The Clear Air

Sometimes, from the ashes of a liberal, a realist — dare I say a conservative — is born. It happened to me years ago, and it is happening across America right now. It gives hope.

To see the process in action, read this fine post by my friend Danny Fisher.

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  1. Michele says


    I also left a comment on Danny Fisher’s wonderful blog post. As a someone who lives in very liberal Los Angeles (with many friends so left they think Cuba sounds cool) I am really happy to find you, another ex-liberal, like myself.

    I think I’m going to have start bookmarking all these great blogs.

    Take care!


    Posted January 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Michele, you have made my day.


    Posted January 21, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Permalink
  3. Michele says

    Okay, I just went to your “About me” page… I’m even more thrilled to find you – a NYC resident in the music business. Are you completely alone in your political awakening as am? I’m also surrounded by the music business.

    My husband is a jazz musician (bass player), a recording engineer/producer and now a pro audio designer. We work together. He used to play with jazz guitarist Lenny Breau, the Billy Graham trio, Burton Cummings of the Guess Who for years…

    My point is, LA? NYC? Musicians? As you know, it’s A very liberal crowd. Thank you for being open with your politics. It helps to know I’m not alone. I’ve been called a few bad things at dinner parties for – even in the most subtle way – just stating my own opinion.

    Posted January 21, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Permalink
  4. Michele says

    My your list of credits is impressive – Bowie, Basie, Rolling Stones, Carole King…

    What great experiences you must have. I didn’t have time to look at all the artists you’ve worked with, but I did see that you worked with the Knack. Bruce Gary (the drummer) was a friend of ours. He died a few years ago. And Doug Feiger (the lead singer) is a very dear friend.

    What a small world the music biz is!

    Malcolm, I love your brain, you’re a thinker. I can’t wait to come back and read more of your posts when I have more time.

    Have a wonderful day in beautiful NYC (my favorite city on the planet)!

    Posted January 21, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Permalink
  5. Malcolm says

    Michele, now you’ve really made my day.

    Please give my regards to Doug Feiger, though I doubt he’ll remember me. I was the assistant engineer on the mixing sessions for Round Trip at Power Station, with engineer Lee deCarlo and producer Jack Douglas. Those were very long days, and are a bit of a blur; I remember one of the sessions lasting 36 hours. (Can’t imagine how we stayed awake so long!)

    Again, welcome aboard. I’m delighted to meet you.

    Posted January 21, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Permalink