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Hi, I'm Austin


I'd like to give you $100 of my own money, in anticipation of lots more music, magic (and even money),

once my new music television show is in production.


Maybe you're like me. You love music, but you hate everything associated with it. Like background dancers faking fun, concerts as spectacles, screaming hordes of thick-headed people standing worshipfully in front of whatever half-dressed and half-assed person – or in Beyoncé's case, double-assed person – is playing it. (And all the **** that passes for pop music these days...)


I've always loved music for music's sake, but I've hated music for bullsh*t's sake.


Still, I've been enthralled and entraced by music for as long as I can remember, and have made my own music since I was, like, four or five years old. (Maybe earlier, if you count my soulful diaper-changing screams, that I'm convinced were Mozartian.)


Well, maybe.


Anyway, the first song I ever recorded was Fly Like a Bird. But I lost it.


The other day, I found it in the attic (!) In a box with a few tee-shirts from second-grade. (Talk about "pop music", or at least music popping into your life (!)


It sucked, by the way. (The song. The tee-shirts are bad-ass - a bit small, but, for a second-grader, rocking. Rocking Mickey, that is. Don't knock the Mouse(!)


Anyway, the track for the original Fly Like a BIrd - not the singing, but the track itself - was not entirely uncool. (And, let's remember, it was the first song I ever recorded, on a hand-me-down Mac...)


So, I sang (and spoke) new words over it, the other day, and ended up with Fly Like a Bird (Circus Mix) - see below. (You may have heard later versions of this song – but I don't think even I have heard this version since the day I made it, in the misty days of my first hand-me-down Mac.)


Want $100.00?


Do this: Put Fly Like a Bird (Circus Mix) in a Youtube video. That's it.


I'll pick my favorite, and send you ~$100 in frabjulous bitcoin (!)


•  You could do a cover version of my song.


•  You could even make a "music video" for it.


  • But, even best, do something I can't even think of. Your video doesn't even have to include the whole song. Fly Like a Bird (Circus Mix) can, for example, just be background music for some of your video. It would be nice – maybe nicest of all – if the theme or subject of your video reflects the meaning of the lyrics.


What's the meaning? Hey, I make 'me, I don't analyse them (!)


(The $10,000 mentioned at the top refers to stuff will be doing later, once our show is on the air. Stay in touch to learn more!)


Just put this in the description:


Song Title: Fly Like a Bird

SongWriter: Austin Washington

Fly Like a Bird

(Rules, here)

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Fly Like a Bird (Cirus Mix)



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Fly Like a Bird (Circus Mix) Lyrics

On the ground it’s not profound
To say life lets most everybody down
Well everybody who’s not heard the word
(The word sounds absurd unless you’re a bird)


But it’s not outer space or even in the air
You need no special clothes,
No wings or underwear
Just fly with your soul and let your spirit sing
It’s better than flying with a rocket or a wing


So listen to my voice, let that little voice sing
That voice that’s inside that’s more than a king
More than a queen – it’s almost God
It's more than the babe on the beach with a bod


The power that you get when you listen to your heart
Is greater than the power of a post-bean fart
It’s greater than the power of a three-martini lunch
Greater than the power of a scrotum punch


Sometimes I fly like a bird
Everything all the normal people do seems absurd
Sometimes I live for days in a dream
Cuz in my dream everything tastes as sweet as ice cream


If you’re a Julie Ann or a Julie Rose
Or a model with an attitude or quest to pose
Or the worst student in your class (f*ck your teacher!)
Or if you know more about God (than your preacher!)
It doesn’t really matter cuz the spirit inside you
Is gonna take you on the right ride (I confide to you)
Every little thing and each star will guide you
Nothing on earth will be denied to you


Sometimes I fly like a bird
Flap your wings
Sing your song
Live your dreams
It can’t be wrong
Sometimes I fly like a bird
Don’t live your life
On repeat
Listen to your heart
Take it to the street


If you've got defeat
Get off your feet
Stop walking down there on Everybody Street
Fly in the sky
Way up high
Where your dreams can never die
Don’t be a loser
You can be a chooser
- Or drink the Kool-Aid
- Or be a boozer
Or set your eye
On the sky
And fly and fly and fly and fly


