A D- Day Veteran Makes Me Promise to Get a Fishing Rod

Rockaway Beach, NY Feb 24th, 2020 It’s a quiet time. A strange time. I’m keeping my ears piqued and my antennae fine tuned to find new stories and songs and opportunities. It’s a strange time,  an in between time, a quiet time, a divisive time, a February time, a rest stop off the highway time,…

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The Best Review I’ve Received In Quite a While

Rockaway Park, NY, December 7th, 2019 Though I did not get 50 million Spotify streams this past year, I did just receive this very inspiring note from a young man in Australia. Mark wandered randomly into one of my New York gigs 7 years ago and very deliberately came back a few months ago. It’s…

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Overheard in Brooklyn

“I mean, who the fuck drugs a therapy dog?” – Overheard in Brooklyn   A reasonable question from the woman walking behind me to her phone. Who the fuck? Who indeed? I casually, ever so discretely slowed my walk to gather some further information for you. A volunteer?  An intern? Nobody likes them anyway whoever…

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Bahnhof Beckett is Back in Brooklyn

Train from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt, Sunday November 26th 6.21am Two young men are drunkenly walking themselves to a standstill in the wrong direction on an escalator at Dusseldorf’s main train station. They are pretending to check boarding passes of people walking in the more traditional direction. One of them has a broken thumb. His left…

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Found in Translation

Vienna – Prague – Olomouc – Munich Sunday, November 19th, 2017 – Random Restaurant, Around the corner from Arkada Hotel, Prague  Sunday night. Two weeks and day into the tour. One week and a day left to go. My body, perhaps sensing a night off, has collapsed. I think I have slight touch of food…

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In the Kitchen at Parties

Hotel Am Brillantengrund, Vienna – Thursday November 16th, 2017 I’m sitting in the cafe at Hotel Am Brillantengrund in Vienna. I like this place. Myself and Clare stayed here last year. It is super relaxed, artsy and cool. The coffee is really great. Leafy courtyard. Minimalist art. And tomorrow I’m playing a concert in the…

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Zagreb to Zalaegerzeg to Budapest

    Monday November 13th, 2017 – Balatonboglar Train Station, Hungary It is cold. The wind cuts through my many layers of clothing. It’s been another couple of enjoyable and easy days on tour. I arrived in Zagreb on Friday night. Checked into my airbnb and went out for a walk and a bite to…

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Thank You Italy – Croatia, Here I Come

  Piove di Sacco, Train Station, Italy – Thursday, November 9th, 2017 “Some people see a mountain, I think I just need the right shoes and I can climb it like a stairs.” Let me begin with the essentials. Andrea Scarso is a legend. He speaks in poems. Nothing is a problem. We had some…

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