The Evening Post

The man who taught me to C

Posted: April 21, 2012

Yesterday saw the passing of guitar legend Bert Weedon at the age of 91.  Bert was one of the first wave of electric guitar players…having hits of his own, that foreshadowed the later success of instrumental bands like The Shadows, as well as backing many famous artists including Frank Sinatra. But what Bert is equally […]

Behind “a flagless moon” – #5 in a series

Posted: April 20, 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. I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU A song over twenty years old finally sees the light of day. It’s true, these words were written that long ago. Along the […]

Levon Helm (1940 – 2012)

Posted: April 19, 2012

The Band with Bob Dylan 1974.   One of the stunning group of multi-instrumental, multi-talented guys who came together under many names but eventually became The Band, Levon Helm was a superb drummer, as well as singer and actor. Now he's gone.  "He passed away peacefully at 1:30 this afternoon surrounded by his friends and […]

Two songs from BENEATH A FLAGLESS MOON recognized. And more.

Posted: April 18, 2012

  I'm thrilled to report that I have got three finalist slots in the upcoming NMMA. Two songs from beneath a flagless moon are among the five finalists in their category. In addition, davetutin.com is a finalist in the Best Artist Website category. My site was designed and built by my good friend Brian Fallon. […]

Behind “a flagless moon” – #4 in a series

Posted: April 14, 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. THE ROAD TO NEVER MIND This song was originally called The Last Road, and each verse ended with “going down the last road” instead of “on the road […]

Jonathan Pryce gives his all…but San Francisco doesn’t want it

Posted: April 11, 2012

On a recent trip to San Francisco we were lucky enough to get tickets to see Jonathan Pryce in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker. I met Jonathan many years ago – he provided the voiceover for several of the TV commercials I wrote. He was an exceptionally nice man. In fact many of the actors I […]

3/27/12

Posted: March 27, 2012

"In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."                                                                                 ~ Albert Camus I did indeed love the 60s…the music, the progress, the sense that the world was headed (albeit sometimes slowly) in a better direction. Some of it panned out and some of it didn't. I have said before […]

How tricky the truth is!

Posted: March 22, 2012

So, an aide to Mitt Romney slips up and tells the truth…that his candidate would wipe the slate clean of all his fake ultra right-wing conservatism should he find himself the chosen one to go against President Obama this November. The analogy he used (a very damaging one it turns out) was the famous old […]

Wise Words

Posted: March 17, 2012

A very good friend of mine just returned from spending several weeks in Thailand. In exchanging emails on his return he happened to say… "Getting out of the US and looking back, taking the cultural blinders off, always an important 'wake-up' call." This seemingly simple statement stopped me in my tracks. "Cultural blinders" – what a […]

Behind “a flagless moon” – #3 in a series

Posted: March 16, 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. HARVESTING LIGHT Not a complicated song but one of my personal favorites on beneath a flagless moon. The foundation of this tune is the realization that we are […]

Goldman Sachs=Lehman Brothers

Posted: March 15, 2012

It was my misfortune some years ago to be part of a team that was hired to write advertising for Lehman Brothers. Of course, we quickly discovered the firm didn't actually want any advertising. The senior bankers turned their noses up at the idea in much the same way as a Gourmand would if offered […]

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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