Vote For Me

Two-Tone was a short-lived musical movement that came from the West Midlands of England, combining ska and punk in songs that are equal parts socially conscious and danceable. The two tones are black and white and the musical movement was virulently anti-racist, in sharp contrast to the skinhead punks, whose ranks included many white nationalists.Continue reading “Vote For Me”

Observations – Track 7

Track 7 – Bad One afternoon, around 3:00, I was home alone, with that weird combination of boredom and anxiety that rears its head on the lost days, and as I popped open a beer I thought, I know it’s bad, baby Baby, I know it’s bad I mean no harm but I know peopleContinue reading “Observations – Track 7”

Observations – Track 4

Track 4 – Let That Bird Fly Away This is the oldest recording on the album, performed in that distant, pre-Covid world. It is one of the few songs I have recorded with a drum machine and I thought it made a nice change of pace in the middle of this collection. It came fullyContinue reading “Observations – Track 4”

Music 101: Humor

Unlike the lessons up to this point – Gratitude, Grace, Humility, and Patience – today’s lesson is not essential to music. Whole genres of music, specifically classical and jazz, are considered “serious music.” A humorless approach to music can deliver something wonderful, even momentous. But… A little humor goes a long way. Even in aContinue reading “Music 101: Humor”