I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.
Blogs I Follow
- the drax files radio hour [with jo yardley]
- Tales From B.F.E. (or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Guitar)
- Life, And Other Natural Disasters...
- Too old to die young
- I only buy it for the articles.
- Patio Boat
- The Wolf Mama's Kitchen
- mark's journal
- A songdog's new world of random thoughts
- The WordPress.com Blog
Category Archives: Music
Last weekend I went to the 40th Hiawatha Music Festival, in Marquette, Michigan. I wish I remembered how many of them I’ve been to. The Ott Lake Rambler moved back to Marquette in 1997, so it’s no more than twenty … Continue reading
A week ago, I played a show at my regular coffeehouse with a friend, a couple of singer/songwriters with guitars and caffeine. Tonight, I’m going with another friend to see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra play Mahler’s 10th symphony and a … Continue reading
Last Friday (Feb. 3), the music site Bandcamp.com (where my CDs live digitally) had a special event. For any purchase made, Bandcamp would donate their proceeds of the sale to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). During the event, they … Continue reading
My show at The Dovetail with Emma Guzman tonight was pretty good. I had a very good first set; everything flowed together and I was plenty focused so nothing went wrong. My second set wasn’t quite as good. I’m probably … Continue reading
Saturday night, my friend Dave and I went to hear the Detroit Symphony Orchestra play Beethoven’s fourth symphony and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth) downtown in Orchestra Hall. The playing was superb, as is usual … Continue reading
So yesterday I was driving around (day off work) getting glasses, getting bread for dinner tonight, etc., and I was listening to CBC Radio 2 where their midday host had a two-hour tribute to Leonard Cohen. The first hour and … Continue reading