When we’re not on stage…

  In the last week I’ve been in Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Norway – a different city each day.  I’m on tour with the rock band of guitar legend Steve Vai, and we perform nearly every night in a different city, often a different country. When we get home in 3 weeks,... read more

This Morning in Athens

  Last night we played Athens and today flew to Zagreb. I woke up a couple hours before we had to leave for the airport this morning and figured I had 45 minutes to an hour for some exercise, so I stopped at the front desk of the hotel and asked which was the best way... read more

Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

My favorite radio show is “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.” I save the episodes and listen to them when I’m packing, one of my least favorite jobs of being a touring musician. To my mind, you’ve really made when you’re on the “Not My Job” segment. Wait, wait … I should... read more


From Home to Helsinki

Sat. Oct. 20 and Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 Five days at home was glorious but brief.  This is what it looked like in the evening, honest: My greatest achievement during the break, aside from repacking and submitting my absentee ballot for the Nov. 6 election, was a date with... read more

Home is …

I’ve been on tour with a rock band for the last two months, watching the legendary Steve Vai every night from my spot (behind him and eight feet to his left) – and sharing the stage with four other stellar musicians: Philip Bynoe -bass, Dave Weiner – guitar, ... read more