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I quit smoking…

Update to the below: this post was written on 10/19/2010... today, in 2017 - I have been smoke-free for nearly 7 years. Couldn't be happier.  🙂 _______________________________________ On 5/19,  I quit smoking. This might sound…
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Lost New Eye pics....

So I was going through some pics for the new site, and came upon these.  You New Eye fans will recognize the scene...but there's a story behind it. The story goes like this: Andrew Dark - a dear friend, who is a member of this site, and…
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Elizabeth Gilbert from the TED conference.

Elizabeth Gilbert is an author who has recently become VERY VERY successful. This is her talk at TED which is positively transformative, and talks specifrically about the self-imposed pressure of creativity. If you create in ANY way, it may…

Just a Man Drum Session

So over the weekend, my dear friend Joe Scheibelhoffer and I did a live drum recording session. Joe played on "Lover, Please", and I tried my hand on "Just a Man". Now bear in mind - I don't own a drum kit. And I never get the chance to play.…
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An angel no longer with us...

It was somewhere around 1974. I was 11 or 12 - it was Thanksgiving, and my Dad piled me and my sisters into his station wagon for the yearly trip to my uncle's house for thanksgiving. What lay in store for me would change my life immeasurably. When…
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Les and Me…

Most of the world knows, or is finding out about the passing of Les Paul. And most are finding out for the first time what us musicians have known for a very very long time... that Les Paul singlehandedly changed the face of music forever.…
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Honor Art.

There's currently a web-protest going on about a law in New Zealand - the Guilt Upon Accusation law 'Section 92A' that calls for internet disconnection based on accusations of copyright infringement without a trial and without any evidence held…
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Immi was in my studio! (well, sort of…)

I'm a fan of Imogen Heap. I first got hung on the song "Hide and Seek", an extraordinary a capella piece which just made me cry every time I heard it. Then a dear, dear friend sent me the "Details" album by Frou Frou, which is Immi Heap,…
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Why I hug…

When I was about 18, I worked in a small business of about 8 employees. They refurbished leased copiers for a Minolta outlet. I spent most of my time, winter included, in the warehouse section of the building - forklifting copiers into boxes,…
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Personal Sovereignty.

(From 2008... what a trip it's been.) So I've gone through some pretty big changes over the past year. Not the least of which were both an end to a relationship, and a move.  Those are just two of many. And it's not just happening…