Wild Fences

I had sixty minutes today to write and record “Wild Fences“.  Some weeks are just like that.  In fact, I was on my way to writing an apology post, letting you all know that I’d work harder next week.  But then I got kind of excited by the idea of having to churn out product … Continue reading

Cereal and Beer (for Barack)

The other morning I had a strange dream about Barack Obama.  I was watching him do an interview on CNN.  Suddenly, the footage began slowing down drastically, and instead of talking, he began to sing, in a slow, deep voice that suggested the ingestion of lots of codeine.  The lyrics were full of plaintive regret … Continue reading

Feel It Anyway

My New Year’s resolution is to have more patience (there’s my Guns N’ Roses obsession again), with myself and others.  I get so impatient so many times every day, my practice opportunities are almost limitless.  Over the weekend, Lara and I attempted to construct a large IKEA bookshelf called the Bergsbo.  (This was our Friday … Continue reading

Angry Young Machines

This week’s song, “Angry Young Machines,” was inspired by a trip to the Art Institute that Lara and I took over the holidays.  We checked out the new Modern Wing, which was beautiful.  Some of the best real estate in the wing is the stairwell landings.  Each landing frames a sculpture against a choice view … Continue reading