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“Automatic Free Form Writings pt. 1.73”

May 8, 2020

Onward and upward songbird gleefully clacking tongue forming notes and shaping air beautifying the wind. Soaring and dodging clouds until not and getting drenched. Hallelujah to be drenched. Spell is gone at last, free at last, to bask. Onward and upward songbird. Onward and upward.

Flyer for Cancelled Show Due to COVID-19

April 6, 2020

“Doot Doot Do, Doot Doot Do, I Love You” (Music Memo)

February 3, 2020

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“Thanking the Stars”

January 13, 2020

 

Face smashed on that fast concrete

Ripping your skin now bloody meat

A brave young man bombing the hill

At first it was such a thrill

Speed wobbles the fear came true

Falling is all you could do

Your brother covered your body and screamed out your name

Hugging your rag dolled body twitching in pain

Breath came back and you got right up

Face, hand, hip, shoulder, knee, bleeding, f*ck

“I’m okay, I’m just mad my new pants got ripped”

“This is not okay, I messed up, I’m such an idiot”

Better call Mom she’s not too far

Mom is friends with nurses who cleaned your new scars

We got lucky this time, next time we’ll listen to Jack

We’ll wear a helmet and pads so you won’t get cuts all over your back

And face, hand, hip, shoulder, knee

Thanking the stars right now for the wonderful gift in my life named Henry

 

(Practicing) “My Sanity” by Bad Religion

October 2, 2019

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“For Robert” (acoustic demo)

September 24, 2019

Summer’s gone and so are you

Leaves must fall to begin anew

Hunter of the golden ring

Reminder to not forget the love we bring

No one wants to, but sometimes you just have to say toodeloo

Into the great beyond half stepping uptown out of the blue

Roses for you and a magical fountain

Flames burn on that mountain

Hope you finally win that hand

Oh the spirits you helped in this mournful land

We danced, we dance, we sing your tunes

Even though we might be all just strangers standing on the moon

A life well lived, a grateful dad

One of the best we’ll ever have

Summer’s gone and so are you

Leaves must fall to begin anew

“Waves of Summer” (Music Memo)

September 23, 2019

 

The waves of summer come and gone

Splashed and played in the hot hot sun

We shed our clothes took off our shirts

Ooohed and aaahed at the fireworks

Music filled our ears and soothed our hearts

Bones were shaking, rattling, rolling in fits and starts

Rained poured down on the nest

Give us shelter, you guys are the best

Wolf came out to play at the city’s field

Mother and daughter watched as the tie dye spilled

Laughing at the absurdity of it all

Holographic boundaries threatening to undo the walls

Running drunk you smashed my drink all over me

You just kept on trucking not wanting to miss the ferry

In the saltwater pool we played colors

A bee stung mother she shouted, “fucker!”

A backyard luau with floral prints

Late night karaoke fit for a prince

Christmas in July with Amelia

Sweating in the garage passing sensimilla

Surprise surprise silver balloons read four zero

Throwing hatchets in the woods trying to be a hero 

We rode our bikes to the sunset in Cape May

Ate take out on the beach with the family

The prince and the princess became a king and queen

Overlooking the sandy hook ocean from a water witch’s dream

Stumbling in the dark drunk in a tux rolling down the hill

Never once did we feel we had our fill

We were asked to sea, to hear, to be here now

Danced with a mermaid, and the lobster, and The B-52’s as we boogied down

The waves of summer come and gone

Splashed and played in the hot hot sun

“Dead Flowers” (Rolling Stones cover)

August 28, 2019

“The Easter Bunny Is Gonna Come And Give You Candy” (Official Music Video)

April 18, 2019

“Live at Espresso Joe’s Open Mic March 27th 2019”

March 29, 2019

  1. Hooray for Surviving (Corcoran)
  2. Irish Coffee (Darragh/Corcoran)
  3. Moonlight Mile (Jagger/Richards)
  4. Better Act Now (Darragh/Corcoran)

“Wheels Well Worn”

March 12, 2019

I will get by I will survive

Slightly imposing

Stone cold skull and roses

Broken dawns touched by grey

Sugared magnolias sunshine daydreams

Rippled still waters boxes of rain fountains not made

Mississippi half-steps the day I was born

Falling in Love all over again with wheels well worn

“Espresso Joe’s February 27th 2019 Open Mic”

March 6, 2019

1) Turn the Page (Bob Seger cover)

2) Dark Star (Grateful Dead cover)

3) Fortunate Cookies (Major Input cover)

4) Rocket Queen (Guns N’ Roses cover) *with special guest Gillian

“A Family”

February 13, 2019

Oh I, fell in love with you

And you, fell in love with me

Oh Tracy, oh Tracy

And we, had ourselves a baby

Oh baby, oh baby

And we, named that baby Casey

Oh Casey, oh Casey

You, made us a family

A family, a family

“Nice Lights”

January 9, 2019

“Eve of Eve (Train Ride Home)”

December 31, 2018

Technicolor light rail travels

Unravels speeds forth

Cosmic debris left in junket

Dropping off and taking on passengers at every stop

Sufficiently puddled muddled with orange glo

Souls turn experiencing trans and mediation from stillness to birth

The ceiling slackens it’s jaws enveloping iron crosses jaguars smoking tobacco

In the library below a children’s dreams and hopes

A winking nod you forgot now remembered in the half holographic haze

At clear peace with the afterglow

Words still dance being trailed before the cosmos

Nice juxtaposition super scenic

Feel like a rat who just played in a rainbow bath

Holding the door open for others

Audience squeegeed out

Trickling down steps

That exhale that pops your eyes out

Body rested after the nice stew

Ghosts in the forest awaits

Residual comet heading back towards earth

Time twisted bended

Murky julop spoonfuls pour over

Glares refracting diamondizing or so you would hope

Tendril extends arm in search for pearl

Omniwaverent vent flossing hypoglossal nerve

That little daily routine became a lifesaver

Never stayed out in the ocean too long always swam back in order to enjoy laying face first on a towel with salted ocean still caking my bathing suit sand on my back all gritty ready to meld my face with the warm sand

Cape May is on its way Chicken Parm at 8 number 55 rsvp

Battery running out 10% no probably 5 and draining

The gentle screeching of the night gallops beside these dreams

These techno magic sounds like you opening your electronic mail

Ticket takers talking amongst themselves

Overheard

The one with the smaller head he just turned 26 on Friday

Oh my god another Phish crowd tomorrow and it’s NYE

Aberdeen-Matawan station is next, Aberdeen-Matawan

Some people are losing their voice it’s like a little virus that’s going around

Aw she’s having a hard time a really hard time she was recording a song earlier over the rainbow

Not sure if it’s that song or the holidays first energy city my house is all electric so is mine

Ticket takers done talking

The train car passenger lights go completely dark at 1:21 a.m. but the train still glides

Worlds collapsing standing guard making sure no soldier left behind

A battflefront on unperforated terrain not very violent vividly lysergic

Bringing the trophy home well sported and ready for bed

Log cabin fires glowing plush carpet laying down

“Four Instrumentals”

December 6, 2018

I attended an open mic last night at “Espresso Joe’s” in Keyport, NJ. Two performers, I believe a husband and wife team, played four instrumentals. The first number was an accordion accompanied by a mandolin. The second number was a fiddle and pump organ. The last two numbers had both players on fiddle.

During their performance I decided to do stream of conscious writing for each piece. Here are the results:

1)

In my head roses bloom and spin daffodils laughing crashing waiting noses fed brown leather shoes scraping and dragging their toes what she’s thinking nobody knows

2)

I can’t find the rhythm trying to get in them wondering why you listen left this town for a new system rail roads clacked and twisted speeding fast and glistening livelihood of wisdom dropped on unsuspecting victims revelatory smiles rising and riding a wave of listening twice born and still kicking umpteenth time of getting it together weather breezing on by in our kitchen licking lips after good chicken forks dropped on plates all finished

3)

Walking the beat billy at my side twirling with keys dangling on a ring very wide no gum to pop but a smile to crack it’s a beautiful day in Chicago no skulls to be smacked badge is catching rays and throwing them back neighborhood is safe bunch of friendly stares walking the beat and turning the corner children eating dripping ice cream cones and running in the summer no crime today  nobody to help just have to keep the beat as the air swelts

4)

Your white dress flows floral trim as you turn hair done up with particular concern a chandelier twinkles and lifts our eyes my hand on your hip while you move your thighs a spin like a top my hand on your lower back you bend and close eyes it all goes black

“As You Think” by Major Input (Official Music Video)

October 11, 2018

“Throw Something”

September 8, 2018

“Believe in Life After Love”

September 6, 2018

Tom Marshall “Writer’s Block Contest” Entry (I actually missed the deadline, but I tried, I tried…)

August 23, 2018

Finally dreaming forgetting the day
I stepped off the edge, and floated away
soaring through cloud-laden memories again
where is she hiding, my dream-woven friend?

