September 9, 2015

In October, 1972, in the jungles on Lubang Island in the South Pacific, Kinishichi Kozuka was killed in a firefight with a Filipino military patrol. His death made him, arguably, the last soldier to die in the Second World War. You see, Kozuko was among the last of what some refer to as Japanese Holdouts […]

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September 2, 2015

These days there’s only one name on either side of the entire American political landscape that matters. Donald Trump. Bet you didn’t see that coming. I know I didn’t. I mean, I wasn’t initially surprised to see him leading in the polls. It seemed totally in sync with the flavor-of-the-day cycle that defines the fickle […]

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Danstock II

February 4, 2014

On Thursday, February 6th, the good folks at Lincoln Hall in Chicago will be hosting the second annual Danstock. Danstock is a night of cocktails, rock, and fund-raising for which the proceeds go to Northwestern’s Lurie Cancer Center.  And all in the memory of Chicago songwriter, musician and sound engineer, Dan Stock. So, to recap, […]

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In the New Year

January 2, 2014

Like most people, at this time of season I find myself looking back on the past year and doing a little accounting.  I, like many, crunch the numbers from the last 365 days and take a good hard look at the bottom line.  I suppose the logic is that, by taking stock of the last […]

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December 12, 2013

  The first edit of my new short film, Rain, Rain, came back from the editor this week.  It’s my second short film. I’ve never really considered myself a filmmaker.  Truth is, I’ve never even been on a movie set other than one of my own.  There’s so much I don’t know that referring to […]

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December 2, 2013

Now that the kids are back in school I’ve finally managed a minute and wanted to just make a few points about Thanksgiving. I’m not a huge fan of this holiday.  In short. YOU SIR, ARE NO CHRISTMAS To me, Thanksgiving is like sub-Christmas, a junior varsity Christmas if you will.  It’s the day that […]

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What I Do

November 25, 2013

“So, what do you do?” It’s a common question; and one that, for years, I haven’t really had a good answer for. For the last eight years I’ve spent most of my time taking care of my children.  Technically, that makes me a stay-at-home-dad but when asked the question, “What do you do?” stay-at-home dad […]

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Sign of the Times

November 22, 2013

Today marks fifty years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  It’s amazing how it still captures the imagination of our society even after being inexhaustibly explored from seemingly every angle possible. The 1960’s in America are often described as a “turbulent” time.  Political assassinations, Vietnam and the anti-war movement, the civil rights movement, […]

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Hello Again

November 22, 2013

It’s obviously been a while since I tended to this site. Let’s see where we are. MUSIC The band and I are back at Uptown Recording working on another record. It’s early yet but going quite well. No, we don’t have any gigs on the book. Going to put a little time in and book […]

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February 5, 2013

This Thursday a good portion of the Chicago music community and its supporters will come together at Lincoln Hall for the first annual DANSTOCK music fest. Aptly named for its founder Dan Stock, DANSTOCK (get it?), is a fundraising event for the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Research Center. And while the money goes to fund […]

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