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Monday, November 4, 2019 - Writing About Love

I’m working on music for the album I’m recording in the studio, and I’m in a bit of a quandary. I’m tentatively planning on calling the album “Love”, and my idea is to harken back to the 60's with an…

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Monday, October 28, 2019 - Friends

I’m thinking today about friends and their influence on our lives through the years.  I’m anticipating talking to an old friend this afternoon whom I haven’t talked to in 40 years.  I was corresponding with his wife, and I told…

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Monday, October 21, 2019 - Driving Dynamics

I wanted to write about driving dynamics today. What do I mean by that? Well, maybe driving politics and psychology would be a better title. I, like everyone else, pride myself on being a good driver, but I fight it…

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Monday, October 14, 2019 - Joy

I wanted to write about something today that I often deny myself - joy. I know that sounds odd for me to say that I deny myself this, but it’s true. I find myself purposely going out of my way…

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Monday, October 7, 2019 - Creating

I’ve been in the studio all day with my good friend Don Richmond, and it feels so good to be recording what I’ve been writing over this past year. I wrote several years ago about what it’s like to be…

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Monday, September 30, 2019 - Love

I’ve been wanting to write about love for years, and I think I’m in the right frame of mind tonight to do it. What really is love? Is it just a feeling between two people? I believe it’s much more…

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - Self-Destruction

I’m still watching and reflecting on the PBS documentary about country music, and a recurring theme among stars is their self-destructive habits. So many of them have trouble handling the stress of the road or the complications of stardom, and…

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Monday, September 16, 2019 - Country Music

I watched Part 1 of the Ken Burns documentary on country music Sunday night, and I was surprised at my reaction. The premise of the first episode was this - that country music came out of the confluence of black…

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Monday, September 9, 2019 - Knowing When

I’m switching gears as I transition from one season to the next, and this always put me a little at sea. I’m not the kind of guy who ever plans too far in the future. I have always thought that…

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Monday, September 2, 2019 - Dullness

I’m checking in with myself this morning, and normally I feel a burning ball of light and enthusiasm at my core, but this morning this is an overwhelming dullness and heaviness. I’m not sure what I can attribute this to…

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Monday, August 26, 2019 - Friendship

I’m thinking about friendship and the interactions that happen over time in our relationships. I lost a good friend this last week who has been ill for several years. I’m saddened, but I’m also peaceful knowing that she’s still here…

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Monday, August 19, 2019 - Woodstock

I’ve been thinking a lot about Woodstock. I’ve done several songs from the festival over the past couple weeks, and because this last weekend marked 50 years since that event I figured I should reflect on it. I grew up…