The First Cell Phone Call

Wow. So, get this Mooonmemory from 38 years ago. On October 13, 1983, I called my Mom from the back seat of a black limousine cruising southbound on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. I was 29 years old, working for UPI, and covering a BIG business story – the inaugural day of commercial cellular phoneContinue reading “The First Cell Phone Call”

Hurdy Gurdy, man.

Synchronicity. Not just the title of a hit-laden album by The Police, but a concept defined as “the simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.” In a recent session, Ronan asked about the hurdy gurdy. He’d heard about this instrument, but did not know what it was, orContinue reading “Hurdy Gurdy, man.”

Not ready for a closeup

As the two principals of Josephmooon live roughly 15,000 km or 9,300 miles, apart from one another, certain logistical dynamics must be addressed. For the moment, our interactions are strictly via email and weekly Zoom sessions that typically go on for at least 90 minutes. There is no prospect of forming a live band toContinue reading “Not ready for a closeup”