2009 E-Book Poetry


Last Words Out

Bridge to Love

February Nights



Maybe You’ll Shine

Six O’clock Whistle


The Archeology of Sound

Candles and Cognac

Would You Say You’re in Love

Between Christmas and Thanksgiving

New Hard Times

Come Over You

No More Words

Tiny Pricks

Birthday in the Sun

It’s Just a Kiss Away

Kissing Your Neck

Corduroy, Fleece and Flannel

Who Do Voodoo on You

A Prescribed Ego

Lemons and Limes

Women and Wine

No More Bones for You

the Power of a Daydream


a Graveyard Gives

Beside the River

Everyday Americans

Wish You No Harm

Wooden Floors

Ride Away


Two Wastes of Life

In Bed at Cheteau Marmont

Jim Sheridan Took My Shirt

Perfect July Nite in L.A.

Independent Lens

Ah, Saturdays

Where It All Begins

If It’s One to Ten She’s a Twelve

and That’s Why She’s Always



Rock & Roll Music

Man and Twelve String Guitar Make History

Friday at 3:00 a.m.

The Way My Sisters’ Children Used to Play

Front Porch

The Devil’s Music

Young Love

Sunny Sunshine

Norms, Values and People Who Think They Have the Right to Tell You What to Do


Escort Economy

Pink Red Dress

Behind the Waterfall


The Ledger

Expanding Universe

Supportive Hope

Johnny English and the Aliens

Christmas Barrette

Max's Kansas City

one pay check away

be my everyday

Take the Change

i don't even know her name

be myself

Black Magik Blood


Morning Sun

Wolf Hollow Inn


Poetry 101: Ecstatic Vision

D.C. Blues

Dear Pittsburgh Penguins

a Hot Mess

Yeah You

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Video: Rain by Rusted Root @ Penn State University April 2005 "Movin' On" Concert (Alumni Weekend, Blue & White Weekend & Earth Day Weekend)


This footage was taken back in April 2005 on the lawn of the Student Union Building (HUB) at Penn State University (Happy Valley), State College, PA.

It was quite chilly but that did not deter people from creating one of the biggest crowds on the HUB lawn for a show - nor did it curtail any enthusiasm for the band playing that night. At this time original members Jim Donovan, Jenn Wertz and Johnny B (John Buynak) were playing in the band. Co-founders Michael Glabicki & Liz Berlin are still rocking out with original member Patrick Norman on bass guitar.

This song is called Rain and features quite an original sound and is demonstrative of the energy, ritual and musicianship which has sustained the bands unique viability through the shifting sands of time.

I had my digital video camera "in the pit" (between the edge of the stage and the barrier w/ security which separates the crowd) and friends, Mikey and Karen, were checking on Liz's camera in the crowd at the sound board.


And thanks to Mike & Karen for letting me crash at their place in Boalsburg. What a great time.

As a fan and a friend I'm looking forward to the release of the new studio album by Rusted Root --- the latest since 2002 and the release of a double live CD in 2005. This new material is engaging in a way that is easy to gravitate towards and organically blends w/ all the favorites = which makes for a fun, dynamic, kick ass show. But it will be nice to play these new songs in my car while driving down the road.