Music

State Of Love And Trust

State Of Love And Trust

It’s worth noting that two weekends ago we didn’t have a gig. It was first full weekend we’ve had off since October (I checked the calendar to confirm). We didn’t plan it that way but we certainly took advantage of…

Out On The Weekend

Out On The Weekend

The weekend before last was grounding. A few weeks ago Heidi had a health scare with a low platelet count. She’s fine now and slowly being weaned off medications, but that experience really affected us, more than I think we…

Song Siblings: Billy Joel’s “I’ve Loved These Days” & Joseph Arthur’s “I Miss The Zoo”

Song Siblings: Billy Joel’s “I’ve Loved These Days” & Joseph Arthur’s “I Miss The Zoo”

I love to analyze music, especially comparing similarities in songs. Whether it’s the arrangement, sound of a particular instrument, or thematic elements; I think it’s a useful exercise as a musician. This is the initial installment of what I intend…

Goodbye, Leonard Cohen

Goodbye, Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen died this week. I lost a spiritual guide. Cohen’s music came into my life at a strange time. I was struggling with leaving one relationship and starting another. I remember feeling lost. It was in that overlap, ending…

Sideways in Reverse

Sideways in Reverse

An objective we strive for on this blog is honesty and transparency; to share how we walk through our lives, what feelings and thoughts accompany us along the way, and which approaches we choose to embrace. For that to work,…

Sometimes It Snows in April

Sometimes It Snows in April

It’s been a tempestuous month. There’s been some highs and lows, but the pendulum is sweeping in a positive direction. For starters, I landed a job at the University of Connecticut. I’ll be doing a variety of publicity and marketing…

Feeling Emotions Pull

Feeling Emotions Pull

On the March 29, 2016 episode of THE TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy Fallon hosted musical guest Michael Stipe, the frontman of R.E.M., who performed a beautiful rendition of David Bowie‘s “The Man Who Sold the World” in promotion of the upcoming…