9/22/17: Sunshine and rainbows and hysterical mutism

What do you do when you’re in the middle of a gig and your voice gives out? You think fast.

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Golden Oldies

Have you read the book “Jane Eyre?” It’s one of my all-time favorites. I think I read it for the first time in junior high school, and even now I go back to it every few years. I do it because it’s a great story, and because I get something new out of it every… Continue reading Golden Oldies

Working it

The past few weeks have been pretty busy, thanks to some wonderful wonderful work. I know everyone hates waking up in the morning to get ready for their jobs, but it’s so great to have a reason to hate waking up. It seems like the best working songs have to do with not liking your… Continue reading Working it

7/10/17: US3 & Herbie Hancock

I was always a big fan of this song. I knew they were using samples from Blue Note recordings, but never bothered to track down the original source material.   But then it came and found me. I was listening to the radio, and some Herbie Hancock came on:   It’s great to listen to… Continue reading 7/10/17: US3 & Herbie Hancock

6/14/17: Walking the Blues

At the age of 15, I was listening to Culture Club and ABC and Prince and Heaven 17 and Sheila E. Everything was shiny and clean and super-produced. But I also listened to the Rolling Stones, and that led me down a really interesting musical path. My nature, when I run into a new band… Continue reading 6/14/17: Walking the Blues