Bad

The last time I was in a recording studio was April, 2013. I have written dozens of songs since then but have only recorded rough demos of them, until now. For my first studio recording in seven years I chose one of my most recent songs, written¬† just as the pandemic hit. Recording studios areContinue reading “Bad”

Don’t Believe All You Read In The Headlines

It is disturbing to watch the fabric of reality being torn in two. Each reality seems, in the eyes of its beholder, to be absolute and inviolable. To me, it seems obvious that we should take the advice of medical professionals to maintain social distancing and wear a face covering in public to contain theContinue reading “Don’t Believe All You Read In The Headlines”

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

I heard this song the other day and it seemed appropriate for these sequestered days. None of us are getting around much anymore. Duke Ellington wrote the music and first recorded it with his orchestra in 1940 with the title Never No Lament. Two years later Bob Russell (born Sidney Keith Rosenthal) wrote the lyricsContinue reading “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”

Little Richard (1932 – 2020)

The first time I ever got up on stage to sing and play guitar was October 15, 1981 at the Copper Fox Tavern in Oneonta, NY. It was a requirement of the guitar class I was taking in college. I played three songs. Two of them were original, and if the scrawled notes on myContinue reading “Little Richard (1932 – 2020)”