My longtime friend Christian Beach is a talented musician based in New Jersey who fronted a few industrial and alternative rock bands from the early 1990s into the early 2000s. Around 2006, he made the transition to a traditional singer-songwriter influenced by Hank Williams Sr., Bob Dylan, The Band and contemporary artists like Jeff Tweedy (Wilco). Continue reading “Making a music video while quarantined”
Welp…so much for the year and the decade being off to a good start, as I stated at the top of the last update. Less than a month later, we are living in the midst of a global disaster thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Continue reading “BK Bulletin: March 2020 – Coronavirus Edition”
The new year—and decade—is off to a pretty good start, although I would have preferred if I sent this out a couple of weeks ago. The big news is that (fingers crossed), for the first time since 2017, a half-marathon race is going to be run in Trenton, NJ, in 2020. Also, I was able to see two favorite music acts of mine, China Crisis and Midge Ure, at an intimate venue just 15 minutes from my house.
Read on to find out what else has been going on since mid-December… Continue reading “BK Bulletin: January/February 2020 – A half marathon returns to Trenton!”
For the first time since 2017, New Jersey’s capital city will host a half marathon race this year. However, runners will need to wait a little longer than initially anticipated to hit the streets of Trenton.
For the first time since 2017, New Jersey’s capital city will host a half marathon race this year.
UPDATE (2/19/2020): NYCRUNS has announced the date of the race has been changed to Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. See this post for an update.
So…as we come to the close of the year — and the decade — I just wanted to recap a record-setting 5K and a Philadelphia Half Marathon result that was both disappointing and promising at the same time. Also, it’s 2020 Eagles Autism Challenge fundraising time, so once again I will be asking for your support.
Read on to find out what’s been going on since mid-October…
Continue reading “BK Bulletin: November/December 2019 — Philly Half Marathon recap and happy holidays!”
For a third straight year, I will be taking part in the Eagles Autism Challenge, taking place Saturday, May 16, 2020. This cause is especially important to me as my youngest son, Benjamin, has autism and is nonverbal.
However, I’m switching things up for 2020. After two years of running the 5K at the event, this time I will be riding my bike 10 miles around Philly.
Issue 12 (October 11, 2019)
So…what have I been up to lately? Well, I ran a 5K, saw the Pixies (!!!), connected with a present-day ambient musician whose NYC indie band in 2005 recorded one of my favorite songs ever. I also have to welcome my friend Katie to Philly! And, of course, there is new music to share.
Read on to find out what’s been going on since mid-August… Continue reading “BK Bulletin: September/October 2019 – WXPN 5K, a free Pixies show…and welcome to Philly, Katie!”
A lot has happened over the past few weeks. I completed my second-ever Olympic-distance triathlon, I made what is apparently now an annual trip to Six Flags Great Adventure with my son Graham, and I lost one of my musical heroes with the passing of legendary South African singer-songwriter and activist Johnny Clegg.
Read on to find out what’s been going on since June… Continue reading “BK Bulletin: July/August 2019 – A triathlon, a Great Adventure and the loss of a legend”