My ally, my teacher, guide to this place

She’s laughing, she’s shrieking, peek-a-boo face

A bucket of clouds she dumps on my head

Says, “I’m right here boy it’s time to get fed”

 

“Froth”

July 30, 2018

There’s a brave new world out there

& I don’t want no part

I’s a just a scared and I don’t care whose aware I don’t want a new start

 

There’s a lake outside the window

& sometimes I just can’t deal

With the driving around I just strive and I’ve found that I’m still alive and I can still feel

 

& time keeps getting thicker

It needs to lose some weight

I’ll sweat it out with you honey

Things are going to be just great

Yeah things are going to be just great

Yeah things are going to be just great

 

There’s a girl outside my window

It’s raining right now and she’s walking her dog

She dressed it in a yellow slicker

They’re walking through the fog

 

& time keeps getting thicker

It needs to lose some weight

I’ll sweat it out with you honey

Things are going to be just great

Yeah things are going to be just great

Yeah things are going to be just great

 

Don’t you know that if you get bored

You can just walk

Listen to the crashing waves

Curling and spitting the froth

Yeah just spitting the froth

Ooooo just spitting the froth

Yeah just spitting the froth

Ooooo just spitting the froth

“Old Dirty Stealie Face”

July 10, 2018

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“Paul Revere” (Beastie Boys cover) Live at Espresso Joe’s “5th Saturday Showcase” June 30th 2018

June 30, 2018

 

“Lisa It’s Your Birthday” (Michael Jackson cover) Live at Espresso Joe’s “5th Saturday Showcase” June 30th 2018

June 30, 2018

“The Arrow Hearted” Live at Espresso Joe’s “5th Saturday Showcase” June 30th 2018

June 30, 2018

“Big Salty Tears” R.I.P. Dad (cover of a cover, Ziggens/Bradley Nowell)

June 24, 2018

“Faces are Glowing”

June 13, 2018

a marshmallow of love

flambéed and molten

dripping off the stick

as faces are glowing

 

a youthful voice reminds me of passion’s past

enjoying this moment while it lasts

 

“Sprout” (slow version) (live)

May 31, 2018

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“Sprout” (slow version) (Live at Espresso Joe’s in Keyport, NJ)

“M-A-N-D-Y” (Music Memo)

May 26, 2018

“Sweet Lovely Death”

May 20, 2018

“Light Show”

May 2, 2018

Light Show

“Gone Forth With A Backlash”

April 17, 2018

Gone forth with a backlash

Extricated and rematched

Diagonally crumpled in a hatch back

Yellow lights are changing faster and faster

Six dimes and a slew of tunes

Perusing eardrums and brain goos

Never get tired of circadian rhythms

Finding the daylight and pools to swim in

Marched back and a ten hut

Left right left but staying put

Overly wane with the waxing moon

Stars shining twinkling hiding at noon

Forest fire destroying getting ready to create

Seeds are sown underground lying in wait

Gone but ten times and nine minus four

Found a friend on a newly shellacked wooden floor

Got my bowling shoes on ready to strike pins

Curving and swerving cutting right in

Mind disguised and fake mustachioed

Was never able to eat just one pistachio

Left her right there on the bed

She was dreaming about being well fed

Sweat emerging from underneath the skin

Popping a bead glistening

Choirs are made up of many vocal chords

Mixing and matching sounds sometimes not even words

A trifle a trumpet a hollering Dad

Mother’s upset at drunk driving, M.A.D.D.

“Blame it on the Wind” (acoustic demo)

April 3, 2018

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I’m gonna have to blame it on the wind

Didn’t see it coming, nobody did

Stepping down the stairs

Big big fish swam away today

Wish you had more time to stay

Stepping down the stairs

I’m gonna have to blame it on the wind

Didn’t see it coming nobody did

“Evan, Keith, & The Wolf”

March 29, 2018

Evan, Keith, & The Wolf

“Irish Coffee” (acoustic demo)

March 6, 2018

Irish-Coffee

 

Got a cup of coffee, gonna drink it nice and slow

Gonna put some Irish in it, gonna soothe my soul

Got a cup of coffee, gonna stir it with my spoon

Love my Irish coffee, makes me wanna sing this tune

 

Drink you in the morning

Drink you at night

Drink you on the ground

Drink you mid flight

Drink you when I’m tired

Drinking you makes me feel alright

 

Don’t like to share my Irish coffee, gonna drink it all by myself

Gonna spend some time with it, take it off the shelf

Hope you find your own Irish coffee to sip, smile, and be at ease

Your mug with just one mug is sure to please

 

Drink you in the morning

Drink you at night

Drink you on the ground

Drink you mid flight

Drink you when I’m tired

Drinking you makes me feel alright

 

My sweetie don’t need sugar, I make her cream

My coffee’s so hot, makes me scream

Got a cup of coffee, gonna drink it nice and slow

Gonna put some Irish in it, gonna soothe my soul

 

“The Carpet Too Is Moving Under You”

March 3, 2018

Evan & Keith “Live at Café Artiste” (Full Set) (Slot Machine Music Edition)

February 27, 2018

Evan & Keith “Live at Café Artiste” (Full Set) February 20th 2018

February 27, 2018

Evan & Keith “As You Think” Live at Café Artiste February 20th 2018 (Light Show Party Version)

February 27, 2018

Evan & Keith “Valentine’s Day (Love Song)” Live at Café Artiste February 20th 2018 (Bubbly Version)

February 27, 2018

“Tuning Peg Shadows Looking Like Stains On My Pants Leg”

February 20, 2018

“Valentine’s Day (Love Song)” by Major Input (Official Music Video)

February 14, 2018

 

Music Video by: Evan Darragh

Happy Valentine’s Day! Evan made a music video for our old band Major Input’s “Valentine’s Day (Love Song)”.

Evan used stock footage from various 1920’s silent films starring Harold Lloyd. He was able to find the perfect scenes to mirror the lyrics of the song.

Hope you enjoy the video. If you enjoy the music Major Input’s full EP can be found at:

 

 

“New Smile”

January 25, 2018

“New Smile”

 I see you got your new smile

Your new goofy grin

Your face lighting up like a carved pumpkin

 

I see you got your new smile

Wear it with pride

Uncover that lip, you got nothing to hide

 

I see you got your new smile

And it’s giving me one too

Loving watching all these versions of you

“Deprived Reader’s Arrival”

January 22, 2018

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“Dead and Lovely” (Tom Waits cover)

January 6, 2018

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Recorded Live at “Espresso Joe’s” Open Mic in Keyport, NJ 01.03.2018

“Loose Tooth” (Music Memo)

January 1, 2018

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(D, F, C)

Your tooth is loose

Better bite into an apple

When it comes out

Better put it under your pillow

Then the tooth fairy’ll come

Then you’ll get some money

When you wake up

“TVQ (Transcendental Vision Quest)” (Music Memo)

December 29, 2017

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This is an original instrumental

“Last Christmas” (Wham! acoustic cover)

December 24, 2017

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“Skipping Stones” (acoustic demo)

December 11, 2017

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In the past I let things slip by

Always letting sleeping dogs lie

I don’t think I can take your skipping stones

Floating to the bottom to their new home

 

Nowadays I  know why

I can’t help but enjoy watching them sigh

I don’t think I can take your skipping stones

Floating to the bottom to their new home

 

And that heart that rivals the ocean

Ruins the placidness with emotion

I don’t think I can take your skipping stones

Floating to the bottom to their new home

 

Soon a wave turns into fire

Backed by the air and untamed desire

I don’t think I can take your skipping stones

Floating to the bottom to their new home

 

Sooner or later we all have to stick our fingers in the earth

Marvel at the wonders that come from the dirt

I don’t think I can take your skipping stones

Floating to the bottom to their new home

 

They all pile up and I carry them in my head

I keep replaying what you said

I don’t think I can take your skipping stones

Floating to the bottom to their new home

 

“Between You & Me” (acoustic demo)

December 1, 2017

the kiss

(1st Verse)

I know that I have someone

Who understands parts of me

That other people don’t know exist

With you in my life I have everything

(Chorus)

Between you & me

Between you & me

I love you more than anything

In this whole world

In this old world

In this whole world

In this old world

Between you & me

Between you & me

I love you more than anything

(2nd Verse)

Everything in this whole world

Seems better when I’m with you

Bad things are only half as bad

Because I know I can count on you

(Chorus)

Between you & me

Between you & me

I love you more than anything

In this whole world

In this old world

In this whole world

In this old world

Between you & me

Between you & me

I love you more than anything

(Bridge)

Ever since we first held hands

Your eyes told me you understand

North, South, East, or West

We share this life how we know best

(Chorus)

Between you & me

Between you & me

I love you more than anything

In this whole world

In this old world

In this whole world

In this old world

Between you & me

Between you & me

I love you more than anything

Lyrics: Keith Corcoran, Evan Darragh, and Hallmark

Acoustic Demo: Keith Corcoran on Vocals, Evan Darragh on Acoustic Guitar and Vocals

“Rolling” (Soul Coughing cover) (Music Memo)

November 19, 2017

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“Sings About Home”

November 16, 2017

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Lights slowly bleed in the darkened theatre

Coughs and clearing throats and laughs and tears getting nearer and nearer

The boss turning into a king himself sings about home

An acoustic guitar, a pic, a slide, a voice, words, a bride, a grand piano, a glass of water, and an audience

Act as his throne

Drums are like clothes because without them this feels naked

The horns are for dancing and for waking

Unamplified voice of a rock star feels like a whisper

This is the great white way story of a Monmouth County mister

“Stones and a Pony”

November 10, 2017

“Portrait of a Reflection and a Graffiti Shadow ”

November 9, 2017

“What Brian Said At The Turtle Back Zoo”

November 6, 2017

1) prairie dog(Prairie Dog) Brian says, “Woah, I never seen that before in real life! It looks like a fat squirrel with no tail.”

