Happy People

…are so much more fun to be around than assholes. Effortless smiles and laughter. I had a blast yesterday talking with, and playing music for, some residents of the Heartland of Miamisburg ProMedica Nursing home. It was a small, but spirited group of listeners and I had them requesting songs and singing along (American PieContinue reading “Happy People”

Must Be Tough Getting Old

I know, we are all getting older by the minute, but that doesn’t mean you have to let it affect your mindset. You don’t have to act old even if you are. By that I mean don’t do all the old stuff people expect old people to do. Stop going out to eat dinner atContinue reading “Must Be Tough Getting Old”

Tenacity

A great characteristic to possess. People possess it in varying degrees. You can have an extremely lazy and unmotivated mother who will turn into a veritable killing machine if you try to mess with one of her kids. Even though she is too damn lazy to properly care for them. I am trying to thinkContinue reading “Tenacity”

I Wouldn’t Leave if You Paid Me

I’m home. I went to the Wednesday open mic night at the Lucky Star Brewery. It is just down the street from me and it attracts some excellent players, most of us have paying gigs and the quality and variety is through the roof. The crowd started slow but there were more people arriving asContinue reading “I Wouldn’t Leave if You Paid Me”

It’s a Dog’s Life

I believe in reincarnation and different spheres of existence. In this life, it wasn’t in God’s Plan for Karen and I to have children. But when I come back, I wanna come back as one of my dogs. Talk about having it made. We have spoiled dogs. Not just any ordinary dogs. Our dogs. TheseContinue reading “It’s a Dog’s Life”

Bound and Determined

What the hell kind of expression is that? “Bound and determined”. What? You are tied up, but determined to free yourself? Lame. “Come hell or high water.” Who came up with that? Someone in a flood zone most likely. I still don’t get it. You are going to do something whether you face the firesContinue reading “Bound and Determined”

Fair or Unfair?

There is a major controversy in the realm of collegiate sports which has developed into a firestorm of debate on the legitimacy of the national collegiate swimming championship recently won by Lia Thomas. I know I sound like I don’t, but I have always believed in acceptance and inclusivity. I am sensitive to the issuesContinue reading “Fair or Unfair?”

Caliente

I am schlepping along like ordinary Maddogg, but something must be in the air. As it warms up here in southern Ohio, I am suddenly a hot commodity. I already told you that I have a gig on 3/30, but now I might have a weekly thing at a bar called the River Edge inContinue reading “Caliente”

You Cannot Be Serious!

To quote my favorite spoiled white brat tennis player John McEnroe,it is exactly how I feel when I hear about other stupid things said out loud. Whoopi Goldberg, shut up. I have always loved you as an actress, but denying that the Holocaust was about race is not something you want to say and stillContinue reading “You Cannot Be Serious!”