Summer of 1967 my ex and I drove with his brother, Michael Johnson, to California. Michael was going to be part of a folk group managed by Randy Sparks. We camped as we drove west through the hot desert, sleeping on the top of our VW bus. There were stars everywhere. Somehow PJ and I […]
It’s a children’s game, drawing circles, but it gives us an undeniable sense of completion when the two pencil marks join. We talk about tying up loose ends, wrapping something up, and having a beginning, middle, and end. What a tidy way to describe our life experiences.
At what point on the paper do you touch the pencil to begin? Does the first line of a novel just fall out as complete? Or the melody for a song? Or a letter? What is your process?
Do you believe the past is past and done for? Or are pieces of your past like mementos you pull out of a box and re-examine? For years I quoted “Mudcat” of the Boston Islanders. “Don’t call nothin’ up you can’t send back.” This year I’ve called up. . .
Mentor/songwriter/performer/teacher/author Why am I interviewing so many people with connections to Kerrville Music Festival? Because that is where I have met so many amazing humans. Janet Feld teaches music lessons (live and virtually) for humanoids. I came to know her as a performer about a zillion years ago. How each of us shapes our path […]
Have you ever tried to draw someone you know? or even a movie star? We all see differently.. and focus on different parts of what we see. The better you know someone, the more you see the Universe within them. By watching how people move through the world and what they write or say… by […]