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Yule Hear From Our Lawyers
  Legal Holiday
  Bluebook Christmas
  Lay Down The Law
  Second Seat Santa
  Snow Justice
  Christmas For Lawyers
  Yule Hear From Our Lawyers

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Season's Briefings From The LawTunes
  Season's Briefings
  Was That You I Saw In Santa's Suit?
  Headin' Home On A Holiday Night
  What A World
  Clothes In The Hamper, Tushies In The Tub
  In A Holidaze
  All Nighter
  De Novo Dreidel
  We Give The Gift
  There's No Billin' On Christmas

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The LawTunes: Live At Blackacre - Legal Humor Lawyer Gift Music CDs from LawTunes.com

Merry Lexmas From The LawTunes - Legal Humor Lawyer Gift Holiday Music CD from LawTunes.com Legal Holidaze - Legal Humor Lawyer Gift Holiday Music CD from LawTunes.com The Lawyers' Holiday Humor Album - Legal Humor Lawyer Gift Holiday Music CD from LawTunes.com

The LawTunes: Live At Blackacre
  (She's An) Electronic Discovery
  Lawyers' Blood Is Typo
  Della Street
  LawMan

  Orderin' In
  Cadillac Cab
  Little Bluebook
  Livin' Life In Six Minutes (2d ed.)
  Everywhere There Is A Client
 
Santa's G.C.

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Merry Lexmas From The LawTunes
  Another Billable Christmas
  Santa's Headhunter's Calling
  Livin' Life In Six Minutes
  Merry Lexmas, Baby
  I Got A Footnote In My Stocking
  Ridin' On A Red-Eye With Santa
        On Christmas Eve
  Hey, Santa, I Appeal
  We're All Just Elves
  So If Your Client's Name Is Santa
  Billable Christmas Blues
  Merry Lexmas Time
  You Don't Wanna Cross Santa
  Down The Halls Of Nussbaum, Hanley
  The Twelve Days Of Lexmas
  Billin' On Christmas Eve (New Version)

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Legal Holidaze
  Rainmaker Reindeer
  Catchin' CLE
  Billin' On Christmas Eve
  North Pole Bar Exam
  A Million Christmas Trees
  Surfin' For An Expert
        Late On Christmas Eve
  Santa And I Are Gonna Pull An All-Nighter
        On Christmas (Live)
  Bill Those Hours (Live)
  Billin' On Christmas Eve (Live)
  Legal Holidaze

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The Lawyer's Holiday Humor Album
  Santa And I Are Gonna Pull An All-Nighter
        On Christmas

  Let 'Em Sue
  All I Want for Christmas Is
        A Stomach Lining
  Santa v. Acme Sleigh  
  It's Gonna Be A Billable Christmas
  Ridin' On A Red-Eye With Santa
        On Christmas Eve

  Bill Those Hours   
  I Dreamed I Saw Santa
         Workin' In The Library
  It's Still A Billable Christmas


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Legal Humor Lawyer Gift Music CDs From LawTunes.comWHO ARE THE LAWTUNES?
  From their humble beginnings in Brooklyn, New York on an appropriately blustery day in December 1957, The LawTunes have long been the lone (and occasionally nearly harmonic) voice filling the void, vacuum, and other euphemisms for "not a whole lot" that is the unique genre of original law-related holiday music. Purportedly conceived during the broadcast of an episode of "Perry Mason" at the moment that a night-table clock radio spontaneously turned on and played an Elvis song, The LawTunes were destined to blaze a path and mix other metaphors as the first legal rockers. Indeed, they would have been the world's first "garage band," had they not lived in an apartment house that lacked internal parking facilities. Instead, they became the world's first storage room band, introducing their music to an appreciative assemblage of empty steamer trunks, rusty tricycles, and yellowed newspapers. Needless to say, the audience was dumbstruck.
Legal Humor Lawyer Gift Music CDs From LawTunes.com  As they developed and, more importantly, briefly considered learning how to play music, The LawTunes and the three chords they eventually mastered soon became headliners on the competitive Bris, birthday party, and potty training celebration circuit. They wrote and played songs that gave voice to their most profound life experiences, such as spilled finger paint, gum in hair, and dislike of peas, be they intact or pureed. But they felt they had not reached their zenith (which, by then, had been replaced by a Magnavox).
  The chance came when, after their unchanged repertoire raised some eyebrows at weddings, college concerts, and corporate events, they chose to put down their instruments (relics of their briefly considering careers in medicine; earlier, they had lost their guitars, drums, and keyboards on a subway), and attend law school. They chose the University of Michigan, primarily for its warm weather.
Legal Humor Lawyer Gift Music CDs From LawTunes.com  Invited (obviously sound unheard) to participate in the Law School's annual alleged "talent show," the band came to the groundbreaking realization that perhaps they should compose songs that had a modicum of relevance to their current audience. They did, and the reaction to the band nearly exceeded that from their debut performances. Upon graduation five years thereafter, however, the rigors of practice forced the band's musical aspirations to take a back seat, which was soon an even greater challenge as that location became occupied by multiplying child safety carriers. Three-row SUVs helped a bit, but not on grocery days. And over time, reflecting the lateral movement increasingly common in the legal profession, the bandmates drifted apart, separately moonlighting for even-more-pale-by-comparison wannabes such as the Breach (of Contract) Boys, The Four First-Years, and Jan and (the Law School Admissions) Dean.
Legal Humor Lawyer Gift Music CDs From LawTunes.com  But finally, with more than a quarter-century of practice (unfortunately not musical practice) under their belts (or, more accurately, the elastic waistbands of their polyester suit trousers), and the ironclad career stability such tenure affords in the law business nowadays, the "Fiduciary Five" felt it was time to take a short (and, indeed, by their employers strongly encouraged) leave of absence to, like a can of off-brand fruit beverage, reconstitute themselves. After their extended hiatus (subsequently repaired surgically), the band made its long-awaited (they were late) return during intermission at a NYC CLE program on noise pollution legislation. A furious burst of arguably original songwriting during a 20-minute cab ride from the Brill Building to the deli across the street, followed by months in the studio (a relic of their briefly considering careers in art) resulted in these albums (actually, it resulted in the master tapes from which these albums were duplicated, but you get the idea). The albums represent a Sherman Act-compliant combination of classic rock musical styles with articulation of the realities of law practice, to create the band's trademark (pending) "Ethical Wall of Sound." With record companies, movie producers, and television executives all banging at their door (although it could also be the upstairs neighbors), without doubt the sky is the limit (of how far you can see). Viva The LawTunes!

