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Musicians’ Unspoken Nod of Understanding

*originally published in Sound Waves Magazine July 2016 While washing and scrubbing out the dog food bowl this morning I spied my bulldog Penelope out of the corner of my eye so I turned a little and nodded and bobbed…
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How To Write Songs

*originally published in Sound Waves Magazine June 2016 Constructing a song that people want to actually listen to and enjoy is a science. Writing songs is akin to keeping a journal and then taking those most inner thoughts and encapsulating…
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Nightmare Gigs

*originally published in Sound Waves Magazine May 2016 Throughout my illustrious and surely un-famous musical career I have been plagued with nightmares between the restless hours of three and five a.m. But they’re not your standard falling, drowning, getting chopped…
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Don’t You Know Who I Am?

*originally published in Sound Waves Magazine April 2016 Spring is here! But life as a musician ain’t all Easter bunnies and daffodils, I’m sorry to say. Musicianhood is fraught with self-doubt, heartache, disappointment, bloody fingers, late nights and worst of…

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Book Em Danno

*originally published in Sound Waves Magazine March 2016 I adjusted the microphone stand to align my silver Seinnheiser so it pointed straight at my upper lip. Not too high, not too low, not pointing up and not pointing down. I…

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Why Do We Do It?

*originally published in Sound Waves Magazine February 2016 Today I speak to you – YEAH YOU – you in your smelly, moldy, mouse infested basement, you in your bedroom in your bathrobe, you playing guitar six nights a week in…