This is no time for saluting flags…

Happy Independence Day. Please enjoy responsibly, with these timely words and timeless music from Lou Reed. This is no time for celebration This is no time for shaking hands This is no time for backslapping This is no time for marching bands This is no time for optimism This is no time for endless thoughtContinue reading “This is no time for saluting flags…”

The 20 greatest breakup songs ever – ranked! — Music | The Guardian

On the 40th anniversary of Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive topping the charts – and as the UK blunders towards its own acrimonious divorce – here’s the definitive list of tear-stained stonkersHip-hop isn’t big on romantic heartbreak, but this is a particularly fine example. There’s a lot of bragging from Guru about how he’s so… viaContinue reading “The 20 greatest breakup songs ever – ranked! — Music | The Guardian”

I Love You So Bad It Hurts (LIVE)

The second song I played at an open mic recently is one of my favorite originals of the past few years. Musically, it’s a simple progression that’s made a little fresher by putting a capo on the 10th fret so that the guitar almost sounds like a mandolin. Lyrically, each verse repeats the first lineContinue reading “I Love You So Bad It Hurts (LIVE)”

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”