Every evening, around dusk, this time of the year, a very large flock of birds get tucked into the cypress trees in our front yard. There is some pattern to how they are released but I don’t know what it is. It is kind wonderful and yet kind of weird too. Video is three minutes [...]
The most pleasure I get out of songwriting is when someone else sings that song. It feels like the completion of the creative process. Mark Mayes is a multi-talented artist and writer. Thank you Mark. https://youtu.be/3Wjy82rIM1s
Gracie here. Just a quick update. On my last post, I was perhaps a bit overly dramatic regarding the new puppy to my household. As I know from personal experience, my humans are absolutely terrible at dog training. I have taken it upon myself to leash train Benny, who already shows all the signs of [...]
Today marks the 3rd consecutive day that I have not left our place. For the last two days, I have spent much of the day alone as my wife provides an invaluable service as a speech pathologist/therapist to children, many with special needs. Now when I say alone, that is not entirely correct for I [...]
Here in the U.S., we often use a word differently, as I regrettably discovered on this blog some time ago when I said I enjoyed wearing suspenders. I was not referring to the enjoyment of wearing a garter belt - which actually might be something different to try - but I was referring to those [...]
It is raining hard outside. The wind is howling. It is cold. Should I go outside and do my morning stalking of the chickens or just stay right here on MY couch? We both know the answer, don’t we?
I went back and worked on this song. I kept only the original horn sections. I like it now. It is a combination of silliness and sincerity. I am really fascinated with the question of where does music come from? For me, not being a craftsman, it feels like I have an antenna that just [...]