Now available on, Jittery White Guy Music: True Rock & Roll Confessions From a Guy Who Bought the Album is a rock memoir from the vantage point of the ordinary rock music fan. If you have a story for every record that's touched your life; if you sometimes forget birthdays, but can remember the album that was playing that one night back in high school, hanging out in your best friend's basement—then this book is for you.



Each day, I dip into my embarrassingly large record collection and pull out one album, sharing a few thoughts and musical highlights.  The Blog rotates from the '60s through the present day, from the classics to the highly obscure, everything from classic rock to prog to punk to power pop.




Need a Spotify playlist to get you through the day?  Need a lot of Spotify playlists? Check out dozens of playlists curated just for you -- annual "best of" mixes, single artist anthologies, varied theme mixes... knock yourself out.



I am a semi-retired attorney living outside San Francisco with my wife and my embarrassingly outsized music collection. After 28 years of practicing securities litigation, both with a federal agency and in private practice, I decided to take a break and spend some time on some personal projects. (Here's my professional bio.) Having published numerous articles on SEC enforcement and related matters, my friends encouraged me to write a legal thriller, advice which I have thus far ignored.

I've contributed a number of pieces to UK music site Toppermost -- check out my Top 10s and artist overviews for Brian Eno, King Crimson, Wilco, Genesis, the Feelies, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Luna, Phish, The Raveonettes, My Morning Jacket, and Neil Young.

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