Unbelievable…oh sorry it’s the GOP…of course it’s believable

Posted: March 7, 2012

"…his plan to cut marginal individual tax rates by 20 percent won't increase the deficit because he would limit deductions and exemptions for the wealthy." "…also said he would consider changing a provision of the tax code that has benefited high-earning investment fund managers, including himself." So, let me get this straight. These are terrible […]

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Posted: March 6, 2012

“ First thumbs up I've given on any of these guest artist tunes ” Click on the icon over there on the left to hear my music via Internet radio.

It’s night time in the Big City

Posted: March 2, 2012

Every episode of "Theme Time Radio Hour with your host Bob Dylan" started with these words, which in turn started an almost haiku-style poem, such as: It’s night time in the Big City A local band packs their gear into a vanIt’s easier to buy a gun than cold medicine. If you didn't catch Bob's amazing […]

Behind “a flagless moon” – #2 in a series

Posted: March 1, 2012

From time to time I will post pieces like this that will examine the ideas and motivations behind the songs on my new album beneath a flagless moon. SEE WHAT TIME HAS DONE (for Dennis Hopper) “We are the ones…” Those words are repeated frequently in this song, so a sensible place to start would be […]

Behind “a flagless moon” – #1 in a series

Posted: February 25, 2012

From time to time I will post pieces like this that will examine the ideas and motivations behind the songs on my new album beneath a flagless moon, CITY OF GHOSTS I think the key to making sense of this song is the line “memories don’t die they just fall asleep.” We go through life, I […]

Kind words from back home for ‘Beneath a Flagless Moon’

Posted: February 24, 2012

A review of my new album – beneath a flagless moon – will appear next week on Their blog version has already appeared. Leicester, for those of you who don't know, is the next big city south of my home town of Nottingham, England (Sorry Loughborough, I don't think of you as big). It's […]

Craig Rodgers…what can I say?

Posted: February 20, 2012

I learned today of the death of a very, very dear friend of mine. Craig Rodgers was one of the first people in the film production world of Los Angeles to take me under his wing when I joined the crazy world of New York advertising agencies back in 1988. He was one of those […]

Advertising gets personal

Posted: February 20, 2012

"Your privacy is gone, and it's never coming back. "A report that Target accidentally disclosed a teen girl's preganancy to her father shows the logical extreme to which retailers can take the search for more information about their customers. "This is what happens when you hand the cashier at your local drug store or grocery store […]


Posted: February 18, 2012

Leo Kottke – minimalist

Posted: February 14, 2012

One man. One voice. One 12-string guitar. One 6-string guitar. That's all it takes to keep you thoroughly entertained for an hour and 40 minutes when the man in question is Leo Kottke. Saw his gig Sunday night at The Lensic Theater here in Santa Fe. He may have been forced to change his playing […]


Posted: February 9, 2012

I wish he were still with us. We need this kind of clarity now more than ever.  

Same as every year…waiting

Posted: February 9, 2012

I have never figured it out, I guess. Just learned to accept it. But no matter what is going right in my life I find the period from January to my birthday in March extremely depressing. It's like I lose a few months out of every year. I thought the least I could do was […]

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