1. Flowering Green — Feminism meets fantasy and the village heartthrob gets what’s coming to him.
2. The 20th Century is Almost Over — Steve
Goodman wrote this in the seventies. Although the chorus is now obsolete,
much of the rest still has something to say to us.
3. Santa Monica Pier — Christine Lavin has
managed to evoke California in all its crazy glory in just over four
4. Everybody’s Moon — "Time and
things belong to no one, but it’s everybody’s moon!" The
lyric says it all.
5. Merlin — A very spooky take on a traditionally
heroic character. Just who is the bad guy here?
6. Shapeshifter — Inspired by Patricia McKillip’s
Riddlemaster of Hed series, this is an image-rich song by a fine
new songwriter/singer from Utah.
7. No Such Thing — If we let the endangered
species die out, how will we explain it to our children?
8. New Life — Long before X-files Nate Bucklin
was asking how we would respond to first contact.
9. Rise Up — It’s your first night as
a vampire and you waken to this rich and beautiful serenade.
10. Song of the Ripper — Exquisite poetry
and insidious horror by the author of many excellent songs about
dinosaurs, bureaucracy, and The Loch Ness Monster.
11. Dirty Movie — "You don’t recognize
the actor’s face but they’ve all got talent in just the
12. Daughters and Sons — A teaching song for
a better world.
13. Child’s Song — That moment of joy
and sorrow when we first spread our wings and leave the nest.
14. Water, Fire and Smoke — A deeply spiritual
meditation with a fine dijeridu performance that magically came together
in just one take.
15. Word of God — A perfect answer to creationism:
"Humans wrote the Bible--God wrote the rocks!" "The profoundest
act of worship is to try to understand."
16. A Healing in this Night — Exquisite harpwork
by Margaret Davis brings this song about the healing power of song
alive. A fine piece of writing to comfort those in mourning or in
pain. "There are songs that sing us all."