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New song: “Insinuendo”

Okay, it’s not really a new song.  It’s about 5 or 6 years old and I think I posted it somewhere before.  This is tighter and hopefully better.  I’m trying to think of a performer to sell it to.  That’s a joke, kind of.  Whenever I write something I try to figure out what artist…

New Song: Black River

Can you guess what band’s sound influenced this one? Showing a friend the lay of the land on the guitar and he kept playing these little phrases and going back to them.  I said, hey.  That could be a song.  That chord’s an E and that chord is an A.  Lots of songs use that…

What’s the most swinging jazz…

I was in the car listening to the radio the other day.  I complain about jazz sometimes having once been a serious jazzhead and semi-serious gigging jazz bassist. But every once in a while I’ll hear some straight ahead combo stuff that is just swingin’.  Swangin’!  I mean, on the money and in the pocket.…

Molcajete & The Temptations

Here’s a story about a bowl. Molcajete I’ve got this mortar and pestle type thing.  The molcajete and tejolote.  Volcanic stone.  Tough as hell.  Heavy as hell.  It’s one of those things that feels substantial.  It feels indestructible.  Something you could pass from generation to generation and it would get better with age.  It’s the…