I Wish I Were In Love Again – Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland

This tune by Rodgers & Hart was performed by the late Mickey Rooney and the later Judy Garland in a film named, appropriately enough for this blog, Words & Music. https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/o9TbIcRKTLc&source=uds You don’t know that I felt goodWhen we up and parted.You don’t know I knocked on woodGladly broken-hearted.Worrying is through,  I sleep all nightAppetite andContinue reading “I Wish I Were In Love Again – Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland”

Remember, This Is Supposed To Be Fun

This is a reggae-ish twist on the song Fun that I wrote and recorded with Late Model Humans last year for our album Ain’t No Good. Remember thisRemember thisRemember this is supposed to be fun Just ask any little boyLife is meant to be enjoyedAnd sometimes it makes sense to lose your mindTo be aContinue reading “Remember, This Is Supposed To Be Fun”

Royals – Bruce Springsteen – Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland 1-3-2014

I’ve never seen a diamond in the flesh I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies And I’m not proud of my address In the torn up town, no post code envy But every song’s like: Gold teeth, Grey Goose, tripping in the bathroom Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashing the hotel room We don’t care We’reContinue reading “Royals – Bruce Springsteen – Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland 1-3-2014”

Caught Between Two Worlds

My most recent piece of music is an instrumental, so far anyway. While working on “The Parting Glass” with the capo on the 5th fret I started noodling around and stumbled on this little melody that made me think of music from a long time ago. Except for the part with the flanger. It’s calledContinue reading “Caught Between Two Worlds”

The Piano & The Process

Process wasn’t something Joe thought a lot about. What the process used to involve was sex or, in lieu of a partner, masturbation. Something to clear the mind. Then a hit or two, never more, of some decent street weed. Something to float on. Then, sometimes, stretching. Especially once he got old enough to feelContinue reading “The Piano & The Process”