I’m Not Afraid (LIVE)

I Fear is the challenge to overcome or to succumb and either way your work’s not done Once you think you’ve got it licked you’ve only learned half of the trick Just because you lose, or win, doesn’t mean a goddamn thing the next time that the fear begins II They say the fear ofContinue reading “I’m Not Afraid (LIVE)”

Slit Skirts

Aging gracefully is one of the great challenges in the life of a rock’n’roller. Many artists have pissed away their maturity chasing the tail of their youth. Just as many have gone to an early grave without having to confront the challenge. Then there are the few who tackle it head-on. Pete Townshend was aContinue reading “Slit Skirts”

The Swallowtail Jig

It is presumed that The Swallowtail Jig was written in the middle of the Nineteenth Century and came to America with the Irish migrant caravan of that era. It is also known as The Dancingmaster and both names come from the men’s coat that forks in the back like the tail of the swallow.   HereContinue reading “The Swallowtail Jig”

I Have To Say

This song, like John Lennon’s Woman, is addressed both to the specific woman I’ve built my life around, and to all individuals of her gender. This feels like a moment for me to be quiet and do some listening. I’ve already heard everything I Have To Say. In another similarity with Beatle John, my compositionsContinue reading “I Have To Say”