Appreciative Touch

Appreciative Touch

Photo by Bob Beland   I was the house recording engineer for MCA Music’s publishing studio when they created a new record label called Deli Platters. The idea was to sign some of the edgy, new wave bands playing the local clubs. The year was ’80 and...
More Love 

More Love 

Lovers Point, Pacific Grove, California   Parked on the sidewalk in front of a restaurant on Alvarado Street, sat a bike strapped to a trailer with a tent made of tinfoil. Oh, that’s hilarious, I thought, whoever made it must be paranoid of “Government Rays” or...
Ordinary Stillness 

Ordinary Stillness 

Commons Park, Denver, Colorado   Last night I couldn’t sleep. After a few hours, I decided just to lay there and rest a bit longer before I gave up and got up. Weary of my thoughts, I surrendered and let them make their way through my mind without interference,...
Park or Art

Park or Art

Washington Park, Denver, Colorado   We recently spent our last day in Denver, my hometown, faced with the decision of how to let it unravel. Our options narrowed down to either a contemporary art museum or a 120-year-old city park. The museum’s current...
Irreverent Smile

Irreverent Smile

Skid Roper, Robert Feist, Mojo Nixon   Mojo Nixon burst into the control room with a two-foot plastic statue of the cartoon rooster Foghorn Leghorn in his arms. He set it on the console, plugged it in, and the red-head and yellow beak lit up. Then he hung an...