Calm vs Chaos

Calm vs Chaos

Ojai Valley, California   I worked for a record producer who loved chaos. I’d get to the studio early to set up mics, music stands, and headphones, align the machine, and thread up a roll of tape. The preparation was my insurance policy for a smooth...
Acquiescence

Acquiescence

Venice Beach, California   Well, I guess I have to ask the question. Why do people spend so much time looking for a way to express themselves? It’s not about money. That’s for sure. Is it the challenge, an internal drive to find out what you can do, allowing it...
It Pulses

It Pulses

Upper West Side, Manhatten, NY   A subway station, Broadway and something, Upper West Side, the smell, and the wait, it’s my moment in the old. To many, the station is as familiar as the back of their hand but not to me. It’s soulful somehow and beyond, because...
Save your earth. You can’t get off. 

Save your earth. You can’t get off. 

Asilomar State Beach, California   April 22nd, 1970, the first Earth Day, I remember standing in the courtyard of my high school, thinking about what it meant. It felt like such a noble cause. Surely now everyone would take our mutual Mother seriously and look...
My Very First

My Very First

Clandestine holiday decorations courtesy of Scott Burns and friends.    My first electric car looked like a cross between a golf cart and a Flintstone mobile. GEM (Global Electric Motorcar) is a low-speed vehicle, legal on city streets only and a top speed of 25...