Snowfall

The day after Thanksgiving I had a little to smoke and sat down at the piano to fiddle about. This song came out. In the instinctive way that mothers look out for their children, it wasn’t long before the mother of us all, nature, provided a nice visual backdrop to the piece. I might developContinue reading “Snowfall”

It Doesn’t Matter Anymore – Part 1

There is a line in John Prine’s masterful Hello In There that has always haunted me: We lost Davy in the Korean War I still don’t know what for It doesn’t matter anymore That’s the way it goes in life. At one point there is something that means so much to us that we canContinue reading “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore – Part 1”

The Difference Between Us (live)

…or maybe we should concentrate on what we have in common… The difference between a lover and friend is the difference between the start and the end the difference between a crack and a bend that’s the difference between us The difference between your life’s longest day and the one when you wake up, you’reContinue reading “The Difference Between Us (live)”

Halloween Parade

The first timeĀ  I went to the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade was in 1984. Or so I assume. That was the year I moved to New York and for the next eight or nine years anything above 14th Street was wilderness to me. It’s one of those you-had-to-be-there things. Does anyone else remember John Sex?Continue reading “Halloween Parade”