Performing

Soloing in concert is sort of like looking both ways before you cross the street, like playing with the idea that one mistake could be fatal, like it is about […]

In 1991, a Canadian fan living in Poland, organized three shows for me. Krak√≥w, Kazimierz Dolny and Warsaw. The Poles were in the midst of devaluing their money, removing three […]

mystery person shovelled my walk again like they did two times before. i suspect it is a certain neighbour and it pleases me lots that they do this before i […]

Listened to a guy other night at the open stage perform with a machine that starts/ stops loops easily. It had a pitch shifter built into it, his voice could […]

Some books about the mind direct a person to practise stopping thought and have methods like staring at a candle, sitting in lotus position, chanting a name like Honest Ed […]

when mark hundevad said he’s playing tomorrow around the corner from where i live – with juini booth, who i didn’t know of, but who has played with tony williams, […]

at the xmas show, an eight year old on stage was speaking into a microphone and it started to feedback. he froze not knowing what the feedback meant or what […]

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 […]