Monday, March 30, 2009

The Fiddler

Please check out my new song, Fiddler, on my ReverbNation widget over there ------->

Last night we recorded it.
David Hodge on Guitar and Vocals
Helena Bouchez on Bass
Karen Berger on Piano

Hope you like it....

Friday, March 27, 2009

It sure is beautiful outside <~m>

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Jeff talking about addiction

It is interesting that the interviewer didn't ask any further questions about this topic.....

You have been open about anxiety and your addiction to painkillers. Is there a downside to being so up-front?
......I find it strange that people are more uncomfortable talking about mental-health issues than they are addiction. I think it’s a control thing. It’s more appealing and romantic if people destroy themselves. But mental illness just happens to you. People avoid topics that remind them how random and ambiguous things are. Whether it’s true or not, people have the belief that the addict can just stop. It’s perceived as something they’re doing to themselves. Obviously it’s a complex issue. There’s some truth to that, but there are a lot of misunderstood qualities about that notion.

*I* certainly want to hear more!!!

Jeff Tweedy

I am going to see Jeff play with Pete Seeger next Saturday. I want to post here some words of his that were meaningful to me and maybe some other songwriters...

What keeps you writing songs?
It doesn’t hurt anybody. It’s something I love to do, and it doesn’t hurt anybody. And the world probably doesn’t need any more songs, but I need more songs. It’s satisfying and lovely to do. I feel better, and as a band—I think I can speak for everyone—we feel better making something that wasn’t there ten minutes ago. Whatever spirit there is in the universe, I think that puts you closer to it. The act of creation, you know, it’s a very powerful thing, and very gratifying. I wish it on everyone. I wish everyone could enjoy making something that wasn’t there before.

Click on the post title to go to the rest of the article....

cough up the bucks!

Neil Young - Cough Up The Bucks

ANother Neil Video. Click on the title to this post to go to others

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Keira is Here!!!

See the new baby!!! Keira was born friday to nicole and josh. Nicole is my sister Muriel's, kid. We are really loving this little one!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

So it is snowing here in seattle. I am sitting in the airport watching the snow fall. It is even sticking. <~m>

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I am early for once to something! Standing outside th Hilton waitinf for the conference to start. <~m>

Monday, March 2, 2009

LincVolt-The Cutting Edge

Maybe a song won't change the world, but then again, maybe it will....over the weekend, Neil test drove his LincVolt. There are still issues, but as Neil said at one point, 'I don't give up'. The car drives beautifully through Wichita, like a silent white ghost through the streets....except when Neil is playing a track through the stereo and singing!!!! It is his new promo video, called 'Johnny Magic', about John Goodwin, the guy responsible for outfitting the car, an old Lincoln Continental that weighs...oh, i guess a half a ton or so....

Through the miracle of the internet, yesterday 200 people and I watched Neil drive down Douglas Avenue, making his new video, while we were commenting on the action in an attached chat room. I personally know many of the people there, having met them at rustie events. There were people from around the world...Australia, Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands...and we watched as Neil made history....

Please join us. If you are a rustie, watch reports come up through rust when we are there....OR join twitter and get alerts sent to your phone or email (search LincVolt on that service). Here is the link to the live web cam in the garage...

Come and watch, even if you are not a rustie, even if you do not care for Neil Young. If you care for the earth, this is a good thing. The goal for LincVolt is Zero emissions and Zero roadside fueling. Yes, ZERO. He thinks he can do it....lets watch him as he tries....

See you there.