I asked several close musician friends to draw up a list of songs I should put on a possible compilation disc. They all responded. And they all gave me a totally different list. The odd song appeared on more than one, true, but they were generally different in very interesting and understandable ways. The lists […]
It never hit me before. Not quite as powerfully as a couple of days ago. There is a downside to writing the kind of songs I write. I just started recording again after quite a long break. Having given up my own studio when I moved from Santa Fe to Portland, I went from singing […]
I just learned that my song Crawling Blues, from my latest CD – Arcana, has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Unsigned Only song competition based in Nashville. Still a long way to go – over 6000 entries have been cut to 800 – but happy to be there among all the younger songwriters! […]
Yeah, that’s me to the right of the drummer. Playing bass back in England. I was 16 maybe 17, I think. A long time ago.
In 2013 I held up release of my album JanuaryRising because I’d written a new song. Of course it could have waited for the next recording but this song felt urgent. The strange thing is, as we approach probably the most important mid-term elections we have ever had, it feels even more urgent in our […]
Want the album experience but not the CD? Any one of my albums is now available on a custom thumb drive. But it’s not just the usual MP3 files. For the same price as the CD you’ll get every song in two formats – CD quality WAV files as well as MP3 files. If, like […]
I hope to be working again with my dear friend Peter Farrell very soon. Here’s him and me performing at the Iconik Coffee House in Santa Fe, NM. SOMETHING YOU WANT
It seemed a little strange that I should complete these words on the day we learned of Anthony’s hard-to-comprehend suicide. They are not about him in any way. But I couldn’t help thinking that the title and repeated line had something to do with the place where suicide is not only contemplated but sometimes made […]
THE BEAUTIFUL PRISON Did someone buy you flowers On Valentine’s Day Did someone say I love you Then turn and walk away It wasn’t me but I apologize For all the games we play In the beautiful… In the beautiful prison Were you told the path was easy Looking the way you do […]
My new, limited edition album, Arcana (The Lost Songs) is now available, exclusively on this site. It is a numbered release limited to 200 copies. There are reasons for this, and you can read them by clicking on “The story of Arcana” on the “albums” page above. This is a 3-disc set, with each 7-song […]
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