The Diagnosis

Boom boom boomAround the cornerOn the other side of the wallSounds like poundingSounds like hammering (What is it really)(What else could it be) Boom boom bangIt is and it isn’tBehind the wallWithout seeing itWith my own eyesWith only hearing itWith my earsPerhaps it isn’t (We know that it is)(We have always known) Boom bang boomAroundContinue reading “The Diagnosis”

Rediscovering Detroit – Take Seven – Dylan Dunbar

Meet the killer lead guitar sound that helps make Jennifer Westwood and the Handsome Devils the incredible band that they are. Dylan Dunbar is without question the best local guitar player I’ve ever encountered in Detroit (and I’ve encountered more than a few). And like all great musicians, he gives excellent “I’m gonna play theContinue reading “Rediscovering Detroit – Take Seven – Dylan Dunbar”

Rediscovering Detroit – Take Four – Jarrod Champion (JC)

This guy was the first musician to make me a groupee (and no, not because he once toured with Tenacious D — although, that did impress me). If he’s playing a venue, you can put money on my being somewhere in the audience. Jarrod is a keys player of keys players, bringing his brilliant talentContinue reading “Rediscovering Detroit – Take Four – Jarrod Champion (JC)”

Rediscovering Detroit – Take Two – Djangophonique

Today I bring you the musical stylings of Djangophonique — a “a musical project born out of reverence for the Parisian Jazz Manouche style that was made popular by the legendary Sinti guitarist Django Reinhardt and his Quintette du Hot Club de France”. How can you read that description and not want to experience thisContinue reading “Rediscovering Detroit – Take Two – Djangophonique”

Unfortunate Events

Here we are againDriving without a steering columnPetrified yet rising aboveWe ride the rideWe try to let goTo accept what comesWhen it comesWe try to live with all that we are losingAnd focus on the gainingWe try not to forget our strengthWhich is kindnessAnd forgivenessAnd awarenessWe try not to forget that fearOf failingOf being failedIsContinue reading “Unfortunate Events”