May 30, 2012 2:17am

My newly-acquired 1953 Underwood Leader portable typewriter with my picturesque wife and children reading in the background. … [Read more...]

May 30, 2012 2:11am

If a writer disbelieves what he is writing, then he can hardly expect his readers to believe it. In this country, though, there is a tendency to regard any kind of writing—especially the writing of poetry—as a game of style. I have known many poets here who have written well—very fine stuff—with delicate moods and so on—but if you talk with them, the only thing they tell you is smutty stories or they speak of politics in the way that everybody does, so that really their writing turns out to be ki … [Read more...]

May 29, 2012 9:15am

AudioHere’s another track for summerlong Upi Dupi La La Sessions, titled “Sleeping Tomas.” It’s my second time using GarageBand, after the track I made yesterday (below) for my other son, Gabe. I recommend that you listen to it with headphones on. … [Read more...]

May 28, 2012 9:55am

AudioHere’s a GarageBand track I made to entertain my son during the wee hours of the morning. It is my first time using GarageBand, but he said it was great, so there you have it: “Gabe’s Up Late,” a classic intro track for the ongoing Upi Dupi La La Sessions. Stay tuned for more! … [Read more...]

Busy, exciting week. More to come.

Today is Pentecost, a VERY high feast in the Catholic church. Before mass, I’ll be doing an interview with the local diocesan Catholic newspaper about my music at St. Bernard’s. Which brings me to this wrap-up post: this week has been particularly busy and productive; be sure to scroll down and check out some of the updates and postings. Here are the highlights: With my talented friend, Walter Gershon, and new buddy Jon Richards (owner of Manic Muse Recording), I recorded a … [Read more...]

May 26, 2012 7:20pm

A proof is any completely convincing argument. … In mathematics, we are not simply after the result. Our ultimate goal is understanding. So we want to see and learn and understand the proof. Errett Bishop, Methods of Constructive Analysis … [Read more...]

May 25, 2012 8:01pm

AudioYesterday I was the featured guest for a demo recording of Musings, a proposed radio show for WRHU, Hofstra University. The host and creator of the program is Eduardo Duarte, a fellow philosopher of education and super duper guy. The show mixes music and philosophy in a very free, improvisational way. I think the whole show really made some cool moves and we’ll soon be recording a part two. The show played my new track, “Pa Ingalls,” from the Upi Dupi La La Sessions and two versions of Mil … [Read more...]

May 24, 2012 5:10pm

AudioHere is the first recorded track of the summer Upi Dupi La La Sessions titled, “Pa Ingalls.” It was recorded in one live take with Walter Gershon on soprano saxophone, a snare drum, and cajon; and myself on the same snare drum and electric guitar. After the session have been recorded, I will release this as a free downloadable album. Enjoy and share! … [Read more...]

May 23, 2012 10:46pm

AudioHere’s a somewhat psychedelic, experimental rendition of Stevie Wonder’s epic “Living for the City,” with Walter Gershon on percussion and myself on guitar and vocals. Tomorrow I will release the first track of the Upi Dupi La La Sessions. … [Read more...]

Upcoming shows in the Twin Cities

I’ve begun booking some dates in the Twin Cities for June and July. If you’re in the area, I hope you can make it. I begin at Cedar Lake Farm (in New Prague) on Sunday, June 24th and then I’ll be at the Red Stag Supperclub on Monday, July 2nd  and Saturday July 21st. I’ll be playing the weekend shows with Shawn Kolles (on drums) and the weekday show will be a solo act. Stay tuned for more! … [Read more...]