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August 28th “Constant State of Motion”

One thing about life is that we’re perpetually in a constant state of motion.  I feel like I’ve been going non-stop this entire year without slowing down.  I guess that’s the way it goes and it’s obviously what I’m choosing for myself.   This song a day thing only adds to the mix.  Thanks for listening!!

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June 12th “This Might Tickle Just a Little”

My third song catching up today.   This song comes from a line a wrote down a while back.  I keep a running file of random lines to choose from if I want some extra help getting a song started.   Right now, my random lines file is nine pages long.   I’ve gotten really good at listening to what people are saying and pulling some gems out of every day conversation.   Late night TV is also good for quotes too, sometimes.

Thanks for listening.  I hope you like “This Might Tickle Just a Little”.

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May 31st “What’s It Gonna Take”

I can’t believe another month is gone this year.   I’ve written a song every day for five months now and pretty much recorded them the same day.  I never thought I couldn’t do it but I’ve also been amazed at my sheer will to do it.   Honestly, most of the time I’m excited because it’s something new to listen to.   I guess that’s my number one suggestion to young musicians.   Be a fan of your own music, it makes things a little easier when things get tough.

I dug the bones of this song out of my unreleased  archives and rewrote several parts of it.  Including the guitar interludes and the verses. “What It Gonna Take” is kind of a rockin’ break up song.  I wrote the first version of this song in Amsterdam in 2005.   This song features Mike Lowdermilk on bass guitar and Dave Brockway on drums.

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May 21th “Texas Wedge”

I’m playing in a golf tournament starting today in Clayton, Georgia, so I figured it was time to do another golf song.   “Texas Wedge” has been brewing for a while.  When I play in the dogfight at Quaker Meadows Golf Course, I always witness lots of Texas Wedging both by my teammates and myself.    It’s the kind of course where you can do that which is always an adjustment for me since I predominately play “mountain golf”.

For non-golfers, ‘Texas Wedge’ is what you call your putter when you putt from off the green instead of chipping it.   I’ve known some masters of the Texas Wedge (and still do).  Some folks can putt from thirty yards away and have a good chance of making it.     Thanks for listening!

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May 20th “Suite 2.0″

For about the last six months I’ve been mostly listening to classical music when I’m working or riding in the car.   I’ve heard everything else so many times that it’s refreshing to be constantly hearing new pieces of music that I rent from the library and hear on WDAV.    I’ll still listen to all kinds of stuff but old Vivaldi keeps calling me back.

That’s what inspired this one.   This is my keyboard classical composition.

May 19 “Sometimes You’ve got to Go and Get It”

Big week on the recycling boat once again.  But it’s over now and I’m heading to a golf tournament in Georgia.   I have barely played this year so I’m mainly going to have fun and to play some music with an old friend of mine.    I must admit, tonight’s came pretty fast and I recorded it as quickly.

Thanks for listening!

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May 4th “Spy Games”

It’s election day today.  Primaries.   My dad is running for NC House and is in a tough primary.   I can’t help much because I’m doing the recycling route.

I guess with all the crazy news and stuff, I composed today’s instrumental.   It’s kind of spy movie theme style.    I love making songs on the Triton  (my keyboard).    Thanks for listening!