Getting to normal

There a 30+ year-old Bruce Cockburn song called The Trouble With Normal, and he sings, “But the trouble with normal is it always gets worse”. He’s talking about apathy and politics, but also how elusive “normal” is – and that’s pretty much how I feel. Behind on work stuff, not getting enough exercise, not eating … [Read more…]

Winter weekend in Chicago

We saw Alejandro Escovedo at City Winery, performing A Man Under the Influence, with a big band, some of whom were traveling with him, and who are on the original album, and some picked up locally. Like Eric Heywood on Pedal Steel, and Mitch Easter playing a Fender Coronado Antigua, and Chris Stamey, who produced the … [Read more…]