Nothing And Everything All At The Same Time

The Stories Behind The Songs

Nothing And Everything All At The Same Time

 

We all do stupid irresponsible things when we are young. This is how we earn our rite of passage into adulthood.   

At my current age, I would…

Write. Rehearse. Repeat. Perform.

The Stories Behind The Songs

Write. Rehearse. Repeat. Perform. 

 

The common misconception of a touring musician is that the rock & roll lifestyle is all glamour and glitz. This lifestyle is portrayed with an abundance of parties, drugs, groupies, and…

Anyone Else But You 

The Stories Behind The Songs

Anyone Else But You

 

Just to be clear, this is not a story about someone’s cruel misfortune; this is the story of a close friendship. A bond shared between brothers from different mothers.  

If we’re…

Devinico Napoli

The Stories Behind The Songs

Devinico Napoli

 

One thing I’ve come to find as an inevitable truth in my time on this planet is, true artists are fragile souls.   

Don’t get me wrong, they possess a certain level of resilience…

Nashville

The Bone Bazaar Journals

Nashville

 

The second time I crossed paths with Devin was in Murfreesboro, Tennessee at a place called Main Street Music.  We went to see Tora Tora, and as a matter of coincidence, Star-Crossed Lovers was the…

Airplanes or Guitars

The Bone Bazaar Journals

Airplanes or Guitars

 

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) magnet programs were designed to desegregate public schools and allow for more diversity in the classrooms.  The magnet program at Sterling made up 5% of the non-black…

In The Beginning - R.Roulette

The Bone Bazaar Journals

R.Roulette 

 

Although Devin and I didn’t officially meet until 1988, our paths had crossed twice prior.  

We shared the same stage at a club called Backstage on Bissonnet at Hwy 59.  I was the singer for…

Everyone Knows Everyone In L.A. 

The Stories Behind The Songs

Everyone Knows Everyone In L.A.

 

Mary told us that everyone knows everyone in L.A.  She said the city is much smaller when you’re from here.  

Izzy and Mary spent a lot of time in Hollywood…

Day 3 / Santa Monica 

The Stories Behind The Songs

Day 3 / Santa Monica

 

By early afternoon, there was movement in the apartment. Izzy was nestled in the crook of my arm as we were talking. We could hear activity in the next bedroom…

"Mary Is My Girl" 

The Stories Behind The Songs

Mary Is My Girl

 

Izzy once told me “Mary is my girl and I would do anything to protect her.”  I didn’t think much about these words as she said them, but this statement has…

3 Days On A Dare

The Stories Behind The Songs

3 Days On A Dare

 

Although Mary wasn’t the only female we talked to at the Whiskey that night, we spent a good deal of the evening talking about her not really knowing if we…

You Always Remember Your First Time

The Stories Behind The Songs

You Always Remember Your First Time

 

We met Mary on a Thursday night at the Whiskey on the Sunset strip in Los Angeles.  It was the spring of ‘90. I had just flown in that…

One of the great things about music is that it lives on forever!!”

— Dodd Michael Lede