Friday, August 28, 2015

New Album by The Wineskins September 1...

You can get it now at

These songs were inspired by our unplanned reunion. Jeff and I came together in 2013 after a few years apart. I happened to be in Nashville working for a year, and one day I dropped by his place on Music Row unannounced. It's as if we had never been apart. The muse was stronger than ever. These were the first songs we wrote. We never meant for this to be an album. Most of these are the only recording of the song. We put the song together, get the feel, press record, and play it. These are all first takes. This is raw. This is real. These are all recorded on a hand held stereo recorder. Jeff would sit on one side of the desk, me on the other. In between, placed on a coffee mug, was the recorder. There is no mixing, overdubs, or panning. Every noise, tone, sound, you hear happened in that moment. 

Hope you enjoy, Keith.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


It is 6:14 PM on Monday,


I'm worn out. 

Wonder if I should have been a monk?

The fan in my room hums.

I sit at my desk and almost pray.

But nothing I say is what I think. 

I hear a small voice. 

Jesus commanded us. 

"Eat my body, drink my blood"

It made them so mad they left. 

Read what happened in John 6:66 after he said it. 

Hey, hold on there sinner. 

"Excuse me while I kiss the sky"--JH

White wine and water. 

I'm sitting here filled with numb.

Confucius say something. 

Pilate asked what truth is.

Jesus called himself the truth. 

If he was not, then he was fucking crazy. 

I try to do my job. 

So do you. 

And the voice I hear,

You hear it too. 

Once, today, I looked into a mirror. 

I don't know who it was.

I washed my face with cold water. 

Wait, hold on there sinner. 


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Too Mysterious

I have never been to Tangiers.
But I want to go. 
I want to walk those streets.
Smell the hashish and lamb.

When I was in Istanbul,
I felt the calling to go there. 
Istanbul is a confusion. 
Not ready to live fully. 

Copenhagen is trying,
But failing miserably. 
It believes fancy shops and posh clubs are real. 
I loved every minute walking it. 

God is not considered.
The Other is too demanding. 
He/She is too mysterious. 
Like snow in July.