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FreeAudioPlayer Compilation Volume 1

Includes the Jon Solo/Kim Novak Collaboration "Beautiful Brown Eyes."

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Kim and Friends' Songs
NaSoAlMo 2008


Red House 

Kim Novak

I had the guitar part for this song mostly written when I learned that one of my best friends had recently broken up with his boyfriend. I kept thinking of them at a bar called Red House and the imagery became the lyrics.

In Defense of Marriage 

Kim Novak

Inspired by a man who puts his concept of marriage ahead of individual's rights and takes the idea of love out of the equation. Also inspired by the passage of Prop 8 in California.

Manual Hold Condition 

Kim Novak

Inspired by an e-mail we received at work. No one I know knows what it means.

Nine Things That Are Not Other Things 

Kim Novak

Somewhat inspired by Lunches with Brian. I want salt at Asian restaurants, and my friend Brian suggests soy sauce. Soy sauce is not salt. That was the beginning.

Sugar and the Supersweet Trio (A folk opera in five acts) 

Kim Novak

This song was inspired by my former supervisor, Gary, who thought the emphasized syllable in aspartame was the second one. That made it sound like a superhero name instead of a sweet chemical. So I made four sweeteners into people and sang about them. I invite other songwriters to listen and finish the story. I lost steam at the end.


Kim Novak

This song came to me the first day of National Solo Album Month when I was supposed to be writing and recording music, but all I wanted to do was nap (like most Saturdays). Watch for a behind the scenes video to be released sometime during this millenium.

The Lake and the Leaning Tree 

Kim Novak

Inspired by a trip to Spring Lake Park in Texarkana, TX. Based on true stories. Except for the evil scientist part.


Kim Novak

This is a tribute to the movie Fandango that I wrote during National Solo Album Month.The song started as a guitar riff, and as I was listening to that and trying to find lyrical inspiration, the words "the look on his face" came to mind. That made me think of the look on Kevin Costner's face at the end of Fandango, and that's when I decided to do a tribute song. I actually ordered the DVD with overnight shipping so I could get the details right.