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COMPLETE SONG INDEX

 

SERIOUS SONGS

FOR THE CHILDREN - The environmental movement needs an anthem. This is my offering. Send it to all your friends......

WHO WOULD JESUS BOMB? - This is the song that's causing all the stir on mySpace, youTube and Neil Young's site. ........

BROKEN DOWN POET - A look inside the mind of the guy who asks you "Hey, can you spare some change for the homeless?"......

SONG FOR DEBRA - For my loving wife of 25 years. I asked her, "Do you realize how lucky I am to have you in my life?" She answered, "Yes."........

STRANGER IN TOWN - Jazzy, Bluesy anthem about keeping your chin up against all odds.........

SUFFERIN' NEEDLESSLY - "Come visit your good man and you will see. You're wastin' your time sufferin' needlessly."........

CHARLEY - I met this fellow years ago. He wanted to make a band. Only problem, he couldn't play and he couldn't sing.........

THAT JUST WON'T DO - Inspired by a beautiful neurotic woman. I got nothing out of the relationship except the ability to stick up for myself.........

NO REMORSE - Though warned his heart would get broken he went ahead but fell in love with her anyway. ........

THE SUN'S BEEN HIDIN' - "I'll be the best man you ever had. You say I remind you of your Dad. Why do I suddenly feel so sad?"........

EXISTENTIAL BLUES - Sung from the viewpoint of a guy who is just about to get jilted. ........

IF I HAD A NICKEL - "If I had a nickel for every time you were sorry, I'd buy me a ship and I'd just sail away"........

YOUR BLUES DROPPED IN ON ME TODAY - A boozy bar room torch song in the tradition of Tom Waits, Frank Sinatra or Lance Brown. .....

THE TASTE IS BITTER - A boozy bar room torch song in the tradition of Tom Waits, Frank Sinatra or Lance Brown. .....

 

LESS SERIOUS SONGS

MISTER BLUES - "Mister Blues gets up each mornin' at a quarter of three, puts on his pants and comes lookin' for me."........

DO WHAT YOU GOTTA DO - Slide guitar and a message that says "if you give someone enough rope..."........

 

SILLY SONGS & SATIRE

LITTLE BLUE PILLS - Country Version - A celebration of the invention that has elderly men who should be thinking about eternity, thinking about jumping on the bag of bones in the next room instead.........

LITTLE BLUE PILLS - Jazzy Version - A celebration of the invention that has elderly men who should be thinking about eternity, thinking about jumping on the bag of bones in the next room instead.........

SLAM SQUARE DANCE - Crossover hit combining the ever popular country square dance with the mosh pit.........

TEN THOUSAND YEARS - "You'd better say your prayers before you go to bed, we found Darwin in the barn with a bullet in his head." Sending up the Intelligent Design crowd.........

THEY HAD A MERRY CHRISTMAS - "A dish of candy at the door the season to promote, so every guest can have a taste while taking off their coat. Our diabetic aunt from Oklahoma's at the door. Takes one bite and falls into a coma on the floor." .... and it gets worse from there.

SOAP ON A ROPE - "You know it's not the gift you get but it's the thought that counts."........

TOO BUSY TO WORK - "I wish I was rich instead of so good lookin'" laments the singer who has too many married women after him.........

DAN RYAN BLUES - A real rocker making fun of Chicago's two-year Dan Ryan rebuilding project. "Chokin' on the fumes from the cars and trucks, life in the slow lane really sucks." Has gotten airplay on WBEZ National Public Radio, WGN and WNUR Chicago.........

BALLAD OF ELROY SMART - Story of a young computer programmer who wakes up in the morning to find that all of his appliances are plotting against his life. ........

BUZZARDS IN LOVE - Other animals have feelings too. Yes, even the ugly ones. This song has been played often on Dr. Demento and WFMT's Midnight Special.........

NUKE THE WHALES - Played this at a concert who's sponsor was a devout environmentalist. She didn't get satire. She didn't ask me back.........

LIVIN' OFF THE LAND - "I'll put some flowers in my hair and when the neighbors start to stare I'll offer them organic veggies from my garden."........

MAINTENANCE MAN - Blues song tastelessly comparing a woman to a car. ........

THEY AIN'T YOU, BABY - As we get older we're much more comfortable with women who aren't too hot to trot.... in most cases. For exceptions see "Little Blue Pills" ........

WHO NEEDS YOU? - Ever have to dump somebody who just can't get the hint. Sometimes nothing works short of being a bad guy.........

A VERY NICE MAN - Story of a man who gradually gets in over his head with a woman who seems like an easy score. ....

 

INSTRUMENTALS

OLD FRIENDS - Got reconnected with an old high school buddy, Dr. Gary Dickey. We took up where we left off. I wanted to write a song for him.........

FORTUNATE MISHAPS - Love those guitar tunings.........

FOUR LAYERS - A little bit of phrase looper experimentation.........

I BARGAINED WITH LIFE FOR A PENNY - A sad song inspired by watching a person sell himself short in life.........

ROLLING SPANISH - Looper piece with a definite spanish flair.........

MI CASA SU CASA BOSSA - Bassa Nova with two part guitar haromonies. Pretty. ........

MINOR EFFORT - More looper layers. Gives opportunity for lots of creativity.........

CHICAGOESQUE - Inspired by a dance routine from the musical "Chicago".........

 

DUGGLEBY COLLABORATIONS

- JOHN (LYRICS & VOCALS) - LANCE (MUSIC & PRODUCTION)

WHO WOULD JESUS BOMB? - This is the song that's causing all the stir on mySpace, youTube and Neil Young's site. ........

ALMOST TOO EASY - "An author breaks though but loses his love in the process. Yes, Leonard Cohen is the influence. ........

TRAILER TRASH - Based on a friend of John's who had a tough life but made no apologies for it. ........

LOVE IN THE FLESH - A anatomical love song in the tradition of Cole Porter. ........

SAINTS AND SINNERS - A country tune about perserverance. "The saints are the sinners who keep on tryin'".........

 

TWOMEY COLLABORATION

- JOHN (LYRICS & NARRATION) - LANCE (MUSIC & PRODUCTION)

ALL YOUR PARTS ARE BROKEN - Sort of a beat poem narrated to a Delta Blues guitar.........