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It’s Been a Blast. December 21st

Only ten days left in 2010!  What a blur it’s been.  Especially since I spent so much time in the studio writing and recording all of these songs.  This one started out as the song I thought I’d use for New Years, but I’ve written a lot better ones since then.  So this one got moved down the queue a bit.  I’ve got a lot of changes going on, but regardless, it’s been a blast.

August 24th “You Gotta Start Somewhere”

Wouldn’t you know it, I was trying to be quick and efficient tonight after a punishing day on the recycling route and a 5:00 am wake time tomorrow morning; but, I decided to make it hard on myself.   I had envisioned at least a small backing band on this, but I recorded the music differently than what I wrote.  So I went back and started all over again.  “You Gotta Start Somewhere” right?

August 5th “Celebrating All Your Wonders”

One of my happy songs hasn’t come out in a while, so I guess I was due.   I actually wrote totally different words to this one but after I played the drum part, I just wasn’t feeling them.  This was the next batch of words I wrote for it and it seems to fit a little better.     I probably should have written a song about Shaq going to the Celtics.  Shouldawouldacoulda.

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July 10th “You’ve Got a Life to Get it Right”

It’s that time of year again when my wife and I are questioning everything we’re doing and wondering if it’s time to move to a bigger market.  For our respective careers, western NC is not exactly the best.   We love it here for every other reason but is it holding us back?

Anyway, through the constant fears and speculation, I told my wife I’d write a song for her to feel better.   and here it is.    I haven’t written a motivational one in a while.   I hope it inspires you.

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June 27th “Mind Vacation”

Day two of my two day vacation.  It’s not so sweet knowing you’ve got to go home soon.  But then again I have a lot of obligations, so it’s also bitter sweet (ie recording a song for everyday in 2010).  Being creative, I tried to be totally in the moment, which was beach house vacation-style with my writing.  If I’m not being topical to my situations I encounter occasionally, how will I ever look back on this year years from now and remember what I was doing.

Thanks for listening!!

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May 29th “The Golf Gods and Pinehurst”

My band is playing in Pinehurst tonight at a wedding rehearsal, so I thought it was only appropriate to write a Pinehurst themed golf song.   The last few years I’ve had the pleasure of going to Pinehurst a few times a year to perform or to play in golf tournaments.   The Carolina Golf Hall of Fame is there as well and I’m hoping my friend Howard Ward, a wonderful writer who has carried the golf voice of Pinehurst will get the nod this year.

“The Golf God and Pinehurst” is about how if there is a golf god, he’s living in Pinehurst.

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May 26 “You’re Falling in Love”

The tire exploded on the recycling truck yesterday afternoon, so it’s been an interesting week.  We still managed to get to 220 houses in Hildebran today and pull in about 6000 pounds of stuff.   The perfect background for me to come home and write an ambient love song right?  This song is more of a mood piece than a normal vocal song.   It’s meant to capture that feeling when you first fall in love.

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Song for May 13th “Hitch Hiking in Mississippi”

A lovely Thursday with a million things to do.   That’s how it always is when you’re out of town all of the time.  I’m just biding my time until the Cavs/Celtics game tonight.   Lebron has to win if he’s gonna stay in Cleveland.   I hope he stays.

Today’s song started out about something much different but somehow it ended up on this ghost theme.  Maybe it’s from article I recently read.   I have no ghostly idea.

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May 7th’s song “What A Beautiful Feeling”

A welcome day of rest after a killer recycling week.   Luckily studio work doesn’t take a huge amount of physical energy.   My new mower is already on the fritz, so I don’t have the tremendous urge to mow with “Mow Mow Mow the Grass” (my song from April 11th) playing my head constantly.

“What a beautiful Feeling” turned out to sound a little motown-y.   I’ve been writing on the piano this week, it seems to be where the songs are popping out of.

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April 27th “Fine Line Between Life and Dreams”

April is already almost gone.   This year is going quick.  I can honestly say I’ve utilized every second of every day this year.  That’s one cool thing about doing this song a day thing, I really get the best out of every second whether it be working, writing, hanging with Adair, recording, driving etc.

At this point I am feeling pretty level and good, that’s quite an accomplishment.   That’s kind of what “Fine Line Between Life and Dreams” is about.

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