I stopped by Easton tonight to join my buddies Shawn and Kenny on their MicHop Podcast to talk about this weekend’s music festival and campout, SHAKEDOWN BY THE RIVER, American Education, and much more.Read more "Another Visit to MicHop Podcast: Weekend Fun, American Education, and Much More"
Below you’ll find a sample from my upcoming book, Maybe These Are Poems/Maybe These Are Songs/Whatever They Are/They Sure Aren’t Long. You’ll notice to the right of the poem/song/whatever is a prompt. That is because this is to be an interactive book. After all, I firmly believe everyone should write even if it’s only for themselves. […]Read more "My Upcoming Book Will Be Interactive"
It’s been a bit since I’ve put some fresh words and thoughts on this site, but I figure right now is as good a time as any to do so. Returning from tour forced me to push the old reset button on this weird thing we call life. While the Tour Manager position was essentially […]Read more "An Update of Sorts"
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"
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"
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"
Usually I won’t give a back story for a poem or set of lyrics because most of the time they come out of an image or random thought. However, given the bizarre nature of this one I figure it’s worth the context. My buddy Pat and I have been working on a movie script for […]Read more "Grocery Store Blues"
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."