Writing is a habit that, once formed, cannot easily be broken. If, as the famous lexicographer, Samuel Johnson, reportedly said, "No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money," then I am prepared to stand confessed as a blockhead many times over, for I have chosen to spend most of my years regularly engaged in the stubborn practice of putting words together, nearly always in hellbent defiance of Samuel Johnson's opinion, as evidenced by the varied examples to be found here.
One of my essays, celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones, is featured in That Devil Music: Best Rock Writing 2014, published by Excitable Press.
own remembrances of the KFRC Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music
Festival, which happened in June, 1967, are included among the firsthand
observations in this article from Rolling Stone.
I serve as General Editor/Chief Writer for two websites:
Brit Rock by the Bay features photographs and memories of performances by
British musicians (George Harrison, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Eric
Clapton, John Entwistle, The Faces, Traffic, Free, Humble Pie, Savoy
Brown, Robin Trower, Mott the Hoople, Slade, Fairport Convention, Dave
Mason, Peter Frampton, Uriah Heep, Yes, Genesis, Electric Light
Orchestra, and others) in San Francisco and nearby cities during the
The Clay Geerdes Archives highlights the lifework of Clay Geerdes (1934-1997), a photographer and journalist who chronicled the people (activists, actors, musicians, cartoonists, writers) and the activities (protests, performances, gatherings) of the counterculture in the Bay Area during the 1960s and 1970s.