Folks talk about practicing until your fingers bleed as an indication of your dedication to your craft. I only had that happen once, over a series of two or three gigs at a club in the suburbs of New Jersey. I was playing bass in an Irish/pub rock band, and this was a really funContinue reading “1/23/17: Suffering for my craft”
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4/1/2016: No April Fool’s joke, just a regular old article about music.
I love listening to different versions of the same song, especially when both are terrific. A couple of my favorites are “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” which was recorded by both Gladys Night & the Pips and Marvin Gaye (of course, a lot of other bands have covered it, too). Interesting that both artistsContinue reading “4/1/2016: No April Fool’s joke, just a regular old article about music.”
December 30, 2015
Oh, how I love this album. I bought it because I liked the cover, something that has served me very well in the past. Album art is really important, even now that physical album covers are becoming rare. It’s a fantastic record. It goes from total noise to neo-country music, and the song arrangements areContinue reading “December 30, 2015”
August 8, 2015
Mornings are tough, no matter what. I only work part-time, and I don’t have to be there until 10:00 AM. But I still have to get up at 7:15 so I have enough time to painfully peel my eyes open with coffee and scandalous news stories. For almost seven years, I had a job thatContinue reading “August 8, 2015”