A student in the songwriting class waited after the class ended and everyone left, then asked me if I thought he would make it in music. Said I have no […]

Occasionally I remember to click on Golf Digest, Steak World, Lithuania Today, How to Teach Science, Learn Japanese, Best Strudel Recipes –  altering the algorithm of advertisements that come my […]

Tonight the anniversary of John Lennon’s life ending from gunshot. What a sad confusing night that was. I remember hearing it on the news when he was still in hospital. […]

From among a few subjects I decided on gender and capitalism for my final Marx paper. . The requirements were to suck up 10 articles and spit back who says […]

Writing a new piece avoiding playing previous patterns.  As days pass the unfamiliar becomes less confusing. The new ideas moves into instinct. Slowly, the need to think through each finger’s […]

There was a singing sound, a low frequency seemed like an Eddie Vedder machine. In a moment the subway started moving and looking up the sound source was a strong […]

Sometimes I can see the moment the light bulb went off in his head, all those years ago, he couldn’t help himself. Another year, another try to get through without […]

I read John Hammond’s autobiography when I was young and after thought A&R people were suppose to discover talent like he did (Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Billie Holiday, […]

  The course Sun Ra taught in 1971 at UC Berkeley  was called “The Black Man in the Universe,” or “The Black man in the Cosmos.” This was the required […]