Once upon a time, I played in garage bands in New Jersey and Boston. It was probably the most fun I ever had. Then my interests went in other directions–writing poetry and fiction particularly, which took all my attention for a couple of decades. Then, egged on by my son Andrew, I dusted off my old guitars, and we decided to form a new band, Penelope’s Thrill. Now songwriting claims as much of my time as poetry.
Here is a new song I wrote to feature the fabulous violinist Wendy Lynn Staats:
And here is a song I wrote featuring a solo for Tuba! (possibly the only rock song with a true tuba solo!) Big thanks to Ben Jaeger on tuba:
This song was inspired by the Coronavirus lockdown–but it’s very upbeat actually:
(On the Penelope’s Thrill SoundCloud page, you can click on individual songs to see the lyrics and performance notes)
Click on this link for a music video–a song I wrote featuring the Kazakh dombra and electric guitar.