2) snow woman(Snow Woman) Brian says, “I wish that snow woman would stop throwing me gang signs, it’s creeping me out.”

Brian also says, “Wow, these snowmen have the worst case of arthritis.”

3) cougar(Cougar) Brian says, “Man, Ken Griffey Jr. used to use that tail as a baseball bat.”

4) raven(Raven) Brian says, “I feel like it should be wearing a silver Christ cross.”

Brian also says, “It says here everything is black on a Raven: black feathers, black eyes, black feet, black soul.”

5) eagles(Bald Eagles) Brian says, “They remind me of those two old muppet guys.”

6) black neck swan(Black-Neck Swans) Brian says, “They look like they have black socks on their heads. They look like they are wearing ski masks. They look like robber swans.”

7) leopard(Leopard) Brian says, “My grandma had a coat that looked like you.”

8) sea urchin(Sea Urchin) Brian says, “Well that looks like a nightmare.”

9) buddhist statue(Buddhist Statue) Brian says as we turn the corner and there he is, “Look at this creep.”

 

 

“Familia”

November 4, 2017

“Monster Mash” by Evan & Keith (Bobby “Boris” Pickett cover)

October 31, 2017

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Evan & Keith – “Monster Mash” (Bobby “Boris” Pickett cover)

Evan Darragh & Keith Corcoran both on acoustic guitars and vocals

“Monster Mash” by Evan & Keith (Bobby “Boris” Pickett cover) (Official Music Video)

October 31, 2017

Evan & Keith – “Monster Mash” (Bobby “Boris” Pickett cover)

Evan Darragh & Keith Corcoran both on acoustic guitars and vocals

Music Video by: Evan Darragh

 

“I Am Thankful For Them All”

October 27, 2017

Putting all those years in the ground

Looking at all those seeds that came out

Some grew big and some grew small

Some built me up and some made me fall

All I can say is that I am thankful for them all

 

“Blankets & Covers: Volume One” (full album)

October 25, 2017

1) Knockin’ on Maloney’s Door (Bob Dylan cover) 00:00-04:35
2) Dust (13th Floor Elevators cover) 04:36-09:21
3) Pale Green Stars (Everclear cover) 09:22-13:17
4) There is a War (Leonard Cohen cover) 13:18-17:34
5) Mountains of the Moon/TVQ (Grateful Dead cover/original instrumental) 17:35-26:14
6) You Telling Me to Calm Down Now?!? (Verve Pipe cover) 26:15-29:02
7) Cold Cold Ground (Tom Waits cover) 29:03-32:52
8) Dirty Old Town (Ewan MacColl cover) 32:53-36:50
9) To Ramona (Bob Dylan cover) 36:51-39:50
10) I Walked With A Zombie (Roky Erickson and The Aliens cover) 39:51-46:04

Track 10 – “I Walked With A Zombie” (Roky Erickson and The Aliens cover)

October 20, 2017

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“Blankets and Covers: Volume One” – Track 10 – “I Walked With A Zombie” (Roky Erickson and The Aliens cover) (recorded January 12th 2011 at “Bayside” Keyport, NJ )

Track 10 is the final track of this album. It’s a duet with a pretty cool chick that I know.

I walked with a zombie
I walked with a zombie
I walked with a zombie last night

I walked with a zombie
I walked with a zombie
I walked with a zombie last night

I walked with a zombie
I walked with a zombie
I walked with a zombie last night

I walked with a zombie (he walked with a zombie)
I walked with a zombie (he walked with a zombie)
I walked with a zombie last night

*I sang with a Tracy (he sang with a Tracy)
*I sang with Tracy (he sang with a Tracy)
*I sang with a Tracy tonight

*Lyric change

Track 9 – “To Ramona” (Bob Dylan cover)

October 19, 2017

Blankets and Covers - Volume One

“Blankets and Covers: Volume One” – Track 9 – “To Ramona” (Bob Dylan cover) (recorded October 27th 2010 at “Bayside” Keyport, NJ )

Track 9 is another Bob Dylan cover. What can I say? Bob Dylan covers and open mics go together like clouds and the rain. “To Ramona” was originally released by Bob Dylan on his fourth album, 1964’s “Another Side of Bob Dylan”.

Ramona
Come closer
Shut softly your watery eyes
The pangs of your sadness
Shall pass as your senses will rise
The flowers of the city
Though breathlike
Get deathlike at times
And there’s no use in tryin’
T’ deal with the dyin’
Though I cannot explain that in lines

Your cracked country lips
I still wish to kiss
As to be by the strength of your skin
Your magnetic movements
Still capture the minutes I’m in
But it grieves my heart, love
To see you tryin’ to be a part of
A world that just don’t exist
It’s all just a dream, babe
A vacuum, a scheme, babe
That sucks you into feelin’ like this

I can see that your head
Has been twisted and fed
 With worthless foam from the mouth
I can tell you are torn
Between stayin’ and returnin’
On back to the South
You’ve been fooled into thinking
That the finishin’ end is at hand
Yet there’s no one to beat you
No one t’ defeat you
’Cept the thoughts of yourself feeling bad

I’ve heard you say many times
That you’re better ’n no one
And no one is better ’n you
If you really believe that
You know you got
Nothing to win and nothing to lose
From fixtures and forces and friends
Your sorrow does stem
They hype you and type you
Making you feel
That you got to be just like them

I’d forever talk to you
But soon my words
Would turn into a meaningless ring
For deep in my heart, love
I know there is no help I can bring
Everything passes
Everything changes
Just do what you think you should do
And someday maybe
Who knows, baby
I’ll come and be cryin’ to you

 

Track 8 – “Dirty Old Town” (Ewan MacColl cover)

October 18, 2017
“Blankets and Covers: Volume One” – Track 8 – “Dirty Old Town” (Ewan MacColl cover) (recorded November 10th 2010 at “Bayside” Keyport, NJ )

 

Well if it isn’t bad enough that this is a covers album, this track is a cover of a cover. However, if you listen to one song on this album I would recommend this one.

 

It’s a simple love song I first heard on “Rum, Sodomy, and The Lash”, “The Pogues” second album released in 1985.

This recording occurred in real time immediately after the previous two tracks, so Joe Walsh of “The Believers in Things” also appears on drums on this track.

 

I really enjoy this track because a harmonica player from the crowd joined along too. If I remember correctly his name is Mike P. I remember talking to him afterwards and him telling me of the other long running open mic in Keyport, NJ at “Espresso Joe’s” that still runs on Wednesday nights. I also remember him warning me to get there early for the sign up around six o’clock because the sheet tends to fill up quick and the later you get there the later you will go on.

I met my love by the gas works wall
Dreamed a dream by the old canal
I kissed my girl by the factory wall
Dirty old town
Dirty old town
 
Clouds are drifting across the moon
Cats are prowling on their beat
Spring’s a girl from the streets at night
Dirty old town
Dirty old town
 
I heard a siren from the docks
Saw a train set the night on fire
I smelled the spring on the smoky wind
Dirty old town
Dirty old town
 
 
I’m going to make a big sharp axe
Shining steel tempered by the fire
I’ll chop you down like an old dead tree
Dirty old town
Dirty old town
I met my love by the gas works wall
Dreamed a dream by the old canal
I kissed my girl *Tracy Leigh
Dirty old town
Dirty old town
Dirty old town
Dirty old town
*Original lyric is “by the factory wall”

Track 7 – “Cold Cold Ground” (Tom Waits cover)

October 17, 2017

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“Blankets and Covers: Volume One” – Track 7 – “Cold Cold Ground” (Tom Waits cover) (recorded November 10th 2010 at “Bayside” Keyport, NJ )

*with Joe Walsh of “The Believers in Things” on drums

“Cold Cold Ground” is a track off of Tom Waits’ 1987 album “Frank’s Wild Years”. It’s the last album in his so 1980’s so-called “Junkyard Trilogy”, all masterpieces.

Around the one minute and fifteen second mark Joe Walsh of “The Believers in Things” joins in on his drums spontaneously having never played the song with me before. It says a lot about what a great drummer Joe is because he is able to listen and feel out the perfect parts to add.

If you listen very carefully around the two minute and forty five second mark you can hear the previous people on the list discussing their other bandmate’s drunken meltdown which is Track 6. Bandmate #1 says, “He fucking destroyed, fucking destroyed that microphone,” and Bandmate #2 responds, “Did he?”

Around the three minute and twenty-seven second mark is the real gem, which you really have to listen for, but it’s there. After the Tom Waits’ line, “Beware of my temper and the dog that it’s found/Break all the windows in the cold cold ground,” which is eerily spot on for the feeling in the room at the time, you can hear the previous two guys talking again and Bandmate #3 who had the meltdown chimes in gleefully. Conversation transcript:

Bandmate #1:  I don’t have a good feeling about tonight…

Bandmate #2: What?

Bandmate #1: I don’t have a good feeling about tonight.

Bandmate #2: So what don’t you have a good fucking feeling about, man?

Bandmate #3 (original meltdowner): It did feel good, man.

