A Christmas Lullaby

December 24th, 2006 § 0 comments § permalink


theWheel is due to be published on Christmas Eve this week. Fortunately, I have just the thing…

In late November of 1994 I was living in Connecticut and my first daughter Rebecca was then five months old. One afternoon I got a breathless phone call from my sister, Dana Culligan. She had a really great idea for a Christmas song. It’s a Daddy’s Christmas song and we should write it.

So we wrote it. The song is called A Christmas Lullaby…. » Read the rest of this entry «

December 12, 1980

December 18th, 2006 § 1 comment § permalink


John Lennon was murdered. December 8th, 1980.

That week my friend Tim Twiss finished writing music that came to have the title December 12, 1980.

Tim and Tom Twiss and I recorded the piece at Lucky Dog studio in Venice, California on the night of December 12, 1980. It was dark. It was really sad. No one could ever sing on this song.

John Lennon’s voice is deafeningly loud in the silence.

Google in Ann Arbor?

December 11th, 2006 § 1 comment § permalink


Every Saturday afternoon at work I have a lunch break from 3:45 to 4:45. I order and pay for a falafel with hummus and the orange hot sauce at Jerusalem Garden, walk to the library, get my account up to date, walk back to Jerusalem Garden to pick up my food. Then I sit at one of the little tables in Liberty Park at the corner of Liberty and Division… » Read the rest of this entry «

This One is for George Martin

December 4th, 2006 § 2 comments § permalink


It’s 4 AM and tomorrow is another day. Last week I installed another Gigabyte of RAM in the Mac and now I’ve got most of Anaconda loaded into one GarageBand file (28 separate tracks – several of which are sub-mixes – yikes) and I’ve been working on it for hours.

Problem is, I’ve not yet run out of pressing issues, and, as I mentioned, it’s 4 AM.

I choose to sleep and live to mix another day.

The next one will be SIMPLE.

Here is what I’ve got so far.

Where am I?

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