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Make music with the chatter in here, And whisper all the notes in my ears April 1, 2012 No Comments

Bird by Bird presents a story in which a young man has to write a paper on birds — He’s done all the research, has all the material sprawled out on the table, day by day passes, yet not a word….till the last day — he’s a wreck, he doesn’t know where to start….then grandma walks […]

We were chasing rabbits on the hill, And that prairie-life was great, but never real March 31, 2012 No Comments

Part II in an exorcism series —  It’s amazing the fluidity of a good singer / songwriters.  Sondre Lerche’s Two Way Monologue album still ranks as one of my favorites of all time, fortunately we were lucky enough to catch him in Brussels in 2011 supporting his new album.  Start with a guitar and few […]

Exercise your freedom, Exorcise those demons, You have got to love what you do March 29, 2012 No Comments

The last couple weeks I’ve though about the immense writers block that’s hit me like a ton of bricks over the last few years. Reasons Include: New Friends – I have to laugh at the old guard that still cling to the mechanics of the tools in regard to the answer, and look with intrigue […]

Everyone sells stuff they don’t believe in, Movie actors do it all the time, Guys with cases full of useless health drinks, In politics they quote statistics full of lies February 2, 2012 No Comments

The time of year comes to devote some brain cells to the best albums of 2011, usually done in before year is over, a bit late this year, but better late than never. Trying to strike that whole balance between objectivity and old favorites, what comes out is what’s occupying my ears the most in […]

serve it up in cups from overseas November 7, 2011 No Comments

An interesting venture this summer was Cinque Terre, a place I’d imagine would slide right into the ocean sooner than later without maintenance.  One of those books that changed my life, The World Without Us, I see it in real life here, both somewhere to marvel at the creations of humanity and marvel at the […]

Oh Summer Snail! Climb Mount Fuji, but slowly! Slowly! -Matsuo Basho November 6, 2011 No Comments

A wise sage delivers this message via google talk.  This reminds me to beat stress and re-balance life, and understand when you’ve become busy just being busy and work to do something about it.  Life’s too short   I haven’t written all summer despite amazing things always happening….I hope to break the gridlock word by word. […]

Run on beside me and away we will go, Down to the water where the water is cold, Bring all your money then throw it away, Those three words get easier to say November 3, 2011 No Comments

If I had to sum up life for the summer in a post, it’d resemble something like the Transfăgărășan road, and the stark differences in seeing it in real life vs. the lens of a navigation system. It’s had its twists and turns and excitement, not to mention a brilliant vibrancy.  It’s the difference between seeing something […]

You chased the sun around the Cote d’Azur, Until the light of youth became obscured, and left you on your own and in the shade August 16, 2011 No Comments

Making a blanket generalization it seems as if everytime I try to capture the spirit of Europe in a song it meanders back to A Lady of a Certain Age.  Seems as if Europe is way ahead when it comes to a balanced and integrated approach to life, a feeling and a history that’s too […]

and a thousands points of light cut through the great storm in the sky, and the hands criss-cross and all the clocks on the walls told different times August 15, 2011 No Comments

Public Spaces in Stuttgart – Fantastic for people watching

I’ve got the answers to the tangled knot, Sleep tight in your cot August 14, 2011 No Comments

I can’t recall the time (if ever) I went to a party that started at midnight, so a new experience was in the works Saturday night. Perkins Park VIP, we make the trek for a birthday party.  I forgot that people actually stay up late these days, looking around going ‘wow,’ this place (the whole city) is packed! Two […]