Archive for Category: "The Song"

Whiskey – Ukulele in the park

Whiskey – Ukulele in the park

I’ll be performing this and about a half hour of other good stuff with Mariama Torruella, in a duo version of our vocal group, Stripped, this Saturday, the 21st, at 1:30pm outside of Roosevelt University on Michigan Ave. as part of Make Music Chicago. Should be a fun time. It’ll be the first time Madi […]

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Balancing Act – An ArtisticNinjutsu Talkshow

Balancing Act – An ArtisticNinjutsu Talkshow

It’s been simmering in my brain for a long time now. I know a ton of talented folks, and I love picking their brains. What if I picked their brains for your benefit? In my head it’s taken a bunch of different forms. Maybe it’d be a hangout-based talk show with a musical performance. Maybe […]

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Love Rears Its Ugly Head

Love Rears Its Ugly Head

This is from a while ago, and I’m not sure why I never posted it. But after six weeks of being in a cast I’m finally playing again. So I’ll record something new soon in the new studio space. Still a bit boomy because I haven’t done much soundproofing yet, but we’ll see how it […]

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Think About Your Troubles

Think About Your Troubles

I’ve been playing my ukulele a lot lately, and doing some writing on it too, which is an unusual thing, as I’m pretty much a ‘sit down at the piano and plunk out chords’ kind of songwriter. So to learn chord progressions and then try to write melodies for them is a different way of […]

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Teach Your Children Well

Teach Your Children Well

I hate Barney. There isn’t much on the planet that I hate. I dislike raw tomatoes, but I’ll eat one if it’s served to me. I think dubstep is kinda silly, but I’m well aware that there are folks who think robots humping makes for a good time on the dance floor. They’re welcome to […]

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“Breathe Like a Baby!”

“Breathe Like a Baby!”

  There are some moments that you remember for no good reason. I remember being in fourth grade and stabbing myself with a pencil which broke off, and I thought that I would be a cyborg from that day forward. I remember my sixth grade teacher’s white blouses which were just sheer enough to be […]

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You Have Nothing New to Say.

You Have Nothing New to Say.

Here’s a lament I’ve heard from friends for as long as I’ve been a musician. “There isn’t anything that I could say that hasn’t been said a thousand times, and said better by Paul McCartney (Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, <insert idol’s name here>).” I’ve felt this way myself, and there isn’t a week that goes […]

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The Song

The Song

Stevie Wonder on Sesame Street is like universes of genius colliding. Henson is within the DNA of people my age. We grew up with Kermit and Big Bird in our veins, and a little later we went into other worlds with The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. And for me, personally, Stevie Wonder is the gold […]

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