Flying Interval


If anybody says I never promised it
You’ll find that they’re f-f-f-f-f-f full of sh*t
Your spirit’s bigger than an elephant terd
- Word -
Listen to your spirit’s word
Rock it to the night
You can rock it to the day
Ev-ry-thing’s okay
Flap flap flap flap flap flap fly
(I’m gonna spread my wings and take to the sky)


Sometimes I fly like a bird
Come with me to the sun
E e e e everyone
Sometimes I fly like a bird
Flap your wings
Sing your song
Live your heart
It can’t be wrong

Sometimes I fly like a bird
Flap your wings
Sing your song
Live your life
It can’t be wrong
Sometimes I fly like a bird
Up to the sun
Have some fun
Every every everyone
Sometimes I fly like a bird
Come with me
You’ll see it’s right
Don’t wait ‘til tonight


Think people who like pop music should be enslaved to clean your toilets?:

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Hi, my name is Austin. I may look benign, but I'm on an awful mission.


To destroy pop music.



Pop music has destroyed music, so I'm going to destroy pop music, and bring back real music.


Think it's time for a change in music?

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I like lots of pop music, to be honest. But there is something inherently destructive about the way the whole system is set up, that, itself, needs destroying.


So, anytime you hate pop music, come to and help destroy pop music.


I've started by making a song that's so much better than pop music that if you don't prefer it to what passes for pop music today, I suggest you go to Youtube, to hang out with your mental equals.


Maybe even take part in our TV show someday...


Purple Tinsel Falling

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But, you say, Purple Tinsel Falling is too arty.


Well, y'know, I can make three chord songs (like normal pop songs), too (!) But they're still better than normal pop songs.



Make a video of/with/about/for this song (Fly Like a Bird) get on a TV show, and maybe win $$$.

More here, at ShareMusic...


Do you think that turtle soup tastes good? Bad? Either way...(Really, there is no end of reasons why you should join):

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Btw, I’m hosting and helping write and produce a world-wide music television show (for a major US cable network), but it's not about music as you know it.


It’s kind of paradigm breaking, I like to think..


Its internet home will be at


If you'd like to help out with the TV show - maybe you know some kind of musical something that other people don't know about, or just, y'know....I dunno? - let us know, and stay in touch here, if you'd like.


Cheers (!)







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So what is my song, Fly Like a Bird, about?


Well, there’s nothing that ruins music (or any art) more than talking about it.


But you can talk around it, sometimes.




I think, in the back of my mind, when I was improvising those words, there was an idea that it’s vital to articulate, mostly because our entire culture is designed to suppress it. It’s this simple truth:


Most people are "asleep". They watch TV, they buy things at McDonald’s, they go into debt for their cars, they get mortgages on their houses, and they die.


And they never once experience the miracle that it is to be alive. To really be alive.


I think, pretty succinctly, that’s what this song, Fly Like a Bird, is “about”.
"Stop walking down there on Everybody Street", y'know...?


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Hi, I’m Austin -



I just did a national television show about my first book, and now have a few (really cool, I think) fiction books coming out.


Someone, the other day, asked me if I made music. I said, “Well, my piano teacher died when I was eight or nine, and I never got another teacher. So, I kind of make music that an eight year old would like, as my taste got stunted at that age.”


A friend had put that idea into my head. (You should watch out for the ideas other people put in your head, btw!) I wonder if what she said was true, though?


Another girl at the table at the time (all my friends are girls! :D) said, “What about your song Purple Tinsel? You know, that’s on my Facebook page.”



Do you think that is better than "pop music" as "pop music" is defined these days? You know it, baby...:

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I realised that song (Purple Tinsel Falling) doesn’t really sound like an eight year-old made it. Hmm. Anyway, my friend who said that about my music (that it's like the music of an - albeit, charming - eight year-old) graduated from the most prestigious (classical) music conservatory in the world. From her perspective, relative to, say ,Bach’s fugues, my music isn’t all that complex. So...


