On This Christmas Night by gary a. mcmahon on #SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/user-359965116/on-this-christmas-night/s-u0VMG1NfMFA Writing songs, for me, is somewhat of a mystical experience. Rarely can I describe how a particular song came to be. The recording though almost always starts with a guitar lazily slightly out of tune, perhaps a harmonica near my mouth-which I have no [...]
My Side of the World (with Chuck Aaron, Mark Mayes, and Lawrence Farr. Thanks guys!) by gary a. mcmahon on #SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/user-359965116/my-side-of-the-world/s-V8U9oBHAwQA Four guys who have never met in person , one lives in England, one in Australia, one in New Orleans USA and one in Northern California, USA, sharing files to create a song [...]
This swing often acts as the resting place of my chapel. I sit here a lot, sometimes when I am tired of working in the “yard.” Here, I think, no I wonder and I ponder, and I contemplate and even sometimes, I meditate, but mostly I pet the dogs. Sometimes when I am petting the [...]
The candlemakers have temporarily transitioned to wreaths! Every flower is from the yard. Getting made. The grapevines and pomegranates are from the yard too. The ribbon is from a little off the beaten path Christmas shop in Cottonwood, California.
A couple of years ago, we planted a little Chandler English Walnut tree. Being a bit obsessive, I have been keeping track of the crop each year. The first year, we got 2 nuts. Last year, we got 22 nuts, and this year… 64 nuts. Next year I will provide a graph with this report. [...]
You Are by gary a. mcmahon on #SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/user-359965116/you-are/s-6MQzY85xkAb I find that most of us are to some degree fans of our parents' music because that was what we listened to as children. I remember my father not being very impressed with the Beatles when they played on Ed Sullivan here in the States. No, [...]