The Singles Series: “Sleep” (live)

Transparent recording process reveals all. My wife walked over to the piano with our new born in her arms. She dipped down with one hand to show the babe how the piano makes noise. I stood across the room, witnessing this, and in her five random notes, received the vision for an entire song. I […]

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The Singles Series: Always Leave The Tape Rolling

iPhone, Voice Memo, tape reel, Gibson guitar

Transparent recording process reveals all. Archivists know that the most illuminating moments in music often come when the engineer leaves the tape machine in recording mode, as the musicians talk about whatever suits them. This week Shelly Peiken and I finished writing a song we started last Spring. It’s called Better Not To Care. For […]

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Scooped To The Right – The Monsters Of Lite Rock

70s, 80s, puka shells, white belt, moustache, lite rock, drink a toast to innocence, monsters

A Tribute Album: Well now isn’t this the height of revisionist hypocrisy! That we, some 30 years on, sit here creamin’ over Ambrosia, Climax Blues Band, Firefall, Andrew Gold, Little River Band, Rupert Holmes and all manner of 70’s and 80’s musical polyester. In their heyday, this crowd of artists felt like sonic grave stones […]

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