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Jake Speed -

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Notes: This little love song fell my way when I was away from my Queen City sweetheart. I tried to connect my feelings of loss with the autumn sun?s departure from the horizon. Sweet Sunshine— Clic  

The Dust Ain't Settled Just Yet

Jake Speed -

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 6, 2006
Notes: The 911 attack five years ago left so many young lovers destroyed. This song recollects one couple?s last goodbye that takes place before the hint of danger struck the air. These simple daily   

Here Lies Vera

Jake Speed -

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Notes: This song pays tribute to Ms. Vera Smith who, after surviving Hurricane Katrina, met a tragic fate as she was killed by a car on her way to the store. The body of this proud woman who walke  

Back to School

Jake Speed -

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Notes: Back in my day, back-to-school shopping meant a few No. 2 pencils, a Bic pen, and a packet of loose leaf paper. Nowadays, all the new technological school supplies have parents running scared  

A Whole Lot More Chuck Norris

Jake Speed -

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Notes: We all know, love, and frequently forget about Chuck Norris. Why? Because he's too menacing to keep in the mind for longer than a brief interval. After hearing about the foiled terrorist plot  

A Midsummer's Nightmare

Jake Speed -

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Notes: I don?t know if Castro died last week or not, but if he did, I?m guessing he?ll be on his way to meet Lucifer et al down under. Since I recently finished Dante?s Inferno, I thought I?d try to  

Jake Speed -

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 2, 2006
Notes: This song sprang into focus after my first ever visit to the eye doctor (which my blurry vision had necessitated for years). My newly altered view of the world set me to thinking about how a   

Praying for Rain

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0 Comments · Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Notes: This song began as a simple response to last week's heat wave. Then, as headlines scorched out stories about the Israel and Lebanon bombings, followed by more Iraq bombings, followed by forest  

Woody Guthrie Blues

Jake Speed -

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Notes: In honor of Woody Guthrie's birthday (July 14th), I thought I'd write a song about how much we all miss him and his music. I borrowed a simple tune from a song he wrote in his Columbia River C  

The Racist Barber

Jake Speed -

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Notes: I've always had bad luck at the barbershop, but this week's visit managed to top all of the others. I felt like someone transported me back in time when I heard the barber suggest that her f  

Is it Time to Cut and Run?

Jake Speed -

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 5, 2006
Is it Time to Cut and Run? Notes: The recent debate about whether or not the United States should continue to pour troops and dollars into the war in Iraq raised so many questions in my mind. Ho  

The Memories are Mine

Jake Speed -

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Notes: I dedicate this song to the victims of violence in the world, wherever they may live. I hope that one day, I'll never have to write a song like this. The Memories are Mine -- Click Here to   

Jake Speed -

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Notes: ?River Sweep,? the annual clean up of the Ohio River, inspired this week?s songatorial. On Saturday morning, my family, friends, and I waded ?long the banks of the Ohio, extracting naked dolls  

Opposites (Cuz 'n Jake) Attract

Jake Speed -

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Notes: While Cuz and I have our differences, we've never been ashamed to show undying and unconditional platonic love for one another. With the gay marriage debate back on the radar, we thought we'd  

"Cuz n Jake Go Together"

Jake Speed -

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Notes: Every June, just as summer peaks its head out of the sweet corn, a Folk duo emerges from the ruins of Country music. It ain't pretty. It ain't combed. It ain't altogether sober. However