Past Sagebrush

This is the email I sent my brother this morning. I miss Seattle a lot. I miss the big city and the the excitement. But I don't miss the traffic and the 2-3 hour a day commute. Living in Ivins has been a change. It's small and close-knit, tucked into the Red Mountain community. It feels nothing like St. George. But there are times when I can't imagine going back to the big city. One of them … [Read more...]

Jackson Browne Songwriting

“ Elbow grease. Time. Thought. Persistence." From the documentary, History of the Eagles. … [Read more...]


Free at MSG on 12/31/2010. … [Read more...]

Hearts plays Stairway to Heaven

The song is legendary, and Heart is spectacular. But the best part of this video is seeing the joy on the faces of John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. … [Read more...]

Ryan Adams–Ashes and Fire

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Billy Joel Interview

Once in a while you come across something so good and so fascinating that it grabs hold of you and won’t let go.  That’s what happened when I tuned in to listen to Alec Baldwin interview Billy Joel, and I’m not a big fan of either. When I was in high school I convinced my best friend to take my girlfriend to the Billy Joel concert at the Salt Palace because I had no desire to listen to … [Read more...]

From the Byrds to the Eagles

I found a link to this BBC documentary about the Los Angeles music scene in the 70’s on the Bob Lefsetz site.  Someone uploaded the entire documentary to YouTube where you’ll find all seven parts. There are so many parts that made me smile, but I’ll mention just one because it’s in such sharp contrast to how much of the music is made today. Kids with marginal vocal talent and no song … [Read more...]

Finding Phish

No matter how often my friends tried to push Billy Joel on me I just couldn’t get in to his music. Especially “Big Shot” which made me want to reach through the radio and punch Joel in the nose. One summer Joel toured through Salt Lake City,  and I refused to go with two close friends who could not understand why I wouldn’t tag along. Three hours of Billy Joel tunes would have either killed … [Read more...]