Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Ever since I was a little kid all I have ever really wanted to do was play music. While all my other friends were playing with their star wars and G.I Joe action figures, I was busy going through my brothers record collection and forming make believe bands. For some reason I was always the lead singer and rhythm guitarist, not sure why I didn’t fancy myself as a lead guitarist, but I didn’t and that’s okay. I mean we all have our little quirks, right? Still, it’s kind of strange. If your going to the trouble of forming a make believe band, and booking a make believe world tour, wouldn’t it make since to be the lead guitarist as well as the lead singer? Dream big, right? Today I am the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for a pretty good little band, and though we don’t go on world tours, or have legions of devoted fans, I’m still pretty happy with the whole thing.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
Life is full of compromises, or so were told. I guess it really depends on your concept of what the word truly means. You see, it’s like this. Every weekday morning I get up and put on my company shirt, a nice pair of jeans and a pair of company mandated steel to shoes. I actually take a shower, shave and brush my teeth first, but I assumed that would be common knowledge, so I skipped that part. Now, would this be my attire of choice? Hell no! But If I want to get a paycheck from my company, I make that compromise. I even dislike the idea of paying bills! I know, right? You thought you were the only one, but it turns out most people don’t. But I enjoy having food and shelter. So I make the compromise. Are you beginning to see a pattern here? We live in a structured society, and this society demands that we act and perform a certain way, because if we didn’t, and everybody did their own thing, the proverbial shit would hit the fan. Structured society stifles creativity and individuality. Creativity and individuality, however, are the corner stones of a strong society. What the hell, People? Now I’m sure your reading this and wondering what my point is. And here’s the kicker, I don’t have a point to make. I’m just rattling this shit off as I go. It seems kinda pointless, doesn’t it?
Monday, November 3, 2014
Been working diligently for a couple of months on a new CD, and it’s time we get back to a little rock and roll. So, the last couple of rehearsals we’ve been jamming, and tightening up our set list. With the addition of Jeff Little on guitar, we can finally add those crazy double guitar leads and offset rhythms that Franklin just loves to add. He always wanted me to do that funky stuff, but I’m too old and set in my ways, and Jeff is an accomplished musician that doesn’t seem to mind laying down the groove. If ya know what I mean!