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Twist My Arm

Originally published in Sound Waves Magazine April 2021 Spring has sprung and so have I.  There’s a spring in my step, as it were.  Could be my new sneakers, or, it could be, everything. At an outdoor family gathering the…
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Name That Tune

Originally published in Sound Waves Magazine February 2021 The snow falling outside today is beautiful, magical, peaceful, refreshing, mysterious and crystalline, like a Harry Potter movie.  Which gets me thinking about movie soundtracks, and you know I love me some…
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Spa Music

Originally published in Sound Waves Magazine January 2021 Recently, during one pandemic inspired particularly sleepless night, I had this bright idea to ask Alexa to play some spa music.  I figured, “Hey, if I can’t actually be there, I can…
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Finding the Music

Originally published in Sound Waves Magazine December 2020 When the bars and the schools and the live music venues and the world shut down in March 2020 so did the music, so it seemed.  Rather than put my quarantine time…

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Ornery

originally published in Sound Waves Magazine November 2020 Football just isn’t the same.  Baseball wasn’t the same.  Halloween wasn’t the same.  Thanksgiving undoubtedly, will not be the same.  I try not to think about the dissimilarities too much because they…
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Thirteen Basements

I went down to my basement the other day to look for an extension cord or something and I stopped dead in my tracks.  No, it wasn’t another mouse or a monster daddy long-leg, it was worse:  it was a…

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Retail Therapy

originally published in Sound Waves Magazine September 2020 We’ve all had to do what we had to do during COVID-19.  Some of us have taken this time to reflect and really focus on what’s important.  Some of us explored new…
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Nautical Notes

originally published in Sound Waves Magazine August 2020 I’ve been spending a lot of time around boats and pretty much zero time with my guitar and it got me thinking. Why are there so many analogies about boats anyway? Is…
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Improv

originally published in Sound Waves Magazine July 2020 Improvisation in music is a time-honored skill reserved for the best of the best musicians. In jazz, it’s downright required to have the skill. In rock, we call it jamming. In theatre…
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Miss You

originally published in Sound Waves Magazine June 2020 When I owned a music consignment shop a dude came in one day asking for stage lighting. He said it was for a very important show for a very important superstar. I…
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Dried Up

originally published in Sound Waves Magazine May 2020 I popped open my green bottle of CoverGirl Clump Crusher mascara for the first time in 48 days just to see how she was doing and as expected, she was all dried…
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Pandemonium

originally published in Sound Waves Magazine April 2020 For my musician friends: I know you all have been bombarded with emails and newspaper articles on “what to do if you are an out of work musician during this global pandemic.”…