X. B. Cold Fingers

It's Raining Outside The Cave
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You can't lead the people if you don't love the people. You can't save the people if you don't serve the people. - Cornel West.

Sunbathing in Siberia (Listen / Try or Buy / Lyrics ) Is that Rush Limbaugh? The Koch Brothers? Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich? Ron Paul? Basking in the glow of the golden sun, in the soggy no-longer perma-frost? Are they doing a tango with Sarah Palin? Michele Bachmann? Glenn Beck? No it is Stephen Colbert in a tux, dancing with Tina Fey! And She's also in a tux.

350 Parts of Carbon ( Try or Buy / Lyrics ) an intense blues ballad about love, passion, murder, vengeance, and global warming. It tells the story of a man who lost his girl, gets his gun to "bring to justice the rat who took my girl" and finds a gun is pretty much useless against floods and global warming.

On The Corner (of Oh Shit and Oh My God) ( Unmixed version / Lyrics ) a reflection on life after the Deepwater Horizon spill.
      I used to walk out on the beach
      To watch the dolphin's play
      Now I got Tar-Balls on my feet
      No dolphins there today ...

Dancin' on The Water (Listen / Try or Buy /Lyrics ) and In The Garden ( Try or Buy / Lyrics) take you back to the "Summer of Love."

The War of the Wild Goose (Listen / Try or Buy Try or Buy /Lyrics ) The "Decider" speaks - and told me to take down the "Listen" link. So I did on account I don't want to go "hunting" with Vice. But then I remembered that they're out of office.

Cloudy Skies (Listen / Try or Buy / Lyrics ) a man who looks up but won't give up.

City of Heroes (Unmixed version / Lyrics ) first performed in the Art Music Coffeehouse in October, 2001, this presents a powerful argument against the concept of "Holy War." A rap version may be coming soon, yo. Gone Now Forever ( Try or Buy / Lyrics) offer some shelter in the storm of Sept. 11.  

We Shall Not Be Moved, ( Try or Buy / Lyrics ) the Spiritual used in the Labor and Civil Rights movements, updated for the Clean Energy movement. We Shall Be Submerged (Unmixed version / Lyrics ) updated for the cynical age.

We Had the Will, We Found the Way ( Try or Buy / Lyrics ) with thanks to Lincoln ( Wiki), Roosevelt ( Wiki), and Kennedy ( Wiki), looks at who we were and asks who we have become. Asks how did we go from the New Deal, the Four Freedoms, and the Space Program to Katrina and Iraq?

Ridin' the Magic Carpet (Unmixed version / Lyrics ) To be beautiful, rich, uncurious, unbound by facts, bankrolled by the Koch Brothers, Rupert Murcoch, and Prince Alaweed bin Talel, and running fer President.

Zuccotti (Unmixed version / Lyrics ) From the streets of Chicago, '68 "Won't you please come to Zuccotti, just to sing."

Your Dreams My Love* ( Lyrics ) A trancendent love song, this speaks straight to the heart. It could be a wedding song, but like the films "Life is Beautiful" and "The Notebook" there is a hint of sadness.

Blues For Jerusalem* This is for the Jerusalemites; for the Israelis and the Palestinians; for the Jews, the Moslems, the Christians, and the Buddhists, the Hindus, and the atheist secular humanists.

It's Rainin' Outside The Cave* a love song, a lament of letting "the one" get away.

* Coming Soon 

If you dig the tunes, buy them from CDBaby, Amazon, or iTunes. I need the bread to pay off debts and go back into the studio.


L Furman

Dear Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Kate McDonnell, Pete Seeger, Steve Forbert, Tom Paxton, Willie Nelson, Dixie Chicks, Greg & Terry, Moonalice, Dan Zanes, Red Molly, Wailin Jennies, The Dirty Urchins, Michael Bluejay, and Friends,

If you want to record these songs, have your people contact my people. Or just call me.

Eminem, Kanye, Seether, this goes for you too, yo. Just dig the tunes, up the beat.

Meanwhile, if you dig the music, download some tunes, pick up a CD. Pay it forward.

- XB

And remember. "You can't lead the people if you don't love the people. You can't save the people if you won't serve the people." Cornel West. Or as Gil Scott Heron once said, "San Quentin, not San Clemente."

And check out Vapor Trails by R P Siegel and Roger Saillant. A novel which explores carbon, climate change, and business as usual. Available on Amazon and elsewhere.

Coming soon - more songs - more meanings - more more.

But wait - isn't less more? More or less.

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I'd like to thank Eve, Gabrielle & Mike, & Joseph, Brooke, Maria, and Ali in Manalapan, Arlon, John, Ruth, Zookie, at the Princeton Songrwriters, & Don at the Art Music Coffeehouse, Dan, Dale, & Morris, at MIS Center, Jon, Garry, and Peter - the Bard / Cooper Union crew, Bruce & Amelia of NYC, Bill, Charles, Kerry, and Jim, the lawyers, Michelle, who could be President, & Joe, and Neil from Little Neck, Binghamton, and LA. Nancy in Oregon, Don, Max, Jen, and Hannah of Northfield and Gill, Beverly, John E, John T, Chris, Pat, Suzanne, Larry, Laura, Toivo, Rob, Eunju, Val, Lori, Dave, Bill, Barbara, Mary, Jeff, and the tribe from Brattleboro. You know who you are, or maybe you don't know who you are, This is dedicated to Maria, without whom it would not have been possible.

John Sonntag appears curtesy of Mary, and Lucille. John runs Thunder Pumpkin, appears on and produced the recordings at CD Baby. If you like the sound, that's his wizardry. Internet by Furman Group and MIS Center. The unmixed versions were recorded on an H2 Zoom and, are, well, unmixed.

All songs Copyright (C) 2008, 2011 by Lawrence J. "XB Cold Fingers" Furman, except "We Shall Not Be Moved" Lyrics Copyright (C) 2008, and "We Shall Be Submerged," lyrics copyright (c) 2011. All Rights Reserved. Image Copyright (C) Jessica Gabrielle, 2008, Used With Permission. HTML Copyright (C) 2008, Larry Furman. All Rights Reserved. Java Script Copyright (C) 2004, The JavaScript Source Used with permission. Produced and Engineered by John Sonntag. The mp3's are optimized for streaming and available for download. Contact me if you want to record or broadcast the songs, or just like 'em. For a Demo CD send $14.50. A portion of the proceeds will go to Greenpeace, and Peace Now. Pay it forward, yo. Better to be cold, broke and in the know than fat, dumb, and stupid.