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Top Ten Christmas Songs That Rock

It’s presumably little surprise that I love Christmas songs. Not, like, all Christmas songs. Christmas songs with a backbeat. Christmas songs that rock. You, Dear Reader, may recall that it all began in the passenger seat of my brother’s Oldsmobile Cutlass...

Home For Christmas

Thus far, parenthood is riddled with cliches: chubby cheeks, bare bottoms, wide eyes — the whole thing. Unlike other things stretched to the point of stereotype, though, the scale and scope of these new feelings are so huge, this new love so massive and...

Jeff Jacobson’s Abatab

I first met my pal Jeff Jacobson at singer/songwriter Casey Shea’s wedding. He was sitting at the kitchen table drinking coffee with chanteuse Amy Hills. I sat down and slipped right into their conversation, one that continues to this day. Jeff has a thoughtful...

Something To Say

It wasn’t until somewhere around Christopher Street that I realized that Thursday night’s Rockwood Music Hall set was littered with references to breaking silence, speaking up and being heard. From “Giving Up The Ghost” (“It’s...

The Year In Photos, 2009

What a year. From The Inauguration to The Oscars to my tenth New York City Marathon, no previous loop around the sun has been more jam-packed with mind-blowing moments. I played the Iowa State Fair, contributed a song to The Nadas “Crystalline”...