Friday, September 30, 2016


Found this interesting. 


I thought I knew why leaves change color in the fall but, I didn't know the complete story.




Thursday, September 29, 2016


I had never heard the term elevator pitch before.

Makes a lot of sense.

Songwriters take heed. This is what we must do.

We have a little longer than 60 seconds to spin our tale but,

we must get the listener's ear immediately.

http://stuffwriterslike.com/crafting-an-elevator-pitch/



Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Life is for lvin'
Walt Sample

David's stone thrown triumph
Over giant Goliath
Sometimes underdogs win
I'm tryin' to catch the wind

I'm dancin' under
Lightin' and thunder
Like a Gyspy moth to flame
Love play in' life's game

Remember
Love is for sharin'
Life is for livin'
Friends are for laughin'
Life is for livin'

Like breeze to candle
Tomorrow is a gamble
Walking the high wire
Above my funeral pyre

You can't win you can't lose
Roll the dice and make your move
Doesn't matter where you land
You can' cheat quick sand

Remember
Love is for sharin'
Life is for livin'
Friends are for laughin'
Life is for livin'

You know you reached the fish lne
When your elbows 'er  bumpin' pine
Enjoy the journey
All the way to the gurney

Remember
Love is for sharin'
Life is for livin'
Friends are for laughin'
Life is for livin'
Life is for lvin'




Sunday, September 25, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016



Sad news.



http://www.theadvocate.com/acadiana/article_731e5378-821a-11e6-85ac-3f8437951c61.html?sr_source=lift_amplify

Got to spend a few hours with him before a show a few years back.

Good man.

An American treasure!

Like a man fresh out of a hot sand sun baked desert, my thirst for soul fueled music is unquenchable. When I discover an artist that goosebumps my spirit I feel rescued. Rob McNurlin is very special in many ways and I will be talking about him quite a bit down the road. Here is a little Saturday morning taste to spice up your corn flakes.

Lonesome Valley Again
Rob McNurlin


The pumpin' howl of a harmonium
The silver tongue of a painted woman
Whiskey wheeze of old bootlegers
Ax grindin' of the lumber jackers
Burned out homeplace on the farm
All the tares among the corn
Tryin' to find a long lost friend
You've reached that lonesome valley again


The timeless tick of grandfathers clock
The pantomime of the parrots talk
Surrealism in the midnight hour
Sadness in a wilted flower
A childs cry from her mamas knee
The whistlin' whine of the wind so free
Lookin' out for every sin
You've reached that lonesome valley again

https://youtu.be/Xuz3ANQFj3A


Friday, September 23, 2016


Loved this stuff when I was a barefoot boy.

Think I'm goinin' back.

Hope so.






https://www.1843magazine.com/culture/the-daily/flying-saucers-a-true-story



Been starin' at the sky a lot.

Painting clouds.

Counting stars.

Taking pictures.

 Harvest moon.

 Athens morning.

 Kentucky twilight.

Ohio fishing. 

 Walking the path.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016






In Cockaigne, the poor would be rich, food and sex were freely available, and sloth was treasured and respected above all else.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/exploring-the-strange-pleasures-of-cockaigne-a-medieval-peasants-dream-world?


Wednesday, September 14, 2016


“If you’re in a really good mood, you can write the best song, and if you’re in a really bad mood, you can write the best song, but if you’re just vanilla, you can’t.” Ed Sheeran

http://www.inquisitr.com/2237531/songwriting-tips-from-ed-sheeran-it-cant-be-vanilla/

Hard to be in a bad mood hangin' with your muppet buddies.

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I smell burning sage when I hear Neal's advice.



Listen to your voices!

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1+1=3

The Boss's secret.




3 Fenders walk in a bar........


Wednesday, September 7, 2016


The truth behind Yankee Doodle.



http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-macaroni-in-yankee-doodle-is-not-what-you-think?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20160826&bt_email=walt@bigmulemusic.com&bt_ts=1472220424441

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Mother Nature is quite an artist.

Check out these masterpieces.








It's called ruin marble.

Very rare.

Very cool.

Mostly found in Italy and Australia.

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Dolly's take on stealing stuff.


http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37118347


I think it is almost impossible to come up with an original line or melody.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/27/science/cryptomnesia-demi-lovato-plagiarism.html

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Just discovered Nick Cave.

https://youtu.be/svru1jNLIK8



Jesus Alone video.

https://youtu.be/9iGxoJnygW8

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I met Doug a few weeks ago. One very cool dude. Super stories.

https://youtu.be/uC3XzFIrzfo

Check out his web site:

http://www.doug-macleod.com/index.html