Kindiefest is a huge three-day conference in Brooklyn for folks like me: musicians with a family-oriented groove. Last night was the kickoff reception and keynote; I’m trying to read my scribbled notes from the night to see if I can… Read moreKindieFest report, Day 1
I had such a blast last night at my friend Howard’s, I just had to write about it a little. Every year for his birthday Howard throws my favorite kind of party: a jam session! Musicians of all stripes gather… Read moreHoward’s Annual Birthday Jam
By “scored” I mean I did the music for my friend Guy’s video: [caution, some language not suitable for minors] The opening bit is something I did for another of Guy’s movies, “My Grandma Killed Seven People.” The guitar under the… Read moreI scored!
A very truncated version of the Gordys played at the United Synagogue of Hoboken’s Purim festival tonight. Instead of our usual sprawl of 8 or 9 players, we were pared down to just Adam on clarinet, Barbara on accordion, me… Read moreThe Gordys at the United Synagogue of Hoboken, March 9
From my friend Tom: Be at war with your vices, be at peace with your neighbors, and let the new year find you better than the last. Dave — Weather When Posted –Temperature: 16°F;Humidity: 36%;Heat Index: 16°F;Wind Chill: 3°F;Pressure: 30.47… Read moreNew Year’s Wish
I’ve never figured out just why I love Halloween so much. Maybe it’s because it was my mom’s favorite holiday when we were kids. She spend hours crafting amazing costumes for us. Or maybe it’s the costumes themselves, playing dress-up… Read moreHappy Halloween!
Taken with the sport following the Beijing Olympics, my friend Ted hosted a Badminton Invitational on Labor Day. I had fun playing, but as you can see I quickly fell into my typical role as Pied Piper. Photos courtesy… Read moreWhat else I do on weekends:
That’s our pal Penny Jo singing backup, just behind Billy Bob Thornton(!). She’s the middle backup singer, with short hair. We just had to brag on her a little; we’ve been friends and fans since her Syracuse days (she’s making… Read morePenny Jo Pullus on stage with Levon Helm in Woodstock, NY, 8/23/08
Sorry to say that this gig was rained out tonight! I met Erin Lee and Marci at the Shipyard at about 5:30 for a quick run-through. By 5:45 is was POURING and we’d retreated into the nearby playroom. By 6:00… Read moreErin Lee & Marci rained out in Hoboken!
Six years ago, when I first tumbled into Music Together, Erin Lee Kelly and Marci Applebaum were among my new co-workers. Erin especially took me under her wing and showed me how much fun it could be. (Before then I’d… Read moreErin Lee & Marci return to Hoboken