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What to Do With Downtime

I think about my mother a lot these days. She was a farm girl from Maine with a very no-nonsense approach to life. Once, when I was just starting out in music, I complained to her that I didn’t have enough work. She thought a bit and responded, “When we had...
Coming Soon: My Solo Show!

Coming Soon: My Solo Show!

It has been ages since I stepped onstage alone—literally decades—but when a colleague invited me to put together a singer-songwriter act for a venue he books, for some reason I said yes. I’m not sure I was fully aware until I started putting together the show...

The Sports Page

This is a really special day. The sports page in the Post was as good as it has been in 25 years. The Wizards beat the Heat last night. The Nats got their fifth starter, Dan Haren and it looks like they are going to retain LaRoche. The Skins are on a roll with a true...

Velocipede

I went to a Capital City Symphony rehearsal last night. They are going to premier a piece of mine on Sunday called Velocipede.  The atmosphere in an orchestral rehearsal is a wonderful thing.   there is a real seriousness of purpose.  Everyone there does this purely...

Complete sentences

I just saw Frank Rich and Fran Lebowitz at the Strathmore Music Hall in a lecture sort of event.  They sat in two chairs and talked about the State of the Nation. That was the show. Both their political stripes run bright blue. It was a Republican bashing boldly...

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