PaRtY BoY Song Stories
PARTY BOY - I wrote this song about a boy I met in college. We
never dated or anything. We both ended up in New York at the
same time and he and his friend had a life of parties fueled by
their private mix tapes. He was the only guy I knew who liked to
dance, so I invited him to whatever functions I needed to attend
that included dancing. Several years later this boy suffered a
traumatic incident from which he has never recovered. He got
married. To me -
CHEVY BABY - This is a true story about a New Jersey couple
who tried to trade their baby for a used Corvette Stingray. USED.
They were arrested. Please see 1981 New York Post article, or
Google the story in The New York Times, for more.
DOUG - Another true story news story in NYC. An elderly couple
lived in an apartment building on the Upper East Side. The man
died in their apartment of natural causes. His wife couldn't bear
to be without him, and kept his remains until his body fell apart.
Which she sneaked into the dumpster outside - bit by bit. The
neighbors noticed the smell and reported it to the police. The
wife was not arrested. I called this "Doug" - in honor of a friend's
turtle who passed away.
(HOW TO KEEP YOUR) HUSBAND HAPPY - Inspired by a Debbie
Drake exercise record of my mother's. It includes actual tips
by Debbie. She was a true believer. I can't imagine.
PSYCHIC JOAN - Another true story - about the lost love that
turned my friend Joan psychic.
SIAM - My spiritual nod to the ancient mantra we learned as
children: "Oh wah - ta goo - . . . "
WILD MOOSE PARTY - My unnaturally large black cat Moose
used to lie on his back in hot weather, twisting, with his arms
up. Chris Stamey took a photo of him and we realized, if you stood
the photo up, he looked like he was dancing.