Many times people tell you about your art and who it reminds them of. They mean it to be flattering or useful – but if there was a compliment college I […]

There is a moment in the documentary of recording Tears Are Not Enough when David Foster tells Neil Young his voice is out of tune and Neil Young replies “that’s […]

The song originally called In Other Words was sung by Kay Ballard and it’s a stunner. Just an A B A B A B but a fantastic instrumental 3rd verse […]

When I was 22 I had keys to Trinity St. Paul’s church. I had a job and our office was in the basement. There were 7 other companies with offices […]

Pretty weird to realize only a couple years ago there was a saxophone solo in Lady Madonna. That’s what gets me about artists who knock me out, I’m surprised. Surprised […]

Playing a repetition in the left hand, soloing over it with my right hand. At certain point what else can be said? Tried reversing which hand did what. Not as […]

When making up a song what comes first the verse or the chorus? a question someone once asked me in an interview. I said anything is possible. Before we […]

Scotch bonnet in curry, dangerous move, can’t go back,  dish gloves for chopping. Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli in the hot jazz club of France, wonder if sriracha played a […]

In the movies the person sentenced to death is never offered a last piece of music. In real life it is worse. They can never stop hearing the same song […]

There are people you talk to who appear to be with you but you know they are not really present, drifting off somewhere, not listening and other people can be […]