And, in Ukulele Related News…

Ed, Me, Pete, Mark, and Jim on the set at New Day Northwest My band, The Castaways, played Crazy Train for a live studio audience on King 5’s New Day Northwest.  And yes, it’s ukulele, not ukelele. Yes. This instrument is on the rise and the uke can also be used to rock out. Our …
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Writings, Elsewhere

The series I’ve been writing for Skye – letters to Commander Hadfield on the ISS — is here. “Nothing magical there.” I disagree. Without gravity, everything seems magical to the earthbound. Just for grins, I went into the bathroom and picked up my own toothbrush. When I let go of it, it fell into the …
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Lessons from Rock Stars

I enjoyed Dave Grohl’s keynote from this year’s SxSW Music conference in Austin. I loved last year’s from Bruce Springsteen even more — he’s The Boss for a reason. But Dave Grohl’s talk is chock full of practical wisdom on making music, and by extension, any kind of art. Over the last year-and-change I have …
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Giving it All Up for Rock and Roll

I originally wrote this for April Fool’s Day,but I thought I’d pulled it down because of this conversation: Me: Hey, would you read my post? J: What’s the joke? I don’t get it. All this is true. Me: It’s that one part, you know… J: Well, okay, but no one is going to know that …
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