Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues

Browsing through youtube I found this awesome video of The Bro Jug Blues CD release party. What an awesome song!
These guys are such great musicians and such great friends. It makes me feel great and nostalgic at the same time. What has happened to my life? I'm now so busy with unimportant things. I haven't seen or played with these guys in ages. Maybe this year, things will change.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Banjo and the Kids

Beautiful people making honest, heartwarming music: now that's my idea of a perfect world.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Break Free

break free they say
the fire will help you make them scared
it's a mighty fire,
unlike the one at the campfire last fall.
the stone cell that surrounds your holy ghost power will fall
it will crumble down and you will see them:
standing, fighting and grabbing at each others necks
tonight they bring you peace
but tomorrow they bring you turmoil
break free they shout only if you dare
you're like a puppy being scratched behind the ears
just try to break free

Poem inspired by G. Acosta's artwork. A gift from my good friend Eli.

She Greets Me With Monsters

She greets me with monsters
but they don't scare me
In fact they make me feel like I'm 8
instead of 96
If I could only live with them
They seem so happy and perfectly in place
Grape juice is their beverage of choice
Nothing else but grape juice

Spur of the moment poem inspired by my good friend Teresa Fahlbusch's monsters.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Here's a song I recorded a long time ago based on a bizarre dream I had. I wish I had some video or animation for this one. I think the lyrics could really inspire some interesting visuals. I hope to have the time and inspiration to work on something. You can listen to the song here on my page and download from this link.

Heavy Horse

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A. Bogs Defeats the Grinch Once Again

Since for me, Christmas is not officially over till Three Kings Day, I decided to throw this one in. I just heard a couple of Christmas songs on my good friend A. Bogs myspace page and once again was enchanted with his knack for writing timeless Christmas songs. Not sure what magical ingredient he is mixing into these songs that brings out the holiday spirit, but it really works. I'm sure it is something he found in the attic of his new home in Rochester NY and is just not telling me. Well I promise all of you that when I visit, I will request to sleep in the attic and make sure I find this heavenly ingredient he is selfishly keeping to himself.
Go to Bogs Visionary Orchestra's myspace page and listen. Aside from the three Christmas songs, "This Christmas", "How are you It's Christmas", and my personal favorite " Children of the World" you will find his other treasures waiting for you to hit the play button. Enjoy!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Morning Song

Wrote this song a while back inspired by my daughter. I have decided that its not doing anyone any good if its just sitting in my vault of unfinished/unreleased songs. So today I'm learning to let go and to not be a Grinch. Enjoy! I hope.

Morning Song ( for Dakota )

The Forgotten Snowman

Almost forgot about this one. Dakota and I made a snowman last week. The snow had come down heavy on our Brooklyn streets the night before.
We could hardly sleep with excitement of making our snow man with winters first snow.