When I’m Sixty-Four

When you are ten years old, 64 seems unimaginable. Grandparents are that age. Hey wait, I’m a grandparent! Impossible!! I’m nine months into my 64th year. What a year it’s been. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. From the pandemic to the loss of a loved one to establishing life as a single to contemplating … More When I’m Sixty-Four

Some Days

I feel inside of a dark fog Lightheaded and free-falling The reality compass spinning A ghostly voice calling — Prayers, searching for a reason I’m an astronaut in space Drifting into darkness Disappearing with no trace — I’m okay and then I’m not I move forward then fall back The journey becomes a squiggle Thank … More Some Days

Layla Revisited: The Tedeschi-Trucks Band

Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, recorded by Derek and the Dominoes, was released in 1971. A two-record set, it was the only recorded studio album of Eric Clapton and Duane Allman playing together. The band would tour briefly (without Allman) and eventually release a live album, but like the other Clapton bands, would dissolve … More Layla Revisited: The Tedeschi-Trucks Band

Skunk Baxter: Rock Star & Missile Defense Consultant

Nothing says rock & roll like discussing missile defense systems and guitar string bending. Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter can do both. “My big thing is to look at existing technologies and try to see other ways they can be used, which happens in music all the time and happens to be what terrorists are incredibly good … More Skunk Baxter: Rock Star & Missile Defense Consultant

Beyond the Breakwater

I have navigated my own life This vessel may not agree Melting into the horizon Becoming one with the sea — Lessons come from failure Bailing water from the storm Setting my solitary journey Refusing to conform — The wind will rise again Filling my tattered sail Cutting the angry whitecaps Forcible as a mighty … More Beyond the Breakwater

Bob Dylan: Springtime in New York (1980-1985)

Another bootleg release from Dylan’s vault. This one is a treasure. Material is pulled from the sessions that produced three of Dylan’s best albums: Shot of Love, Infidels and Empire Burlesque. Dylans’ early-mid 1970s period was fertile with some of his most inspired work, followed by a few unfocused and weaker works. The period of … More Bob Dylan: Springtime in New York (1980-1985)

Direct to Video

Direct to video films became synonymous with cheap, low quality films. In the world today, content designed to be available on-demand over streaming services is replacing films going through the traditional movie theater. Consumers are choosing subscription streaming services over cable subscriptions and 82% of internet traffic relates to video now. What a mixed-up world … More Direct to Video