But, enough words!


Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.


Want to feel as if you are suddenly riding in a hot air balloon, while humming birds peck at your head, giving you a kind of avianic aerial massage? Then I think you know what to do...

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Btw, I’m hosting and helping write and produce a world-wide music television show (for a cable network), but not about music as you know it.


It’s kind of paradigm breaking, I hope.


Its internet home will be at, although there is not much up there now.


If you'd like to help out with the TV show - maybe you know some kind of musical something that other people don't know about, or just, y'know....I dunno? - let us know, and stay in touch here, if you'd like.


Cheers (!)


Please stay in touch if you'd like to help out, especially with the TV Show, or website.





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Yes in-frigging-deedy they would...

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This is a message to everyone who's followed me for, maybe, many years.

I'm back! I was caught up writing and releasing and promoting my book.

In all that time, I kept making music, but never really showed anyone. Not even my friends.

If you're out there, still, please sign up for all my social media stuff, if you want. (Most of it's brand new. One pic on Instagram so far!)

I'm also gonna restart and revivify -

It's the time.


" its really good "

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I'm hoping for some good songs.. and i just found it here! "

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" Austin Washington love youuuuu "

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"I'm sure you will find a number 1 hit one day! "

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Pop Music

What Pop Music Is, What Pop Music Was, What Pop Music Will Be, and What Pop Music Should Be

Once upon a time, when my friends still had iPods – instead of phones with Spotify and every song in the universe – I remember they used to have - they had actually made the effort to get – everything from "What a Wonderful World" (Louis Armstrong) to "The End" (Jim Morrison and The Doors).


Historically, y'know, this is what "Pop Music" meant. Stuff that was popular. Not a genre. Just, everything that was good. Like my friends' iPods.


Pop Music used to even include Cole Porter (a Harvard guy who was better with words than Dr. Seuss). I was saying to my friend the other day, I think clever and good lyrics in songs went out of style with the invention of rock and roll. With rap, it almost started to come back...but it didn't. "Yo, nigga's in the hood, and I'm feelin' kinda good, cuz I'm poppin' and I'm droppin' and I'm..." I mean, that's not really...I mean...y'see?


Pop Music used to reflect a society and culture that didn't look like Rome, just before its collapse.


My idea is it works both ways. Society has made us end up with sh***y pop songs. But sh***ty pop songs degrade society with every "Yo, motherfucka got a duck that's in the cookah and I'm gonna eat the bird, and I'll have a feathered terd..." Or whatever the lyrics of the most recent Max Martin/Snoop Dogg masterpiece are...


I mean, I'm all for schnizzle in the whizzle. And Max Martin is actually the very best at what passes for "pop music" these days. Max Martin's songs really can reach a kind of amazing excellence – if you're using "pop music" as a sub genre, as opposed to, y'know...Pop Music (!) But if and you, if you'll join us, have our way, Max Martin won't be the best of pop music as we'll make pop music mean what pop music ought to mean.


I mean, Snoop Dogg can keep his whizzle with his chisel if he really wants to fizzle - but he'll never be Cole Porter. (And if he says he is, I'll drop him and I'll whop him and even bring the cop of pop in.)

In 2015,, along with, and you if you'll join us, are making pop music not suck, again.


No, we lied. That's what you're doing. Here. Now.

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Exceptional. I thank you sincerely for sharing. You have depth and heart in your music,
something so many lack today. Again, my thanks for sharing.
- Rain


That's are why I believe in sharing music, rather than trying to get a billion stupid people to "like" my music. (I'd rather five thousand people love it.)
(this might apply to your music, too - the music you like, the music you make, the music you share - please join.)


History of Pop Music

Our ancestors, living in caves, gnawing on the bones of animals they'd killed and eaten, figured out that by blowing into hollowed out bones in just the right way, they made noises that reminded them of birds.

Over years - centuries? - no one knows - they worked out how to put holes in the bone, like a modern flute, so they could create tones (FYI, it seems they created pentatonic scales before speech.)


These bone flutes still exist, some from before the time people are thought to have uttered their first syllable.


