who I am and I make no apologies

When your life just wants to be normal
With your name no big deal
It's a simple request really
Acceptance in and beyond the mind
So stand up and demand it

The time is now
The times demand it

Live Performances
  • 23 May 2016 at Mr. Peabody's in Encinitas, CA
  • 24 May 2016 at 1st Street Bar in Encinitas, CA
  • 25 May 2016 at O'Sullivan's Irish Pub in Escondido, CA
  • 30 May 2016 at Mr. Peabody's in Encinitas, CA
  • 7 June 2016 at the Ché Café Collective in San Diego, CA
  • 20 June 2016 at Mr. Peabody's in Encinitas, CA