A Life In Song – 1989
- US planes shoot down two Libyan fighters over international waters in Mediterranean (Jan. 4).
- Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini declares author Salman Rushdie’s book The Satanic Verses offensive and sentences him to death (Feb. 14).
- Tens of thousands of Chinese students take over Beijing‘s Tiananmen Square in rally for democracy (April 19 et seq.). More than one million in Beijing demonstrate for democracy; chaos spreads across nation (mid-May et seq.). Thousands killed in Tiananmen Square as Chinese leaders take hard line toward demonstrators (June 4 et seq.).
- Mikhail S. Gorbachev named Soviet President (May 25).
- P. W. Botha quits as South Africa’s President (Aug. 14).
- Deng Xiaoping resigns from China’s leadership (Nov. 9).
- After 28 years, Berlin Wall is open to West (Nov. 11).
- Czech Parliament ends Communists’ dominant role (Nov. 30).
- Romanian uprising overthrows Communist government (Dec. 15 et seq.); President Ceausescu and wife executed (Dec. 25).
- US troops invade Panama, seeking capture of General Manuel Noriega (Dec. 20).
Against that backdrop of world events, combined with attempting to run a business and support/parent young children, I wrote these songs (many of which are just being recorded now).
Song #120 | Let My People Go | January 1989 |
Song #121 | Don’t Be A Goof! Be A Slug! | February 1989 |
Song #122 | Andrea | February 1989 |
Song #123 | Jack And The Beanstalk | March 1989 |
Song #124 | Living In The Suburbs | March 1989 |
Song # 125 | Kite | April 1989 |
Song #126 | Stuffy The Dragon | April 1989 |
Song #127 | Waiting For A Sign | May 1989 |
Song #128 | In The Gentle Falling of The Rain | May 1989 |
Song #129 | Wanderer | May 1989 |
Song #130 | The Detective | June 1989 |
Song #131 | I’m Not Afraid Of The Dark | June 1989 |
Song #132 | All The Money’s Gone | June 1989 |
Song #133 | I Am Such A Fool | June 1989 |
Song #134 | Juliette | July 1989 |
Song # 136 | Just Another Day In The Jungle | August 1989 |
Song #137 | Nobody Else But You | September 1989 |
Song #139 | My Tree House | September 1989 |
Song #140 | It Must Be Great To Be A Dog! | October 1989 |
Song #141 | It’s A Holy Day (or, What I did On my Summer Vacation) | October 1989 |
Song #142 | Feather On The Wind | October 1989 |
Song #143 | Walls | November 22, 1989 |
Song # 137 | Dragons Live Forever | December 1989 |