lcd soundsystem – all my friends

lcd soundsystem – all my friends

Trying to make sense of the next right step to make is always a challenge. Writing on this blog, what to write next? why is important? Do I care or… Read more…

the beatles – come together

the beatles – come together

Illustration – by Jacqui Oakley for a A Circus Mind. When I was ten years old, I started rummaging through my parents old stack of records. They weren’t organized in… Read more…

blackfeet braves – vicious cycle

blackfeet braves – vicious cycle

A raspy voiced Bob Dylan intro amidst Pulp Fiction dream pop provides the back drop to this lazy fall Sunday. The mesmerizing sounds rise quickly against the backdrop of sun… Read more…

crosby stills nash and young – suite: judy blue eyes

crosby stills nash and young – suite: judy blue eyes

Here is an illustration from my upcoming book A Circus Mind for CSNY. I had so much fun writing about these guys, learning about the huge expectations for the CSN… Read more…

alt j – fitzpleasure

alt j – fitzpleasure

From the first infectious beat I loved it! I look forward to a possible SXSW stop and I have a feeling that Alt J will have some heads bobbing under… Read more…

the rolling stones – can’t you hear me knocking

the rolling stones – can’t you hear me knocking

As many of my friends know or for those of you who have stumbled on to my blog or have mental telepathy, I am getting close to finishing my 1st… Read more…

david byrne on how music and creativity work

david byrne on how music and creativity work

Byrne’s insight and music are always a welcome treat! His sharp social commentary, hypnotic and meaningul music, and hip oddball take on life always bring a smile to my face…. Read more…

parliament funkadelic – can you get to that

I was exposed to the hypnotic guitar sample of Sleigh Bells Rill Rill in 2010 as they rounded through Austin for SXSW in March to fill the 6pm slot at… Read more…

futurebirds – wild heart

futurebirds – wild heart

Futurebirds capture the free spirit wonder of every Stevie Nicks song with their own personal, dreaming, hypnotizing cover of Wild Heart. You can feel the movement. Wild Heart is the… Read more…

yair yona – this one’s for you glen

yair yona – this one’s for you glen

Sometimes it’s just to hot to think sometimes I just wait patiently for the summer sweat to bead A nod to heaven and prayer for relief An old guitar player’s… Read more…

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