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Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

When my super talented friend, author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, asked me to record a song to accompany her upcoming non-fiction book “Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life” (now a bestseller), I quickly and happily plowed through her manuscript and wrote a song I was pretty excited about. I sent a demo to Amy, and a couple…

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Pop Psychology

Earlier this century, my friend and director Michael Starcevich and I staged a one-man musical called Pop Psychology: The Modern Relationship Seminar Musical. It played like a sing-along romance seminar full of mostly original music—plus all original overhead slides—and it garnered lots of positive attention from critics and theatergoers around Chicago and nationwide. The show…

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Shiny Ass Pants

The Good is a band I formed with my great friend and frequent musical collaborator Devin Arkin in the early 90’s. By 1997, we settled into our current incarnation, which includes guitarist John Scholvin, bassist Dave Rothkopf, and drummer John Goodman (not that John Goodman). In our heyday we performed hundreds of shows all over…

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