Crestfallen sidekick in an old cafe
Never slept with a dream before it had to go away
There’s a bell in the tower, Uncle Ray bought a round
Don’t worry ’bout the army in the cold, cold ground

Cold, cold ground
Cold, cold ground
Cold, cold ground

Now don’t be a cry baby when there’s wood in the shed
There’s a bird in the chimney and a stone in my *head
When the road’s washed out, we pass the bottle around
And wait in the arms of the cold, cold ground

The cold, cold ground
The cold, cold ground
The cold, cold ground

There’s a ribbon in the willow and a tire swing rope
Oh, and a briar patch of berries takin’ over the slope
The cat’ll sleep in the mailbox and we’ll never go to town
Till we bury every dream in the cold, cold ground

In the cold, cold ground
The cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground

Give me a Winchester rifle and a whole box of shells
Blow the roof off the goat barn, let it roll down the hill
The piano is firewood, Times Square is a dream
I find we’ll lay down together in the cold, cold ground

The cold, cold ground
The cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground

We’ll call the cops on **The Believers in Things, bring a Bible and a rope
And a whole box of Rebel and a big bar of soap
Make a pile of truck tires and burn ’em all down
Bring a dollar with you, baby, in the cold, cold ground

In the cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground

Take a weathervane rooster, throw rocks at his head
Stop talking to the neighbors until we all go dead
Beware of my temper and the dog that it’s found
Break all the windows in the cold, cold ground

In the cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground
In the cold, cold ground

*Supposed to be “bed”

**Original lyric is “The Breedloves”

Track 6 – “You Telling Me To Calm Down Now?!?” (Verve Pipe cover)

October 16, 2017

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“Blankets and Covers: Volume One” – Track 6 – “You Telling Me To Calm Down Now?!?” (Verve Pipe cover) (recorded November 10th 2010 at “Bayside” Keyport, NJ )

Track 6 isn’t really a “Verve Pipe” cover nor is it music. It is a drunken rant of an open micer throwing instruments around. Sometimes drunk people can say some pretty funny things and the “Verve Pipe” joke comes from something he says in his drunken rant to his bandmates. He says, “Relax? You guys ain’t rock, man. Do you guys want to do “Verve Pipe” or what? You guys are pussies, man.”

The inspiration for the title of the track comes from his quote, “Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me?!? I’ve been beating the shit out of this since fuckin’, since fuckin’ 1987 man, telling me, you telling me to calm down now?!?”

My favorite tracks on this album are tracks 6, 7, 8 because they all occurred in real time one after the other starting with this track. My friend’s band “The Believers in Things” were on the list to play next after the guy who had the meltdown. The host was asking for them to come up, but the bass player was outside smoking a cigarette or something so I volunteered to come up and play in the mean time to get out of this awkward situation. You can hear me say, “Can I play something?” The open micer, he is actually a really nice guy, but was just having a rough night, responds, “You better man. You better man because they can’t handle me.”

“The Believers in Things” drummer Joe Walsh had his drums all set up to play so about a minute and fifteen seconds into the song on track 7, the Tom Waits song “Cold Cold Ground”, he joins in. At the end of the song I incorrectly say that the album it came from, “Frank’s Wild Years”, was released in 1988 when in fact it was released in 1987. It is a shame considering the rant included that great line about, “beating the shit out of these since fuckin’, since fuckin’ 1987 man”.

Immediately after on track 8 is “Dirty Old Town” in which I spread more misinformation. I said the song was by “The Pogues”, which is where I first heard it, when it is actually a song by Ewan MacColl which “The Pogues” covered. Joe Walsh stayed on drums for this, but also a harmonica player from the crowd came out of nowhere and played along. It is moments like these that make playing live and open mics special.

My hope for this project is for people to seek out the original versions of these songs if they do not know them and also to inspire people to seek out their local open mics if they are playing music privately and would like to play publicly. You generally get to play a minimum of three songs per night and listen to a bunch of people who love and are inspired by playing music. It’s a good time, drunken meltdowns and all.

Track 5 – “Mountains of the Moon/TVQ” (Grateful Dead cover/original instrumental)

October 13, 2017

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“Blankets and Covers: Volume One” – Track 5 – “Mountains of the Moon/TVQ” (Grateful Dead cover/original instrumental) (recorded October 6th 2010 at “Bayside” Keyport, NJ )

“Mountains of the Moon” was originally released on “Aoxomoxoa”, the 1969 “Grateful Dead” album. The lyrics were written by the ever grateful Robert Hunter. The studio version is really pretty and is highlighted by what I think is a harpsichord. The recording I’m presenting here segues into an original instrumental composition in it’s early stages called, “TVQ”. Probably not the best idea to play my mournful version in a crowded bar, but if it’s in your heart you got to let it out. People clapped at the end in support anyway, plus love hearing my older brother Chris shout, “KFC!”

Cold mountain water, the jade merchant’s daughter
Mountains of the moon, Electra, bough and bend to me
Hi-ho, the carrion crow, folderol-de-riddle
Hi-ho, the carrion crow, bough and bend to me

Hey, Tom Banjo
Hey, a laurel
More than laurel you may know
More than laurel you may sow
Hey, the laurel, hey, the city in the rain

Twenty degrees of solitude, twenty degrees in all 
All the dancing kings and wives assembled in the hall
Lost is the long and lonely time, fairy Sybil flying 
All along the, all along the mountains of the moon

Hey, Tom Banjo
It’s time to matter
The earth will see you through this time
The earth will see you through this time
Down by the water, the marsh king’s daughter, did you know
Clothed in tatters, always will be, *Tracy where did you go?

Mountains of the moon, Electra, mountains of the moon
All along the, all along the mountains of the moon
Heigh ho, the carrion crow, folderol-de-riddle
Heigh ho, the carrion crow, bough and bend to me
Bend to me

*Lyric change, original is “Tom”

 

Track 4 – “There is a War” (Leonard Cohen cover)

October 12, 2017

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“Blankets and Covers: Volume One” – Track 4 – “There is a War” (Leonard Cohen cover) (recorded November 17th 2010 at “Bayside” Keyport, NJ )

“There is a War” is a song off Leonard Cohen’s 1974 album, “New Skin for the Old Ceremony”. Like the title of the album, the content of the song rings true although the names have changed. I met a friend when I went to Rutgers University by the name of Tim Turzo. He lived off campus and I would go to what he called his, “little slice of heaven”, which was a cabin of sorts on a farm in North Brunswick, NJ. I loved going there and looking through his record collection and listening to the music he put on. This is one of those songs Tim turned me on to that just blew me away. In a way, this is a tribute to him just as much as Leonard Cohen.

There is a war between the rich and poor,

A war between the man and the woman.

There is a war between the ones who say there is a war

And the ones who say there isn’t.

Why don’t you come on back to the war, that’s right, get in it,

Why don’t you come on back to the war, it’s just beginning.

 

Well I live with a woman and a child,

The situation makes me kind of nervous.

Yes, I rise up from her arms, she says “I guess you call this love”

I call it service.

 

Why don’t you come on back to the war, don’t be a tourist,

Why don’t you come on back to the war, before it hurts us,

Why don’t you come on back to the war, let’s all get nervous.

 

You cannot stand the man I’ve become,

You much prefer the gentleman I was before.

I was so easy to defeat, I was so easy to control,

I didn’t even know there was a war.

 

Why don’t you come on back to the war, don’t be embarrassed,

Why don’t you come on back to the war, we can still get married.

 

There is a war between the rich and poor,

There is a war between the man and the woman.

There is a war between the left and right,

There is a war between the black and white,

There is a war between the odd and the even.

 

Why don’t you come on back to the war, pick up your tiny burden,

Why don’t you come on back to the war, let’s all get even,

Why don’t you come on back to the war, can’t you hear me speaking?

 

Track 3 – “Pale Green Stars” (Everclear cover)

October 11, 2017

 

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“Blankets and Covers: Volume One” – Track 3 – “Pale Green Stars” (Everclear cover) (recorded May 9th 2014 at “Papa Ganache” Matawan, NJ)

I’ve probably listened to Everclear’s 1995 album “Sparkle and Fade” thousands of times in my life. “Santa Monica” off of that was their breakthrough single. “Pale Green Stars” is one of my favorite tracks on this album because it is so real. Definitely not a happy song by any means, but it helped me as a teenager. My favorite song off that album is probably “The Twistinside”, but that doesn’t translate well to an acoustic guitar.

This is also the only track on this album that is from the Papa Ganache open mic that I attended pretty regularly in 2014. The open mic no longer exists, but it was unique in that it wasn’t just music, but poetry, comedians, and I even remember one night a woman was just sharing her sketchbook with us and showing us her sketches, drawings, and paintings she was working on and talking about her process and inspirations for each piece. It was also nice because it was and still is a bakery and coffee shop.

Amanda is in love with the sight of the moon
She’s got pale green stars in her room
Right above her bed
Put them on the ceiling
Leave on the light
When the sun goes down then the stars might shine
Shining in the dark
Skinny little girl in her room alone
She’s got hell to spare in her home
If you can call it a home
Doesn’t want to be like anybody else
When no one is around she talks to herself
I can hear her in the night
Hey, hey yeah
It’s hard on a girl
When the blood won’t come when it ought to come
It’s hard on a girl
When you try to walk around on the shaky ground
Hey, hey
Daddy’s going away
Scared little girl watching *The Simpsons on TV 
Amanda always cries when you yell at me
Yeah, please don’t yell at me
Climb up all the stairs
Close the door
Doesn’t want to hear us fighting anymore
Yeah, better call it a day
Hey, hey yeah
It’s hard on a young girl
She thinks it’s all her fault when it all goes wrong
It’s hard on a grown man too
See my baby crying at the window calling out my name
Hey, hey
Daddy’s going away
She’s got pale green stars in her room

*Lyric change, original says “Aladdin”

Track 2 – “Dust” (13th Floor Elevators cover)

October 10, 2017

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“Blankets and Covers: Volume One” – Track 2 – “Dust” (13th Floor Elevators cover) (recorded January 19th 2011 at “Bayside” Keyport, NJ)

This song is a song appropriately called, “Dust”. I say appropriate because one of the main inspirations for making this album is the cover. I’m referring to the photograph used as the art for the album. This photo was taken by my wife Tracy after Hurricane Sandy. Eight of the ten tracks on this album were recorded at the open mics at the  “Bayside Bar & Grill” in Keyport, NJ that is seen on the cover. The bar was destroyed and never rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy. They ended up knocking it down and nowadays in 2017 there is just an empty space where it used to be. In essence, like this song, it became dust.

