Stories spoken and sung.

Categories:  Music, Public Performance

My dear friend and fellow ambitious Mobtown Moon’er, ellen cherry, is a terrific onstage storyteller, whether she’s speaking or singing. We shared the “bandstand” (read: back room behind the kitchen) at a wonderful house concert this past Saturday, our kickoff fundraising concert for the Floyd project. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t fake it. Make it.

Categories:  Effectiveness, Goals, Inspiration, Life, Music, Public Performance

I’m slightly afraid to go public with this. If I say it out loud, it sort of obligates me to follow through…. 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 »