The Bogmen Release New Single

The Bogmen Come Back Swinging

One of the best bands to ever come out of New York City, The Bogmen are back with another great song.

When The Circus Comes to Town

When the Circus Comes to Down (wav, 53 megs)


Other Music to Check Out

Chris O’Connor

I was the “anti-producer” on this album – I did nothing other than make sure the recording was as bare bones as possible. Great lyrics, fantastic vocalist.

  • You Are Here

    My Music

    Here are three songs I wrote and sing (scroll down the page for lyrics):

    Erogenous Jones, Music by Craig Hordlow

    1. Tube Sock Toes (wav)
    2. Big Time (wav)
    3. The Al Franken Song (wav)

    Tube Sock Toes

    Verse 1
    She wiggles her toes when she cums,
    She wiggles her toes, her tube-sock toes.
    And she screams my name through the walls,
    She screams my name, screams through the walls.
    And she freaks me out when she cums,
    She freaks me out, and that’s what this song is about.

    Chorus
    Well I’m singing these songs so I can say anything I fucking want to.
    I’ve got the first word, and the last one too,
    it’s about you, and there’s nothing you can do.
    Better be careful of the things that you do,
    You piss us off, we’ll be singing about you.

    Verse 2
    She likes her nipples squeezed, her nipples squeezed,
    Squeezed when she cums.
    And all the neighbors know my name, they know my name
    Because it’s screamed through the walls.
    And if she hears me sing this song, she’ll rip off my head
    And shit down my neck.

    Chorus
    Well I’m singing these songs so I can say anything I fucking want to.
    I’ve got the first word, and the last one too,
    it’s about you, and there’s nothing you can do.
    Better be careful of the things that you do,
    You piss us off, we’ll be singing about you.

    Bridge:
    I like singing these songs, of people who’ve done me wrong.
    Another “somebody’s done somebody wrong song”,
    Somebody’s done somebody wrong

    Verse 3
    She gyrates her hips when she cums, she gyrates her hips
    So the G-Spot gets hit.
    I grab her neck when she cums, asphyxiation gives her elation
    And she breaks the damn when she cums, then she sits on my head
    And tells me to say, “Ah”

    Chorus
    Well I’m singing these songs so I can say anything I fucking want to.
    I’ve got the first word, and the last one too,
    it’s about you, and there’s nothing you can do.
    Better be careful of the things that you do,
    You piss us off, we’ll be singing about you.

    Chorus Out
    Somebody’s done somebody wrong song
    A somebody’s done somebody wrong
    Somebody’s done somebody wrong song
    A somebody’s done somebody wrong

    Big Time

    Big Time

    Verse 1
    Hookers and cocaine,
    Hookers and cocaine,
    Hookers and cocaine,
    Hookers and cocaine,

    Chorus
    When we make it big time,
    Have a good time, have a really good time,
    Have a good time, have a really good time.

    Verse 2
    We’ll find the drug Huey Lewis was looking for,
    We’ll find the drug Huey Lewis was…

    Chorus
    When we make it big time,
    Have a good time, have a really good time,
    Have a good time, have a really good time.

    Bridge
    Do you think you want to marry me?
    Despite my chronic infidelity.
    Do you think you want to be my wife?
    As I explode into my big time life.

    Bridge 2
    Life, Life, Life

    Chorus
    When we make it big time,
    Have a good time, have a really good time,
    Have a good time, have a really good time.

    Verse 3
    If the party never ends, you’re never hung over.
    Party never ends, you’re never hung.

    Chorus
    When we make it big time,
    Have a good time, have a really good time,
    Have a good time, have a really good time.

    The Al Franken Song

    Verse 1
    Now Al Franken is standing next to you at the urinal, what will you do?
    You’d like to meet him because he’s such a like mind,
    But this is such a strange situation.

    Bridge
    You’ve got two minutes, to talk to this guy, Well
    Cause in two minutes Al Franken zips up his fly.

    Chorus
    The perfect thing to say, never comes till later
    Then when it’s said, it’s only in your daydreams.

    Verse 2
    All your life there have been so very few
    Who think and create in that strange way you do.
    Now Al Franken might think the same of you,
    But at the urinal bonding is tough to do.

    Bridge
    You’ve got two minutes, to talk to this guy, Well
    Cause in two minutes Al Franken zips up his fly.

    Chorus
    The perfect thing to say, never comes till later
    Then when it’s said, it’s only in your daydreams.

    Verse 3
    Now Al Franken is standing next to you at the urinal, what will you do?
    You’d like to meet him because he’s such a like mind,
    But this is such a strange situation.

    Bridge
    You’ve got two minutes, to talk to this guy, Well
    Cause in two minutes Al Franken zips up his fly.

    Chorus
    The perfect thing to say, never comes till later
    Then when it’s said, it’s only in your daydreams.

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  • Spencer Day – Career in the Making

    Tonight I just launched the new website of Spencer Day.

    Marketing Spencer, and in general being a part of building his career, has been both a side project and a captivating one.

