26) T. Roosevelt

Back in February of 2006, Jefferson Pitcher, J. Matthew Gerken, and I set about writing and recording the original demos for these Presidents songs as part of the February Album Writing Month challenge (www.fawm.org).  We wrote and did demo recordings of 42 songs (all but G.W. Bush) in Februrary–28 days and 42 songs.  Sheesh. 

In any case, as part of that, we wrote little texts to accompany each new song as we got them up on the FAWM website.  I like looking through them now as they seem part of a crazy, crazy time. 

Burr Settles, a fine songwriter in his own right and the FAWM-lord, was kind enough to get me an html backup of all the original texts we wrote, and it includes the comments other songwriters wrote on the demos as we got them up.  I’m including those as well.

26 Roosevelt, Teddy (34-23-35)

by j matthew gerken — 2006-02-23 @ 01:47am (EST) — Alt/IndieFolkRock



  1. Christian Kiefer | 2006-02-23 @ 02:00pm (EST)My god these are great great lyrics, Matthew. “We see now that, like capital, ideas fall to the bottom to the richest 1% and rot.” Fuck. Wish I would have written that. 

    I also wish I had written Randy Newman’s entire catalog. It’s important to dream the dream. One day I’ll be in the richest 1% so I can watch those ideas rot first hand.

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