I was scrambling to get everything together before I caught the train from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central Station. I needed to be in the city by 5:30 pm so I could scoot my butt over to The Iguana by 6:00 pm to rehearse my two songs with Barry Levitt before the doors opened at 7:00 [...]
Gig days are strange. The energy is rushy and wavy. There is a lot to do, most of which is either paper work or hauling equipment. Often, the biggest challenge is deciding what to wear.
Here’s a snippet of video from gig day on June 24, plus a sneak into the dressing room of the Rrazz [...]
I’ve got a gig tonight at Savona’s, a great Italian restaurant in the Rondout of Kingston. We’re just performing for two hours in the bar, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, but I’m nervous. I guess I always get a little nervous on gig day. But for some reason, I’m a little more nervous than [...]
My friend Jeff from Sebastopol gave me the bad news last night.
Upper Fourth is closed.
For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, Upper Fourth is, or rather, was a beautiful, classy bar in Santa Rosa that offered adults the perfect place to meet, have a drink, talk quietly, laugh loudly and listen [...]
There were moments last night when my singing truly sucked.
I remember each of those moments vividly. The last note of “It’s Only Love.” The high phrase near the end of “I’ve Just Seen a Face.” The Ab in “Don’t Blame Me.”
AND there were moments last night when I never sang better. Actually, there were whole [...]
Hillary didn’t make it. She gave it everything she had, and still, she had to concede.
When she gave her concession speech on Saturday, I could feel her
sadness, her disappointment. Or what I imagined she must be feeling.
Because who hasn’t known the sadness that comes when you fall short of
your goal. The deep disappointment you [...]