Monthly Archives December 2017

Put Another Log On the Fire!

Oh my gosh! I am on fire. Actually, that’s not really a surprise to me. I love songwriting. My songwriting process has become second nature. It excites me to talk about it because it hasn’t always been this way. I spent many, many years afraid that I had no talent when it came to songwriting. My songwriting abilities have come from studying the basic foundations of songwriting from many sources, then putting what I know to regular practice. From the practice, it had become ingrained in my songwriting though process. The result for me has been carefree and relaxed songwriting

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SONG-A-WEEK #2

I decided to start my new year’s resolution (correction: COMMITMENT) a week ago. Once again I am committing myself to writing at least one new song each week. I started last week and the first song that I wrote and uploaded is called “A Hard Case Of You.” You can check it and this week’s song, “The Clock,” out in the MUSIC & VIDEOS section of my website. Join Me! I am inviting any and everyone who wants to try this to jump in with me. If you are interested in doing the SONG-A-WEEK commitment then send me a note

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WHY I WRITE SONGS

Through most of my life, I have been moved by the words of songs. Through a specific sad time when I was young I remember being comforted by the lyrics of the Beatles’ “Let It Be.” As a high school pole vaulter on the track team, as I was preparing for a jump I would calm my nerves by singing Phoebe Snow’s song “Sweet Disposition” quietly to myself. The Rolling Stone’s “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” would ward off frustration when things weren’t going my way. James Taylor’s “Sweet Baby James” and Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” albums were guardians

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Technical difficulties, my ass!

I set up to do my streaming concert this afternoon, and when I was on my last song I looked at the streaming controls on my Concert Window website dashboard and realize that I had failed to click on the “live” streaming button. I spent 45 minutes performing on the test link. Oh, well, lesson learned! I won’t make that mistake again. And just to make sure I put a big sign on my monitor that says “DON’T FORGET TO GO LIVE DUMBASS!”

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Up And Running

Happy Monday! Well, here I go. My first OBM blog entry on my newly revamped website. I placed my website into “maintenance mode” for about two days while I rebuiltĀ it from the ground up. There are still a few bugs that I want to work out of it, but for the most part, I like how it turned out. I have a few things planned tonight. I will be doing another Concert Window: Smooth Like Gravy streaming show at 5 pm MST. Later I am going to pop into Lizzard Tail Brewing for the weekly open mic.

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