We Are Afraid Of The Wrong Things

Rockaway Park, NY, October 21st, 2019   Remember when I used to write regular tour blogs? Well, I’m going to try to get back to that, here’s lesson 6,712 of New York City teaching me to be grateful. We moved to Rockaway in April. We have a brighter, lead paint free apartment, a kitchen I…

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Northeast August Tour with Anna Tivel

East Durham NY- August 14th, 2018   Anna Tivel’s album ‘Small Believer’ was my favourite album of 2017. We first crossed paths back in 2015 whilst I was touring ‘All We Have Become’. My friend Paul Basile had booked the Pacific Northeast leg of that tour for me. The tour included a one week residency…

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World Leader Pretend

  World Leader Pretend – Brooklyn, April 11th, 2018 I had this R.E.M single on a 45 rpm.  I was 13. It was a birthday gift from my friends and later my first bandmates Justin and Dave. Most 13 year olds are sound. Other 13- year olds sometimes feel the need to prove that they are…

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My Almost Famous Weekend

Monday March 26th, 2018   Well, that was a weekend of weekends. I bussed up to Boston on Friday, did a song with Glen Hansard’s band to 2,500 hundred people. Played a sold out show Saturday night at Toad and bussed back to New York.   Prison Phone Call Greyhound Bus Blues On Friday’s Greyhound…

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And Onward He Wandered.

Tuesday February 27th, 2018   Yesterday I was walking through the park as I’m prone to do. A young man approached me. He looked like a 6 foot 6 “ seven year old. He looked like a cartoon drawing of a Coloradan troubadour, Peter Pan, Robin Hood and yer man out of Twilight rolled into…

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Dream Your Way Out Of Winter

Monday February 26th, 2018   Waiting for the kettle to whistle and drown out the radio. The radio is talking about the historical appeal of conspiracy theories and the nation’s refusal to address the gun problem. Long division in the United states.  It’s no way to start the day.  And “Off”..       It…

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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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