Here’s an oldie but goodie, one of my favorites, music by Rob Baumgartner, sung by Tori Scott, lyrics by me. I wrote this one on the back of an envelope as I was walking up 2nd Avenue in a light shower; the pen I was using was one of those highly liquid ink ones and the words were smearing a bit. I remember using a lot of ellipses to imply the ends of the verses — I only wrote out “But I Want To” two times, after that it was all “…”
In the last few weeks, I’ve had the incredible joy and pleasure of helping with a new piece that opened in the NY Fringe Festival today. In America’s Breath of Fresh Air, everybody gets famous, even Bob Summers, and it’s been a blast to see. It’s only around for a few more weeks; don’t miss it. Bring some sutures in case you bust a gut.