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The Bottom Line

My first apartment in New York was at the corner of Bleecker St. and MacDougal St. That was the epicenter of folk music in the 60s, but – by the... Read More
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November 2017
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Deadhead Phase

I heard the studio version of Uncle John’s Band in Mike Lowe’s car on the way home from high school during my sophomore year. Mike, who was known as the... Read More
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October 2017
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Local Gigs

And He said, “Truly I say to you, no prophet is welcome in his hometown.” -Luke 4:24 Performing in one’s hometown is harder than you might think. First, we ask... Read More
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September 2017
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Opening Act

I toured all over the U.S. and Europe in the late 90s/early 00s, but never progressed beyond opening act. It would have been nice to headline – I might still... Read More
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August 2017
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Wedding Songs

I was invited to two weddings on the third Saturday in June, and I’m not one of those people who can be in two places at once. I chose my... Read More
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June 2017
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Overlooked Masterpieces

I knew lots of songwriters during my time in New York City in the late 90s and early 00s, a number of whom had or would achieve notoriety. I also... Read More
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June 2017
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Ensenada (The Song)

Sometime in the summer of 1991 – between my junior and senior years of college – I joined a group of friends on a quick trip to Ensenada, about 75 miles down... Read More
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May 2017
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Welcome To My Century Outtakes

It took a long time to make my second album, Welcome To My Century. That’s because I was working as an SAT tutor in New York City on evenings and weekends and... Read More
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March 2017
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David Crosby

Twitter is great for conversations with people you don’t know and who may be inaccessible because they’re famous, live on another planet, etc. For example, I was able to tell Johnny Marr... Read More
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February 2017
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Books About Music 2016

At the beginning of 2016, I wrote about five of the books about music I read in 2015. Three of them were memoirs (Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello, Reckless... Read More
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January 2017
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The Slippery Disc

In 4th or 5th grade, my grandmother gave me a small drum kit, and I started lessons at the Slippery Disc in Pacific Palisades, CA. Soon, I expanded my scope to... Read More
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January 2017
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Somewhere in New Jersey

A music industry veteran named Mike Ragogna “discovered” me at the Sidewalk Café in the East Village, sometime in the mid-1990s. I was playing one of my first real gigs,... Read More
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November 2016
Lost Soul // Lost Soul
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  2. I Think I’ve Taken Enough Shit From You This Year // Lost Soul
  3. Overnight Failure // Lost Soul
  4. I’ll Replace You With Machines // Lost Soul
  5. Artificial Light // Lost Soul
  6. Bad Business // Lost Soul
  7. Saint Catherine Street // Lost Soul
  8. Alison’s Part of the Equation // Lost Soul
  9. You Started Drinking Again // Lost Soul
  10. Party Dress // Lost Soul
  11. Big Sur // Lost Soul
  12. War of Independence // Lost Soul