“Dust” was released on “Easter Everywhere”, a 1967 album by “13th Floor Elevators”. I never learned the music for it so I just sang the lyrics over some original music I had which later became an original song called “Heather’s Heavy Sweaters”.

Dust from your skin
Must trust, when it scatters
Only love matters
It’s been overjoyed

Scents and perfumes
Whence, since your higher fragrance
Is memory
Incense and never destroy

Every stop we’ve taken
Is now a wonderous shrine
Where nature is in order
Your sense is sensing mine
As I love you
All the creatures play
As I love you
Now it’s safe to say
There’s no hang up in our way

The trees in our gaze
Will show us the love that we breath in
This shouldn’t amaze
They openly love all they are
And love’s all they are

 

Gifts, to begin
Bliss, cliffs of expression
They suit our impression
And every whim

Taste has got thirst
Faced, waste
Beyond uses
With so many juices
Were filled to the brim

Our pleasure’s not forsaken
We cultivate our bend
More chances re-awaken when beginning meets the end
As I love you
Now it’s safe to say
There’s no hang up in our way
As I love you

The faith that we build
Will strengthen our close growing closer
Till waiting is filled
We simply remember we are
Where ever we are

Clay that we print
May stay as we mold it
But will never hold it
The promise is long

 

Till we’re complete
Will, still is intention
We still need attention to help us along

 

 

Track 1 – “Knockin’ on Maloney’s Door” (Bob Dylan cover)

October 9, 2017

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“Blankets and Covers: Volume One” – Track 1 – “Knockin’ on Maloney’s Door” (Bob Dylan cover) (recorded February 19th 2010 at “Maloney’s” in Matawan, NJ)

This is the first track of a project I am calling “Blankets and Covers”. Around 2010 I started attending open mics, playing mostly covers. The first one I attended was at “Maloney’s Pub & Grill” in Matawan, NJ. I used to bring blank cassette tapes and a tape recorder to capture some music. Been looking at these tapes sitting on a shelf and decided to make an album out of my favorite moments captured.

This first track is a very jokey track, a play on Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”. I like this as a first track to this covers album because “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” is a great song for beginner acoustic guitarists to learn. Also, I can hear my long time friends Anthony, Robby, and my wife making comments in the recording and it makes me happy.

“Yer So Bad” & “Learning to Fly” (Tom Petty covers)

October 2, 2017

Tom Petty

1) “Yer So Bad” (Tom Petty cover) – at Maloney’s Pub & Grill in Matawan, NJ 02-10-2010

*Lyrics changed to:

“Not, me, Tracy, I’ve got you, to, save me”

** Lyrics changed to:

“My sister’s ex-husband can’t get no lovin’, walks around dog faced and hurt

Now he’s got nothin’, Plath’s in the oven, I can’t decide which is worse”

(This is dark, but Sylvia Plath, poet and author of “The Bell Jar”, committed suicide by putting her head in an oven. I was an English major and I enjoyed her book, plus I share the same birthday as her.)

 

2) “Learning to Fly” (Tom Petty cover) (home recording 10-02-2017)

 

 

“Meet Slashy Ramone”

October 1, 2017

I purchased this Slash action figure for my wife a couple of years ago and he has traveled with her ever since.

We are convinced that even though it is supposed to be Slash from Guns N Roses, he looks more like Joey Ramone wearing Slash’s top hat, jewelry, and rocking Slash’s guitar.
I hope you enjoyed meeting Slashy Ramone.

“Summer’s End”

September 22, 2017

(He was trying to go back to a time that used to be

A dream of a dream keeping him awake of a place where he was free)

 

The water felt good on his skin and he didn’t want to come back up

The green lake was his friend and the docks nursed him when he was a pup

The rope with the knot on the bottom flung many kids afar

Swinging with excitement on their faces just before they saw stars

 

He came back up, left the lake, and ran up the hill

His feet got muddy, but he didn’t notice amongst the thrill

He got in line and waited for his turn again

Sopping wet, never wanting the summer to end

 

“Sprout” (acoustic demo)

September 14, 2017

a root ready to sprout from a pit pic


I’m going to throw a fit

Been through some crazy shit

Never learned when to quit

Watching my mind split

Find a chair and just sit

Question if this is it

Turn saliva into spit

Been knocked out but never hit

Got no need for the first aid kit

Love to watch your lip get bit

By your own teeth when you feel exquisite (x3)

(brief commercial break)

All those cigarettes left unlit

Left there like an unpopped zit

A root ready to sprout from a pit (x3)

“Chasing Those Birdies” (an ode to disc golf) (Music Memo)

September 10, 2017

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I’m chasing those, I’m chasing those birdies

After that dri-iii-ive

Watching it gli-iii-ide

Watch out for that tree!

“MAPL”

September 7, 2017

“Watering the Divine Seed” (acoustic demo)

August 23, 2017


(Chorus) A, C, E, C

Watering the divine seed within us all

I may have stumbled, but now I walk

I may have stumbled, but now I walk

I may have stumbled, but now I walk

(Verse 1) C, E, A, C

One droplet at a time from the clouds clearing in my head

One droplet at a time my skin begins to shed

And as I slither across the morning dew grass

I wonder where I’ll snake off to next

(Chorus) A, C, E, C

Watering the divine seed within us all

I may have stumbled, but now I walk

I may have stumbled, but now I walk

I may have stumbled, but now I walk

(Verse 2) C, E, A, C

I’ll turn into a bird now and fly through the sky

Embracing every droplet my seed begins to cry

When your seed begins to cry you realize you’re not dry

Quenched you’ll go on for another try

(Chorus) A, C, E, C

Watering the divine seed within us all

I may have stumbled, but now I walk

I may have stumbled, but now I walk

I may have stumbled, but now I walk

“Stop and Shop Rite”

July 26, 2017

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“As We Get Older and Stop Making Sense (Making Sense)”

July 17, 2017

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“Let’s Go Out to the Lobby and Have Ourselves a Snack”

July 15, 2017

“Refrain”

July 8, 2017

Drain the brain of the pain

Dismount, detach, and refrain

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June 21, 2017

“Do Re Mi”

 

“You Are My Sunshine”

 

“Frog in the Meadow”

 

“See You Later”

“Gone Wakko” (in loving memory of Kevin)

June 7, 2017

 

The wars of our childhood freckled with laughs

Summer days spent running and hiding, snipering, what a blast, you were always so fast

Recreation, fast friends, little tykes basketball hoops, the perfect football yard, puke powered spitballs, snowball surprises, trading cards, hero quests, pinkies, cream faces, to name a few or list them

Toads battling, men mega, Hoiberg Fred NCAA, nightmares of Bart, what a super entertainment system

Milk crated barricades in the basement set the stage for flying pillows

A perfect childhood, today forever weeping willowed

 

Gone Wakko

“TVQ” (instrumental) (acoustic demo)

May 9, 2017

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“Two Fools” (“Two” with new first verse) (acoustic demo)

May 4, 2017

 

(Verse 1)

Alone at the Jester I waited for you

Hiding with the other fools on the wall of the dining room

Couldn’t believe my eyes when you entered my view

In my heart, bones, and mind I knew these moments were few

(Chorus)

That’s the moment, that’s the moment, we became two

That’s the moment, that’s the moment, we became two

(Verse 2)

One is fun, for a minute or two

Time piles up, singles collide, never seeing it through

Always waiting for that moment, when one becomes two

(Chorus)

This is that moment, this is that moment, one of those few

This is that moment, this is that moment, one of those few

(Bridge)

Shooting stars and locals bars

Parking lots and forget-me-nots

Liquid kisses, taste delicious

Two tongues twisting, coexisting

(Verse 3)

It’s been years now I wipe my brow thinking of all we’ve been through

You’re my one, I’m your one, tethered together just two fools

 

Music: Evan Darragh

Lyrics: Keith Corcoran

Acoustic Demo: Keith Corcoran

 

“Vulcanized Rubber” (acoustic demos)

May 2, 2017

 

vulcanized rubber puck  (Fast Version)

 

  (Slow Version)

 

 

(1st verse)

Vulcanized rubber sliding away

Passed and caught on a power play

The thud of the pads, the sound of the rebound, the net is so quiet

(2nd verse)

The other team frowns, back at the center

The judge just drops the puck

Down two goals and only two minutes to go…fuck*  (*”shucks” for clean version)

(3rd verse)

It’s getting tense and emotions are in the way

Just skate past them, break away

One on one, high or low, shot leaves the blade

Goal! Goal! Goal!

