01/02/12 Hoboken, NJ I’m so often occupied with trying to put forth good work to the world. In a Hoboken Coffeehouse this morning I try to start the New Year with a moment of quality reflection upon the previous year and I also search for inspiring thoughts about the year ahead. However, I’m powerless to [...]
I’ve been concerned for several years now about how much “Show-Biz” that I’ve been imposing onto the Swamp Cabbage feel in concert. Whereas I would hope that audiences take our music seriously, I can’t resist a moment to clown around. Perhaps I’ll never expunge the over-acted master of ceremonies role upon which I faithfully relied [...]
I’m trying to cut coffee but I’m addicted to the sense of action it supplies. Coffee like any drug gets a hold of you from the inside and ride around with you as a companion. I know this is dark, but I’ve wondered for years if God is nothing more than the invention of people [...]
I search perpetually for the perfect moment. In Savannah with our new apartment in the heart of the historic district, Margo and I have created a quiet sacred space in which to write and think every day for as long as we want. Unfortunately in exchange for taking advantage of this intentional gift, in the [...]
Since Richie stopped touring in September, I’ve considered myself in “Reinvention Mode”. As I chronicle the daunting adventure of creating and marketing a unique musical offering, most of the resultant journaling is of a personal nature that I’m reluctant to share. I hope that you might relate to or find these few notes entertaining.