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(I made a youtube video because I can't upload audio files to this blog... so here's a video to go with the blog of the song I'm writing about... the pics are just pics of my band the past two years, nothing crazy)

NEW SONG: YOU ARE MORE THAN JUST A ROBOT (YOU’RE A BEAUTIFUL PERSON)

For the musical. This is a song I’m putting out so you can kind of get a feel for what we are doing here.

Here’s the setup: TESS is a robot with Artificial Intelligence who has fallen in love with her creator. But her creator is both human and interested in his lab aide. It’s a big story of unrequited love basically. This song is located towards the sort of end of the play in which TESS discovering how even Artificially smart robots can be heartbroken decides to decommission herself. Upon discovering it is too late to save her, her creator realizes she was much more than a science experiment. She had feelings, and no matter what the situation, feelings are messy things to step on.

THE SONG SOUNDS WEIRD.THIS TAKES PLACE IN THE SCIENTIST’S WORKSHOP, SO EFFECTIVELY ALL THE OTHER ROBOTS AND MACHINES WILL BE STIRRING WHEN HE BEGINS TO SING AND LAMENT.

Some notes on the song: I’ve never written a song about a fictional thing before. All my songs come from real life experiences I have been through. At first it was hard to write a love song for a fictional thing… much less a robot. But then when I got to thinking about love, wanting something you can’t have, and realizing you had something but threw it away? Then it became easy.

I hope you guys like it. It’s weird. But love is weird. I make no apologies. Go see this play.

Tim

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