Tag Archives: Blues

September 8th “Long Way from the Short End of the Stick”

Ah, the ways the days are always flowing.  We learn a little more every day (or get schooled).  I learn a little more each day that I’d rather be playing golf than working all day long.  One of these days I’ll turn that around.   Maybe that’s what today’s song is about, I don’t know.

June 24 “Tall Dark and Good for Nothing”

We seem to be getting a lot of requests at our shows for line dancing songs.   Of which, we really haven’t had anything popular to play.  Undoubtedly, that’s something we really need to work on.  You know we love to please our peeps.   Anyway, that’s what prompted me to just write one for us to play.  That’s how “Tall Dark and Good for Nothing” got started.  It’s in that line dance, blues shuffle tradition (a beat I have no experience playing on drums).

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!   Have a great day!

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Feb 4 “Hot Sauce on a Sweet Potato”

It must be time to get funky again because that’s what I’m doing.   It’s so funny when I started doing the song a day thing, I envisioned recording a lot of acoustic songs because it is so much easier and faster to record.  But in general, I have produced full band 16 to 24 track songs instead.    I’m addicted to hearing a song develop with the extra instruments.

I rarely listen to any of the takes I do, so that when I hear the final thing, it’s like I’m hearing it for the first time.

Today’s funky song reminds me of a groove that my buddy Will Clay in Rabun, Georgia used to kick with his band Field Trip.   The lyrics of the song are random ‘party lyrics’ that are based on my current habit of putting Louisiana Hot Sauce on everything (including sweet potatoes).  What can I say I’m gourmet all the way.       Thanks for listening!!!

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Jan 3rd “Sunday Afternoon Blues”

Day three and I’m already seeing how hard this is going to be from a time standpoint.

Because I’ve been off from recycling and haven’t had gigs this weekend I’ve had more time than usual.  So the last two days I’ve spent about 3 hours each day making the songs and giving them a little extra production.

Today I tried to limit myself to an hour but ended up taking an hour and a half.   Writing the song, then recording the guitar, keys, drums, bass, synth, lead guitar and six vocal parts takes a minute as you can imagine.

I’m trying to go with ‘first thought best thought’ in the writing process, so whatever the first subject I think about will be the theme of the song.

Today’s song “Sunday Afternoon Blues” is inspired by my dread of the 16 degree temperatures I’ll be working in tomorrow morning and my desire to have fun today.    Now that I’m done with this song and all of the studio work I did on my other projects this morning, I’m hoping to talk Adair into going bowling.  Wish me luck!

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