The title track from D.C. Anderson's i am still release starts on a somber note. Just piano and his made-for-musical-theater voice singing of 'thistles where there once was grass.' But listen for a moment and hear the acoustic guitar add delicate touches as Anderson fleshes out a story of an abandoned hotel from the hotel's point of view. The unusual perspective coupled with the sonic sparseness of the song proves quite refreshing.

The rest of the album offers equal parts comedy and drama. From the hilarious 'Jury Duty Girlfriend' ('How long can she resist? I'm the only guy who's single, let's turn this trial into a tryst') to the moving 'Sad Man,' written after the death of his mother, Anderson paints pictures that you'll want to keep hanging in your mind. "
- Mare Wakefield, Performing Songwriter Magazine November 2006

Welcome to my listening room. Here are a few selections from each of my CD's as well as a few bonus tracks to enjoy.

  1. 'Twenty Twenty Four' - d.c. anderson/luke wygodny

    The lyrics:

    In quiet and with dignity,
    Love made it's way to me in pain
    Unnecessary pain
    I'm 2024
    Before me, at my door
    Worse for wear, mocked and sore
    'Why?', love said, 'Why is there war?'
    Love met me broken, torn
    Love felt compelled to warn
    'Through me alone you're born,'
    Love told me, broken, torn
    I've gotta to hand it to this thing
    This love that calls on me to sing
    When, lately, all I've known is whispering
    I've gotta hand it to this thing
    If guns go silent for a day
    Why can't it always be that way
    Why can't we all, undone, unarmed
    Ensure no mother's child is harmed
    The future of the human race
    Depends on us, the fears we face
    We set aside our hurt our rage
    To harness hope and turn the page
    I stand before you, all ahead
    I come as witness love's not dead
    By your own love you must be led
    To leave no prayer for peace unsaid
    In tearful equanimity
    Love made it's journey home to me
    Love told me, 'Twenty Twenty Four,'
    I will be quieted no more.'

  2. 'first to go' from the CD 'Close Companions' - d.c. anderson/geoff packard
  3. 'what's happened since' from the CD Close Companions' - d.c. anderson/bryce kulak
  4. 'our story' from the CD 'Our Story' - d.c. anderson/geoff packard
  5. 'nine percent disgusted: an art song'; from the CD 'Our Story' - d.c. anderson/steven landau
  6. 'jury duty girlfriend' from the CD 'i am still' - d.c. anderson/ritt henn
  7. 'i am still' from the CD of the same name - d.c. anderson/steven landau
  8. 'i don't know my way around a dream' from the CD 'Ballad'- d.c. anderson/elizabeth doyle
  9. 'chocolate is fine' from the CD 'Ballad' - d.c. anderson/ricklen nobis
  10. 'i leave in doubt' from the CD 'Collected' - d.c. anderson/lem jay ignacio
  11. 'humming chorus' from the CD 'Collected' - giacomo puccini
  12. 'are you burning, little candle'from the CD 'all is calm, all is bright' - jane siberry
  13. 'hands' from the CD 'all is calm, all is bright' - d.c. anderson/steven landau
  14. 'flintstones' from the CD 'Blue Summer Day' - joseph barbera/william hanna
  15. 'paul' from the CD 'Blue Summer Day' - d.c. anderson/rick snyder
  16. 'new words' from the CD 'The Box Under the Bed' - maury yeston
  17. 'fly me to the moon' from the CD 'The Box Under the Bed' - bart howard
  18. 'arrow' from the CD 'Time Was' - cheryl wheeler
  19. 'far away from me' from the CD 'Time Was'- mare winningham
  20. 'one family' sung by sheldon and margery harnick, richard kiley and deidre kiley from the CD 'Cabaret Noel: a Broadway Cares Christmas' - sheldon harnick
  21. 'surabaya santa' sung by kristine zbornick from the CD 'Cabaret Noel: a Broadway Cares Christmas' - jason robert brown/kristine zbornick
  22. 'i hear a symphony' - sung by peter bradley adams from the CD 'in my room' - matthew ryan
  23. 'only you' sung by dakota blonde - vince clarke
  24. Bonus: 'at the pound' from babbie green's 'in nobody's shadow' - babbie green