Blasting with Phil and Dave Alvin

A little music today.

Though I love Dwight Yoakam’s cover with Pete Anderson raging out a 3-minute solo to finish the song, there’s nothing like The Blasters.

This is my kind of music: growling gravelly vocals, bass and drums stomp stomp stomp, and a guitar that slams you against the wall and keeps kicking till you’re down.

That’s what you get when you blend growing up with Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams with discovering Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple in your teens.



Book Trailer: The Myths of Creativity by David Burkus

I’m one of many helping David promote his upcoming book The Myths of Creativity. Yes, I’m getting a free copy of the book. I’m involved because the book will be worth my time and yours.

Here’s the trailer for the book. Seem worthwhile to you?
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Book Trailer: Ramblings in Ireland by Kerry Dwyer

Another book trailer, this time for a much lighter book. Ramblings in Ireland began as a travel memoir, but Kerry, being a story teller, does tangents much better than straight lines. It makes for a wonderful book for those of us who love Ireland, and people, and a good story well told.

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New Book Trailer for “Blood Without Honey” by Jasha Levi

Jasha Levi is a fascinating character. With his niece Inga Geko he has written his own answer to Angelina Jolie’s less than successful movie about the Balkan fraternal conflicts.

Jasha asked me to create a video for his book. I’m pleased with how it turned out.