“Writer’s believe they have something to say but are surprised as hell when anyone reads them.” I can’t recall where I read the quote above. And to be honest, that’s probably a butchered paraphrase. But the idea is solid. It’s a strange confidence when you know you write well; both the way you write (your […]
I’m booking house concerts for 2017I used to do a series of house concerts a couple times a year. They took me from Los Angeles to Chicago and back. Now I have friends and fans that can take me from Los Angeles probably all the way to Washington DC and back. But I’d love to […]
Here is the lie: “I don’t care what people think.” also expressed as, “I give zero fucks!” Stop saying this! It’s a lie and you prove that in the saying. You are convincing no one – and those who know this truth can see through your lie. Okay.. you are convincing someone. You are convincing […]
Live streaming a few songs As part of my annoyance with holding back on live video and a number of other goals, I am doing more live streams on Facebook. To date, they’ve been me in the hills with my dogs and playing music. I’ve been launching them from my Facebook profile but realized that […]
I love honky tonk music. Sadness and drinking.. those are core ingredients. But I don’t really write it – perhaps because I may have over-imbibed three times in my entire life. However, back in 2010, I wrote a line that I knew I could grow into a good honky tonk style tune. “It’s too early for […]
A song about love and obsession I wrote this in the early 1990’s.. I was married at the time. The first time I played it, my wife was in a bible study at church with about 50 other women. I drove up to the church, walked in with my guitar, and played it for her. […]
One of my goals is to integrate as much of my professional and creative world as possible. As a writer, performer, speaker, and technologist. This is a natural part of who I am. I’ve never wanted to create the “professional me” versus the “creative me” versus the “personal me.” I sincerely try, in all endeavors, to […]
Last year I performed intermittently – focusing on other writing and my technology consulting. Also, my youngest has been working on her singing and performing. More on that in a future blog. But, I’ve been rehearsing with my drummer and guitarist – and we are speaking to a couple bass players and other performers. We […]
Cure My Lonely is a song that captures the idea of a love that you cannot hold on to, cannot sustain, but find impossible to walk away from. I was not living that reality at the time. I was drawing on common themes of love, obsession, loss, and weakness.
Video of a song I wrote for my friend Mike and his new bride, Christine.