Monthly Archives: May 2011

I don’t need a meat dress but a nice meal would be great

Lady Gaga makes enough to keep herself in meat dresses for rest of her life. What about the rest of us? Musicians have to negotiate a price for every gig and hope it’s enough to pay the loan on that … Continue reading

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Always smell good and wear the right shoes

Years ago as I was just about to go on stage to emcee the Campfest Music Festival comic Karen Williams slowly looked me up and down and wryly commented, “Nice outfit.” What? You don’t wear an orange 60’s cocktail dress … Continue reading

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Um sure, I can do that

I had a few minutes before the end of a class I was teaching so I showed the kids how I could play the guitar behind my head. To a ten year old who’s just mastered changing from G to … Continue reading

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I’m not Lisa

Or Joni or Meg … two musicians I’ve been compared to and mistaken for. Really, I’m not complaining. Still, it makes me laugh when someone earnestly says “I love the nun costume” and I have to politely tell them I … Continue reading

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