One minute thirty left a fight to the end

(4th verse)

That other guy just slashed you

The ref just turned his head

The mind turns to blood and the red is fed

In the penalty box now i’d rather be dead

(5th verse)

Watching in horror as my team holds on for our life

The other team just tripped us

Equal strength with under a minute left to survive

(6th verse)

Out of the clink and on to the rink

One timer passed the goalie’s ear

It’s all tied up now, but we still can’t cheer

(7th verse)

Back to the center 10 seconds to go

Pass pass pass, deke deke deke

Shot squeaks pass the goalie’s pads

Motherfucker* (*”Game over” for clean version)

There goes our winning streak

 

Music: Keith Corcoran and Joe Santo

Lyrics: Keith Corcoran

Acoustic Demo: Keith Corcoran

“Heather’s Heavy Sweaters” (acoustic demo)

April 27, 2017

feathers

feathers linger float in air

feathered fingers

feathered hands

feathered feet

feathered lands

feathered follicles

feathered strands

feathered hair

feathered hair

feathers weather heather’s heavy sweaters

feathers weather heather’s heavy sweaters

feathers linger float in air

“Big Deal” (acoustic demo)

April 26, 2017

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I was walking down the street and I stepped into some gum

Big deal, big deal

I was driving my car and the air bag deployed

Big deal, big deal

I was sitting on a plane and I looked out the window and I noticed a wing falling off

Big deal, big deal

I was praying to Jesus, you were praying to Yahweh, or Allah, or Vishnu, or perhaps some alien god, or gods, or just plain old God, maybe meditating with the Dalai Lama, or what about none of the above?

Big deal, big deal

I had you pinned and the ref slow counted

Big deal, big deal

I was singing a song and I sang the words all wrong

Dig beal, dig beal

I was talking to a friend and that friend had a friend in their nose

Big deal, big deal

I was sliding into first and I felt something burst

Big deal, big deal

I was making love to you and we both farted at the same time

Big deal, big deal

Big deal, big deal

“The Arrow Hearted” (acoustic demo)

April 19, 2017

(Intro)

(Verse I)

The winds that blow

That change the climb

The arrow hearted

The stains of time

The innocent

The barely maimed

That one black thought

Clouded and became rain

(Chorus)

It’s time for a new start

It’s time for a new start

It’s time for a new start

(Verse II)

When all your thoughts are broken

All your words misspoken

All your love left smoking

(Chorus)

It’s time for a new start

It’s time for a new start

It’s time for a new start

(Bridge)

(Verse III)

Shackled hands are clapping

A row of inmates are napping

Rehabilitated and ready to depart

(Chorus)

It’s time for a new start

It’s time for a new start

It’s time for a new start

(Outro)

“The Easter Bunny Is Gonna Come And Give You Candy” (acoustic demo)

April 15, 2017

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E, F, C

(Verse 1)

Find those eggs

Find those eggs

Find those eggs

Find those eggs

(Chorus)

The Easter Bunny is gonna come and give you candy

The Easter Bunny is gonna come and give you candy

The Easter Bunny is gonna come and give you candy

The Easter Bunny is gonna come and give you candy

(Verse 2)

Dye those eggs

Dye those eggs

Dye those eggs

Dye those eggs

(Chorus)

The Easter Bunny is gonna come and give you candy

The Easter Bunny is gonna come and give you candy

The Easter Bunny is gonna come and give you candy

The Easter Bunny is gonna come and give you candy

(Verse 3)

Christ has risen

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“Time Stoppers”

March 30, 2017

IMG_2154Time stoppers

A moment flashed

Paused and examined

Attempting to last

Time stoppers

Beauty in a bottle

Frozen lightning

Extended brightening

Time stoppers

The bite of the lip

Eyes rolling back

A quick quick smile

Teeth all bared

Sharing a gift

Time stoppers

“Hooray for Surviving” (acoustic demo)

March 24, 2017

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(Chorus)

Standing on the beach, looming in the horizon, running fast made it past, relieved to be not dying

Standing on the beach, looming in the horizon, missed this crash, hooray for surviving

(Verse I)

Of birds and feathers and mice and coats

Found out how to float

A mind rearranged, tranced up, and engaged

A circular movement, atoms and the earth

The dance of the top that never stops

A peaceful blur, a very peaceful blur

A peaceful blur, a very peaceful blur

(Chorus)

Standing on the beach, looming in the horizon, running fast made it past, relieved to be not dying

Standing on the beach, looming in the horizon, missed this crash, hooray for surviving

(Verse II)

Love goes in

and Love goes out

Tipped over

Like a teapot

Here is the handle

Now is the spout

Eyes and ears

Sees and hears

Sight and sounds

Planes touching down

(Chorus)

Standing on the beach, looming in the horizon, running fast made it past, relieved to be not dying

Standing on the beach, looming in the horizon, missed this crash, hooray for surviving

(Bridge)

(Verse III)

Hands massaging your insides

Pull the darkness out

The soul as a beach blanket

The darkness the sand

All cleaned off

Waving in the wind

All cleaned off

Waving in the wind

(Chorus)

Standing on the beach, looming in the horizon, running fast made it past, relieved to be not dying

Standing on the beach, looming in the horizon, missed this crash, hooray for surviving

“Training”

January 20, 2017

“Hi Shadow!”

January 15, 2017

“Hooray for Surviving”

January 9, 2017

Standing on the beach looming in the horizon

Running fast made it past relieved to be not dying

Of birds and feathers and mice and coats

Drowned out by a habitual need to hear notes

A mind rearranged tranced up and engaged

A cymbal’s crash jerks the hips in a flash

A circular movement mimicking atoms and the earth

A peaceful blur, a very peaceful blur

The dance of a top that never stops

A cog in the great energy machine

Love goes in

And love goes out

Tipped over like a teapot

Here is the handle

Now is the spout

Eyes and ears

Sees and hears

Hands massaging your insides

Pull the darkness out

The soul as a beach blanket

The darkness the sand

All cleaned off

Waving in the wind

Standing on the beach looming in the horizon

Missed this crash

Hooray for surviving

 

“Eli’s Reflections”

January 1, 2017

“Front Roughty” (Mike Doughty at The City Winery NYC 07.31.2013)

December 20, 2016

Mike Doughty City Winery NY 07-31-2017

“Yard Check”

December 19, 2016

This post is all about the third picture for me. I work for a trucking company and every morning I do the yard check, which entails filling out a list of the trailers and equipment in the yard.

 

The first picture shows the icicle coming off of a trailer, the list I make, and some clouds.

 

 

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This second picture I was trying to get a better picture of the icicle. While doing this I noticed the window’s reflection of the yard check that was sitting on the passenger seat.

 

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This third picture is all natural reflection. It perfectly balances the original inspiring subject, the icicle, with the second inspiring subject, the reflections, creating a quasi-abstract picture. I kind of feel like I may be the only person who can really appreciate it, but man do I love it so I wanted to share it.

I like how by posting all three pictures each one zooms in more and more, getting closer and closer and deeper and deeper.

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“Angelo’s Reflections”

December 8, 2016

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“PIANIS!”

December 5, 2016

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“Around and Around the Holidays”

December 4, 2016

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“Converse, Not Converses!” (admonishment from my 7 year old nephew)

November 28, 2016

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“Trolling”

November 26, 2016

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“Gravy of Love”

November 24, 2016

May the gravy of Love

Fill the mashed potatoes of your heart

& Pour over the turkey of your mind

May your plate always be full

“Giving Thanks” by Evan & Keith (Official Music Video)

November 23, 2016

(Verse One)

Here we are once again
Right back where we began
Cooking in the kitchen
We’re watching holiday traditions
There’s a parade on TV
Floating by on the screen
The Lions & The Cowgirls
Battle for the drumsticks

(Chorus)*

Do not lose heart
This is our golden age
Do not let go of the memories we made
Though outwardly we are wasting away
Do not let memories grow old and grey
Inwardly we are being renewed day by day
Living in the moment making new memories
Remembering to give thanks for our friends and families

(Verse Two)

Sitting at the table passing the peas
Bird in the middle mashed potatoes please
Sail that gravy boat over to me
Want to pour it over the white and dark meat
Asparagus, mushrooms, corn on the cob too
Three kinds of stuffing waiting for you
Marshmallows melted over Grandma’s yams
Cranberry sauce from the finest can

(Chorus)*

Do not lose heart
This is our golden age
Do not let go of the memories we made
Though outwardly we are wasting away
Do not let memories grow old and grey
Inwardly we are being renewed day by day
Living in the moment making new memories
Remembering to give thanks for our friends and families

(Bridge)

We made it through the good and bad
Here’s a toast to those we have and those we had
Wherever you are thanks for reminding us Dad
Grant the wish of the broken bone that made the loser sad

(3rd Verse)

Gobble gobbling dessert
Sweet potato and pumpkin pie
All over our shirt

*Several lines from the chorus are excerpted from 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

 

“Giving Thanks” by Evan & Keith
Lyrics: Corcoran/Darragh
Music: Corcoran/Darragh/JVO

Evan Darragh: lead vocals/rhythm guitar/lead guitar/harmonica
Keith Corcoran: bass guitar/harmony vocals
Produced by: JVO at Smileneck Studios

Music Video: Keith Corcoran (with a very special thanks to Google Images and the Animoto app)

“Grimaces”

November 18, 2016

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“Awopbopalubopawopbamboom”

November 17, 2016

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(original picture before editing courtesy of Marianne Ashenden)

“I Listen to Your Heartbeat, Fix You Up, Ready to Go”

November 16, 2016

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“Second Session with JVO@Smileneck Studios” (electric guitar, lead vocals, harmony vocals, and harmonica for “Giving Thanks”)

November 15, 2016

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“Corcoran-Eyes-d: A Padawan from Matawan”

November 11, 2016

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I’ve been an admirer and collector of psychedelic poster artist Carl Alm’s art since I was a teenager.

