Category Archives: Music

Life’s Little Lessons

So here’s my latest song, sort of a B side to Mr. Universe. Like Mr. Universe, this also drags up some old Hootenanny tapes. This time Terence McKenna is lending his naturally musical voice. For the rest of it, it’s just me in my office with a vanilla Dell PC, Adobe Audition recording software, some

Music Re-org

I’m re-organizing my music a little bit. I dropped my “Cowboy of Hope” blog and plan to just drop my tunes here as “Pages”. For now the “Music” tab above gives the playlist with everything. I’ll create a dedicated page for each song with liner notes eventually. Here’s the starter page, for my new song

I Was Dancing in an Irish Bar

Saw Jonathan the other night at the Starry Plough. He rocked the house with his classical guitar and his silly songs. I was happy to see a full house this time. The last time we saw him was in Dallas, right after “Something About Mary” came out and there were like 30 or so painfully

Why I love Rock and Roll

The other night we went out to dinner at a local Mexican restaurant. They were playing these mournful Mexican ballads and the service was really slow. The music was endless moaning and wailing, it started to seem like a ghost in a haunted house. We came home and put on rock and roll and played

Day of the International Solidarity of Workers

Well it’s May 1, Day of the International Solidarity of Workers,  so be sure and find some way to stick it to the man when you can, and spend a little time with The Internationale.

Der Golem

Last night I saw the great film The Golem: How He Came Into the World at the Castro Theater in SF. It was scored by Black Francis which made it all the more amazing. The film is incredible — the set designs, the costumes, every visual aspect was just memerizing. Frank Black’s original songs and

Paris 1991

Rain drops smack upon the boulevard roof tiles crackle in the sun I don’t think I’ll ever go so far as I did in Paris in 1991 I don’t know who was President I don’t know what war we were in but it was all going on in Paris in 1991 The Parisians were so

The Thrill Of It All

I’m enjoying the heck out of the Roxy Music DVD “Thrill of It All: A Visual History 1972-1982″ I read about it in The New Yorker and don’t have a whole lot to add to that. But it’s just beautiful. I love Eno’s various machines, hairstyles and blouses. I also enjoy how incongruous the low-tech

Children of Men

I watched this film on cable the other day. It was enjoyable. I always enjoy the bleak, near future sci-fi stories. But the main thing that thrilled me was a long sequence featuring King Crimson’s “In The Court Of The Crimson King” for no obvious reason other than it sounded cool.

Television

Digging this old vid. That is all.