Think what this means: People made music before speaking.

It must have communicated something.


But what?

In a world in which the entire human population was, maybe, 30,000, where you could have walked from England to France (because of the ice), in which western Europe was still filled with animals we can barely imagine – giant lion-tigers, man-eating bears, mastodons – in a world with no air pollution or light pollution, with the night sky streaming with stars, as you sat protected by the fire at the mouth of your cave, and first heard the sounds from a bone-flute, what did you think? What did you feel?

We've come a long way since then, and for a long time it was mostly up. Handel, Bach, Mozart, The Beatles...these were all peaks, in various ways.

How does Miley Cyrus compare?

The purpose of is to restore the magical mystery of music to music.


You may contribute anything you like, while I, and my incredible friends and acquaintances, will continue finding, creating, and sharing music that at least attempts to make you feel as your ancestor did, sitting behind the fire in her cave, hearing a bone flute for the first time...


Music should be magic. is dedicated to making music magical again.


Not a commodity. Not entertainment.



NB As a kind of historian, I should note: Everything above that is not my opinion comes from my vague recollection of a Werner Herzog film about cave paintings.

It is more accurate that most things on the 'net, no doubt, but also surely filled with egregrious errors.

For example, 30,000 people in the world then? Vague extrapolation from the population around the time of Christ. In other words, I guessed. etc.


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Music has popped into my head since I was a little kid. I started to put up this music.


Soon, I found thousands of people a day, who were searching for pop music, finding my music, which wasn't, technically, "pop music." And yet it was!


This is because "pop music" originally meant music that was popular. My music was, clearly, popular (!) 700 new people a day were signing up for my mailing list. (That might not sound like a lot, but that meant millions of people eventually joined.)


I've got busy, writing my book and promoting it, recently. Some of the music I've made in the past is here. Obviously, I'm not proud of all of it (are you proud of everything you did beginning when you were fourteen?) - yet some of it is really great. Some of has changed people's lives (I've been told.) I know a lot has ended up on people's iTunes/iPod etc favorites lists, etc.


Thank you!


It never ends. Some amazing things have happened recently that have pushed my music in new and unexpected directions. Really brilliant, brilliant people - who make different kinds of music than I've made - have wanted to collaborate with me, and I've been doing some of that. All of that will be posted here, in the coming weeks, months, and years.


The simplest way to keep in touch is here, this new list. A mailing list of millions is unmanageable. Unlike most people, I'm constantly trying to reduce the size of mine. I send out, like, one message every six months, in case people forget I'm here. (70% of the daily visitors here are repeat traffic, even though I sometimes go half a year or more without adding anything new...thank you, if this is you, for your continued support and interest!)


Another mission of mine - since I kind of own the term "Pop Music!" - is to change what pop music means to people. It shouldn't mean one genre of music that is, really, trashy, trite, commercial, junk. Why can't good music become popular? There is great music in the world. So, I'm also going to be using the new part of this site to let people know about great music around the world that not everyone has heard about.


Making good music popular is a good goal, I think. Redefining what "pop music" means. Not, like, Miley Cyrus. More like - the music on (!)


Music that Pops Into My Head - and my Life


Vision Machines, ftr. Jim Morrison

Here's something that occurred to me one fine day. I don't quite remember why, or the thought behind it. I do know that all the background vocals were for another song, using this same track. That song was kind of stupid, though (I'll put it below.) But I thought the background harmony vocals were cool, and the track was pretty cool, in a chilled kind of way. And maybe it just occurred to me - I don't really remember, but maybe - that I'd made these Jim Morrison samples out of an interview he did. Skrillex, with a profound lack of imagination, used a completely uncut section of the interview in one of his songs. However, I found that when I hit the notes on my sampler's keyboard in a certain way, Jim Morrison was suddenly saying "Vision Machines". Which is, of course, exactly the sort of thing Jim Morrison would say when making music. As opposed to the far more quotidian - although admittedly insightful - thing he he actually said in the interview.