The first piece I bought was his “Spun Out”. It used to hang on the wall of my teenage bedroom, but I lost that piece in a fire in 2003.

I am the proud owner of a copy of his “Jedi” piece. I love this piece because it shows the ongoing battle of the space soap opera between the light and dark forces.

Carl crafted the lettering in such a way that “Jedi” reads as both Jedi and Jesus. Along the sides it says, “The Grateful Dead plays, but only Jesus Saves.” I’m not quite sure what it says on the bottom…

I have this poster hanging on the wall of my study. Last night I cut out a picture of me playing bass and inserted it in the middle of the “Eyes of the World”. I like the way the original picture, courtesy of my friend Country Jerry’s wife Carol, had the feet cropped off perfectly so it fit in with the flowing water. I positioned my head so the crown is alignment with the symbolism of the cross.

Some of Carl’s more mind-blowing art can be found at “CarlAlmArt.com”.  He has two pieces he did that are companions to each other that are truly something to behold. One piece is based on Beatles songs and the other on Led Zeppelin songs. The kicker is how both of the pieces flow in and out of each other. On his site you can find links to his “spiel” on them that explains his creative thought processes that went into them.

What I admire most about Carl’s work, besides the heart that goes into them, is the details. They are best viewed in person with the 3-D glasses he sells whether on his site or in person where he sells his art at Grateful Dead and extended Dead family related rock and roll concerts.

“First Session with JVO@Smileneck Studios” (acoustic guitar and electric bass for “Giving Thanks”)

November 9, 2016

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“As We Thought” (band practice pictures)

November 6, 2016

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(images courtesy of Daniel Lyons from a “Major Input” practice April 22nd 2015)

“Too Strong” (acoustic demo)

November 5, 2016

Awareness

  (Evan & Keith – Dining Room Demos – Too Strong)

(A tribute for anyone who has lost a friend or family member to substance abuse)

The drugs were too strong

The drugs were too strong

They cut you in half

And now you are dead

The drugs were too strong

The drugs were too strong

They cut you in half

And now you are dead

Like shoes without feet

Pants without legs

Arms without sleeves

Hats without heads

I’m missing something

I’m missing something

That something is you

That something is you

The drugs were too strong

The drugs were too strong

They cut you in half

And now you are dead

I’m missing someone

I’m missing someone

I’m missing someone

That someone is you

 

Music: Keith Corcoran and Evan Darragh

Lyrics: Keith Corcoran

Dining Room Demos: Keith Corcoran/rhythm acoustic guitar and Evan Darragh/lead acoustic guitar

 

 

“Even Farther than the Stars” (acoustic demo)

November 3, 2016

even farther

I saw you driving in your car

Heading for an accident

You are so young

I was reluctant to say anything

I have been down that road before

You seemed so happy flying in your car

When I was a younger man

I enjoyed that road too

In my old car

Now I look back and say to myself

“I remember my old car

I had a lot of fun in it

Until I crashed it”

But I survived the wreck

My new car takes me even farther than the stars

May your future car take you even farther than the stars

 

“I Ain’t Afraid Of No Ghost”

November 1, 2016

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“Looking Out Your Window” (acoustic demo)

October 29, 2016

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I.

Thrusted upon imagined shadows

Devoured by the cave

Heard your fingers calling

From the ivories to be brave

The lights were flickering & sliding

Bouncing off the walls

From your mind to mine

The wonder of it all

II.

Four men with umbrellas

Hiding from the rain

A woman standing on a horse

Down in New Orleans

III.

Looking out your window

I saw pumpkins on a porch

Scarecrows slept on banisters

While you were passed the torch

IV.

In haunted dreams & the field of terror

I welcomed the ghost of you

You held my hand through Dementia’s corridors

As polka dots threatened to undo

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(artwork on eraser board by Daniel Lyons)

“MLKJr Day (I Have A Dream)”

October 25, 2016

*This poem is made entirely of lines from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech*

(I have a dream)

The greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation

(I have a dream)

A great beacon light of hope to millions

(I have a dream)

 A joyous daybreak to end the long night

(I have a dream)

A promissory note to which every American was to fall heir

(I have a dream)

All men guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

(I have a dream)

This sacred obligation

(I have a dream)

The great vaults of opportunity of this nation

(I have a dream)

Make real the promises of democracy

(I have a dream)

The sunlit path of racial justice

(I have a dream)

From the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood

(I have a dream)

Make justice a reality for all of god’s children

(I have a dream)

An invigorating autumn of freedom and equality

(I have a dream)

Let us not seek our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred

(I have a dream)

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline

(I have a dream)

We must not allow our creative protests to degenerate into physical violence

(I have a dream)

Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force

(I have a dream)

We cannot walk alone

(I have a dream)

We shall always march ahead

(I have a dream)

We cannot turn back

(I have a dream)

We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream

(I have a dream)

Unearned suffering is redemptive

(I have a dream)

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal

(I have a dream)

Sit down together at the table of brotherhood

(I have a dream)

An oasis of freedom and justice

(I have a dream)

Little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and little white girls as sisters and brothers

(I have a dream)

The glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together

(I have a dream)

The rough places will be made plain and the crooked places will be made straight

(I have a dream)

Hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope

(I have a dream)

Transform the jangling dischords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood

(I have a dream)

With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day

(I have a dream)

This will be the day when all of god’s children will be able to sing with new meaning, “my country, ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee i sing.’

(I have a dream)

From every mountain side, let freedom ring

“Giving Thanks” (acoustic demo)

October 19, 2016

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(1st Verse)

Here we are once again

Right back where we began

We’re cooking in the kitchen

We’re watching holiday traditions

There’s a parade on TV

Floating by on the screen

The Lions and the Cowgirls

Battle for the drumsticks

(Chorus)*

Do not lose heart

This is our golden age

Do not let go of the memories we made

Though outwardly we are wasting away

Do not let memories grow old & grey

Inwardly we are being renewed day by day

Living in the moment

Making new memories

Remembering to give thanks

(2nd Verse)

Sitting at the table passing the peas

Bird in the middle, more mashed potatoes please

Sail that gravy boat on over to me

Want to pour it all over the white and dark meat

Asparagus and stuffing, corn on the cobb too

Three kinds of mushrooms are waiting for you

Marshmallows melted over Grandma’s yams

Cranberry sauce from the finest can

(Bridge)

We made it through the good and the bad

Here’s a toast to those we have and to those we had

Wherever you are, thanks for reminding us, Dad

Grant the wish of the broken bone that made the loser sad

(Chorus)*

Do not lose heart

This is our golden age

Do not let go of the memories we made

Though outwardly we are wasting away

Do not let memories grow old & grey

Inwardly we are being renewed day by day

Living in the moment

Making new memories

Remembering to give thanks

(3rd Verse)

Gobble gobble gobbling dessert

Sweet potato and pumpkin pie all over our shirts

*Most of the chorus is excerpted from 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

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Music: Keith Corcoran

Lyrics: Keith Corcoran and Evan Darragh

Acoustic Demo: Keith Corcoran

Notes on “oH’D”

October 17, 2016

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  1. “oH’D”
  2. The clouds scatter and the name embedded is shown
  3. tHe bad kids are sawing off the founder’s head, his eye gets stuck with an ice cream cone
  4. evErybody knows remakes are never better
  5. gagS on signs are doubled, to the ad agencies we are the debtors
  6. skatIng through a pile of leaves reveals a belch
  7. placeMent of products familiar to this family are conveyed on the belt
  8. purple Players practice hand held devices
  9. grandpa Snores are startled by defensive drivers
  10. in order tO find the devil and god and rod and todd
  11. find buttoN that pauses
  12. 600 episodeS tonight, all awesome
  13. (Thanks Nick!)
  1. The title is a play on the first Simpsons poem I wrote in college called “Oh’d”, which is a play on “D’oh!”. (Play-doh?) The ‘HD’ in the title is emphasized because this second poem was inspired by the changes made to the intro since the HD switch.
  2. The show opens with clouds dispersing and the name of the show, “The Simpsons”, appears. The ‘name embedded’ refers to both this poem and the other poem which were built around a cryptography idea that Edgar Allen Poe used. The first line and first letter start with a “T”, the second line and second letter start with an “H”, the third line and third letter start with an “E” and so on until the name, “The Simpsons” is embedded in the poem.
  3. Jimbo and Kearney saw off Springfield founder Jebediah Springfield’s head and it lands on Ralph Wiggum’s head who is standing underneath it. The ice cream cone he was eating before it fell on him smashes in the eye of the statue head and sticks there.
  4. This is a self-referential joke in the style of “The Simpsons”. This is me commenting on the success I had with the first poem in college and how this remake, as well as many movie remakes and tv shows no matter how good they are, are rarely better than the original.
  5. We used to just get a chalkboard gag, but now with this new sequence we get an additional joke in the form of a billboard advertisement right before the chalkboard gag.
  6. Now when Bart exits the school after detention and flies out the doors on his skateboard he lands in a pile of leaves and bounces off Moe’s Tavern regular and Homer’s high school buddy Barney Gumble who is revealed to be sleeping under them. Barney burps.
  7. In the new supermarket sequence items that are being scanned include products from the show’s history such as a carton of “Laramie’s”, “Krusty O’s”,  “Tomacco Juice”, and “Mr. Sparkle Laundry Detergent”.
  8. Sherri and Terri are seen playing with hand held devices in the Lisa saxophone sequence during music class, whereas in the old one they were playing flutes.
  9. In the old intro it was just Marge and Maggie in the car when they honked their horns in unison, but now Grandpa is in the car sleeping and when they honk it startles him and wakes him up.
  10. As the Simpson family arrives home from their daily routines, in the old intro and the new intro, there is moment that flashes by that shows a plethora of characters. In order to truly appreciate this you have to view this on a format where you can pause and view the sequence frame by frame.
  11. *See previous*
  12. This poem was written to commemorate “The Simpsons” 600th episode. I am a faithful viewer that has seen every episode since it aired when I was seven years old. I am 33 years old now.
  13. I have a friend who actually works on the show and the amazing guy that he is, knowing full well my appreciation of the show, asked me if I had any ideas for his Halloween credit this year. He used the idea I pitched to him: Nick “At Night” Conti,  as well as going above and beyond and included a (Thanks Keith!) after it because he knew I would freak out. I did. It was a highlight of my life. (Thanks Nick!)

