The Finest of Sportsmen

The best players check their ego at the door and get the job done. They are the finest of sportsmen. The job: Open Mic at Donahue’s. The mix-up: who was on lead guitar. The result: no guitar player. Many texts go out from Trot to Savino. “Where are you?” Trot plays guitar instead of bass. … Read more

What I Do to Prepare a New Song for Performance

Learning "Billie Jean"

Upon hearing about an upcoming gig for which I was having to learn and memorize 14 new songs that were outside of my usual type of repertoire, my friend Phil Orr asked me what I was doing to prepare for such a performance. I thought it would be an interesting exercise to document my process with one song: Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.”

Music I’m Listening To #2

I’m very curious: can I post this “embed code,” and then you would be able to listen to these songs within my site? Lemme know if it works. Seems like you would all have to have Spotify accounts or something. If it works, this could be really cool! I’d post more music this way.

Girls on Bikes performs at the Country Tavern

Girls On Bikes - photo by Irene Liebler

I have to admit, I’m having a personality crisis. Who am I today? Should I write as “The Sandy Connolly Band” and post this on my band page? Since it’s not band-related, I decided not to. My encouragement of the local music scene has taken on a life of it’s own, and I don’t know … Read more

I Love Scribble Charts

A Scribble Chart

It is almost impossible for me to have any sort of meeting with anyone these days without a clipboard, college-ruled paper, and a sharp pencil in hand to take notes.  Sometimes people get flipped out.  My friend Irene, on the other hand, is used to me following her around with my clipboard and making her … Read more