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New "Blog" Page

Because I was able to add a new "Blog" page to this site, with its very bloggable format including comments section and RSS feed, this former News page page will now be reserved for all the older posts and news…

Growing Up in Encinitas, California

Last weekend my wife and I drove down to my old hometown of Encinitas, CA. Our last visit was only two years before but I’m still sort of culture-shocked each time I see the old place. I end up…

Dad's Records (How I Learned to Listen to Music)

My dad is sitting in the well-worn, green-upholstered chair in the living room next to the stereo cabinet. His eyes are closed and the latest Jackson Browne album, The Pretender, is thumping loudly out of two speakers suspended from the…

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Coffee Songs vs. Whiskey Songs

In my last post several weeks ago, I said that I would explore the subject of “coffee songs†vs. “whiskey songs†as it relates to playing a bar gig vs. a coffeehouse gig Without really thinking it through, I…

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Googie's show last Thursday

The Googie’s Lounge show last Thursday took place on a rainy night. I just get lucky that way, it seems when I go back to play in New York. Out of the last 4 times I played a show in…

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Watching the Regulars (Lunch at KJ’s Diner)

A diner connected to a bowling alley. A place I’ve driven by about a hundred times on my way to other things It’s a small, corner room with oversized windows along two walls, providing lots of natural light. The…

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The New Album is Here!

I've been predicting the imminent release of this album, The Last Dive in Town, for well over a year now, while the actual completion of it kept slipping off into the horizon But, at last, the final physical product…

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Burrito Run (walking at night)

I forgot what it's like to go walking at night On the sidewalk between lit-up storefronts and the headlights of cars swishing past Guys shoot pool and shout in a Christmas light-strewn neighborhood dive bar while women shop at…

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Another One Bites the Dust

They disappear before you ever really notice them. I'm talking about houses. Simple little one-story family homes that have been sitting where they sat for 40, 50, 60 or 70 years on lots double the size of the homes themselves…

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The Times They are A-Ruinin' My Breakfast

I put a kettle on the stove this morning and went to the cd shelves to find something to put on the stereo. I was getting ready to work on more layout ideas for my album cover, and as is…

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Starting a New Thing

I can’t think of a better day on which to begin a new endeavor. It’s just a blog, nothing important, just another guy on the internet posting thoughts, opinions, reflections and experiences I’m listening to the radio this morning…

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2 free downloads added

"Arizona Lullaby" is a new song that was just a little too new to make the cut for the upcoming album. This is a solo acoustic version "Rose on the Lower Eastside" is not a new song (it was…