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Miscellaneous Musings and Holiday Cheer

Hello my friends!  December is here in New York City.  Lots of people are frantically getting into the season, partaking in the hallowed old American tradition / religion of buying lots of stuff. I spent a good part of the … Continue reading

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A convenient time to talk about inconvenient things.

All of these people are much brighter than I In any fair system they would flourish and thrive But they barely survive They eek out a living They barely survive Randy Newman I’ve got old records spinning and I’m sitting … Continue reading

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Love Letters Straight from the Heart

   I’m listening to a song on repeat called “Love Letters” by a singer named Ketty Lester.  Have you ever listened to it?  Please do.  I heard it for the first time the other night.  It was playing over the … Continue reading

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February 25, 2014

It’s easier to tell a lie than it is to tell the truth It’s easier to kill a fly than it is to turn it loose It’s easier to criticize somebody else Than to see yourself It’s easier to give … Continue reading

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If Not For Lou

10-28-13 Some years back I wrote a song called “In the City”.  I was walking across Greenwich Village to the subway after a rehearsal on the Lower East Side and I felt gushy with love for my hometown and the … Continue reading

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The Words

During the recording sessions for my album Grand Hotel a few years ago, I had lyric sheets sitting out on the console in the control room.  One of the musicians playing on the album picked up the sheets and started … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan’s Writing

When it comes to writing song lyrics in English, for me there’s Bob Dylan and then there’s everyone else.  Many, many songwriters and many, many, many songs have fascinated me and inspired me and continue to fascinate me and inspire … Continue reading

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