Why this tune? You may not think of software development as musical, but it inspired this week’s song. I took a course recently on Agile Coaching, learning how to help software teams use Agile processes to work more effectively. One of the many coaching tools we learned was the use of “powerful questions.” These areContinue reading “Tunes on Tuesday: Powerful Questions”
Why this tune? Here’s another song from this year’s 50/90 project, inspired by another morning walk around the Pelican Cove Condos on St. Croix. I saw the sign for the condos as I returned and remembered that I had seen an actual pelican off the beach a few months before. The phrase “I saw aContinue reading “Tunes on Tuesday: Pelican Cove”
Why this tune? My wife, who always has good ideas, offered me a way to get out of a songwriting rut and feed the creativity engine. She suggested looking for song ideas on my morning walks around the neighborhood. That inspired this week’s tune, triggered by sunflowers growing in a nearby community garden. It’s aContinue reading “Tunes on Tuesday: Sunflower In The City”
Why this tune? You never know what songs will resonate with people, and when. I wrote “In The Lounge” in 2011, when I was still traveling frequently for my job at Nokia (remember them?). I usually introduce it as a “lounge song about lounges,” an ironic tribute to the dubious perks of frequent fliers. TonyContinue reading “Tunes on Tuesday: In The Lounge”
Why this tune? I wrote “Hey Iguana” on St. Croix in the afternoon after lunch with Amy K. Bormet and her trio (Angel Bethea and Karine Chapdelaine), who were on island for a residency at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts in Frederiksted. Amy informally challenged me to write a new song for aContinue reading “Tunes on Tuesday: Hey Iguana”
Why this tune? For World Press Freedom Day 2022 (May 3), I’m releasing the original recording of “Ain’t It The Truth” featuring Carolyn Malachi singing my song about the challenge of false information and the search for truth. All income from the track will be divided among two fine organizations working to support independent journalistsContinue reading “Tunes on Tuesday: Ain’t It The Truth (WPFD)”
Why this tune? I wrote and recorded “Sanitizer” early in the pandemic, starting the process with a hip drum sample from the superbly useful Drumgenius library (Tony Williams on “500 miles high”). The bass line and chords came next, followed by the simple melody. More than two years later, the pandemic, and the need forContinue reading “Tunes on Tuesday: Sanitizer”
Why this tune? This week’s tune is another one that started during February Album Writing Month (FAWM) (@fawmers) this year. The song started as a series of questions: “What do you see?” “How does it feel?” which evolved into a musical wish from the singer to stay with the one they love no matter whereContinue reading “Tunes on Tuesday: If You Could Fly”
Why this tune? This week I’m previewing the lovely lyrics video for “Island In The Sea,” which you can see this Friday 3/25 at 10 AM EDT on my YouTube channel, when the song is released on all major (and some minor) streaming services. “Island” is in part a love song to my favorite islandContinue reading “Tunes on Tuesday: Island In The Sea”
Why this tune? I’m publishing Tunes On Tuesday on Monday this week to celebrate Pi Day (3.14), the annual celebration of our favorite mathematical constant and the food it inspires. I wrote my musical tribute in 2015, a more special Pi Day when the year filled out another two digits (3.14.15). I was a bitContinue reading “Tunes on Tuesday: Pi Day”
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