Ybor City

Together WILL be a better world. So, this past October, I went to my doc for my annual physical, after which I go into the little room to get my blood drawn. The clinician looks at me and says, “are you a musician or an artist?” Both, I said. “What art do you like?” AllContinue reading “Ybor City”

Leading Nowhere

Working on a new book, poems that are tied together by their impetus or inspiration, although not necessarily in the way one would typically think.  Don’t want to give too much away until it comes together, but this piece, “Leading Nowhere,” is a new one that could be among the selections.  It was inspired byContinue reading “Leading Nowhere”

A Mythology

Really pleased to see my poem “A Mythology” included in the latest edition of Rabble Review, a uniquely cool digital, mobile-based progressive periodical you can download onto your phone: https://rabblereview.com/ “As a leftist platform, Rabble Review is interested in works that examine critically the capitalist societies we live in, or explore visions of post-capitalist possibility.”Continue reading “A Mythology”

Passing It On

So, when my son Jude was growing up, I took him to lots of concerts, early on, and always had music going in the house and car. But I never really wanted to push my guitar “thing” on him, since of course, he’s to be his own man. I did keep him going on pianoContinue reading “Passing It On”

Elvis Is Still King

Count me among those who really dug the new Elvis biop. Yes, I was leery of Baz Luhrmann, and yes, I wondered what could they add to the mythology. But, somehow Baz’ style was perfect for the tale and Austin Butler was phenomenal as Elvis. His portrayal and the film as a whole, brought theContinue reading “Elvis Is Still King”