That 70s flow.

Categories:  Favorite Songs & Artists, Life, Memories

When I think back on my childhood in the 1970s and early 1980s, I am sometimes overwhelmed with synaesthetic memories of music, recalling not just a specific song or lyric or instrumental riff, but along with those elements, a whole embodiment of vibe and emotion Read the rest of this entry »

Learning by doing.

Categories:  Inspiration, Life, Memories, Motivation, Music, Public Performance

About fifteen years ago, driven by a mix of whimsy and ambition, I turned myself into a jazz pianist. I was already an adult with a full-blown career in journalism, but somehow, through sheer will and focused study, I created a second vocation for myself in music.

Already in my 30s, I was experiencing a dream-come-true just to land some private parties and wedding gigs. Read the rest of this entry »