Saturday, October 15, 2011

Blowing In The Wind

Here's the song i was practising tonight-

Bob Dylan is so cool. He wrote many songs that touched alot of people. He also believed what he was singing and boy do I respect him. He grew up listening to blues and country..his parents were from Turkey..he dropped out of college...his heros were Little Richard and Woodie Guthrie...he helped mold modern folk music...

I think I take Dylan's tunes for granted..campfire tunes! So I sat down to chart and learn one all over again. How I appreciate his compositions and lyrics!

Thanks, Bob Dylan. You are a profound songwriter with a powerful message.

Monday, October 10, 2011


Is this how it's supposed to happen?? I make my calls this morning to book a night in December and a question is posed "it's me or him. you have to make a decision!" Now I'm not good when backed up to a wall, and won't draw conclusions quickly, especially when i have so much respect for all of my players......I like them all...why can't they just play together??? I suppose it was inevitable...this just happened sooner than I expected, and now with a booking four weeks away I've got some scrambling to do because after I deflected the decision, there were consequences and I'm one man down... but I've got some ideas, I've always got ideas.

The last time this happened I ended up with Rick Tippe's band backing Trina and myself with 'Hawkin's Revenge' at The Fairview. I think we only had two weeks to find players...and they had to learn 11/4 time signatures!!!

Situations like this can only make you stronger...unless I quit altogether...but somehow I don't think that's an option. Time to make some charts and pound the pavement..nothing like a good challenge!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


I cut my finger two months ago. The cut was quite deep. Finally, the numbness around the scar is subsiding and tonight was the first night i played guitar since I sliced that cursed avacado one afternoon in August. I haven't played guitar on stage for a long time. I have enjoyed singing and performing without the thing this past year. But I still love to play every night in my living room, keep my kids awake and bug the dog.

Tonight was a treat. Been digging up some original funk-ish jazzy tunes...maybe Kathryn will look at them with me! I realized just how much i missed playing guitar...and by the way,

Palin is no dummy, she doesn't want to take responsibilty for America. How can you blame her??