    On his tour page, I wrote:

    “There is a moment in the rare career wherein one is vaulted from a heralded obscure talent to a permanent placement in history’s vernacular. Spencer Day’s career is morphing to the latter. The current tour is not simply about playing high-profile venues around the world, nor simply about the release of a long-awaited, highly acclaimed album, but the synergy of forces that are coming together to transform Spencer Day into the widely acclaimed artist critics know he will become.”

    For me, leveraging what I know about marketing to bring a musician through the inflection point of relative obscurity to deserved recognition is more a personal mission than a professional one.

    I encourage all of you to watch the video below:

    Spencer Day: Maturing the Moment

    I recently studied, or more accurately, immersed myself in the music of Spencer Day because I am working on a marketing strategy for him.

    As I digested his music from a marketing perspective, what really moved me was what I was thinking as a song-writer, which gave me so much more admiration for him.

    In my song, “The Al Franken Song“, I sing about having worshiped Al Franken for many years, then suddenly finding myself standing next to him at a urinal.

    The song is about that precious moment that you waste – and the reflection you have afterwards about what you should have said if you were more in the moment.

    “The perfect thing to say, it never comes till later
    And then when it’s said, it’s only in your daydreams.”

    Now hold that thought and let me get to Spencer Day.

    I’ve written about him before, noting he made the “most beautiful music video” I have ever seen (kudos to Academy of Art University for its brilliant vision and production).

    Recently Spencer went back into the studio to record his first album in years, a long, reverberating silence for an artist so prolific that he can noodle for 10 minutes and easily arrive at melodic and conceptual hooks so catchy they seem preconceived.

    Since his last album, when he was 26, Spencer has matured in giant leaps. This is to be expected for men in their twenties, who are typically 12 months pregnant with spiritual worthiness.

    Even in his first recordings, Spencer exuded wisdom rare in men below the age of 45. But Spencer’s “wisdom” is unique – it is not manifested in the form of reflective conclusions, answers, or insight gained through experience, but rather sincerity.

    Spencer opened a much-anticipated week of performances at the Rrazz Room in San Francisco, wherein he demonstrated that indeed, sincerity is his most powerful quality.

    On his delivery of his songs, The Chronicle wrote, “no one could resist their sincerity – his arrangements are dazzling and, most of all, his delivery is heartfelt and, often, heartbreaking.”

    Compared to their gender counter-part, men are widely accepted as being late, if not improbable, maturity bloomers. The likelihood of a man in his twenties having anything spiritually noteworthy to say, nonetheless “heartbreaking”, is nearly incomprehensible.

    Spencer’s wide-eyed exuberance and sensitivity make an even more powerful point about the relationship of wisdom to age. Spencer reminds us that wisdom is not something you wait for, or slowly earn over time. It is not the sum of what you silently, slowly learn over your life, but rather the sum of what you didn’t waste.

    Maybe that sounds cliche.

    But let me say it this way: Spencer makes long-term investments in the present. He magically creates a long arc in a moment, a mosaic in an instance, a historical observation for an event you just started experiencing.

    He doesn’t make you want to wait for wisdom, he’s advanced it to you. And there is no looking back.

    Your MySpace Page & The Fame You Await

    So, I checked out your music on MySpace.

    You probably get really excited to see all the additional plays you get when people stumble on your page because of all the ways you have cleverly marketed yourself.

    But you know what?

    I moved on.

    There are so many of you. Thousands? Millions?

    And even the good ones are only worth checking out for a few minutes.

    And the best ones? Well, I’ll listen to their music a few times.

    If I really like you, well I might stream you on Rhapsody. That’ll get you a few pennies every month. But then I’ll probably blend you into the 600 other musicians I consider genius and when the musical honeymoon period wears off, you’ll fade into the background.

    You’ll have to work hard to find another new fan to make up for the ones that are getting distracted and moving on.

    After I first discover your MySpace page, I’ll move on to another deliciously short-lived entertainment fling: it might be a YouTube video, I might go to Facebook and see what all the hot women I went to college with are up to, or I might just navigate Wikipedia for 25 minutes.

    I’ll probably start on a page about someone like Parker Posey, then 15 minutes and four clicks later find myself on a page about Service-Oriented Architecture.

    I won’t really be sure how I got to this page from the one about Parker, but I did.

    I’ll explore my Technorati Profile for awhile.

    And with so many options in front of me, I keep clicking and moving on to a new experience in a seemingly infinite world of options that reduce the best and most talented to a short-lived moment, like a kiss on the cheek: it was nice but there is no looking back as long as there is a world of more in front of me.

    And the sad thing is that you so believe in your talent that you are waiting for fame. But you know what? Fame was something that came to musicians when the world of options was far less infinite, when everything wasn’t free and ready to jump out of thin air and into your computer’s speakers.

    Fame was something that happened in a time when things would come and stick to you for years because it’d cost you $15 / album to move on to something else.

    We are in the age of the entertainment fling.