Saturday, March 30, 2024

Music - That was then, this is THIS FRIDAY (now)

So, I'm playing music again. The main reason is because of the brilliance and musical talent of Lisa Haley. I don't think she realizes she's a genius---most geniuses don't, but it's more of a life saving experience. It's nice to be able to play songs again, and it's fun. That's what it's about for me now...not "making it" but having fun. Mr. Chan's Chinese Restaurant isn't CBGB's, The Ritz, The Rat, The Carpenter Fieldhouse, or even The Deer Park. Repeat. It's a Chinese Restaurant in the suburbs. We're not sharing the bill with Talk Talk, Our Daughter's Wedding, Tommy Conwell, The Hooters, The Ventures or The Psychedelic Furs, but it's in front of people, and it feels pretty good. 

Recently I was at a show at the Sinclair, I was thinking about how I had actually played in clubs like that, opening for bands that were well known and known club worthy---concluding who I was playing was pretty good.
I was pretty lucky too, but I never realized how grateful I should have been. I was too busy with a chip on my shoulder. I was a kid. I also had a lot of addictive issues, which probably caused things to end (that and drummers are hard to find). 

So Friday I get to play. I get to play with a genius, and we get to sing a lot of harmonies. I get to play a few songs by myself as well. I show up at a few open mics without Lisa, but this is a lot more songs than that. 

Somewhere in the 90's-Walking Erect

Somewhere in the 80's, The Wake, The Maytags, The Zippers

Monday, March 25, 2024

At Tewksbury Library Event, I was interviewed and spoke about writing.

 I've had some great writers I've had the pleasure of interviewing on my Virtual Dire Literary Series.PLAYLIST/PLEASE SUBSCRIBE

Also, I get to book special lessons for writers for my daily writing group. Lots of INFOALL VIDEOS HERE

It is rare that am I put on the hotseat, but I was last Thursday, and I got to talk about writing and give a little advice. It was a privilege to be interviewed by Dale Phillips for the Tewksbury Writers Group out of Tewksbury, Massachusetts.  Check it out if you get the chance

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

2024 READINGS And MUSIC updated and new

 Thur, March 21, 2023, 7 PM EST, on Zoom

Tewksbury Writers Night Out, Tewksbury Writers Club
Chat about writing with Dale Phillips
on Zoom, contact me for link
Sat, March 23, 2024, 3 PM EST (sign up 2:30 PM), Somerville, Ma.
Music and Poetry Open Mic, Somerville, Ma
Fri, April 5, 2024, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT, Milton, Ma.

Wed, May 8, 2024, 7:00 PM EDT, Somerville, Ma.
Poetry Reading
Somerville Library West Branch
40 College Ave.
Somerville, Ma.
Hosted by Michael Steffan
Thur, June 27, 2024, 7 PM EST, Southbridge, Ma.
reading at Poetorium Series
Starlite Bar and Gallery
39 Hamilton Street
Southbridge, Ma
Wed, July 10, 2024, 8:30 PM EDT, Lynn, Ma.
Speak Up at Walnut Street Cafe
Walnut Street Cafe
157 Walnut Street,
Lynn, Ma
Hosted by "Call Dave" Somerset
Thur, August, 2024, 6:30 PM- &:30 PM EDT, Nahant, Ma.
Nahant Summer Music Series
Nahant Public
15 Pleasant St,
Nahant, Ma
Thur, September 5, 2024, 6 PM EST, Lynn, Ma.
reading at GALA Arts, National Recovery Month
25 Exchange Street, Lynn, Ma
Hosted by Thursday Poets, reading with Kali Lightfoot