 

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“oH’D” (a companion piece to “Oh’d”written in commemoration of episode 600 of “The Simpsons”)

October 16, 2016

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The clouds scatter and the name embedded is shown

tHe bad kids are sawing off the founder’s head, his eye gets stuck with an ice cream cone

evErybody knows remakes are never better

gagS on signs are doubled, to the ad agencies we are the debtors

skatIng through a pile of leaves reveals a belch

placeMent of products familiar to this family are conveyed on the belt

purple Players practice hand held devices

grandpa Snores are startled by defensive drivers

in order tO find the devil and god and rod and todd

find buttoN that pauses

600 episodeS tonight, all awesome

(Thanks Nick!)

“The Room’s Gallery”

October 13, 2016

 

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(Espresso Joe’s open mic October 12th 2016)

“Pizza Parlor Picture”

October 13, 2016

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“For Jesus Did Not & Does Not & Will Not Slay Any Persons As Somewhere It Was Falsely Written”*

October 11, 2016

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*title excerpted from Roky Erickson’s song “Devotional Number One”

“The Roots Bring The Love”

October 3, 2016

The seed sprouts the roots

The roots bring the love

They pass along the nourishment

The tree grows

The branches sprout the leaves

The leaves receive the wind

The leaves glimmer in a sequine of dance

The wind and the leaves create a whoosh of music

The wind feels good as it passes through

The leaves change with the seasons

Green to yellow to orange to red to crinkly brown on the ground

In cold barren winter the tree still has the roots

The tree regenerates and makes way

In the vibrant birth of Spring

The tree bears the fruit

The fruit drops the seeds

The seed sprouts the roots

The roots bring the love

“Sharp Reflections”

October 3, 2016

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“There For…Us” Happy 10th Anniversary My Love

September 29, 2016

Thank you for taking me
To have and to hold
For richer or poorer
In sickness and in health
Until death do us part

You’ve had me since September 29th 2006 and I’ve had you
We’ve held each other through riches and poverty
In sickness and in health
You’ve always been there
For these last ten years
Through the tears and fears
The smiles and the laughter
You’ve been there
When your Grandmother died
I was there
When my Grandmother died
You were there
For the birth of every one of our nephews
You were there
For the birth of our first born
You were there
That was a joke
Obviously
You were there
I will always be there for you
& I hope you will always be there for me
At the end
We can say
We were there
For each other
Through every season
Through every trial
Through every tribulation
Constantly Constant
In this world full of changes
To have
And to hold
I Love You Tracy
Thank You
For being there
Happy ten years
Here’s to as many as we can get
Until death do us part my love
Until death do us part

“Ruby”

September 28, 2016

More of us

For the core in us

Porous

Amorous

Unsure of us

Unsure of them

Crème de la crème

Vitamins

Vital men

Vital signs

Vital gems

Ruby amongst us

The hardest of stones

Besides a diamond

Precious

Sapphire

Emerald

Gems held

Energy

Of the Earth

Pulsating

Undular

Enigmatic charismatic

Never static

Peaks and Valleys

Girls

Woman

One

Love

True

Lasts a lifetime

With work

A gift from heaven

 

“Raining Down Sugar”

September 28, 2016

A little reminder

From the Dawn

A pleasant sky

Bursting with beauty

Pink cotton candy clouds

Blue cotton candy sky

Raining down sugar

Rotting the teeth

Of smiling children

Get down from your cloud

Put your feet on the ground

Walk to your usefulness

Walk towards the sound

Crawl to forgiveness

Let those knees bleed

The flesh is just a spacesuit

Inner space take heed

 

“Amended”

September 27, 2016

I’m turning good again

I’m turning good again

Though I like to fight you

I’m turning good again

You and me have become unlikely friends

Because of you I’m turning good again

Every decision matters

Every dollar counts

Going to go over to the school and show them these rhythms inside

Going to go over to you and hand you the keys to this ride

Going to listen to the less aggressive voice of pride

Get the bits and pieces

Put them together with your thoughts

The artistic notion you always sought

I’m turning good again

I’m turning good again

Though I like to fight you

I’m turning good again

Different times

Different fashions

Different people

Different passions

Same person

Torn or mended

Offended

Defended

Reprimanded

&

Amended

“With A Little Help From My Friends & Family” (A Video Tribute To My Son’s Fifth Birthday Party)

September 25, 2016

September 24th 2016

 

Special thanks to my family for 1) making the cousins & 2) sending me pictures used in this video

“Locus” by Major Input (Official Music Video)

September 18, 2016

Music: Major Input

Lyrics: Darragh/Corcoran

Illustrated Lyrics: Daniel Lyons

Recording, Engineering, and Mixing: Joseph Santo & Ryan Gresh

Mastering: John Rogers

Music Video: Keith Corcoran

Keith Corcoran: Bass Guitar/Lead Vocals

Evan Darragh: Rhythm Guitar/Backup Vocals

Ryan Gresh: Lead Guitar/Rhythm Guitar/Backup Vocals

Joseph Santo:  Guitar

Justin Thouret: Drums/Harmony Vocals/Lead Scream Vocals

“Cherishing Childhood” by Keith Corcoran

September 13, 2016

 

Gravelly Brook Park
September 2016

This video contains two original songs.

The first song is an instrumental named “TVQ” . It is named that because after hearing it for the first time my friend said, “It sounds like a transcendental vision quest”.

The second song is named “Heather’s Heavy Sweaters”. It is named that because I figured the other working titles, “Feathers” and “Heather” are probably used more often than “Heather’s Heavy Sweaters”.

This video was filmed on an iphone 5s.

“Heather’s Heavy Sweaters” cuts off due to space/memory on my phone running out, however, it cuts short at a serendipitous moment. A bee begins to investigate my phone which was propped up on a guitar stand. The quick cut looks super artsy, but it is accidental artsy. A happy accident, just like the public television host of “The Joy of Painting” used to say.

I have fond memories of playing knock hockey and “Memory” as a child at Matawan recreation in the summer in the exact spot where this video takes place. Rumor has it that this building will be knocked down soon, which is a shame because it is a perfect stage.

*Should you have trouble playing this video here is the Youtube link: https://youtu.be/STtR9zFPEjs

“Gravelly Guitars”

September 13, 2016

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“Off the Record”

September 11, 2016

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Photo of a piece of a piece of art my brother Brian, friend Dan, and I made together one night.

“Then Smiles”

September 9, 2016

Finally figured out what happens after you die

God asks, “How much money did you make?”

Then smiles

“Wanted! Eight Men, Armed & Dangerous: Crime? Professional Hat Thieves.”

September 7, 2016

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“Unsnack Your Snood, Madanna, for the Stars”

September 4, 2016

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“Be The Church”

September 1, 2016

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“My Sister’s Cat”

September 1, 2016

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“Death Becomes Him”

August 31, 2016

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“Mr. Cobb (He Was Singing So Good)” (acoustic demo)

August 29, 2016

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The way that he met his demise

Was he was singing so good he thought he could fly

Bucking expectations
Resigning to the fact
That Mr. Cobb just ain’t calling back
No, no, no he ain’t calling back

No, no, no he ain’t calling back

No, no, no he ain’t callin back

Painted red

Yes, he was whacked
That hard concrete gave him the sack

Mr. Cobb ain’t calling back
No, no, no he ain’t calling back

No, no, no he ain’t calling back

No, no, no he ain’t calling back

The way that he met his demise
Was he was singing so good he thought he could fly

Bucking expectations

Resigning to the fact

That Mr. Cobb ain’t calling back

No, no, no he ain’t calling back

No, no, no he ain’t calling back

 

“Her Mouth Was A House With Unlocked Doors”

August 29, 2016

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“Point Pleasant Fun House”

August 29, 2016

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“Espresso Joe’s Storage Room Reflection”

August 26, 2016

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“Attention K-Mart Shoppers”

August 26, 2016

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“Cat Bat”

August 24, 2016

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“Say Hello To My Little Friend”

August 24, 2016

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“Main, Stains & Rabbit Lane”

August 22, 2016

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“Rule No.1: No Smoking on the Bumper Cars”

August 21, 2016

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“Gorgeous”

August 19, 2016

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