Concert (and Venue) Mini-Review

Concert (and Venue) Mini-Review

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore Ram’s Head On Stage, Annapolis 13 June 2018 Wow. What else would you expect from two legends? Guitar virtuoso Dave Alvin and Texas singer/songwriter Jimmie Dale Gilmore teamed up to make an album after 30 years of friendship. And, as it turned out, having found their musical roots in the same place(s) way back when. The album, “Downey to Lubbock,” which is currently at the top of the blues charts AND at No. 41…

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I Bit. Now It’s Time to Chew

I Bit. Now It’s Time to Chew

Here we are, a third of the way through the month of June, and I’m still in Annapolis. Not that that’s a bad thing — Annapolis is a great town and I enjoy being here. But the plan has always been to take Further and head back home to Plum Island for the summer, and to sail on the Atlantic as opposed to the Chesapeake. So why am I still here? Well, a couple of reasons. And in the spirit…

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More Practice

More Practice

Toying with the beginning of a new story idea. It starts something like this: Blast from the Past After draining a par-saving 20-foot putt and settling back onto the driver’s seat of his golf cart, Mike took a swig of water as he picked up his iPhone to check email. The three others in his foursome were all finishing the 14th hole when Mike looked at his in-box and watched as his whole world exploded into a billion pieces of…

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