early in year another hospital drama
Outlaws of folk series now in five locations
writing more and more Folk songs with a lot to say
on the perimeters all alone
another kick ass show with Judy Collins (that voice & eyes will slay any man & stop him dead in his tracks )
.....So I drove my car to the utmost high position of the mountain above trivial things such as politics- laughed as people screamed - outraged - name callers- Facebook "Well I'm gonna have my say my rant conformity masked as individuality" crap- Upper middle class people patting themselves on the back for defending the working class as they sit and sip on cream tea and go back to their mundane high paying jobs - its MADNESS & CHAOS out there -- I just decided to criss cross through it -roaming through the world wind whirlwind and figured to myself - the more these people are online wasting time- the more songs I'll write.
Wanted a ticket to see Rage against the Machine (Irvine band) for 500 bucks? ...say what? or maybe the honor of paying Tom Morello a bunch of money to him to play guitar with him at "Guitar revolution in Newport Beach ...Say what?....wheres all that dough go? ...man at least Rockefeller ya know what yer a gittin' -even if its a nightmare - ya can see the left hook or option play coming- left or right - has anyone ever tried to go straight ahead?- Aint judging no one or no thing I dig the music I've just cloaked the spirit of myself in a talking madness blues
Lost too many friends this year - two of them band members - Larry green & Steve Norton - two of the only 3 guitar players I could ever communicate with in a two guitar thing - It was no trite cover band thing or tribute band shit or looking at music stands on stage with us ...not a chance ..this was real musical communication -ya know when you can look in each others eyes and just know the other cat gets it without saying a thing .Ya cant fake it cause you'll only throw it on the ground.Also Louis Garcia (Rebellions/Love Canal bass player)- renegade journalist Mike Boehm who stuck his neck on the chopping block for me and I never knew why except he 'Got It' -Not to mention my sweet Mod friend Heidi Hauser (Jam 4-ever)- The world is a lot less bright without them.
I feel now the songs I am writing are bigger then me .Its got nothing to do with me anymore .I have to write them because no one else is-I have to record em' cause I wanna sing em' and people need to hear em' if they wanna .-they are lined up in the 2019 shooting gallery on the album
SONG OF OUR TIME - recorded it live with guitar and singin' in Burbank with one Bruce Witkin recording it all.- The songs are bigger then me . way taller.Gotta look up to see em' which is weird cause they are closer down to the ground -. I'm afraid I must admit -lest the song THE OFFENDED offends any one - or FREE SPEECH BLUES & A CLEAN MIND land me in a jail or get banned since they follow no ideological bullshit of trendy politics -....Its funny doncha think?-how a chip here and a chip there everywhere a chip chip (And you know what I mean -ya can smell it)
All of a sudden you're in some box - well it aint the box I enjoy I only like that other one - all I know is the head kings of the world and the 'rebels" (cue up laugh track) on social media make me wanna pull my hat down and keep moving forward -I'm amazed how people are easily led and follow whats marketed as being yerself-...wheres Ethel Merman when ya need her -Well there was a one night Mystery train reunion that shows ya' there's no business like show business I know.
(That was Miss Merman singing) .I follow no one.
I must say the bright spot is The Outlaws Of folk music series shows where there is some real stuff going on .An antithesis of the shitty music industry.....well er... what music industry? - that don't mean no one should be more widely and wildly heard - I think we all should -but the industry its sooooooooooooooo- reduced to one bad night in Venezuela .Outlaws of folk keeps the train chuggin' in the right direction of not knowin' where its a goin' Too many fires on cape cod ,Too many highways on skyscrapers-
too many gum-wads stuck on the bedpost-too many fortuneteller tellers of fraud-too many whimsical treasure chests -too many noisy libraries -too many bad food parlors -too many useless information booths-follow the lily pads and you'll skip the stone in the right direction.
Please no more mic drop conformity please
It all means nothing except the up spots -Hanging out with musical friends and music lovers musicians ,vagabonds,puppies and clowns having a ball all together....an up spot -So then comes 20 year reissue of ACOUSTIC RUMBLE - the songs were so far ahead looking into the future and freaked me the ultimate- not even trying to be -the things came to pass-some not yet - people tripped when it first came out - a normal reaction-Hey wheres my Frank Sinatra coffee cup!
. -I only want to write She Loves you Yeah Yeah Yeah - but like I said the songs are writing me-its a different time ...coming from somewhere else.welcome to the journey of the out of control
-once you die and come back you see things as they truly are .(I wouldn't recommend it)
- I watch a music show or should I say the entertainment world tell me the way it is supposed to be - a virtual 'How to' vibe? ....run run run.....cause I follow no one and no rules and because-
BOOM -gotta move along
BOOM -gotta sing me a song
BOOM -even if the world thinks its wrong
BOOM- aint gonna stop cause winds blowin' strong &
I'll keep movin' forward
shuff shuff shufflin' along
See ya 2019
Gone! hit the ol' website