Sheryl got ambitious to write songs while living in New Zealand, but it wasn't till Bush threatened to invade Iraq that she actually was motivated to get off her duff and produce the Pied Piper of Crawford.
Singer/Songwriter Maria Larson was so kind to play guitar for me in it.
Then she took on her song The Patriot Call with the kind help of her ex-boyfriend Mark Camann and hre kind friend Charles Peterson.
Since then , Sheryl met Talysman (aka urbeatle) on a dating website, and he told her about the online band he was in called The InterrÃbang Cartel. She uploaded one of her song ideas onto the forum there, where Major Zed and ?!Charlie started working with her to make it into a reality. It's really almost as much Major Zeds as hers at this point; he put so much work and creative thought into it. But they are both happy parents of that song. :-)
The band I am now in has a website here: http://www.interrobangcartel.com
I played at Borders once and at a "Peace Cafe" in San Antonio. Maria and I also played at a Borders in Austin after I had entered the Pied Piper into a contest and got invited to play there. She and I also played a political event for David Van Os when he was running the Texas Supreme Court, but there wasn't really a good sound system for that. I owe a lot to Maria.
I'm from the new wave age and prefer that, but my melodies are probably more influenced by experimenting with classical and world folk. As far as lyrics, I am a fan of The Arrogant Worms, The Austin Lounge Lizards, Tom Lehrer. Really like some songs from Chumbawamba's UN album. Like that song "On Ebay" was really cool.
Midi and soundfonts and on the Pied Piper song Maria Larson played guitar for me. Major Zed arranged this new song. Great job too!