Tag Archives: new blues songs

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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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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Jan 18th “Daytime Worker Honky Tonk Nighttime Singer”

Big day on the recycling boat today and a trip to the dentist to boot.   Dad and I had a good time stuffing cardboard into every crevasse of the truck.

Today’s song is the first thing that popped out when I sat down in the studio today.   I broke my good acoustic back out after confining it to a dark place to get some moisture back in it’s wood.

“Daytime Worker” is also the first blues style song I’ve done in this endeavor.  I’ve purposely not written much blues for this because it can be perceived as the easy way out.  Mainly, however, I prefer to jump around musical genres to keep things interesting.

You never know, like the song says “one of these days, I’m gonna be an overnight sensation”.

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