The HESS TRUCK is back!

It brings a huge smile to my face each year when I see that Hess has come out with its new “Hess Truck.” I hope they never stop doing this. 

I was probably nine or ten years old, accompanying…

Sweet Vintage Sounds...

Well, it was bound to happen. Changing of the guard. My dad's 1967 Fisher 220 stereo amplifier (top) has been the heart and soul of my home audio configuration. It finally died, so it will go into the display case…

It's just an empty field now, but...

I am thankful for growing up in this house and not having a lot of things, but being taught to be mindful of people who had even fewer things.

The kid...

The kid had to be about thirteen or fourteen.  He came sauntering in and took his seat. It was clear he didn't want to be there. Or anywhere, really.  He had the whole pre-teen recalcitrant, anti-social  "this sucks" body language…
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DO THE WORK!

The ultimate irony - I started the day with Shawn Colvin's "Polaroids" from one of my favorite albums ever, by one of my favorite artists ever.  The ad that played just before was some dweeb advertising his download pack of…

EVERYTHING! ALL THE TIME! (um, no)...

I just had a very interesting conversation about social media and thought I'd share it... 

A colleague asked me why I had seemingly "disappeared" from social media recently, and I told him I had decided to largely take the…

Coming in 2022 - a "variant" you can feel good about!

Finally, an antidote to the vertigo I get from writing and recording for TV/Film AND writing and recording for a “new JT album” at the same time.  A new hybrid!

Fall/winter tour dates have been postponed (but for a…

Rock the blue!

Lots of dates coming in for 2022. July 4th is booked...yet another date with the NYPD.   I've done half a dozen of these over the past year.  Always very honored to play for these folks. Back the blue? I say…