Song-stories

Sweet Spot

Sweet Spot

The wind had just started to blow hard against the hurricane shutters, vibrating mom’s aluminum back porch into a consistent low grade hum as if it were the C string on a cello. The power had gone hours before, and out of a pure resignation to boredom I found myself mindlessly producing harmonies to the…

Job 1:21

Job 1:21

Wrote this song yesterday (Thursday, 8.05.16) and just wanted to share it with you tonight. Never been much of a bible scholar, but let’s see if I got this bit right… JOB 1:21 21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed…

Ambulando

Ambulando

One of my first restaurant jobs in LA paid off in spades with musical material. At the time, I was living with my friend and bass player Zo, his best friend and adopted sister Isadore, and our two big dogs- Luna and Blitzen- in a rinky dink 2 bedroom ghetto apartment in Culver City. Zo’s…

Sister

Sister

This book- David Deida’s The Way of the Superior Man- is a decent read, although I must confess that, like practically everything else I pick up, I rarely go cover to cover. What can I say- i get bored easily…or distracted? But Deida does have some keen insights into what being a man is all about,…

Casa Gigante

Casa Gigante

cielo para techo y pasto por el suelo solamente nos separa esta cascara de piel paredes no existen sino el cambio de oxigeno y el dia pasa luz entrando sombras quiesiera yo vivir en la casa gigante afuera con el aire, sol y lodo volveré yo un dia bien cercita para reunirme y amanecer en…

Scheme of Things

Scheme of Things

Inside the Song. Where, how and why does a song descend into the soul, get taken up by the voice and offered to all Creation? She’s the source of great mystery- the jealous, fickle muse who graces us songwriters with Canto. I, above all, haven’t a clue as to the genesis of the creative process- I…