As always, approaching a birthday tends to make one evaluate things. For quite some time I thought there were no benefits to aging. But recently I’ve developed a different point of view on a couple of topics. First, driving. Yes, it seems an odd subject. But when I think back I am so pleased I […]
The Evening Post
Of all the photos I’ve taken in London over the years this is my favorite. Somehow that bird represented freedom from the bureaucracy symbolized by that building.
When I moved from Santa Fe to Portland I gave up my custom-built recording studio. Only thing I miss about the place, being honest. I transported all my gear here and watched as it sat in a garage and then in one side of my live/work apartment. I always told myself I’d get it all […]
This is THE NIGHT OF THE BLOOD WOLF MOON. ©2019 Dave Tutin/openDmusic
If memory serves me well, I have now had this guitar for 50 years. I think I was 16 when I bought it (with help I’m sure from my parents). I remember the shop that sold it to me and the excitement of walking out with the best guitar I’d ever had up to that […]
After years and years and years of examining this question, I think there is. It seems to me that the root of so many problems is one word: insensitivity. Not being aware of the effect you have on others. Think about it. I like to think I have and I like to think it has […]
I am not sure if it is a direct consequence of age or more a subtle shift associated with the changed points of view that age enables. Either way, I have been actively decluttering my life for some time now. Today I parted company with boxfuls of books that at one time I would have […]
Clearly not inspired by any recent events, I think this song is based on a theoretical concept I may or may not have experienced as a young man. Can sex make a relationship worse rather than better? I’ll leave it at that, other than to say this is one of those lyrics that was born […]
Some of my happiest times were on stage at The Cornelia Street Cafe. After rebooting my musical life after a 25 year pause I performed at The Bitter End on Bleeker Street in Greenwich Village, New York, supported by my dear friend Craig Snyder and encouraged by my other dear friend Peter Farrell whose band […]
Incredible that this was recorded during a sound check. This is great musicians playing for the pure joy of it. No “one, two…check, check…one, two” for Leonard Cohen.
We lost John Lennon in 1980. On that day I wrote these words. It would not be until 2005 that they would become a song. I tried extending them into a more conventional, longer song but I had said all I needed to say. And so “John” became a short closing tribute on my album […]