Nothing to Lose

I've always had nothing to lose
But never understood this
A young mans trepidation
Has now turned to unbridled bliss

I no longer care what people think
I'll be completely who I am
No more playing it careful
I just don't give a damn

The things I feared in youth
Are gone forever
I feel so free and alive
Since I learned to never say never

Every Song a Journey

Largest Treble Clef in British Columbia
As we slide 
Towards a new year
I count my blessings
With good cheer

Giving Thanks
Is so cathartic
Lifts your spirit
Very Karmic

I'm in love
With writing songs
Play my cello
Sing along

Remembering those
Who've left this earth
We all will go
They just left first

With the time
That I have left
I will follow
The Big Treble Clef

Every song
I try to write
Makes my days
Upbeat and bright

I thank God for
Good cheer in song
Each one a journey
I travel on

Many facets
In each song
Learning, yearning
The road is long

Like a photo
Marking time
With each song
Making rhymes

Every day
Is best of year
When I journey
With song in ear

Personal Best Dreams

Right when the pandemic started, I decided I was going to sell all of my Ham Radio (KY6R) gear and get back into music. I’d been away from music 30 years.

In the 80’s I was impatient, young, had dreams of being a rock star but really didn’t put in the year or two of daily hard work, practice and study to become a fledgling or beginner level musician. I thought the new music gear would magically make me a better musician. I did take a couple community college piano classes and a song writing class, so I wasn’t 100% ignorant. Maybe 90%.

Youth surely is wasted on the young.

My new dreams are to do better and become a reasonably good musician and song writer. The journey is the goal this time. Ham Radio ran its course as a hobby, but I fully expect music will be something I’ll work at the rest of my life. I have finally jumped up one level from “hacker” to beginner. The Road is Long and Windy Young Grasshopper 🦗

Hey, there’s a song idea here!

I’m going to teach myself to play electric cello
Do your best
It's all you can do
Said the coach to the team
Do your best
Don't forget your dreams!

It's 1% inspiration
And 99% perspiration
Said the leader of the band
Do your best
Dream big, dream grand!

Practice makes perfect
It's a long game
Said the teacher to class
Do your best
Your dreams will come to pass

Most of all
Keep doing Your Will
Said the person to herself
Whilst running up the hill
Your best effort is your wealth

Holistic Yoga Flow

Left side
Right side
Both sides
Don't hide

Art and Science
Truth and Seance
Collective wisdom
Makes for great fun

An open mind
Creative thoughts
Yoga movements
Drop your pretence

Relax, untie
Your twisted knot
Let it flow
Then you'll grow