I setup my old Sony HD video camera, which promptly ran out of battery about 5 songs into the set. From that footage, I decided I would publish these two songs. Enjoy! Oh.. and consider subscribing to my YouTube channel. Thanks. Lonely Mile Man © 2010 I wrote the chorus back in 2008 driving back […]
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 […]
Videocast: Throw Away The Box #3 It took me until Friday afternoon to publish my Thursday morning update. Don’t ask… well… I cover songwriting tips, including: My thoughts on critique groups How I find the right lyric Avoiding easy or obvious rhymes Writing the last line first and more.. Finally, I dissect my song, “Do It […]
Last Friday I was chatting with someone. They challenged me to quickly write a Valentine’s Day song. And so I offer the song below. The challenge came at about 5:45am. At 6:40 I sent them the lyrics minus the bridge. I added the bridge at lunch. I’m pretty happy with it. I’ve included the lyrics […]
My father was a banjo player. He had a book titled, “How To Play the 5-String Banjo” by Pete Seeger. Known as “The Red Book” – even after it came out as a green and blue cover. In that book was a page of several songs that required 3 chords. C, F, & G7. Those […]
I was inspired to start a garden after visiting my daughter in Phoenix and I talk about it here. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3cDvxCmfd8] I mention Ron Finley’s TED Talk about turning food deserts into food gardens. Worth watching for sure. And my daughter writes about Hope House Farms and why she needs the farm more than it needs her. […]
There is a danger in reading book reviews…. well.. specifically, my own book’s review. In this video I talk about a bad review, a good review, my content schedule, and some t-shirts for my song, This Star-Spangled Life of Mine. Per the video.. my content schedule is (for now): Monday: Video update (what’s coming up […]
Over the next couple of weeks I am consolidating all my websites and activities here.. There will be some structural changes – the goal is to make it simpler to create content and for people to find out what I am up to. Here is a video explaining the consolidation – plus announcing our upcoming […]
We are playing THIS FRIDAY in Ventura with Jed’s Dead. Check them out. . Folk Noir (Americana). Also, what is, “The Roots, Rock, & Americana Music Collective?” (RRAMCO) – and a little about pay-to-play – what bands in Los Angeles and elsewhere have to deal with.. but should not.
My latest video blog. I talk a little bit about songwriting while driving. Not admitting anything, just suggesting what it might look like. I also discuss our upcoming show at The Talking Stick with Rick Mizuno’s Indie Roadshow, and introduce you to my song, Escape. You can hear, see, and read about the song here.