The lonely existence of the rock and roll piano player. You’ve already heard about most of what I read this summer. July was all about Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace, which I wrote about at length in the Summer Of Jest entries. After that came Savage Inequalities, by Jonathan Kozol, which I reread for […]
Live From Memphis chose the Perfect Vessels to do a “60 Seconds Memphis” spot, and we think it turned out pretty well. Go on by to 60secondsmemphis.com and check out some of the wonderful performers they have doing interesting and tuneful things in a minute or less. Below is our video, but I’d also like […]
Rock For Love is a four-day long musical festival that benefits the Church Health Center, and this is the first year I will be participating in it. The Perfect Vessels are playing the Saturday afternoon show at Shangri-La Records, and I will be there with my good old Wurlitzer electric piano. I hope to see […]
Savage Inequalities, by Jonathan Kozol, is a heartbreaking book about the injustice and racism inherent in the American school system. It exposes the shocking realities of how we shortchange poor and minority students, and is a must-read for anyone with an interest in our educational system. I first read this book when I was a […]
Time isn’t holding us. Time isn’t after us. Let me tell you about the summer or 2011. My family and I sold our house, found ourselves staying with relatives for a while, then found a new home. We packed, unpacked, packed again, and unpacked again. We welcomed a beautiful daughter to the family and introduced […]
Holy cow. The Oblivians played at tonight for free, and I was there. The Oblivians played an hour-long free set at Goner Records tonight. I am not sure what prompted this gig, but they played some new material, so maybe there is a record in the making?