Is the music dead?

Is the music dead or simply quiet? Has inspiration left or is it just still?   Internal conflict Or lack of interest? Undigested pain Or focus lost?   The creative soul Enters dryness But not darkness A new frontier     The wasteland wanderer Lost in the empty Is seeking a jungle of inspiration  ... Continue Reading →

Cologne and Cigarettes

Cologne and cigarettes Each one hiding the other A masquerade of internal struggle Conflict of the soul The creative quandary   The philosopher poses life's questions The expressions of doubt and hopelessness That spark songs The faithful lover, hopes and Writes of a future unknown   Singers of songs Writer of poems Giver of hope... Continue Reading →

2 Years!!!

The craziest thing happened yesterday I got a notification on the WordPress app that my blog has now been up for 2 years. 2 years! From a guy that thought he had nothing to say. It has been quite the ride, a lot has happened in the last 2 years, I have changed a lot... Continue Reading →

Where did the country go?

I remember a time when I was young I listened to the saddest song on the radio A country tale that touched the soul Steel guitar weaving a tapestry of emotion   As the drums gently propel us on A violin haunts the air To the theme of a guitar strum   A simple voice... Continue Reading →

In A Mess – a new old song

There are some inescapable facts about music. One of those facts is that every song has a story. Sometimes that story is told through the lyrics, an autobiographical window into someone else’s world, or maybe it's a fictional world created just for you. Sometimes it is in the music, a mystical tapestry of sonic stimulation... Continue Reading →

Making The Leap

I envy your bravery The willingness to try Regardless of the consequences   Yet, I wonder if you had become comfortable Like I have If you would still have made the leap   Or would you freeze Not to rock the boat Not to face the risk   I wonder and strangely fear If that... Continue Reading →

Wrangling Time & Making Music

One of the challenges we bloggers face is time, if you stick at it for any length of time, there will come a period when having enough time to write your blog become sparse. That goes for any form of creative expression, unless you are fortunate enough to do it professionally. I have been through... Continue Reading →

Music Update

The thought came to me recently that I have not given much of an update on my music recently. My newer readers (welcome & thank you by the way!) may not even be aware of the musical side of my life. From the outside it may appear that there is not much to share but... Continue Reading →

Side Effects

There is something that happens When you connect that cable To your beloved collection of wood, metal and plastic It is not just the transfer of an electric current There is a connection made to your very soul In the seconds, minutes, hours that  follow A release is found As unexplainable as falling in love... Continue Reading →

Song: Everything – reworked

  This took longer than intended (as usual) but I finally have the reworked version of the song My Everything ready. I came up with this alternative version when I was getting ready to record the original. I’ve become quite a fan of the tv show Live at Dary’s House over the last year & I... Continue Reading →

Brad Paisley

Saturday July 27th, I (we) finally got to see Brad Paisley in concert. I say finally because this is the 3rd time we have had tickets to see him, but the first time we have actually seen him. He usually plays at the Fair Park amphitheatre (it changes its sponsored name every 3 days it... Continue Reading →

My Everything – the video

When I was recording this song I had always planned to try & make a video for it. I don’t know about kids today, but when I was a lad it wasn’t a song if there wasn’t a video for it 😉 Originally I thought I would video myself recording the song & make one... Continue Reading →

Song: My Everything

I have finally finished, or as finished as I am going to get. Here it is, my 2nd completed song recording. It took a lot longer than I had originally intended, I had hoped to have this done by the beginning of May, I don’t think I started until then, life can be a distraction... Continue Reading →

All I Ever

  With my recording upgrades on hand it was time to figure out how to use everything. What better way than to record a song I originally wrote in 1994. The song itself was one of my first attempts to write solo, so it has significance in that, however I never liked it. It was... Continue Reading →

Recording Music – Upgrades

So after my 1st attempt at recording a “demo” of one of my songs I quickly realized that guitar & vocals was not going to be enough to satisfy me. What I want to accomplish is to make my songs complete, not perfect, but enough to where I can listen to & enjoy them in the... Continue Reading →

The World’s Still Turning

I wrote this song in the fall of 1995, as far as I can recall this is the first time I’ve ever shared any part of it.   Where do you turn & what do you do when your world’s burned You’ve nowhere to run & nowhere to hide, it’s time to face the truth... Continue Reading →

Recording music

Last week when I made the bold declaration that I was going to at least demo my old songs & put them on here, I did so partially to force myself to do it. Unfortunately there are 2 things that make it, well, difficult. One, is that requires me singing, for people, I’m ok with... Continue Reading →

Music 1: Thoughts

Today seems like an appropriate day to at least start my exploration of what it is I love so much about music. Of course everybody likes music a lot of people love music, but I feel it is time to investigate what it is that has fueled my long love affair with assorted notes. Why... Continue Reading →

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