I am overwhelmed by the influx of community interest in the songs on this thread. This was meant to be a "song request" post, but has transmogrified into an actual project kickstarter. I wish I could say that was my original intent all along, but I'm not that Machiavellian*. This has been a very pleasant surprise. You guys rock.
Many of you have offered to collaborate on some of these songs. I've been alerted that some of these songs are already in the process of being authored, or are in other people's "to-do" lists, so I don't want to spoil any of those surprises. There are probably others listed here that are already done/being worked on, and I just don't know about yet. So before scheduling any work, I'll try to do some more digging around and find out if any are in other authors' pipelines. I'm also in the process of upgrading my hardware situation (I only have an 8 year old laptop I'm using, with 1MB RAM and less than 1 GB left in available space. Gulp. Ordered some new stuff yesterday ) Once that's all done, I'll have an idea of actual timelines for some stuff.
I also have other stuff in my personal pipeline that I'd like to work on first (if I can't get "Real American" out for 4th of July, I'm going to have to leg drop myself), but I think it's fair to say that I'll use this list as a "jumping off point" for future projects, and will ping anybody/everybody who has expressed interest in collaborating on specific songs when that time comes. I'll update the list if/when stakes get claimed on specific songs and active work begins to avoid any redundancies in work.
* Or am I? (cue evil laugh)