I love when songs come from random inspirations - one-off lines that friends say. Zinfandel was one of those songs ("pour me another glass of that wine" - trevor) and I suppose Believe is going to get added to that list ("...as if love has logic" - jesse).
In truth, I wrote most of Believe several weeks ago around Jesse's birthday actually. He and I were having a random conversation about love and logic to which he mentioned the line "as if love has logic" which got me to thinking because Read more [...]
I always find it amazing the sheer amount of volume of things I have written, tucked away, and forgotten. The other day I pulled a line from an old poem that was simply "Lie to Me" and on my evening work break I finished up the song I started from that...entitled Lie to Me. For any Buffy fans, this is not a reference to a Buffy Season 2 Episode, but I applaud you if you did remember that.
This song is about wanting someone to lie to you, not forever but just for a little while. Where - in Read more [...]
In all my zaniness, I forgot to post the music video I made for "So Special" - didn't make any money for Equality California, but I still believe in the cause.
The video features photos from the Anti-Prop 8 Protest in Silver Lake I attended after its passing.
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Some of my music is now available on last.fm - http://www.last.fm/music/cc.tran. Hope you enjoy. All music available there is purchasable on amiestreet.com Read more [...]
Just uploaded a basic version of my song "Again" on my myspace (cc.tran music - http://www.myspace.com/ukechick). I wanted to write a song about two lovers that didn't work out and one hoping that the other can find love of similar intensity in the future.
Probably my most favorite song in the 8 or so I wrote last month during my "be more creative/artsy for lent" - yes, I pretty much wrote an album worth of songs.
In the eventual version of the song, I'm thinking background vocals, some keyboards, Read more [...]