Halloween Parade

The first time  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”

Let That Bird Fly Away

This is not a song about birds, not even in the Swingin’ Sixties British sense of the word. This is a song about letting go. Getting old is the process of letting go but some things are harder to let go of than others, and sometimes they follow you into your dreams. This is oneContinue reading “Let That Bird Fly Away”

I’m Not Afraid (live)

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s noticed that these are kind of dark times in some ways. There’s a lot of anger and hate in the air, you can feel it, people are…everybody seems like they’re pissed off. I hear people yelling on the streets, at each other, and it can be discouraging,Continue reading “I’m Not Afraid (live)”

I Love You So Bad It Hurts (live)

I got two girls One’s in heaven and one’s below One I love with all my heart And one I do not know Townes Van Sandt I didn’t know it as I was writing this song but it turns out to be about two women, with the verses alternating between thoughts of each of them.Continue reading “I Love You So Bad It Hurts (live)”

The Crown of Creation

In loyalty to their kind they cannot tolerate our minds In loyalty to our kind we cannot tolerate their obstruction While meditating the other day, as I got to the seventh chakra (“the crown”) this song came into my mind. I hadn’t heard it in years but it seemed like it was written for theseContinue reading “The Crown of Creation”