Posts made in August, 2015


Summer Jobs

Summer Jobs


Posted By on Aug 30, 2015

I don’t know what got me thinking about summer jobs. When I was in my early 20s I had a pretty memorable one in the lake region of northern Michigan, near Traverse City. I was pretty much staying with my girlfriend in New York at the time, had a cheap apartment in Philly where my stuff resided at the whopping rate of $150 a month, and was supposed to have been commuting to New York on weekends to a shitty job selling oriental...

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Ron Sunshine and his organ quartet played a sizzling couple of sets on the Yonkers Waterfront back on August 7th with Kyle Koehler on organ, Matt Chertkoff on drums, Mark Lopeman on tenor sax, and Rudy Petschauer on drums. The music brought out a huge and very appreciative crowd and, with perfect weather, a good time was had by all. Photo ©Anita...

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So I guess it’s official now. A new HBO series called VINYL is coming in 2016, executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, and starring the great Bobby Cannavale. I played harmonica on the soundtrack, and did a little consulting work on the set. Can’t wait to see it. Looks pretty freaking cool. Here’s the first...

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When Music Is Like Great Sex

When Music Is Like Great Sex


Posted By on Aug 3, 2015

First of all, nothing is like great sex. Let’s just get that out of the way right now. But sometimes, for me at least, music can come close. It can also feel like bad, awkward sex. That’s another story for another day. Let’s concentrate on the good experiences. I know my perspective as a musician is different from that of the non-musician listener. But I think we all share a sort of elemental, primitive relationship...

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