The Way I Am by Merle Haggard

The Way I Am by Merle Haggard  I sometimes feel like Merle Haggard is my grandpa. I know it sounds strange, but I really feel like he’s a bona fide member of my family. It may be because he was my first concert when I was eight years old and the fact that I have … [Read more…]

Rain by Patty Griffin

Rain by Patty Griffin My friend Angee and I approach Patty Griffin as sort of a religion. We listen to her with great reverence. Yes, we like other artists — but then there is Patty. The song Rain is the first song I ever listened to by Patty — I went right out and bought … [Read more…]

If I had a Personal Assistant …

If I had a personal assistant, I believe I would write more. I believe I would take more pictures. I would tell my personal assistant to edit photos continually and to bring me more pumpkin spice lattes. I would also tell my assistant, Florencio — I think that would be his name — to write … [Read more…]

Ain’t No Reason by Brett Dennen

Ain’t No Reason by Brett Dennen I like the lyrics in this song. His newest album is called Hope for the Hopeless. Keep on buildin’ prisons, gonna fill them all, Keep on buildin’ bombs, gonna drop them all. Working your fingers bare to the bone, Breaking your back, make you sell your soul. Like a … [Read more…]

Jesus, Etc. by Jeff Tweedy (Wilco)

Jesus, Etc. by Jeff Tweedy (Wilco)   I have always loved Wilco – especially Jeff Tweedy and especially this song. It takes me back to several trips to Austin, Texas and a great group of friends. In fact, if you don’t own Yankee Foxtrot Hotel, you should get it! Today. Seriously. It’s a great road-tripping … [Read more…]

Old Friends by Guy Clark

Old Friends by Guy Clark   Just hung up the phone after talking to my best friend Lisa. Made me think of this great song by Guy Clark. The picture above is from the album of the same name. I recommend buying every Guy Clark album ever made. Here’s a few lines from Old Friends … [Read more…]