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Here are the three more songs I did for Ignite!

First is an R&B plea to fight global warming called Turn Down the Heat featuring the guitar stylings of Jelly D. Ignite made flash videos of all the songs to be incorporated into their curriculum. Check out their video for Turn Down the Heat below in which I play a gap-toothed earth fronting “The Carbon Busters”.

Next you’ll hear a folk reggae club number about the Family Tree. An uplifting tribute to the number Pi concludes this evening’s presentation.

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jcast7: Awaken Now Kristin

April 9, 2008

A friend named Kristin died of Leukemia recently; she was 29. I wrote “Awaken Now Kristin,” to make sense of it. Then I found Nate’s song, “Simple Pain,” as a perfect companion piece. Just now, putting this together, looking for a picture of Kristin, I found her exuberant Website kristinplayshorn.com. What life!

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jcast6: I Can See You

March 3, 2008

I wrote the chorus, “I Can See You,” as Maile (left) played on the beach at So. Padre Island a few years ago, and we’ve been singing the simple, catchy chorus since. Now, at her request, I’ve finished the song for Valentine’s dayFor this week’s cover, I picked a song Maile sings with me and […]

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jcast5: Virtual Jazz Collaboration

February 13, 2008

Libby asked for a version of “What The Day Had To Say” so I recorded it for this week’s jcast. I’ve been looking to do some remote, digital collaboration with folks all around the world, so I asked Doug (in NM) if he’d like to try out his new kit, lay down a bass line, […]

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jcast4: 'Til Monday

January 29, 2008

[display_podcast] Matt, Katelin, and myself — our work photos I miss writing songs with the kids I taught guitar, so I’ve revived my collaborative technique writing songs with my officemates Matt and Katelin. We wrote the first song featured this week by taking turns writing a line and forwarding it. I put a title and […]

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jcast3: A Toast To Love

January 22, 2008

[display_podcast] Ashley Tries to Figure Out How to Ride Jono’s Scooter in Her Wedding Dress To follow my roast from last week, here is “Toast,” a song I wrote as I woke up the morning after Jono and Ashley got married, chuckling at the image of them riding off, top speed, on Jono’s scooter, into […]

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jcast2: Being Odd Has Been Good To Me

January 14, 2008

[display_podcast] Playing at Jono’s wedding reception – Jono hiding behind his nephew I’ve been playing a song my buddy Jono wrote, called “God Has Been Good To Me,” for a while now. So when he got married just before Christmas, we threw him a roast, and I wrote some alternate lyrics for the occasion. First […]

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jcast1: Songs From The Porches of Port A and A-Town

January 8, 2008

(how to subscribe) [display_podcast]  Here’s my first podcast, or jCast as I like to call it, fresh from the porch. The first song, “And Townes Said,” comes from the porch of a beach house off the Texas coast at Port Aransas, enhanced by the sounds of the power tools being used to build a house […]

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