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Fish, Pipes & Pandemonium

*originally published in Sound Waves Magazine March 2018 Lenten fish dinner specials are my fav. This time of year here on Long Island Sound, everything imaginable is plucked from the sea by dedicated busy fishermen and women in a frenzied…
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#Musicianship Goals

*originally published in Sound Waves Magazine February 2018 The beginning of a new year is always such a joyous and hopeful time for bands. Just like normal people, bands set goals, make resolutions and promise themselves all kinds of things…
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*originally published in Sound Waves Magazine January 2018 Music died the day dawned on the digital age, people say. Nobody buys music anymore, as we all know. There are so many ingenious ways of stealing newly created music I could…
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Holiday Muffin Pondering

*originally published in Sound Waves Magazine December 2017 I woke this morning to an overwhelming sense of optimism.  My pre-programmed cynicism toward the impending gluttony of the holiday season and all things doom and gloom had vanished without a trace…
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Album Listening Party

*originally published in Sound Waves Magazine November 2017 Before the invention of the .MP3, those handy little files that allow people to listen to music on their computers, sitting around and listening to music with your friends used to be…
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We Not Be Jammin’ Mon

*originally published in Sound Waves Magazine October 2017 One of the true pleasures in life is growing old.  You get awesome experiences and wisdom and you get to go to lots of places and do lots of things.  It’s a…
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No Listen No Try

*originally published in Sound Waves Magazine September 2017 Solo acoustic artists are a courageous bunch.  They’re alone in a corner, like they did something wrong, playing to an audience that is most likely there for the food or the conversation…
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Moosting Salad

*originally published in Sound Waves Magazine August 2017 Sometimes at gigs we get requests.  This is a given.  We are there to entertain, and it’s kind of our job to give the people what they want.  However, there are some…
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Festivus

*originally published in Sound Waves Magazine July 2017 Summer is here finally. Time for outdoor music festivals, beach concerts, rockfests and mega jams. I run into people and they ask, “Excited for summer? You going to have lots of gigs?…

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Noise

*originally published in Sound Waves Magazine June 2017 From out on my back deck in the woods of Stonington, CT I hear all kinds of noise.  Tractor trailer truck tires hitting the highway’s shoulder rivets, dirt bikes whirling the grounds…
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Rockin’ in the Natural World

*originally published in Sound Waves Magazine May 2017 Creative people put up with a lot of stuff trying to create.  From interruptions, to computer problems to writer’s block, it’s a wonder we get anything done at all.  But come springtime…
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Big City Giggin’

*originally published in Sound Waves Magazine April 2017 I haven’t lived an extraordinary life. I haven’t survived horrific abuse or imprisonment, haven’t fought for democracy in any foreign wars, and haven’t saved the life of anybody. I’ve never broken a…