If my little blog was human she would be in the first grade now. They grow up so fast. Bob Dylan said, “he not busy being born is busy dying,” but my experience of life is a little different. I think we start dying at the moment of conception and even as we draw ourContinue reading “Bloggiversary 2019”
Five years ago today I started this blog as a new artistic project after I quit my band of 30 years. In the days since I started Words & Music I wrote a novel, became a poet, and composed most of my favorite original songs. I have posted about 650 poems, stories, songs, reviews, andContinue reading “Bloggiversary and break”
Four years ago today I posted the first of 482 entries on this blog. Most have been about music, fiction, or painting – both original work and explorations of the work of other artists. At some point in the next week or two this blog will have its 100,000th page view. I’m grateful for everyContinue reading “Happy 4th Blogday”
“I saw the angel in the stone and I carved until I set it free.” Michelangelo If you have a few extra minutes this holiday, I would be thankful if you spend it reading my piece on Michelangelo’s David in ARTpublika magazine.
Three years ago today I started this blog with the post “(Just Like) Starting Over.” It’s not an easy thing to start over but it’s necessary when the path you’re on hits a dead end. By the age of three, most of us have mastered the whole walking-and-talking thing, even if distances are difficult forContinue reading “Third Time Is The Charm”
My name is Mike, and I’m a blogger. Two years ago today me and the Words & Music staff (I hope to have it tattooed one day) first dipped our wick in the blogosphere. One of the things I’ve learned blogs do best is making lists, and anniversaries are a good time to look backContinue reading “Happy Blogiversary”
“I’m calling all the shots tonight. I’m like a loaded gun.” – Aerosmith And we’re back. By “we” I mean me. It’s not the royal we. It’s more of a disagreement between otherwise compatible pronouns. My invisible (or at least carefully concealed) staff and I are ready to shake off the shadows and submit againContinue reading “And….We Are Back”
One year ago today I posted the first entry to my blog. Titled “(Just Like) Starting Over,” it was about quitting the band Late Model Humans and trying out this new adventure. For the first 9 months I was religious about the blog, posting 3 times a week: music on Mondays, fiction on Fridays, andContinue reading “Happy Blogday”
I started blogging yesterday at The Not Safe website. Once or twice a week I’ll be posting thoughts there about life and art in NYC so if that kind of thing interests you please give a visit. Check out their T-shirts, too. They have some very nice designs.