Let’s Burn Everything

We’re all on our way to somewhere
This time I’m looking for the Love Redirection
Starting over isn’t easy
We do it anyway

Searching for the right words at the right time
I trust my hands because they know what to do
They shed light on everything

Let’s burn everything, Let’s burn everything, Let’s burn everything
To the ground then we’ll find our love still standing

I’m going to rise from the ashes
I’ll look the world dead in the eye
We all play a part in the madness if we could only see

Time will burn on it’s own pretty faces they come and go
When you reach the bottom then you’ll know

Let’s burn everything, Let’s burn everything, Let’s burn everything
To the ground then we’ll find our love still standing

Playing in “The Network,” Playing with “The Network”

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My dream was born in a basement….

Me in my own words.
Started out as most suburban kids do, playing a borrowed guitar in my bedroom to B.B. King blues records in my early teens (so little did I know of a future I’d have playing on the same stage with him so many years later), and dragging crappy Peavey amplifiers from one garage to the next learning how to play with others.  Everyone knows a loud drummer when he hears one.  After he’s heard one.

I’d even sing on occasion.

Started this thread (more an invitation to a self made biography) while on a plane to Portugal to start an armed forces tour for troops coming back from middle east conflict in 2008, and it went unfinished.  Why did it go unfinished?

I never did like talking about myself.  Awards, accolades, praise, comments, ahh the parade around the art that I was always somewhat defiant about.  My dream was born in a basement…Continue Reading

It’s not art if it’s not shared

I know of a great musician who never plays for anyone.
I know of a great writer who can’t even maintain a blog.
And, I know a talented actor who sits and waits for someone to choose her.

Don’t we all know someone who fits a version of this story?   
They wait for the “Voice” or the knock on the door.
You can spend decades trying to perfect the song or just play it only for yourself in solitude to your hearts content.

But, it won’t be art until you share it, play it for someone.  And that may be why sharing is the greatest component to all the new world of connection.

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When they show up to party

My Birthday party this past December 23rd.  Saxophone players (left to right) Seth Bailin, Chuck Langford, Mario Perrett, bassist Greg Toro.  They came to jam.

Dec 23rd is a tricky time to have a party.  There are many who want to show up and with the madness of Christmas shopping and holiday lead-up, ultimately less people actually show then what is possible.  And that’s also what makes it cool and special -to see who made it!

Always count the ones that show up, not the ones that say they will and don’t.

My Tribe (spinning the CD in the car)

There’s an ecosystem of music lovers, creators, and supporters who make it happen.  They’re responsible for all of these moments and snapshots that come in all forms, texts, chats, emails.
Stay HIGH!

The “Vader” Mix

I’ve made a few custom mixes for different people. After mixing and matching from all 11 of my recordings I’m getting better at the sequence order of songs. This is one I put together for D. Vader (so I named it after her) and I’ve sent it to a bunch of people since with great reviews.
There are 3 discs worth in the “Vader” mix, this is the first.
Disc 1
Loyalty -Loyalty
You You You -Fly
I Don’t Wanna Know -Say It
Hey Joe -single
I Can See -A Night At the Bazbar
Airplanes -Loyalty
What Happens -Say It
Watcha Gonna Do -Modern Soul
Sexy Lady -Twenty Four Hour CD
Hallelujah I Love Her So -Songs That Will Never Make it to Radio… Superstition -Gettup!
My Life Is Mine -Songs That Will Never Make it to Radio…

The “Reconnect”

January is always a time for what I refer to as the “Reconnect.”  You know….the Gettup.  More for me than just “what happened in 2016 and what will happen in 2017,” but more a month for me to look at everything in it’s current state and make decisions on where it’s going to go.

Rather than reflect on the music, I think about the song I haven’t written yet, and look forward to the next bend in the road.  I also think about all the people who are a part of my story and actively reach out to them.

Reach out -use this contact form or email me (I read everything that comes in).

 

 

Art Vs. Entertainment

Art as a vehicle for insight, expansiveness, a genesis of ideas and emotions while Entertainment existing as a tickling, fondling, and ultimately forgettable experience in the form of sensory stimulation.

Times Square on NYE, -ultimate entertainment.  Tits, ass, dancers, and the same song they’ve been pipe feeding you for over a decade.  All abbreviated.

The real question isn’t why she was “playing along” (most likely reason -it was in her contract for a super load of $), but the real question:  Was the public more amazed that she was doing it or more amazed that it technically failed?

We all ultimately decide to either give our attention to Art or Entertainment.  While Art can be entertaining, Entertainment in itself, becomes lacking in purpose more and more as time goes on.

And we’re “Spotifying”

“Loyalty” is now on Spotify.  If you are a Spotify user (specifically or marginally) please “Follow” me as the admin has new rules and I need 250 peeps on my page before I get control over it.

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