Thursday, September 18, 2014
I’m less inclined to worry these days, and I’m not sure why, but I’m willing to bet it has something to with my age. Now some might even call it maturity, but let’s not go that far, okay? I know it‘s hard to believe, but I used to fret over minuscule details that had no bearing on the final outcome. Hell, even if they did I couldn’t change them anyway. But at some point in my life, and I can’t say for sure when, I said screw this, I’m not gonna let it bother me anymore. And that my friends, is how I became a Zen master! Okay, maybe not a Zen master, but I’m far more comfortable in my own skin, and that’s a step in the right direction. I’m even at peace with watching some random ten year old kid on you tube playing the guitar at a level I will probably never obtain. Who am I kidding….probably……I will never obtain. Oh well, life is good, even if I’m not the worlds greatest guitarists.
Monday, September 1, 2014
I’m at the point in life where I’m not old, but I’m sure as hell not young either. By the time I was twenty years old I was married with a baby on the way, but what should have been a wonderful time of sharing with my family turned into a nightmare when I lost my father to cancer, the family business and homestead all with in a matter of months. It was as if everything in my life that seemed stable had been turned to dust in front of my eyes, and I couldn’t do anything to stop it. I’m now forty-five years old staring down the barrel of forty-six, and I have to admit, I still haven’t made since of it all, and I never will. The point is we all have loss. So, whatever your going through, believe me your not alone. Life isn’t easy, and I’m not sure it’s supposed to be. I guess the key to it all is finding something that brings you happiness, because even though this life is sometimes brutal, it is also full of beauty and wonder, and that’s the dichotomy isn’t it? If I am doing something constructive that brings me joy, and in the process I inspire you to do the same….Well, there’s nothing wrong with that is there? There was a time in my life when I thought I knew all the answers, but I realize now it was just an illusion. We have no answers just theories, and my theory is this: Do what makes you happy, and in the process you may bring some joy into someone else’s life
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
We'll be posting a new song from our forthcoming album soon, but today I wanted to honor my best friends, and the loss of their daughter, and my God daughter, HolliDae Nelson. She was tragically taken from us in a car accident in 2011. Today would be her 21st birthday.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Rest in peace Robin Williams. You brought joy and laughter to millions, and it is my hope that your soul finds the solace and comfort that eluded you in life. Life is hard enough as it is, and the news of your death cut me deeper than I would have expected. It seemed to me you had a hell of a lot going for you, but I understand the depths of depression and why you felt you had to move on. Still, it isn’t an easy thing to hear of anyone taking their own life, much less an artist of your caliber. Life imitates art, or is it the other way around? I really don’t know.