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Genius is on the mic

20 Feb
Genius is on the mic

And yet: can you find even one head in this picture that’s turned to face the performer? Maybe it’s like Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark. “Marion, don’t look at it. Shut your eyes, Marion. Don’t look at it no matter what happens.” But if that’s the case, then why didn’t the guy […]

Tom Nattell: A 'Simple Life'

02 Feb
Tom Nattell: A 'Simple Life'

Tributes to Albany activist and wordsmith Tom Nattell are online at and He died Jan. 31 after a bout with cancer. An amazing guy, and a vital part of the Albany arts community. The Tom Nattell Memorial Circus will be held March 5, 2005 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 262 State St., Albany, […]

Tsunami blog….

28 Jan
Tsunami blog....

I usually make every effort to keep the day job separate from the arts and music world, but I encourage you to check out a blog I set up recently for NYSUT President Tom Hobart, documenting his efforts to help students and teachers in tsunami-ravaged Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

I crap bigger than you…

26 Sep
I crap bigger than you...

This is one of the first pics I took with my new handheld. We were in Philly. The morning after a wedding. Hotel brunch. I was joking that the gentleman at the next table looked exactly like Jack Palance. So I started riffing on bits from “City Slickers.” We were all laughing rather loudly. “I […]