Author: Cecil Vortex

East Bound and Down

This past weekend, with a cool drizzle coating my beloved Bay Area, I finally had a chance to combine my passion for songs about bringing beer to people in Georgia with my love for chamber music orchestration. Herewith, the results……

I Fall in Love (Too Fast)

Today’s track is a wee rave-up version of “I Fall in Love too Easily,” by Jule Styne and Mr. Sammy Cahn. The tune was originally launched by a boyish Frank Sinatra in the film Anchors Aweigh in 1945 (herewith, a…

Bean Curd

It’s one thing when an adult calls one other adult, “Baby.”

But it’s a whole other can of bean curd when an adult calls one other adult, “Babies.”

“What’s happening, Babies?” he said to one other adult. And all hell broke loose.

Virtual LP: Over You

It’s been a little bit since the last addition to the virtual lp. This one is a cover of an obscure-ish velvet underground song, featuring Ira Vortex on bass, and Shonny Vortex helping out with back up vocals. Recorded last…

People Fish

The kids wrote “people fish exist” in chalk on the driveway and I don’t know if that means “people, fish exist” or “people-fish exist.” But there’s a big difference there.

Electricity

I don’t mean to brag, but the electricity in this coffee shop is just exceptional. My screen is showing colors I’ve never seen before. Silver-Red? What the hell is that?! My keyboard is warm. The CD eject button is borderline…

Hippies

I’m talking with politics with my son (who has a heart as big as the outdoors) and he says, innocently enough, “Hippies are people who don’t live anywhere and sneak into people’s backyard, right?” So, OK, he’s pro-hippie now. We’ve…

Virtual LP: I Cook It 2 It

Here’s another track for Der Virtual LP in a blatant attempt to capitalize on the recent media frenzy surrounding Ira and my cover of “Welcome to the Working Week.” This one’s called “I Cook It 2 It” and it’s, well,…

Me, Cooking

I have a pretty low threshold for what I consider “me, cooking.” Pretty much, if I add Tabasco, I’m cooking. So, for example, if I made toast, to which I wouldn’t normally add Tabasco, that wouldn’t count as cooking. (Or…