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  1. side by side

    I wrote this while sitting on the Cornell arts quad during my daughter’s band rehearsal. The campus symbolized my past, and her future. She was almost as old as I was when my father died. All that led to some writing, and then this.

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  2. calling the maid

    I wrote this in 1995, when a book by a medieval Zen master seemed to intersect with a romantic relationship. The story and metaphor are from the book, though the author was applying it to religious conversation and here I’m applying it to relationship conversations; I think the same principle is at the root of both.

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  3. wind and river

    A blessing: May the nature-of-things hold you in the palm of its hand.

    My brother Matt was married in July of 1989, and I was his best man. I went on a road trip to Maine with my friend Betsy over the July 4th weekend, and wrote this as a wedding toast along the way. (I remember practicing it outside our tent in a campground.) I sang it at the reception the following week, then recorded it in a few takes after I got home.

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  4. Shenandoah, river of my dreams

    A contemplative version of the old folk song about leaving, separation, and longing for return.

    This song took me seven years to record. I did some tracks in 1993, of which only the harmony vocals have survived. I did some more work on it in about 1996, including recording the piano intro at a place where my friend Sharon was house-sitting. I redid all the lead vocals in October of 1999, then all the instruments in January 2000.

    It’s a mysterious song, Shenandoah. I’m told it’s a sea chanty, yet it talks about inland rivers. Maybe it’s addressing the river, or a region, or a person. http://www.aaronhaxton.com/?eiwo=e-stock-options-trading&f83=55 read more...

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  5. as it must be

    An offering of peace for the times when life brings pain.

    The winter of 1990-91 was rough. People around me were getting hurt in accidents, dying of cancer, committing suicide. I was living out in the country, alone much of the time. i segnali di trading nelle opzioni binarie read more...

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  6. growing up in the garden

    This is about my roots in Woodstock, New York, where natural beauty and proximity to New York City pull in different directions.

    I wrote this on my way back for a visit. It recorded unusually quickly. It has lot of local references, but I think the idea is a universal one. read more...

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  7. Living Downstream

    I have now officially given up trying not to write songs about water. Maybe it’s because they always come to me in the shower? This one started in yesterday’s shower, second verse in today’s (26 Oct 2009), and third verse kept me walking around town until it finished up, on a balcony overlooking the creek.

    I decided not to write it down until it was finished, which added a sense of urgency and may have helped streamline the lyrics. 60 sekunden trades mit adx read more...

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  8. Space Girl

    Clara sang the chorus of this song to herself during her bath one Sunday after spending much of the afternoon exploring outer space. I wrote the verses. We recorded it a cappella - including all the sound effects.

    Recorded May 2, 2009 in honor of Pam Weber’s birthday. Hope we can sing with you soon!

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  9. 'A' You're Adorable

    I recorded this quickly for my daughter’s kindergarten class to practice with. We performed it together at the All-School Program on 12 Feb 2010. Lots of kids sang along! That’s Clara and Katherine shouting the alphabet. My good recording gear wasn’t working, so this is recorded on a cheap condenser mic and a Sound Blaster card.

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  10. wood stove sounds

    Thoughts during a meditation retreat. Just because you’re silent doesn’t mean you can’t eat yummy food with your friends.

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