I've been writing songs for decades and playing music in some form from an early age so it is all just part of a natural process for me. I'm semi-retired now from my last semi-career in education and able to devote more time and effort to it. For these purposes, brief notes on each song seems most useful. 1- Cadillac of State - The excesses in government have been with us for quite a while actually but this song seems especially apt just now - sorta Rockabilly - 2. No Really - trying to convince her you've changed - Texas Swing - 3. Misery Loves Company - sometimes the blunt truth is all that remains - a harmonica-driven blues arrangement of my lyric by some talented friends - 4 - The Cave - deep thoughts - folky bluegrass - 5 - Ain't Afraid of You - upbeat and guitar riffy - 6 - Living it Down - sometimes people do talk - pretty country - 7 - Hollywood Ending - cultural conditioning - sorta reggae meets mandolin - 8 - Stand Up Guy - nice self-promotion - bluesy acoustic - 9 - Dirt Track Saturday - reminiscence of an earlier time - country rockabilly - 10 - Can't See the Forest - changing ways - environmental folk protest - 11 - Old Fred - Americana - 12 - Hale-Bopp Boogie - techno boogie fun.