Shame on Me?

This is a story direct from my seventh grade love life. I had just won the only championship in my entire athletic career which ended under the scalpel of yet another surgeon. But then, in school, I was able to date 8th graders which was a really big deal. Not necessarily for me, but toContinue reading “Shame on Me?”

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”

Maddogg is a Marketing Genius

(blush) I guess it’s not the same effect if I make the statement myself. I have been killing myself for the past three weeks practicing the Johnny Cash classic “I’ve Been Everywhere.” Believe me when I say that I have had enough of the song, Karen, Bruiser, and Murphy have had their fill of theContinue reading “Maddogg is a Marketing Genius”

Reputations

Reputations are fickle things and they can be downright lies, it doesn’t really matter. Reputations are built on belief. Belief in yourself, first and foremost, if you don’t believe, you won’t achieve. If that is not a Boys Club slogan waiting to happen; Maddogg did it again. If enough people believe something, it becomes acceptedContinue reading “Reputations”

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”

Unrealistic Expectations

The realm in which I exist according to the Domestic Despot. As I told you the other day, I always send an email to Robin Meade asking her to show up at one of my gigs just to see the look on my wife’s face. At that point I would exist in the realm ofContinue reading “Unrealistic Expectations”

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”

Mr. 500

Not this post. Yesterday’s post was the 500th post I have been credited with making on my blog. That’s like writing a book, which I found to be one of the hardest things I ever did in my life. Since my posts average around 500 words each, I have written 250,000 and I am stillContinue reading “Mr. 500”

4/20

I’ve been smoking weed for fifty years. I never ONCE thought of April 20th as a weed-smoking day. Hell, they are ALL weed-smoking days. Around these parts, 4/20 is the birthday of my soulmate Karen. We will go have a nice Italian dinner tonight and probably hit it early. Old people are SO much fun.Continue reading “4/20”

Shaking in my Boots

Ooh, I’m so scared. That little bald Russian lawn gnome Putin is making a whole lot of threats to the United States. Is anyone else frightened at the words of a bungling idiot who can’t even take a small country with no resources? If this failed Ukrainian debacle is any indication, perhaps that little dipshitContinue reading “Shaking in my Boots”