Welcome to Our World

While Jim trots the globe (or at least, the European continent) with Bobby Conn, Peter and I keep the home fires burning.  Things have been getting so slow lately, and my mind has been getting so peaceful, that I actually stopped to think that we had a BAND WEBSITE, and that I hadn’t touched it … Continue reading

Please Me

This week’s submission has a some history behind it. Last summer, way back in ’06, Bobby Conn, booking agent Derek Becker, producer Blue Hawaii, Detholz!’s Karl Doerfer and I started having weekly meetings, with the intent of starting our own mp3 record label. We’d exist as a modern-day Brill Building or Tin Pan Alley or … Continue reading

Kathleen

Ah, my second straight week of writing a song that turned out unintentionally self-prophesying. Last week, I tempted fate by writing a song that opened with, “I tried to figure you out / But I can’t”, before arranging it and finding that, indeed, I couldn’t figure it out. This week’s song, “Kathleen“, opens with the … 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