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October 29th “You Are Here”

It’s Friday!   A blessing to me with all my various ailments I have going on right now.  Including hand problems which doesn’t work well with constant hard labor.   Although using it click the mouse all day doesn’t help either.  It’s okay though, as long as I can hold a guitar pick I’m good.   Today’s song is kind of funky but it’s not funny like my Friday trends have been lately.   I’ve got a few funny one’s in the oven however, they’ll be popping out soon!

May 22 “Expected Eclectic”

The golf tournament was fun.  I played great for about 11 holes making 4 birdies and an eagle in that span but I was mediocre after that.   I couldn’t seem to get over the hump.   We had a whole lot of fun though and I played a lot of tunes with my friend Will for some folks on Lake Rabun.   My golf songs were part of the agenda of the golf themed weekend of course.

Anyway, I dug back into my archives for the music of this one.  This is a song Parakeet Nelson never released. This was recorded at Elixir in Athens, Georgia around 2003.   Today, I took the music and re-recorded a few parts, re-wrote the lyrics and resurrected it from the dead.   Which is one of the things I love about this format, now I can let the world hear John Wayne Tuggle’s slide guitar, Dwayne Wallace’s bass guitar, Dave Brockway’s drums and John Kell’s sax.

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May 14th’s Song “It Might Be What You’re Looking For”

Well Lebron lost, as I said  yesterday, I hope he stays.  I was going to do a song about that today but it didn’t come out the way I wanted it to, so I arrived at this one.   Maybe I’m subconsciously speaking to Lebron in the song telling him to smile and get over it.     I think that’s why they lost.  They quit having fun.  That’s something we should never do.  Always have fun, even if things aren’t so great.   I know, better said than done.   At least it’s a nice thought.

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May 6th “Work That’s Got to Be Done”

Today’s title is fitting, I put in a big week of work but it’s over now.    Now it’s time for a big weekend of work.  Luckily it’s studio time, which is a little less strenuous as curbside recycling.   Although it’s funny, my fingers actually hurt worse from using a mouse for 30 hours than from lifting 12,000 pounds in 30 hours.    Actually, since I’ve been taking a lot of Fish Oil, I hardly have any pain any more.   Maybe it’s mental.   Of course it’s mental.

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March 6 “Search for the Eternal Romantic”

Finally a few sunny days!!   Hopefully we’ll get some spring like weather now.

Tonight’s song is about how as we get older we let some of our more romantic habits go.   We’ve got to remember to have fun and be more carefree.  Too often we get bogged down by real world problems and forget that we’re here to be joyous and to live like children.

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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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