Pouring Out My Soul In Song

Of course, they’re forecasting torrential rain tomorrow. Just when I’ve got my first gig since July. Tomorrow night is my latest return engagement at The Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village. I’ll be doing a set of my own songs at 6:30pm with a little teaser at about 6:15pm for anyone who gets there after […]

Was Steve Jobs Good or Bad for the Mus(ic)?

We members of The Tribe often ask if someone was good or bad for the Jews. Often, it was a mixed answer. Steve Jobs’ current legacy in the music business is mostly, but not completely, a positive one.

It Takes (At Least) Two To Tango: Using Pre-Recorded Music In Audiovisual Works

So you’ve made a funny video of your cat that you want to post on YouTube and you think that if you put the Stray Cats’ Stray Cat Strut as the soundtrack it would be really groovy. Now, you know a little something about copyright law and you actually do the right thing and get […]

Stripping Out – Not Stripping To – Music

A few months ago I reconnected with a friend of mine from law school who lives down South. She came to my last gig at Cornelia Street Café in July and we hung out at my Club the next day. Anyway, she inspired me to write a song in the style of a 60s pop […]

The Blog Is Back

Dear Readers: It’s been way too long since I lasted posted anything on my blog. It’s not that there hasn’t been anything interesting to write about in the realm of copyright, music, my cats or any other myriad topics like “why can’t Roger Federer convert two match points?” No, I’ve just been too focused on […]