Garcia/Hunter So I got a job. I’m officially moving back from the takers column to the makers. I’m going back to being a Workingman. 45 years ago this month the Grateful Dead went into the Pacific High recording studio in San Francisco and recorded 8 songs that they released under the title Workingman’s Dead. EveryContinue reading “Workingman”

Little Pink Shoes

I played this song last night at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn. I wrote it last summer; it was the first song I wrote after quitting Late Model Humans. It’s called Little Pink Shoes. Any time she hears bad newsShe just puts on her little pink shoesAnd this world of decayTurns into one she canContinue reading “Little Pink Shoes”

The Parting Glass

The lyrics to this song date back to at least the early 1600s. The melody came a century or so later. It’s usually played at the end of the night as a farewell song.William Christie, who compiled two volumes of Traditional Ballad Airs, wrote in 1876 that The Parting Glass was still the last playedContinue reading “The Parting Glass”

I Want You

“Brevity is the soul of lingerie” – Dorothy Parker Although this blog is called Words & Music there are situations that call for economy in the use of words.  The longest song The Beatles ever released (except for the experimental Revolution 9) is “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” which clocks in at 7Continue reading “I Want You”