Year: 2001

After the Holidays

Listen to .mp3 sample of After the Holidays. Sung by Mark S. Meritt. 2007, 2002 Mark S. Meritt Lyrics Jingle Bells and Winter Wonderland Take a Sleigh Ride, Let it Snow But like Frosty’s one day All these songs melt…

“Green”-eyed Monsters

Following in the footsteps of Pixar’s previous full-length computer-generated successes, Monsters, Inc. provides eye-popping imagery, laugh-out-loud humor and three-dimensional characters — and I’m not just talking about the animation. Most significantly, though, like its predecessors, the film creates a complete…

A Prelude to Begin With

Life on earth has been evolving for billions of years. For all this time nobody was “in control” and, most of all, nobody was “managing things.” If anything could be said to have been in control, it was natural selection.…

To Scientific American, Re: Biodiversity

If a human population’s death rate or a nation’s commercial bankruptcy rate increased 17 times, it would be considered an unparalleled disaster. To consider this extreme-low-end estimate of the increase in the current extinction rate — not to mention larger…

Lost in Paradise

Listen to .mp3 sample of Lost in Paradise. Sung by Mark S. Meritt. Lyrics If their life were good Most people would Be happy with their fate Still, down deep inside It’s not denied They want a life that’s great…

Gratuitous Silence

The music for this song was originally written for You Could’ve Been Something Special (Love Theme from Gratuitous Violence). Mark felt the music worth reusing for a piece with a greater likelihood for longevity. Other than the title being a…

“Isaac and Ishmael” and Ishmael

In response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, creator/writer Aaron Sorkin and the other minds behind NBC’s The West Wing decided to delay the official start of the series’ third season, quickly creating a new…