hings lying around the house in boxes of cassettes, a number of which probaby are worth keeping.

1998 | I Would Like to Sit Down By You (collection mostly from the 80s and 90s)

(sound files broken)


Part 1:
   I Would Like To Sit Down by you, Spider Song, It is Enough (opera), Tofu Spaghetti, Oyogi Taiyaki-kun,  Rippling Sea, Each Day is Different, The Night is Young, Three Months Ago.

Part 2:
 We Two Are in Love, Song for Ninoy. 

BONUS- Animated cartoon idea: Stripey Meets Godzilla and The Barber's Cadillac Seville Parody from the late 1970s.

Mid '80s | In the Bar at Midnight (collection) 

Part 1: In the Bar at Midnight, My Lady's a Wild Flying Dove, Nakeba ii, Dogs at Midnight, Suzanne, Une Calme Nuit, Two Swedish Songs, Guantanamera

Part 2:  Or here.
There's a Lesson to be learned in the Trees, Shinda Otoko Wa Nokoshita Mono Wa, Pressures of the World, Close Your Eyes, Castles in the Air, Chiisana Nikki, Oh My Friend, Drunken Sailor.

Oh My Friend only.

Early '80s | John, Paul and Daphne (historical interest)
Rippling Sea, Lai Lai Lai

Early '80s | School concert (historical interest/home  recording)

1966-1981 | Huge Anthology from 1966-1981: Lots of stuff here, mostly in rough, unpolished sersions. My favorites are listed in the sections, divided into periods. None of these were intended for broadcast, but they are the only records of my older songs, which date from late elementary school.  The war in Vietnam was in full bloom.  Many of these are various out takes, with starts and stops, also sound drop outs due to damage to the tape, or--in the case of one song (Portraits of Love, Py5)--deliberate playing around with the left-right balance for some silly reason.

 Pt1: 1966-1968

I'm a Reform Democrat (high school days, shades of Love Me, I'm a Liberal)

The World's Coming to an End

The Rains

Elvira Madigan

A Lost Dream

Snow-inspired by a similar Pete Seeger song, not so bad for a 15 year old

Who Killed the Tiny Babe-inspred by 

Who Killed Norma Jean (Rosten/Seeger)

In the Shadows of a Shade Tree

Oh Little Bird

Pt2 :
A Fate Born With

America, (one of the better ones from this period)

Cool Mountain Waters

The Wind Floats on and on (an attempt at humor!)

The Farce (based on Och's The 

Crucifixion,  see also The Revision)

Hell No, I Won"t Go to Vietnam

To Prison We Must Go

The Bullet of LBJ (On the Death of Martin Luther King)

Government Men

Brown Shirts

I Plucked a Dandelion

The Children

We Are Your Mentors

There's a Fire in the Sky

Pt4: 1968-1969
I'll love you in the morning (I didn't know the song I thought was an imitation of Suzanne--That's No Way to Say Goodbye--was written by the same person, Leonard Cohen, so this is my imitation of the imitation.

Lost Against Fear

We Sit in the Moonlight

Pt5: 1970-'71
Portrait of Love (a nice love song with an ocean theme)

Mr. and Mrs. America (an anti-war song)

The Greenest Trees (an allegory, based on a traditional song-Railroad Boy?)

Pressures of the World

A River Runaway (interesting still in some ways)

We Walk On and On (unfinished song)


Pauline's song

Loving you (another song that had possibilities)

For the Berrigan Brothers

Yonder on a Heathered Hillside

Love Comes Tumbling (I like this one)

Many Times I Have Loved

Come Young Pretty Woman (anti-war)

Smokle (anti-drug from a left-wing perspective?)

Ballad of Daniel and Lisa (a friend used this to try to get draft exemption status as a conscientious objector)

The Eulogy (semi-comic)

Keep All the People in Line (unfinished song)

Don't Let Them Put The Label on You (about agent provacateurs, after having unearthed one in our university peace group)


Early Morning Bleeker Street Song

One Day (tape ends unexpectedly)

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