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.
'2021' - d.c. anderson/luke wygodny
In quiet and with dignity, love made it’s way to me in pain, unnecessary pain.
I’m 2021, love told me it’s not done. Worse for wear and on the run, but, ‘No’, love said, ‘I’m not yet done’.
Love got here gloved and masked. Love felt unloved, unasked. ‘With me alone you’re tasked’, love told me, gloved and masked.
I gotta hand it to this thing. This love that calls on me to sing when, lately, all I’ve known is whispering.
Gotta hand it to this thing.
I stand before you, all ahead. I come as witness, love’s not dead. By your own love you will be led to put a dark four years to bed.
No virus, liar, gun or cage will 2021 give wage. I set aside my hurt, my 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 will be led to put a dark four years to bed.
In quiet and with dignity, love made it’s journey home to me. It told me, ‘2021, I may be tired, but I’m not done.
'first to go' from the CD 'Close Companions' - d.c. anderson/geoff packard
'what's happened since' from the CD Close Companions' - d.c. anderson/bryce kulak
'our story' from the CD 'Our Story' - d.c. anderson/geoff packard
'nine percent disgusted: an art song'; from the CD 'Our Story' - d.c. anderson/steven landau
'jury duty girlfriend' from the CD 'i am still' - d.c. anderson/ritt henn
'i am still' from the CD of the same name - d.c. anderson/steven landau
'i don't know my way around a dream' from the CD 'Ballad' - d.c. anderson/elizabeth doyle
'chocolate is fine' from the CD 'Ballad' - d.c. anderson/ricklen nobis
'i leave in doubt' from the CD 'Collected' - d.c. anderson/lem jay ignacio
'humming chorus' from the CD 'Collected' - giacomo puccini
'are you burning, little candle' from the CD 'all is calm, all is bright' - jane siberry
'hands' from the CD 'all is calm, all is bright' - d.c. anderson/steven landau
'flintstones' from the CD 'Blue Summer Day' - joseph barbera/william hanna
'paul' from the CD 'Blue Summer Day' - d.c. anderson/rick snyder
'new words' from the CD 'The Box Under the Bed' - maury yeston
'fly me to the moon' from the CD 'The Box Under the Bed' - bart howard
'arrow' from the CD 'Time Was' - cheryl wheeler
'far away from me' from the CD 'Time Was' - mare winningham
'one family' sung by sheldon and margery harnick, richard kiley and deidre kiley from the CD 'Cabaret Noel: a Broadway Cares Christmas' - sheldon harnick
'surabaya santa' sung by kristine zbornick from the CD 'Cabaret Noel: a Broadway Cares Christmas' - jason robert brown/kristine zbornick
'i hear a symphony' sung by peter bradley adams from the CD 'in my room' - matthew ryan
'only you' sung by dakota blonde - vince clarke
Bonus: 'at the pound' from babbie green's 'in nobody's shadow' - babbie green