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“Stuck in the Suez” Sea Shanty-Inspired Song

At the time of writing this post, Evergreen’s Ever Given cargo ship is still stuck in the Suez Canal. I was inspired by this incident to write a song about it.

Sail my ship on the Seven Seas
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

Ship gets stuck. Trade falls to its knees.
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

Help me out now, won’t you please?
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

Things are always weird when you’re Taiwanese
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

Nothing in Life is Ever Given
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

Escape from Egypt without any Leaven
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

Get me out of Hell and into Heaven
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

And here is the original acapella version that started it all:

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Falling (Like Stardust to Earth)

After a songwriting hiatus of a few years (too long), I just wrote and recorded a new song. This is my first song written directly on the ukulele.

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Rwanda Field Recordings

Field recordings of a Rwandan dance and percussion troupe that I saw perform on my UX for Good trip to Kigali, Rwanda.

Recorded 1 June 2014 @ the Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel. Does anybody remember the name of the performance troupe?

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New track: NO2H8

Protest Against Prop 8

Listen to my latest musical composition, NO2H8, based on audio I recorded of speeches at the Protest Against Prop 8 this Sunday and some organ and synth tracks of “deconstructed” Mendelsohn’s Wedding March.

[MP3] [AIFF]

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New Hepnova Track: How Long?(Live Version)

Hepnova has just released a preview track from our new album – How Long (live version), was written and sung by Sophia Chang, with arrangements, instrumentals and production by Hepnova.  Click on the image above to listen.