I tried to figure you out

It’s funny…. when things are going well in a creative endeavor, you can work instinctively, intuitively, with your more cerebral side put out to pasture. When things are going badly, there are no instincts — it’s all cerebral. It feels like nails on a chalkboard, or like a robot trying to pick out a bouquet … Continue reading

All That I Can Do

I begin this week’s entry with another reference to Bob Marley, which is weird because I don’t usually think about him, and yet somehow in the context of this blog, I do. A few weeks ago, I wrote that, if I had to cover one Bob Marley hit, it would be “Redemption Song.” Well, the … Continue reading

Breathe Like Never Before

So for the first time in the life of this blog I find myself (relatively) at a loss for words. “Breathe Like Never Before” is a pretty simple venture into the world of Donovan-style 60s pop. Just the kind of genre experiment that I would tend to write off as worthless, save for the fact … Continue reading

Is This Love

First of all, let me head off your immediate question: “Is This Love” is not a Bob Marley cover. The first Bob Marley song on my list would probably be “Redemption Song”, anyway, since I don’t think Wyclef quite nailed it in the 9/11 “Concert for Heroes”. While I actually wrote this song several months … Continue reading