Monday’s Music Box: Soundtrack for Surfing, Live!: Daughter

One of my new favorite musical ventures. To whom I was introduce by (go figure) my daughter, Miss Magpie.

Yeah. She’s got good taste. Comes by it honestly, I’d say.

Live at Montreux Jazz Festival, 2016.

Another group that’s hard to genre-ize. Part folk, part pop, part electronica, part 90’s era Pixies-esque post-punk.

All good.

The lyrics are not for the faint-of-heart, but, as a poet, that is something that I can appreciate.

You know the drill.

Press play.

Go on about your day.



…and just because it is especially touching, sad and incredibly well-put-together, here is their official video for “Doing The Right Thing”. I found it moving to the point of tears:


Hey all….


The Magpie is back at it.

For those who don’t already know, The Magpie is my amazingly talented and creative (if I do say so myself) daughter. While she has had the hand and eye of a True Artist quite literally since she was still in diapers….

…and her talent (and creativity and imagination) has grown nigh exponentially…

(just a small sampling of the depth and breadth of her work over the last few years)

…she has now made made the written word her main focus. She is currently eating, sleeping and breathing the writing life, morning, noon and night. It is the first thing she wants to do every day and we must force her to stop every night in order to get some unfortunately necessary rest. And she is doing all this while somehow still maintaining her visual art pursuits, interests in science, math, mythology and literature and high honors in school. Her dedication to this new endeavor puts my paltry efforts to shame.

I hope you’ll take a look at her Magpies Menagerie and see what she’s been up to and stick around to see what she has in store.

(Am I being overly indulgent or proud? Can you blame me?)