From the Graveyards of my MInd...

MIdwestern Mornings Outside of Babylon 

 IN THE HEART of another drought filled midwestern summer, being committed to the house i thought i'd drop a line.There has been an air of confusion it seems,.....around everything, maybe its the heat, the haze, the malaise of apartment bound days that seem to string together.Maybe its yet another stage of grief. I read the other day there are 5........i think i'm hitting number four right about… Read more

easterly winds 

 Hey Everybody, First off, wanted to thank all of you on the east for making this past 3 day run so great......it was our first run without Willie so it was a little weird, but i gotta say it was drastically easier. Word out from the East is that there is going to be extensive touring from September through the end of the year. So all of you who have written that i never make it to your town, i certainly hope to… Read more

murder most foul 

 did you know there is no explanation for why a bumble bee can fly........the wingspan, the size of it......no one can explain why it has lift and can sustain flight......the theory is.......why can a bumble bee fly? Cuz it thinks it can....... Its a beautiful thursday morning in Chicago,.....Cubs have lost 9 in a row,.....i slept well,for the first time in 3 nights, all is right with the world. There's a… Read more

Murph, ...Get Up Murph ! 

 Headed down to Nashville a couple weeks ago to play with some legends in the songwriting world. It was for a thing called Tin Pan South. I was scheduled to play with Larry Weiss, Peter Yarrow and Roger Cook. These guys had written some classic songs, Rhinestone Cowboy, Puff The Magic Dragon, I'd Like to Teach The World To Sing,....not to mention others that you would most certainly know. Was a great time...Peter… Read more

Spring Has Sprung 

My sincere apologies that it has been this long. Everytime i write a blog, i'm always happy that i did and promise to do it more often. Kind of like therapy, but then months go by and i never do. I would always dread going to therapy, thinking of every excuse in the book to cancel or reschedule the appointment, but my fear of disappointing people would always outweigh my fear or dread of going and i'd end up going… Read more

The Dream Of The Pink Rabbit 

 I play with my daughter and i think about ways to spark her synapsis.......so i take her pink rabbit and i pretend its alive.......staving off the idea that its an inantimate object......before she becomes disillusioned to realize the dream before her is an illusion.......i started thinking just today that my life is much like this exercise i do with my daughter,......my life is an illusion......i have… Read more

Old Journals 

 Found an old Diary that i hadn't made a post in since Dec 11th 2001.  So i dont' feel so bad that i haven't blogged in a while. The old Journal had some great stuff in it as well as some pretty ugly stuff in it. It started with me going to Warner Bros in LA and playing for their entire building, had the release of Surf and Gethsemane come and go, all the while my worrying of what would ever become of my career.  20 Years… Read more

The Angels 

 LA gets a bad rap. I like it there. I stay with my friend who used to work for my first manager back in 1990. She's great and takes great measures into assuring my comfort.! Getting out of Chicago the day before the 3rd largest blizzard in history was nice as well. Getting to LA and it was 70 and sunny, got upgraded in the rent a car by Enterprise Leasing......for free which was nice ( the reason is they saw our luggage… Read more

New Year indeed 

Happy New Year everybody.......and welcome to what could turn out to be a most exciting new year. It certainly is starting off that way. I'll start with a bit of sad news but mananger Matt Suhar and i have parted ways after a good 4 year run. It was just time for both of us to try something different. As sad as that is i'm very excited about how this year has started. As most of you probably know by now we have… Read more

UK and JFK 

 Hey Everybody...... Just checking in......Willie just turned 9 weeks old and we are still doing our best to get some sleep. Getting about 6 hours a day  but its broken up into series of two hours at a time it seems. I went to England a few weeks back thinking that i would actually catch up on my sleep but it was not to be. Greenbelt was great.....my first show at the Performance Cafe was packed.....heard something… Read more

17 days 

 Comrade's , I come to you with news of great joy......today in the city of David, a saviour was born unto us.........wait a minute, wait a minute......sorry that's from the bible...... So Rain, is just 17 days old and i'm happy to say its been smoother than i expected. ( sound of me knocking on wood 3 times) Despite interrupted sleep, she's been a real dream.....not much fussing.....no crying at all.....a couple… Read more

Somewhere On The Road To Waterford 

 author : Lance Northcutt NOVEMBER 18, 2005 -- SOMEWHERE ON THE ROAD TO WATERFORD   I am driving.  He is praying.   It’s the second day after our arrival, having spent the first night in a busy Dublin, and Michael has found religion anew.  We make our way to the car hire and take out a small blue Micra that by the looks of it has absolutely no chance of fitting the… Read more

Dreaming of Pharoh's Horses 

Hey Everybody, Well it appears that spring has sprung. This feels like the first week off i've had in quite some time. It worked out well because while playing basketball ten days ago....i came down on my nephew's foot and completely rolled my foot and on account of that have a grade 3 sprain which has left me fairly disabled. Just been starting to get into a good writing groove again so keep an eye… Read more

Polly Wanna Cracker 

Hey Y'all, Getting ready, and weather permitting, to do a few shows with Cracker in DC, and OH.....they are expecting another 10 inches after getting dumped on for 32 inches last week. Should be fun, and even more fun is doing the east coast starting next week, Boston,NJ,NY,NYC and Philly. We are also going to be shooting a video for " Carry Your Cross " with Brian Fitzpatrick. He's currently… Read more

Keep On Keepin On 

Hey Everybody, Happy New Year to everybody. 2009 was actually pretty good. I can't believe i'm writing that. I've become so accustom to saying..." Maybe next year will be the year " it comes from a long history of being a Chicago Cubs fan. Slaid Cleeves says it best when he sings " Just give me one good year, to get my feet back on the ground. I've been chasin' grace, but grace aint' so easily… Read more

Last Night In Nashville, For now..... 

 Packing my bags and bidding farewell to Music City, but this boy is Chicago through and through, i bleed Cubbie blue, i'm from the 312- Had a good time down here, just never felt like home to me. Heading to Louisville tomorrow to do a radio appearance on WFPK 91.9 at 3:20 EDT  my second such visit to that great station. Then home for the holidays. We got a bunch of new stuff up on the website that… Read more

Welcome 

hey everybody....first off i'd like to thank Kevin Yahl and all at Digital One for the new website.....its just the basics....soon we will have, new demo's ...video's of the recording of " Hey La Hey" and all sorts of goodies.....so keep checking back.....its gonna get very exciting around here for the coming months......God bless you all and thank you for continued support....much lovexoxoxm

Next Stop....Nashville 

Next Stop.....NashvilleHey everybody, just wanted to tell you that i will be heading to Nashville on monday to start rehearsals for the new album and first official day of recording is the 17th. So excited to be working with Lex Price on this album. We will be at House oF David studio's and then back to Lex's house for any further stuff. So very very excited. Thanks for your continued support and can't wait to share this piece of work with you .xom

God is in one room, The Devil is in the other 

greetings,i always get so far behind in writing these things i never know where to start. Europe was great and sad. Shows in Italy were amazing, made some great new friends, had a relationship end, new ones begin...traveled 29 hours in my last 72 hours there. Got sick, was drunk alot, woke up not knowing what country i was in, had a birthday, fell down and… Read more

Who Breaks A Butterfly 

Greetings from madhouse central,the whimsicality of life never ceases to amaze me......blown around like leaves in autumn....i've heard it said that gratitude is the key to life.....i recently said to a friend, that if there was a jeanie.....and granted me one wish.....i wouldn't wish for fame or fortune i'd wish that in my pea brain of a heart that i would learn to be… Read more
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