First warn your family about the homeless epidemic before taking them to downtown San Francisco

Powell St. station. Dublin / Pleasanton Westbound home. Two trains short of the drunk train. At least, that’s what we called the last South Shore train back home. We met up with Katie’s father for dinner just off the Embarcadero. He’s in town for a lawyer conference. We had quite the exceptional time with him. …

The death of Sam Cooke & the question of wondering how much I want to know about the humanity of my heroes

Researching the back-stories of soul and blues legends can lead one down a disgusting, decrepit road. Not that it is anything new anymore. Fame seems to go hand in hand with infamy. It’s enough to make one think Robert Johnson’s crossroads deal was the Devil showing mercy. As in the case of how Sam Cooke died. If …

[Open ‘Thank You’ Letter to] Ellie Goulding. Aragon Ballroom. Chicago, IL. January 29, 2013.

Hi, Ellie, It was April of 2012. I was slumped in a seat at Midway Airport in Chicago, listening to a Spotify playlist my company’s consultant made for my trip back to Ft. Myers, Florida. It was to help me forget about the fact that I was waiting to get dumped by the girl of …

Review of Zac Brown Band’s “Uncaged.” – “I hope they find me in my home with my guitar in my hands.”

So when I found out Zac Brown Band’s new album, “Uncaged,” came out, I was sort of had mixed feelings. I mean, I still love the band. I’d have to check but think I still have passwords from Project 01 that were made after ZBB songs. But given that I’m so focused on Project 02 …

I Ain’t Cuttin’ My Hair, Cuttin’ Till the Good Lord Comes. Till the Good Lord Comes.

2017-02-14 Update: I never intended to discuss Joshua James’ meaning of the song, “Coal War.” I was inspired by it and I just loved how it was used in the beginning of season 4 of “Sons of Anarchy” as I’m sure many fans were: I recall looking for interviews of Joshua James at the time …

It’s Just These Simple Things That Keep Me Holding On. It’s Just These Little Things Driving Me Crazy

Project 03 isn’t about any trek towards the fortune 500. It isn’t about fame and it isn’t about fortune so much as it’s about freedom of choice and to not whither away behind a desk as the world runs by. It’s about the simple things: A breath of fresh aire A chance to work out …

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