American Lament

I wrote this in about 1975, disgusted with the industrial complex in America, and the loss of natural areas to mining, quarrying, and oil exploration. Then I lost it for about 30 years, rediscovered a miserable recording of it, and put it on garageband in about 2008. Here it is with all its rough edges.

 

To Dry the Eyes that Weep: A Cricket Lullaby

As we approach Autumn, the crickets begin their plaintive calls each night. If you have little kids, teach them to love the cricket songs. I made a lullaby for them, complete with crickets!