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I'm A Hungover Consumer.... Please Buy Local! 

Hungover, yes, but not for the reasons you might think (although I did eat enough food this past Thursday to feed several families of Syrian refugees. Of this fact I am not proud.)

The hangover I feel is attributed to…
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Giving Thanks (and other stuff) 

Happy Thanksgiving to you all, and to my Native American friends my sincerest apologies. As I've gotten older I struggle with the idea of celebrating an event that heralded essentially a genocide movement against the indigenous cultures that inhabited North…
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Pre-Election Day Blues 

I know what you're thinking. "He's finally going to post something political, I knew it, I knew it, I knew he couldn't hold out because he's weak weak weak and a mealy-mouthed prevaricator and...." Right? That's what you were thinking…
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Singin' and Songwritin' Been Very Good To Me! 

Now, don't be mislead by the title of this post - it's not financial gain I'm talking about. Not yet, anyway:) But in terms of musical fulfillment, personal enrichment and interpersonal relationships ... well ... let's just say that I…
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A Whole Lot Of Humble....

I returned from the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival (near Austin, TX) with a couple of epiphanies, a few observations, some new song ideas, and a whole lot of humble. Man, great - GREAT songwriters are everywhere. At least in Dripping…
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October Blues 

Now, I don't really have the blues, honest. I'm one of the luckiest guys in the world. I'm blessed with a wonderful family, great friends and a loving and supportive spouse. Can't get any better. Plus, I just won the…
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Welcome Autumn! 

Happy First Monday Of Autumn! I know I waste a lot of time commenting on the weather here in the desert southwest, and probably think about it more than is healthy, but hey, when you live in a place that…
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Slidin' past Summer.... 

Happy Monday! Finally, the mornings here in the desert carry just a hint of coolness, giving us hope that the days of triple digit temps are behind us for another year!  This Sunday I'll be at the legendary Rhythm Room…
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It's Monday!!! 

And the middle of the month, and we're deep into the election season. Fear not, I promise nothing political here! However, I will suggest you check the video of the great Mose Allison (link below) to get an idea of…
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Happy Labor Day! 

Here in the desert Southwest, Labor Day signifies the end of Summer's cruel reign and the advent of cooler temperatures. Well, that's what we want to believe, anyway. The unfortunate reality is that while most of the rest of the…
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Sizzlin' in the Desert 

Sizzlin' both in reality and metaphorically! The 110+ heat takes its toll on us musicians during the summer - so I took the opportunity to slip a little family vacation and a concert on the coast of California near Santa…