The Return of Maddogg

We know the Satin Latin is back, but guess who showed up at an open mic tonight in the coolest little venue I have ever lifted a guitar in? Maddogg is back. Two days removed from the Cardiovascular post-op ICU I finally make my way out to a little town called Pleasant Plain. (I wishContinue reading “The Return of Maddogg”

The Return of the Satin Latin

I left the hospital yesterday afternoon but not before I started walking my way out because it was taking too long for someone to bring me a wheelchair. Something about reducing the hospital’s liability. Sounded to me like they were just buying time. Time that I don’t have since this was my 23rd invasive surgery.Continue reading “The Return of the Satin Latin”

Back for Good

What a trip. It started out on July 18th in the west valley of Phoenix, Arizona and culminated on September 14th. We are now new citizens of a little town in southern Ohio called Miamisburg. A golf course less than a mile down the road. The slow moving Miami River (Greater or Little Miami toContinue reading “Back for Good”

Back for Good

What a trip. It started out on July 18th in the west valley of Phoenix, Arizona and culminated on September 14th. We are now new citizens of a little town in southern Ohio called Miamisburg. A golf course less than a mile down the road. The slow moving Miami River (Greater or Little Miami toContinue reading “Back for Good”

Home Sweet Home

We executed the contract yesterday and now we can finally rest from the frenetic cross-country Death Ride out from Arizona. We get to pack up all our belongings, unload the Highlander, and let our two loyal furry friends into their big privacy-fenced back yard. I think they are even entertaining the thought of swimming inContinue reading “Home Sweet Home”

Flies

My mother hated them like nobody’s business. If she saw one in the house, all activity immediately ceased until the intruder was vanquished. Snakes, no problem. Spiders, bugs? No problem. Flies? Big problem. Her hatred of the little buggers prompted her to promise me a bounty on the head of each of the little pestsContinue reading “Flies”

Thoughts on a Sunday

I woke up this morning to the song Old Habits by Hank Williams Jr. bouncing around my noodle. I fired up a bowl and played the song so the day just got better for me. I used to love watching the old CMT videos. I learned many a song from them. Learning and playing C&WContinue reading “Thoughts on a Sunday”

WOMAN among women

My song today as promised is a Bob Dylan song, Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright: Today we examine the female side of the music equation. The bar was set by a songwriter’s production, chart songs and hits, album sales, and also the scope of their influence on their audience. Lyrics were examined to see howContinue reading “WOMAN among women”

MAN Among men

There are many men in the history of music. But there are only a few MEN. Ladies, tomorrow’s yours. One of the MEN is Robert Allen Zimmerman, aka Bob Dylan. He has written a crazy number of songs. His songs have made him wealthy beyond anyone’s wildest dreams, but his songs not only are well-written,Continue reading “MAN Among men”

Friends

Today is Original Song Monday and my offering this week is a song I wrote when I was in the band Bad Intent. The year was 1990. We were a tight little band playing mostly covers and the first song I was able to propose and have all the guys buy-in was this song Friends.Continue reading “Friends”