Performing

Best I think through the hard version, the failure, because if it’s easy there’s no problem. My daughter says easy-peazy-lemon-squeezy. wish that was my back up band, let’s hear it […]

People perform songs in class, develop experience playing in front of others. There is something in this I endorse because it develops one further. We could theorize about it, but […]

Three weeks ago we screened the film Alive Inside for the songwriting class. It’s about dementia seemingly interrupted by listening to music. Hoping to remind the students, even though schools […]

When I was young I thought people older than me probably were much different but over and over it seems reality is that the kid you started out as, remains […]

interviewing rami of foo fighters online today with my class. i hope they have questions for him. not often you get an insider up close and personal when you’re an […]

Sometimes, like viewing footage of a hummingbird in slow motion, breathtaking & extraordinary, just the natural state of the hummingbird, revealed at a human speed of comprehension, beyond words all […]

i had a poem about record industry executive which i told for a number of years and part of the text was indicating his salary was 75 thousand dollars a […]

There is a special space offered in songs when everyone pauses and reconsiders this experience; the solo. It’s a different space, a new zone where if there was a trapeze, […]

There was a songwriter who, when she was a teenager, got a job as an assistant to a famous movie actress. Later in life, she became a songwriter and touring […]

I have many dead friends on Facebook. Sometimes I look at their old profiles now cluttered with advertisements for sun glasses and vacation getaways. We had a discussion in class […]