Reflections

All Summer Long

Do you have a favorite summer song? It’s easy these days to like a song and instantly hear it again (thank you Internet). In pre-internet days if you loved a song you WAITED a lot to hear the song again. …

Bowling & Elvis

“Tis the season” I hope your holidays are merry and bright. The new year takes a bit longer getting started since BOWL GAMES now extend into January past New Years Day. Getting back to work/in a regular rhythm is an …

Good Songs This Year

As a teenager, I went to different hamburger joints or cafes based on the jukebox there. Before internet and smart phones, you had to work harder to hear songs you liked. Today I still know restaurants where the music on …

Long Live The Doors

One reason I loved my paper route is that I had to drive it. It took an hour every afternoon. My car radio was blasting all the time. KLIF in Dallas played The Doors “Break on Through” before any of …

Pieces of April

Maybe this all began when I read the record labels on Elvis or Coasters records. I kept seeing Lieber and Stoller’s names under the title of the song. I saw Chuck Berry’s name was on the label as the singer, …

I Have To Dream

It took a lifetime to write this song one afternoon. As August was becoming September, I looked out the back of my house. The hillside was in full summer bloom. I thought about all the times I’d been at this …

The Music, The Music

The Caroler sings: “The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.” Thoughtfulness and joy intertwine. May the hope of Christmas carry us all into joyous days that we will call 2013. May we all hear …

Mulholland Drive

When I was new to Los Angeles, a record producer told me about this road that stretches across the crest of the Hollywood Hills. You know those hills. They separate L.A. and Hollywood from the San Fernando Valley. One afternoon, …

Scotland: Songs & Poets

The first time I performed outside the U.S. was in Scotland at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh. Just before going onstage with my band the first time, I wondered how my original songs would go over. Would nuances in the …

New Mexico Coffee

Growing up, I learned to keep my mouth shut. I learned that’s how people tell you things. That’s why people tell you things.
On any given morning in Las Cruces I am happy to be in The Bean for coffee.  Same …

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