What I Learned from a Band Manager in Mexico

02
Dec
What I Learned from a Band Manager in Mexico

What I Learned from a Band Manager in Mexico

Dec 02, 2018No Comments
One of the luckiest breaks I ever got in my music career was when César de Anda hired me to be the lead singer of his classic...
04
Nov
What’s He Like? – A translation of a classic song

What’s He Like? – A translation of a classic song

Nov 04, 2018No Comments
I first heard this song as sung by Vicente Fernandez, a classic singer of Mexican rancheras. His version is maudlin and over-the-top, as all rancheras are (usually...
24
Jul
A ten-minute poem

A ten-minute poem

Jul 24, 20171 Comment
(I used to write a page of rhymes every morning, but one day I was behind schedule, so I just set a timer for ten minutes and...
14
Feb
I wish you love

I wish you love

Feb 14, 20174 Comments
I have been single for almost 5 years now. But during that time, I have been in love many times, perhaps too many times to count. Since...
12
Jan
More morning rhymes

More morning rhymes

Jan 12, 2017No Comments
(I set a timer and write as many rhyming lines as I can in ten minutes. Sometimes something half-way decent comes out.) Through the foggy mists inside...
13
Dec
The Lonely House-Plant

The Lonely House-Plant

Dec 13, 2016No Comments
The lonely plant is feeling dry again Its fronds are drooping sadly in the sun Does it want rain, or does it want a friend? What does...
11
Nov
A poem about the election

A poem about the election

Nov 11, 2016No Comments
There’s a creepy, anxious feeling in the cold November air ‘Cause all the progress that we’ve made is now at risk and we are scared Of all...
27
Aug
Morning musings

Morning musings

Aug 27, 2016No Comments
(I try to write about a page worth of rhyming lines every morning, without worrying about structure or content, just to exercise the muscle of rhyming. Usually it’s...
11
Jul
Are You a Bird or a Kite?

Are You a Bird or a Kite?

Jul 11, 2016No Comments
About a year ago, I was flying my kite on the beach and I realized something: a kite can’t get very high without a string tying it...
05
Jun
It Gets Easier – A Tale of Two Trips to San Miguel

It Gets Easier – A Tale of Two Trips to San Miguel

Jun 05, 2016No Comments
When I was in San Miguel last month, after I had been there for a few days, I was hanging out with some new friends at a...

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