February 2018

Did Bach walk around patting himself on the back for what a genius he was or did he think about the next mad puzzle to engage himself with? Does one […]

(to the drummer) How do you do that?   I can’t tell you.   Why not?   Because you wouldn’t believe me.   Try me.   Better to stay silent […]

name one song that affected you in terms of relationships: Happy Together (Zappa Version) name one song that got you interested in a culture you weren’t familiar with: Planet Claire (B52s) name one […]

Looking at exercises in a book about Theatre of the Oppressed (Augusto Boal). Many make me think of musical counterparts, about attention and imitation or leading and reflection, similar issues […]

There is a tempo to everything and you play with it, in time or not.  When I’m out of time with someone or something it is obvious, no different with music.

I used to gush over the power of certain musicians, (and sometimes still do) but what really gets me are the Banksy’s of the world.

At the rehearsal, the guitar was so loud that the three vocalists were obliterated. Instead of directing the guitarist to turn down, this time I tried to get the singers to […]

I have the feeling sometimes that people like my writing but truth is often people don’t want my advice, same with students.   I was in a mall, in a […]

Student canceled lesson, disappointed in their progress. Some get defeated about practicing or rather, defeated about not practicing. It is as if there is a tricky part of the mind […]

There was a time after high school, when Linton Kwesi Johnson, The Specials and Dory Previn were mostly on my turntable, that was lucky. Last week, in one of my […]