Music, of course, comes from what were originally called "muses", or "genies" (which is the origin of the word "genius" - not "genesis", as I'd used to think). You feel inspired, taken over by something beyond you. Certainly, then, in some people's views - no doubt including Jim Morrison's view - it was Jim Morrison saying "vision machines", even though, in life, he never said that.




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Austin Washington's Says a (Temporary) Goodbye

Hi, it's Austin Washington.

Thank you for supporting my hobby (since before my voice even changed!), when I posted my first songs. Over 2.2 million of you have registered here, giving me an audience for my music. I know it's not "pop music" as that term is normally applied - but it is surely popular music. Flying under the radar and avoiding the mass media, I've noticed that, for example, I have more followers here than Justin Bieber has Twitter followers. (Not that I'm anything like him, as you all know, nor you are anything like those foolish people!) But it's just kind of amazing to have become so big, and remained so private.


Of course, I hope you all know, it's not the numbers that count to me. It's you, whose comments and suggestions have been the only reason I post my music (I'd make music anyway, but I put it up here because of you). I really feel I've known a lot of you, and imagined some of you - maybe you - when making my songs and music.


I'm closing this site now, at least for a while, to concentrate on the promotion my new book, The Education of George Washington.


The reason is, the internet being what it is, serious people looking for serious information about a serious book coming across a music site might become befuddled and confused. I thought Austin Washington was an author? A speaker! A promoter of values! What's he doing, singing? And writing songs?


My best songs, I know from what you've told me, have promoted values, and good things like that. But I just don't want people to be confused. The best things I've ever heard are when people have told me a song I made changed their life. If that only happened once, that would make it all worthwhile. It honestly would.


But it's happened a lot more often than that...


For those of you searching for information about my book, and stumbling across this site, here is the first song I ever posted, Falling Out of Time. As you'll hear, it's not pop music at all. I still remember one of the first comments someone gave me, saying she'd had some big problem, heard the lyrics, and knew just what to do. If I start hearing the same sorts of things about my book, I will be very happy.


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Austin Washington on Record Companies

One thing I learned, not so surprisingly, I suppose, is that record companies probably aren't such bad things, after all. I mean - I never could have written my book without my publisher's help. Can record companies be that different, for music? I have an editor I would email chapters to, who would encourage me to be more - fun? - even if it's a kind of history book, which I'd never have the courage to do, otherwise. And she would delete the less than perfect parts, and offer suggestions.


Then, a whole team of people summarised the ideas of the book to put on the book's cover - people do judge books by their covers, btw. And they designed several covers, 'til they finally got one that conveyed the true essence of the book.


And so much more. The book wouldn't, and couldn't, exist without the publisher.


So, maybe, sometime, when all the publicity for the book is done, I would, finally, like to work with a record company, to help me organise and "package" and - hey, it's America! - sell, some of the inspired musical ideas that have popped into my head (my version of "pop music", for me - if not Miley Cyrus!)


Music will never stop popping into my head, but, now, at last, I see the value in working with large companies to make dreams tangible. I never thought I'd think this.


Music that has Popped into My Head Most Recently

Making music is a kind of therapy to me. If I'm really depressed, a song can come - can pop into my head, as if by magic - and save my mood, enhance my life, make my heart sing again. It truly is a miracle to me, when these kinds of things happen.


Here is the most recent example. I'd just seen someone die - it's kind of a long story, but the person's last breath was, literally, one I'd breathed into the person's mouth, while trying to do mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. It was even a bit more dramatic than that, as at some point the emergency medical people came, and told me there was nothing more to do. I defiantly breathed one more breath into the person's mouth, and...with the exhalation, you could still hear the character of the person's voice, somehow.


She was supposedly already dead.


I felt this person's spirit around me a lot in the weeks following that incident. One thing, that held significance, fell down on a shelf, weird coincidences happened, a door opened when I was walking towards it, that may have been blown by the wind, but it was a unique occurrence for a door I went through many times every day.


And then, on Christmas afternoon, I was alone for a few hours, and this song just - it just popped into my head (pop music) - it just came to me, words, music, everything.

Well, here it is, anyway. Cheers. Buy the book (or Amazon).


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