Road Trip

Its been a while since I wrote a song starting with guitar. I am going to try to keep the number of parts lower and with more interplay between them – each leaving some space. Some of my past arrangements were too cluttered. Its been just over a year ago when I got back into music after being away for 30 years . ….

Puppet Theatre Set Design

Once I have the 8 puppet controllers built, which will be by end of this week, I can start on building scenery and props. After that I can score music and start filming. I’m not sure if I will try stop motion, live action or a combination of both. I think before I decide, ill do a bunch of stills that explore lighting and…

The Randy Politicians Defense

Panic at The “Gates” of Hell . . .

Something Lurks There

This started out a lot darker – but I’m not a dark goth person, so I had to work hard to make something of what started out as a gloomy fuzzed out bass line (actually quite a few parts – most of which I threw out). Lat week I wrote a song that I also did not like at first – but a week…

Lonely Stage Hand

You know the typeThe one who keeps to himselfSmokes incessantlyDrinks bottom shelf Got his first jobAged fourteenNever went to high schoolDidn’t see the need Votes party linePays Union DuesDoesn’t give a shitAbout the Evening News ChorusHe pulls the curtainAn ace on the light boardHe knows his stuffBut is always ignored

Play the Lap Steel Like a Fretless Bass

Lately I’ve learned to play several instruments in ways that are not typical. For example – the Lap Steel sounds a lot like a fretless bass, and a mandolin sounds like a piano. Play the lap steel Like a fretless bassRe-inventing new sound scapesNew ideas to chase Play the violinLike a lap steelMake new soundsMake it surreal Play the mandolinLike a pianoHammered DulcimerPerhaps an…

Songs in the Key of A(rt)

Bathed in the art of light Heard in the Key of A My life of art is waxing Life of science is waning 40 years in the Trenches Just about to shift my gears Making music, making art How Ill spend my final years You don’t get older, only better Never waste your precious time Paint your pictures, sing your songs Smell the roses,…

Surreal Windows

Just a quick ditty for today . . .

Saved By The Bell

Today started out as a frustrating day at work – but in “The 11th Inning” I pulled a rabbit out of the hat – and I was saved by the bell. While I was tired – I still – and always do – have fun playing some music. Today I just wanted to play piano sounds and some synth sounds – with the usual…

The Secret Life of Seed Pods

Now you see em’Now you don’tYearly passing paradeYou never see them Time marches onSpring AheadTurn time forwardSeed pods on parade They steal forwardWith seeds in their podsLike tongue in cheekThey sneak past you This year they were caughtRed handedGlad handedLovingly so