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Cocoon 

As we fall into Autumn and the political rhetoric escalates, I am reminded of why I wrote this song - about a caterpillar who refuses to leave his cocoon. Here's the lyric:

Don't want to be no butterfly
Don't

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I Cannot Write A Love Song. Really. Finally.

So it goes. The long-promised much anticipated (right!) finished product. Here's a link to a facebook video of "I Cannot Write A Love Song" performed live at The B Side in Scottsdale, AZ last Friday night. Thanks to my friend…

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Laboring on Labor Day (Of All Things) 

Yep. So it's Music Monday on a Tuesday, due to the fact that I was working - good, true, honest work this time - literally all day. My wife is moving into a new office, so yesterday was THE DAY…

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I Cannot Write A Love Song, Finis

And to the bridge, and the final verse, and done. I've been playing this song now for a while, and as you kindred writers out there know songs don't become their full and glorious selves until they've been performed many…

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I Cannot Write A Love Song, Pt. 2 

Work still in progress, but getting closer. Here's the second verse:

He said "Long ago I loved so fiercely
That current stripped me to the bone
Nothing left but mud and ruin
And sin that I could not atone

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I Cannot Write Love Song 

Snippets from a work in progress:

Satan caught me at the river
When the surge was running high
He said I could walk on water
We watched the world go washing by

He said "Pity not the wretched

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Enough 

We here at the House Of Strays wish you a week bereft of violence and terror. Our hearts go out to the people of Dayton and El Paso. Enough.

Here's a tune from my second CD Up We Go

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Silence 

Sometimes, amidst the constant babble of our everyday, I find myself yearning for ... silence. A break from the cacophony of news, advertisements, pleadings, askings, avowals, defamations, orders, warnings, solicitations, requests....

Most of this happens in my head, of…

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Hither And Yon - Notes From The Road 

A few notes from my Summer Soul-Stice Tour; stuff that's come up upon reflection.

7,100 miles in 18 days. Seemed reasonable on paper - quite another thing behind the wheel.
Coolest Venue (literally): Peaks Island, Maine
Coolest Venue (figuratively)…

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The Love Circuit 

 I'm talking about the synergy that exists between an artist performer and the audience.

There's a special kind of magic that happens every so often, and it's one of the most powerful emotional forces I've ever encountered. When a…

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Summer Soul-Stice Tour Post-Mortem 

And just like that - poof - it's over. 

14 shows.
18 days.
7,178 miles
Tucson, AZ - Las Cruces, NM - Dripping Springs, TX - Mobile, AL - Greensboro, NC - Nashville, TN - Charleston, WV - Sharon…