Reflections

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 …

Caves and Tunnels

Hope! It’s 2011. This could be a cave or a tunnel. Hope!
Around here 2010 ended with an exclamation point. My band’s LA concert last October hit a real (no pun intended here) high note with me. Sometimes you can just feel …

Magnificat!

As ’99 turned toward 2000, everyone I knew walked with a sense of awe. We were ending a century and a millenium. Well, we didn’t end it, but we were witnesses. Y2K was also full of ominous anticipation, too. Here we …

Beatles Blast

Great fun hearing Fab Four play on Firenze Ristorante system this LA autumn night. All early ’63-’65 tunes. Fun to hear in 2010 and a good 1450 miles west of Hwy. 84. Fun to remember when KBGO or WACO radio …

A Calling

My life is better when:

I get the music (I hear)  written.  Get what I hear in my head recorded so that it can be played and heard.
I get the music (I’ve written) out of my living room.   Get it …

Big John… and Two JDs

As a boy I did not know what made some records sound better than others.  Jimmy Dean’s “Big Bad John” sounded great to me.  I liked the song, too. I was always thrilled to hear it booming out of AM …

Robert’s Home

My first job in show business was at W-A-C-O radio as a disc jockey with my own daily shows. Whatever my talents, I was a high school boy and the two bosses I had there were…  patient and merciful.
Robert Weathers …

After REFUGE… Friends

Completing the music for Refuge has been a journey. A good journey. Filming began in July ’09 in the area around Las Cruces, New Mexico. I visited the sets for atmosphere that might help when it came time to create …

My Yearly Valentine

It’s no secret. Mother died in a bus wreck on Valentine’s Day. That was in 2003. The first year after was full of foreboding loss in all corners.
On the one year February anniversary, a week of …

Crazy Hearted

Got to see Crazy Heart. Good film. Jeff Bridges delivers and the reviewers recognize that. Glad to see T-Bone Burnet team up with the late Stephen Bruton for so much of the music in the film. When I first moved …

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