Throughout my forays in music there have been times when a musician who plays a particular instrument is not easy to find. No amount of posting or reading ads reveals a solid candidate. That’s how I switched from a focus on drums to guitar in high school. There were many drummers, few guitar players. 15 years later it was a drummer who was difficult to find. Enter our trusted mate Rollie. more »
I’m still kicking. With the end of summer the garden has been put to sleep which is going to allow more time for other things like music! It’s been a busy summer for a lot of reasons. Even though it’s a terrible time to be needing a vehicle we found one we could easily afford, a 2010 Ford Explorer. It’s the last year of this body style, one of my all time fav vehicles, and I’m very happy to have it. Other much needed things were accomplished as well.
Well. It’s been a while.
Quite a while.
So here’s a general update.
I probably should have titled this “music, music, I hear music” in a nod to one of my favorite bands, King’s X. But there’s a little more to relate than music. But while I’m on that topic…. more »
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, 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…