Monday, July 20, 2009

I Am Famous - Almost!

I played at an open mic, at a motorcycle rally a few weeks ago and someone from my chapter recorded and posted it on YouTube. I had no idea they were going to do that, so it was quite a surprise when they emailed me to let me know.
So far the video has been viewed 84 times! It is stalled right now, but I am sure that at any moment it will go viral and the calls with record contracts will come pouring in, or not.
I am thinking that it will be wise to hang on to this moment for as long as possible since I think that this is probably my "15 minutes of fame," or more precisely 4 minutes and 56 seconds.
Anyway you can view it at:


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day

In keeping with my tradition of blogging about once every other month, I thought it would be appropriate to blog on Father's Day. Actually, my youngest daughter told me to. She also told me that I need to say something about having wonderful, brilliant amazing children. So, I would like to say that, "I have wonderful, brilliant amazing children." Now she just said that I need to put some enthusiasm into it so - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - there!

Actually, I do have three very special girls, whom I love dearly.

I was thinking about being a father today. I think most of us who are parents are at times racked with guilt and feelings of inadequacy. We try, but we wonder if we have suceeded, or just messed up a perfectly good lives. I suppose that the best we can do, is the best that we can do. I was thinking of my own dad this morning and the most important thing that he gave me was love. I knew, that I knew, that I knew that I was loved and that was all that mattered. That and the first guitar he bought me! I'm not even sure he realized that his love was so evidenced and felt. Saying, "I love you," was not a part of his vocabulary. His generation just didn't go there. But, I knew it and it gave me all the confidence that I needed to step out into this world.

My hope is that my girls know that they are loved. And while I haven't bought any of them a guitar, I hope they feel that they have been given much. Anyway, happy Father's Day to all you dads.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Up To My Neck

I am up to my neck in work. In fact I don't have near enough time to complete what needs to get done today. That's why I am blogging. I need to escape the pressure.

Now, I know this doesn't make sense. As soon as I post this I will be going back to my mega to-do list, only with even less time to accomplish all that needs to be done.

So, why am I doing this if I know that the 'escape' is only temporary and will only compound the problem. Well, because. After all this is the human plight. We stall. We drag our feet. We put off until tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow. I could claim that I work better under pressure and with a tight deadline, but that would be a lie. I work much better when I have time to mull things over and try several different approaches.

Quite frankly, I just want to escape. I am tired of thinking about the things I have to think about and instead I want to do the things that I want to do. Is this immature - probably. Is this unproductive - definitely. Is this a waste of time - sure, unless of course somebody actually reads this and gets something out of it.

Sometimes we have to put down the "have tos" and do the "want tos." I don't want to go to my grave with a massive to-do list of things that I accomplished that were all "have tos." I like to think that I had a little bit of fun on this journey. I know that "have tos" can be fun, but right now they are not.

So, this is it. I can't spend any more time writing this blog. In fact I don't even have time to proof it, so you will have to live with the bad grammar, punctuation and spellin'.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Hi My Only Two Followers


I thought I should post something for you - my two only followers. I know it has been a long time since I posted anything.

How are you? I am fine.

Orange is like blue, only different.

Square triangles are not.

Three times is one more than two and one less than four, unless times two.

Where you are I am not, except when you are.

Random information is not random only unexpected.

Time is only relative to itself.

Nonsensical discussions are profoundly deep.


Sunday, February 1, 2009

So Much For Frequent Posting

I had resolved that I was going to post to my Blog on a regular basis. I don't think a one month gap between posts qualifies as "regular." So, what happened?
Nothing to say?
No time?
To lazy?
To busy?
All of the above?
Take your pick, they are all valid to some degree.

I admire people who frequently have something INTRESTING to say (Please note the bolding and capitalization of "interesting"). I'm too scattered for that. One moment I am determined that I will expend my energies on practicing guitar. The next moment it is working on my motorcycle. Then I determine I need to spend more time on a little book project of mine. And so on, and so on, etc.

Blogging appeals to me, but the energy to actually blog on a regular basis is more than I apparently am prepared to give it. I should note that just five feet to my right is my open guitar case. Fifteen feet ahead of me is my book project. And just across the room and down a short flight of stairs is the door to the garage, where my bike is awaiting its annual winter maintenance. And of course when I am done this blog I won't be doing any of the above. Noooo, the Superbowl pregame shows are calling my name!

Am I alone, or are you torn in six different directions and opting to do none of them? I suppose to some degree it is human nature, but it also seems to be my nature in particular. I would like to excel at something, but too many things interest me and I am not prepared to give any of them up. There is nothing wrong with being a, "jack of all trades and master of none", its just that I would like to be both "jack" and "master".