   Micah ("Courthouse Steps") Jagger
        Plaintiff's Counsel, Oral Argument, Strutting Around, Shirt Removal, Lead Vocals
 Legal Humor Lawyer Gift Music CDs From LawTunes.com  Nicholas ("Prosser on") Tortolli
        In-House Counsel, Bass, Alto Fax, Photocopier, Invoice Review, Vocals
   Maxwell ("Max") Billings
        External Defense Counsel, Drafting, Electric Guitar, Electronic Discovery, Wardrobe, Vocals
   Smash ("Bones") Drummond
        Prosecutor's Office, Drums/Percussion and Other Auditory Damage, Cellphone, Vocals
   Malcolm ("Mal") Practisse
        Solo Practitioner, Keyboards, Shredder, Excuses, Professional Liability Insurance, Vocals

MORE BACKGROUND INFORMATION THAN YOU COULD POSSIBLY WANT:

Legal Humor Lawyer Gift Music CDs From LawTunes.com  Philosophy: LawTunes' albums are dedicated to the proposition that lawyers' zealous representation of clients and furtherance of the public good can be only enhanced by a healthy willingness of lawyers to poke fun at themselves appropriately on occasion.  Our philosophy emphasizes that lawyers and other people really need to take the time to pursue their "after-hours" dreams, despite the increasing pressures, longer work days (and nights), and other factors that may make them think it is impossible -- and no matter how unrealistic or unlikely realizing those dreams may be. Being able to enjoy or express ourselves or just blow off steam ends up making us happier, and thus better, at whatever we do that actually pays our bills.
  History: Savell’s musical take on the legal world started with performances at the University of Michigan Law School’s “Law Revue” (alleged) talent show in the early 1980s. It continued with solo and in-house band performances at summer and holiday functions at his former law firm, where his poking good-natured fun at lawyers and the legal profession was (thankfully) well-received and encouraged. Over the years he recorded many of these songs, producing vinyl records, cassette tapes, and then CDs which he gave each holiday season to family, friends, colleagues, clients, and people he met on airplanes. Preparing a commercial release was the natural next step.
Legal Humor Lawyer Gift Music CDs From LawTunes.com  Production: Guitars include a Rickenbacker 360 semi-hollow electric and a Yamaha FG-160 acoustic, the latter upgraded with a Roland GK-2A midi pickup to a GR-30 guitar synthesizer; the primary keyboard is an old Yamaha; the basic drum set is from Pulse; also employed is a set of sleigh bells of unknown origin.  On the hardware side, Savell's PC is a Rain Computers ION 4 low-noise system optimized for recording, running Windows 8 Pro, with a Gateway LP2424/FHD2401 24" widescreen/HD display, and an AKAI EIE Pro Electromusic Interface Expander, outputting to M-Audio Studiophile BX5 D2 Bi-Amplified Studio Reference Monitors and BXS Subwoofer (except when others are asleep or watching TV, at which point he switches in the interest of all to Bose QC3 noise-cancelling headphones).  Chief among peripherals are an M-Audio Midiman MIDISPORT 4x4 MIDI interface, a Ketron SD2 Sound Module/Orchestral Wizard, a TC-Helicon VoiceLive Play GTX, a DigiTech Vocalist VR harmonizer, a Roland Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-550, and a Mackie Control Universal surface mixer and Extender .  Primary microphones are a TC-Helicon MP-75, a RØDE NT2, and an AKG C 1000 S, used with an sE Electronics Reflexion Filter (plus two acoustic blankets) for room ambience reduction.  On the software side, Savell relies upon the simply fantastic PG Music Band-in-a-Box 2014 accompaniment and arrangement tool and RealBand 2014, the DAW/sequencer Cakewalk Sonar Producer X3d (including Dimension Pro 1.5, Native Instruments Guitar Rig 4 LE, and Roland HyperCanvas/TTS-1), Realivox - The Ladies, Roland Super Quartet, Native Instruments Bandstand, and several audio processing packages/plugins.  He has used the Microsoft Songsmith program, which allows preliminary voiced song ideas to be captured in both audio and MIDI formats.  Savell composes his lyrics in Songwriter's Pad and MasterWriter 2.0 songwriting tools software, and, when blocked, uses an Executive Machines EPS-1501X shredder.  He edits audio in Audacity 2.05 and burns his masters with Nero 2014 Platinum.  Savell designs his album covers, CD faces, and promotional materials using CorelDraw Graphics Suite X3, Corel Paint Shop Pro X, and other graphics/layout software.  Legal Humor Lawyer Gift Music CDs From LawTunes.comExcept for live performance tracks, all songs are performed, recorded, and produced in Savell's home studio.  The CDs are then mastered and manufactured by Disc Makers or National Media Services.
  Contact: Lawrence Savell - LawTunes - www.lawtunes.com - savell@lawtunes.com
  P.S.: Amazingly, we got through all this without a single footnote.  Something is obviously very wrong.*
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*Sorry, I just couldn't resist.

  

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