New Year’s Revolutions

Everybody makes them every year and every year we break our resolve and return to the behavior we wish to eliminate from our lives. I never break a New Year’s resolution. Never. Because I don’t make any. I don’t think I ever got drunk enough to make a resolution to stop drinking. There was thisContinue reading “New Year’s Revolutions”

New Friends

I had a great time performing for the Symphony @Centerville Nursing Home today. I was supposed to have three acts, but both were unable to help, so Maddogg did the 90-minute show and had a blast doing so. As always, I made a few new friends along the way including Norma, a lovely soul whoContinue reading “New Friends”

The Star Spangled Banner

Just sing the damn song. Don’t “stylize” it. Don’t “interpret it.” Don’t change it. Don’t try to make it yours. It’s not yours. It’s ours. Quit turning the word “brave” into an eight syllable song all its own. It’s one. Sing it like you did in elementary school. It was good enough then, and it’sContinue reading “The Star Spangled Banner”

Maddogg Night at the Lucky Star Brewery

I’m a bit late posting, which I really like to do by 12 midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST). However, by the time I said goodbye to the great people at the ‘Star and loaded my guitar and a few books and T-shirts I still have left, I got home and got stoned, of course, thenContinue reading “Maddogg Night at the Lucky Star Brewery”

Why I Do It

I get asked why I play these little charity gigs for Nursing Homes and Rehab Centers and now, I have opened up communication with Dayton Children’s Hospital to see if I can please a few kids this Christmas. All you have to do is walk into SycamoreSpring Nursing Home. The first thing you notice isContinue reading “Why I Do It”

God Bless

G.B. Whoever invented the little doggie wheels that allow dogs with inoperable legs to run like the wind and feel like a doggie should; happy, unafraid, and just like all the other doggies. My heart sings when I see people with these animals and believe Maddogg when he says these people have spots reserved forContinue reading “God Bless”

Playing Out

It is truly one of the most fun things in all the world, so I packed up my guitar and headed north to Dayton to the Dublin Pub. Very cool place and I knew the host, a local player who is a very cool dude and great player. It turns out I knew three orContinue reading “Playing Out”

Deterrent or Not?

You want to stop crime?  Stiffer deterrents. There are only two things that people understand. Time and death. So murderers will end up as compost and criminals will end up in work camps. You don’t need an infrastructure plan, Jojo. I’ve got all the free labor you want. Empty the prisons; every last one ofContinue reading “Deterrent or Not?”

A Great Big Hit

from my bong goes to: Aaron Judge, the new York Yankee who will set the Major League Baseball record with only a couple more home runs. He might have even done it and I haven’t seen the news yet tonight. He’s also the first selection because he probably would refuse the hit, leaving more forContinue reading “A Great Big Hit”

Oh No I Didn’t

Oh yes I did. Maddogg was playing his 2-3pm show yesterday at the SycamoreSpring Nursing Home where the average age of my audience was closer to eighty than sixty and I am nearing the end of my performance when I ask the group if they have any requests (careful not to ask for any LASTContinue reading “Oh No I Didn’t”