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May 26, 2017

Birds inspire us to be more.  Birds were once lizards that sprouted wings and took flight to become something better.  Their story is our story.  Every story starts and ends.  Migration amidst friends and foes.  We return home, transformed, better for it....

May 21, 2017

I’ve had some pretty awesome days in my lifetime.  High on a mountain top in the back bowls at Vail, sailing with sea turtles in Hawaii, trekking Machu Pichu, my wedding day, the birth of my daughters, countless moments on stage, the day I got my first guitar, bicycle...

May 16, 2017

I grew up in suburbia.  The primordial cesspool where teen angst spawned emo-pop-punk music.  I played the alto sax in grade school sitting second chair to the now rock guitar player for Alkaline Trio and Blink 182.  I was 14 when I went to see my first show at the Met...

May 16, 2017

Meet my family: My wonderful wife Angela and two daughters Addelaide (9) and Calliope (5).  We all Love to Sing!  Angie works for a non-profit organization that promotes recycling in Wisconsin.  Addelaide goes to the Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School in Viroqua, WI.  She w...

May 13, 2017

Synchronicity.  Serendipity.  A Happy Co-ink-ee-dink (that is coincidence in normal speak).  Kismet.  The Wu Way.  Be-ing in Alignment.  Staying in the moment.  Tuned in, Tapped in, & Turned on!  

All of those words and phrases essenti...

May 13, 2017

I Am an advocate for local food and farming.  For years now I have supplemented my rockstar income with different organic farming jobs.  All the farms I’ve worked for use a model called Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).  The basic idea is that you as a consumer of...

May 10, 2017

The new Stanton West album, Songbird, is my life story.  Within it there are two shorter stories.  All the stories follow the same template.  I leave home, face great challenges, meet friends and foes, and return home transformed with new knowledge gained from my exper...

May 3, 2017

The first time I saw Joe Craven perform was with the David Grisman Quintet in 1996 at the Overture Center in Madison, WI.  Joe played an instrumental part in all of the albums David Grisman and Jerry Garcia put out on Grisman’s label, Acoustic Disc.  I've listened to a...

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