Song 10 "Skull" 

There used to be such thing as a "Fall" album. My friends and I believed in this. We would be walking around campus, new autumn leaves on the ground, with a chill in the air, and a new album by…

Song 8: "I wanna be sedated" 

I had the best time last weekend on my winter vacation. I met up with my childhood friend, Chris Gage. He and I met when I was still in junior high. I've looked up to Chris pretty much from the…

Song 7: "To Beat the Devil" by Kris Kristofferson 

Featured on Johnny Cash's LP Hello, I'm Johnny Cash, this song has been part of my life ever since I raided my parents' record collection. They always had a great stash of honky tonk records from the 1960s and…

Song 6: "Rolling in the deep" by Adele 

Over the years I have developed a way to play my Gibson Les Paul Standard with just one hand. I turn the amp up, add a little bit of a CompTORTION pedal, and I simply find the melody and enjoy…

Song 5: "Twin Falls" by Built to Spill 

When I was in the band Raspberry (1992-1994) with Tom and Shawn (pictured above), we traveled often to Boise, ID. It didn't seem to matter if we played at a bar or all ages venue; we always had a chance…

Song 4: "Ballad of 40 Dollars" by Tom T. Hall 

I believe I know a thing or two about country music because my dad taught me. He used to say, "Scotty! Come here and listen to this song." He would laugh out loud when it was funny and just be…

Song 3: "Ex Con" by Smog 

Song: "Ex Con" (Red Apple Falls LP, 1997, Drag City Records)

Artist: Smog

I recorded this one simply because it's an awesome song. It's funny and dark at the same time. One thing I always loved about Smog was…

Song 1: Alien Girl by The Crabs 

So, I'm turning 50 next year. I'm actually thrilled about it and am excited to announce, with this first post, that I'll be releasing one cover song per week leading up to my 50th birthday a year from today. I…

"Mayday Mayday I'm late with my April Post" 

Before COVID hit all of my music therapy works was, of course, done in person. It was intimate and special. I sat closely with the people I served and helped them play instruments by holding their hands so they could…