Blackout Tuesday, June 2, 2020. A loose summation from wikipedia: a collective action to protest racism and police brutality, originally organized within the music industry in response to the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. Businesses taking part were encouraged to abstain from releasing music and other business operations.
I can’t emphasize the word STUPID enough! more »
I maintain a facebook (fb) profile NOT because I use it, but because some people insist on only communicating through facebook. That’s not intended to be an insult either, just the reality of things. I have long talked about deleting it and I probably should except for those messages and the rare opportunity that recently came up.
I was nominated by a close friend to name 10 albums that have influenced my musical taste and upbringing. And during this covid haze of boredom I thought sure I’ll play along. For those who don’t do fb (good for you!) here’s a summation without friend comments. more »
But as a quick update to the Lip Service post, I was recently contacted by a dear friend from 2 previous original bands. Initially I was going to sit in with his group on a one off gig but that unfortunately did not come to fruition. But since we’re slowly moving forward towards a reboot, maybe an old band, maybe a new, some of the old originals could possibly be involved, and some new writing. It’s slow for now, but I am ever SO hopeful. He and I have corroborated on some really great originals in the past and it is so good and exciting that we embark toward another venture. Stayed tuned.
No, not the movies or the television series. Not the rye whiskey. Not the various businesses or songs. Not even the most awesome song by Max Webster off the 1978 “Mutiny Up My Sleeve” album.
No, this is possibly best summed up by The Cambridge Dictionary as simply “to say that you agree with something but do nothing to support it”. Yeah, or maybe just “all talk and no action”. Why, you might wonder, is this a topic for a post here? Well it’s one of those life and faith lessons that, when you least expect it, smacks you hard in the face. more »
It occurred to me the other day, that I haven’t posted in quite a while. Aside from the numerous problems that don’t seem to ever have an end, there’s not a lot to write about. No one wants to read about my issues. We ALL have issues. Some times the sea is smooth like glass. Other times it’s angry and violent. We all are adrift on that same sea, merely in different locations. So with that said… let’s proceed with politics, music, faith…
After having a shop for one full year many lessons were learned, and for now at least, it’s closed.
Hanging out your shingle for business is always fraught with challenges of some kind. Doing so in a quaint little arts village has indeed been that, just possibly on a smaller scale. I’ve done service oriented business over the years, primarily web development or hosting, but that didn’t hardly prepare me for running a specialty retail shop.
At what point does the autumn of life begin? Is it possible for someone to tell when they have reached that? Or rather than being a well defined autumn season, as in there are merely 4 seasons in life, are there potentially an endless number of seasons and then the end? This is by no means some sort of morbid discussion but rather a desire to understand the ‘now’. more »