Brief Thoughts On Whiskey, Death, and Parenthood

“It’s called being a parent!” Somebody yelled this out to me in the middle of my set the other night in Asbury Park. I had just finished playing a new song called Whiskey & Jellybeans. Whiskey and jellybeans Goodbye to all my teeth Nothin ta see but gums Not kissin anyone The point of theContinue reading “Brief Thoughts On Whiskey, Death, and Parenthood”

How To Be An Artist When You’re A Total Nobody 

I should know. I’m an artist. And a nobody. But guess what? If you’re an artist, obscurity is your best friend. When you’re anonymous you can develop your art without answering to any expectations other than your own. But to develop, you have to cash in every day. What I mean by that is, youContinue reading “How To Be An Artist When You’re A Total Nobody “

The #1 Secret To Getting Better At Any Musical Instrument

It’s actually really simple. Stupid simple. That’s what drives me crazy about life. The answers are all right there, right in front of us. But we can’t see them. Were too worried, paranoid, sad, disappointed, guilty, fearful, and afraid to die to notice them. Or maybe that’s just me? But there are little tricks… waysContinue reading “The #1 Secret To Getting Better At Any Musical Instrument”

How To Be Yourself, Even When You Don’t Fit In

Tropical storm be damned, I wasn’t about to miss The Oblivians. I sloshed over to the South Street Seaport through the rising flood and headed out on Pier 17. There was a big tent, this must be the spot. I approached the hand-stampers, a couple of young girls. The one looked at me. “Are youContinue reading “How To Be Yourself, Even When You Don’t Fit In”