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November 30, 2014




welcome to episode 425. this week's podcast features a live performance by me, interspersed with some semi-related thoughts about the songs themselves, and inspirations from a simply amazing movie i'm happy to've stumbed upon this weekend (keiichi hara's 2010 film colorful).


the songs are:

- out of respect

- a true story of astonishing luck

- swiss vacation

- i want to be allowed to continue

- no poetry is possible

- black & blue


the movie is:

- colorful (2010)

- the (japanese language) trailer

- the director keiichi hara

- a movie review


i hope you'll listen.



November 23, 2014




this week's podcast is here - episode 424. it's me with a new song + a few recent, and older ones, + some wondering about relationships, guilt, time, and forgiveness. a lot of life can feel strange and sad, and does, especially when we're experiencing separation and loss and transition. i guess that's sort of where i'm at these days. i hope it makes some sense to (try to) express it. and i hope you'll listen. <3


i'm sending many happy thanxgiving wishes to everyone in the u.s., and many happy thursday thoughts to the rest of the world.



November 16, 2014

tennis in tokyo



i had the happy opportunity to visit the napa film festival last night, and was able to attend a screening of the upcoming film "big in japan" (featuring the band tennis pro). i've shared tennis pro's music on the podcast a few times before, and their songs've been on my mind all day. the movie, and their music, are simply great, and i'll share updates here when the film is more widely available.


in the meantime, there's tonight's podcast - episode 423! it's me with a few of my favorite tennis pro songs, and some thoughts about the value of sharing creativity with others.


i hope you'll listen!

- the band - tennisproband.com

- the movie - biginjapanthemovie.tumblr.com

- a movie review - at variety.com

- the director - john jeffcoat

- buy - tennis pro music

- be a fan - on facebook

- see the video for - rock over tokyo



November 09, 2014

holes in the floor



welcome to a new week! episode 422 is here, and finds me feeling a bit self-conscious as i post. it's a personal podcast for me; so, guess that's to be expected?? probably. alas, feelings aside, here goes... ;) thank you for being here.

i hope you'll listen, and visit the links below!


- an interview with ric alba

- a song from the album "holes in the floor of heaven"

- a blog review of ric's album

- lyrics to the song "under lock and chain"

- the band veil of ashes

- see veil of ashes back in the day

- a classic song (re-visioned)from the album "pain"


- an interesting take on why music moves us.



November 02, 2014

the path taken



i'm here a bit early this week with episode 421. it's not much of a podcast - just me with some songs from 2012, and some thoughts about the experience of growing up, change, disappointment, consciousness, et. al. life itself, i suppose. i apologize for the slipshod nature of things tonight. i promise to keep thinking, and to bring something more complete next week.


in the meantime, my continued thank you's go out to ryan, ann-marie, and justin, for their contribution to episode 420. if you aren't already aware, you can support ryan's music by buying his latest project here (his songs are great, and $5 is far beyond a deal).


i hope you'll listen.