Ted Giffin

a letter, a set of notes (original music)

a letter, a set of notes. Very weary, very tired. Lost the smile that some admired. Just a letter, A set of notes. To me and from me. About getting old Before beauty was bought and sold. No boy losing girl Losing boy His losing girl losing boy. Some in riches. Others cash without… a shred of dignity a front they tout. Very tired, Feel so very cold. I’m a liar if the truth were told. Mom put me to bed. I []

Savin’ Grace ( cover tune), audio

Savin’ Grace I want to drop a few notes about my selection of the song. Have you ever had a period of your life that was so devastating that it required a soundtrack? I did. I usually do not discuss my experiences of being mentally ill. I will now. I have a thought disorder. At one point, I was lucky to be able to even zip up my winter coat. Terrified is a good description. A doctor had me leave my house []

Basket Case, ( green day cover) audio

Basket Case My dad used to say, “If I do not get 8 hours sleep tonight, I am going to be a basket-case tomorrow.” I am certain he knew what that meant. But as a Professor’s son, I felt obligated to remind him that the term was originally coined after World War 1 to describe quadriplegics in a derogatory fashion. All these years later, I am crazy, a basket-case, yet I am bigger than a bread box, which is another song altogether.

Takin’ Pills, (Pistol Annies cover), audio

Takin’ Pills Being a hillbillie, I thought that I should give this tune a try. Unfortunately, even tho it is a 3 chord country song, I managed to screw it up. When the Annies sing it, it seems genuine enough. I wonder if some corporate musichead, thought to himself, “I will get some very well endowed women to sing the song. People would just love it!” Either way it is a fun song. Of course, it would benefit me and my listeners []