See you soon!

News and updates for the gang

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Hey everyone! Feels like a while since I’ve said what’s up.

Got some stuff I need to share.

Let’s get straight to it.

I’m Offline Until August

I am taking a vacation. In fact, I am technically on vacation right now while writing this. …


Welcoming Nelson George to ‘The Riff’

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I’d like to share a special piece of news with everyone here.

Normally I don’t spotlight individual writers as there are too many to recognize. But a writer who’s literally made and documented music history has joined The Riff as a contributor.

Let’s give a big welcome to Nelson George!

Who is Nelson George?


You definitely don’t want to miss this

Photo courtesy of Peter Kater. Cropped for fit by the author.

Our latest episode is not what you think.

Peter Kater isn’t just a pianist, he’s a real artist who doesn’t let anyone dictate his work. He’s completely in control and has been very successful at it. …


A vocalized Seuss-a-doodle

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Listen to the audio version embedded.

Holy cannoli!
Bagels and lox!
Spilled aioli
In my cardboard box!

All of it smelled
My clothes and Prime
Where aioli dwelled
And arrived on time.

You would think
The driver would see
A box that stinks
He has a degree!

International Relation
His degree’s in that
Expensive education
Didn’t teach him bubblewrap!

White-collar job
The driver applies
Not enough of a snob
However hard he tries!

Software developer
Driver’s on time
Either way, he works for
Amazon Prime.


A new series and another podcast episode

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Wow, almost 700 followers at The Riff! I can’t express the level of gratitude I have for everyone here.

The Riff is my online home, a place where I can freely share my thoughts on music and more. …


A haiku

Covered in pain(t) and sadness. Photo by melissa mjoen on Unsplash

Kindness of my heart’s
Compensation for my art
But is it worth it?

It is for me ‘cause
My internet income streams
Are my Medici.

But what about those
Who aren’t kidless and got
Other shit to pay?

Student loans are a
Pain and so will be rent yet
I can afford…


Tourist too blind to see the world around him. Photo by Maxim Potkin on Unsplash

A rap poem


I hope this happens more often

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Tuesday night I was tired enough to pass out by midnight yet I didn’t fall asleep until two am. My circadian rhythm has adjusted to binge-watching TV and my show du jour is Fleabag. At first, I didn’t like it, but the longer the show’s gone on, the more I…


Aimée Gramblin’s converted!

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I’m really proud of everything we’ve done at The Riff. But we need to get on a higher plane, the next level.

The next level comprises taking our community and showing others the power of music. I was not a diehard until I was.

Hopefully, we can say the same…

Noah Levy

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Lifelong learner. Sometimes I write satire, but it’s kinda true…Want to say hi? Email me! noahlevywriter@gmail.com

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