Handbasket

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If one must eventually plunge into the fiery depths of the eternal nether regions . . . might as well wear a smile.

My daughter Sophie Wellen sang back up vocals.

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Handbasket
Handbasket

The poet wants to swing from a chandelier
He only gets sober on a mug of beer
He tried to be strange, but it felt kind of weird
He tried to be cool, but he couldn't grow a beard

Handbasket
Handbasket

He sits in the corner of the cocktail hour
Watches as events unfold, sweet and sour
He tries to make sense of human nature
But all that he gets is a bill from waiter

Handbasket
Handbasket
Handbasket
Handbasket

The songwriter paints with pretty words
He only acts ironic when it's not absurd
He tries to find melodies you've never heard
But it's hard to be happy on minor third

Handbasket
(We're going to Hell)
Handbasket
(It's gonna be swell)
Handbasket
(I'll see you there as well)
Handbasket
(We're going to Hell)

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from Songs About Gardening, released November 11, 2011

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Veneer South Pasadena

What would happen if Ben Folds had a sex change operation and mated with Elvis Costello - only to have their orphan love child raised by Elton John?

Veneer.

Veneer is the brainchild of ex-Jabberwock member Wishnefsky as a vehicle for his piano based music. Melodic and sophisticated, Wishnefsky's writing takes on a whole new dimension when he sits down at his first musical love, the piano.
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