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Feb 19 “Down to My Time and Place”

It’s been fifty days since I started my song a day project!!   What a learning experience and an experiment in commitment I’ve endured.    There’s definitely been some moments of excitement and of frustration but for the most part I’ve maintained a sense of joy doing it.

This last week has been a struggle but I’ll get back in the swing of things soon I’m sure.  I’ve got a gig tonight with my band so that should get the juices flowing.

Fittingly this song is about how I was just complaining that I never had enough time to get all the things done that I want done.  I really need about 22 hours in the studio a day to get all my various projects done.  Adair was telling me I need to quit worrying about the time and start celebrating what I get done.

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Feb 2 “A Little Extra Love Today”

Playing catch up once again with the songs.  Busy week recycling in Morganton while entertaining company (and myself) from out of town in Asheville every night.

We went out and caught some great jazz down town at Mo Daddy’s.  There’s a lot of good players in Asheville and any selection from ‘Kind of Blue’ is always transcendent to see live.

Anyway, today’s song is probably inspired by my hurting body.  I worked a lot faster than usual this week so that I could get home faster and I’m a bit sore for it. That and lack of sleep directly lent to my foul mood the last few days, so today I am trying to work it all out and get back to feeling good.   My wife Adair has a blog based on feeling good every day you should check out if you haven’t.  followthefeeling.wordpress.com/

So basically “A Little Extra Love Today” is that I’m feeling like I’m needing a little extra today as I record guitar parts for another 6 or 8 hours.

Thanks for listening!!

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Jan 28 “Lookin’ Fine All the Time”

Just getting yesterday’s song up even though I wrote it today.  The song I wrote yesterday is still in the computer but I haven’t been compelled to listen to it, so it must not be mind blowing.

This one’s a jazzy soul piece about “how I find you look so fine”.   I’m loving my snare drum sound.  Adair had fun lending some synth solos and backing vocals.

I’m still going with my first thought best thought thing, so it’s always interesting to see what the subject leads to when I start writing the song.

Thanks to  Jared Callahan for lending me a great vintage amp for the weekend.

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