Music Alone Shall Live, or A Perfect Weekend In NYC Has a Tiny Cost

On the Monday after we got back from NYC, these things happened: -The Jetta went in to be drained because one of us put gas in its diesel engine. Yes,…

Yale Reunion and Spotify 1989

This is a bad formula: rainy day, PMS, and a nostalgia mix from 1989. I upgraded to Spotify Premium (though I am not sure what I gain, since I don’t…

I’m Pretty Sure That My iPhone Is Making Me Sick

I’m Pretty Sure That My iPhone is Making Me Sick I’m pretty sure that my iPhone is making me sickAnd still I can’ stop poking at the apps and the…

FAWM Halfway Check In

It’s more than halfway through February, and I have seven songs written. I need to do something today or risk being mad at myself. We’re in the Adirondacks for the…

FAWM #3: Welcome Song for Guitar Students

I told my guitar students yesterday that I would write them a new “Hello” song. Currently, we’ve been using “Good Morning, Sunshine,” which is the HooteNanny welcome song, written in…

FAWM Day #2 One down

I wrote my song! It took me all day, but it’s finished, or close to. It’s called “Dave Hayes the Weather Guy.” I know he’s Dave Hayes the Weather Nut,…

FAWM Day One-Excuses, Excuses

It’s February 1st, the beginning of February Album Writing Month, and I feel doomed because I have lost my journal. I am in the middle of my writing retreat, a…

Pete Seeger

When Pete Seeger was blacklisted in the 50s, after being accused of being a communist by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC), the Weavers’ career dried up. Pop radio’s…

Interview with Nerissa Nields by Robyn Day from WBUR

Below is a Q &A with Robyn Day from WBUR’s The Artery. Her piece is here. But we thought you’d like to see Nerissa’s answers to her questions. Robyn: You…