These two songs, the second more than the first, are clear indications that my humor is a little off. The first one, Going Away, started out as a tongue-in-cheek environmental song written in response to someone saying, “Hey, you haven’t written an environmental song” or something like that. In production, it turned out almost serious.
The second song was written for my Mom who always thought my poetry and music were a little dark (which they are). Happy Guy is without a doubt the happiest piece of music I have ever written, replete with a whistle solo and a la-la part. A work of true devilry, you will not be able to get it out of your head for hours (not a brag – I’ve got science to back it up).
Happy Guy, the music video
In 2003, two students of mine, Casey Oare and Joshua Davis, made this video of Happy Guy. Looks like Jay Doran, Ben Schultz, and Josh LoFranco are caught in the fray as well.
Rest in peace, Mr. Davis.