This book was supposed to come out in November 2014, but life and the holidays got in the way. Fortunately, it’s all buttoned up and ready to release on Sunday January 18th, 2015. After all, Sundays are great days for reading. Below you’ll find the description of this project. If you plan to be part […]Read more "Poems/Songs/Whatever coming January 18th"
Note: I was lucky enough to snag a gig as the Tour Manager for the Jake Clemons Band. This entry is a brief reflection on our 4th day of tour. We arrived in Bowling Green, Ohio around 11pm and checked in to our AirBnB booking, The Art House. It’s a house adorned with original art, […]Read more "Tour Managing for the First Time"
So we all know life isn’t exactly easy these days and jobs are going the way of the Black Rhino, but there are things we can do. They might not be the greatest ideas or yield the most results, but we can still do things, right? Well, I published a book of my writing. You […]Read more "Life on a Treadmill: The Collected Works of a Successful Failure"
NOTE: When I woke up this morning I had an urgent email from my editor with a list of local citizens, who had participated in the marathon. “Other sites already have stories. The pressure is on,” she wrote. I cringed, knowing this was the kind of assignment I hate. The kind of assignment where basic […]Read more "Finding the Positive in Tragedy: The Boston Marathon Bombings"
The first time I saw Spirit Family Reunion was the product of total boredom and uselessness. I had surrendered to the notion that my day was to be spent in my underwear playing video games. Then my friend called and asked if I wanted to see Levon Helm in Woodstock, NY. It wasn’t much of […]Read more "Spirit Family Reunion: 2 Nights 1 Week"
It was about five months of not booking anything before my most recent show on Feb. 2nd with Gypsy Wig, Able Hands, and Young Legs. The show prior to Feb. 2nd (Delicate Steve, Gypsy Wig, and Dad Brother) was a memorable and fun night, which has been the case each time I’ve booked Delicate Steve […]Read more "A Commentary on the Business of Live Music"
Since I was 13 I’ve been pretty involved in local music in New Jersey. At first it was just going to a lot of shows, thanks largely in part to awesome parents, who would shuttle my friends and I an hour away to places like Birch Hill or Krome, both of which are extinct venues […]Read more "Local Music Seems to Be Getting Awesome Again"
Haven’t you heard there’s a flu epidemic? Hasn’t your mother told you? Mine has—several times. She even insisted I get a flu shot, and so have a dozen other people. This sort of fear mongering, an ever growing trend in America, almost kept me home on a Saturday. After all, I had shown symptoms of […]Read more "There’s a Flu Epidemic! Who cares? There’s Music to Be Heard."