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August 12, 2018

Just got done with a wedding yesterday.  Actually, NOT the whole wedding, I got hired to accompany a vocalist in which her accompanying pianist became unavailable at the last minute.  I accepted the gig Thursday,rehearsed with the singer Friday and played Saturday....

I’ve performed dozens of weddings over the past 40 years, even back in high school.  My first wedding that I performed was my cousin Gwen’s, sometime in the early ‘80’s.  It was fairly simple, just 3 songs, the Bridal Chorus, Lohengrin’s Wedding March, and The Carpente...

It's hot.  It's screaming hot.  It's so hot, I just got a booking for a fall show.

How'd that happen?  Perfectly cool and appropriate now.  In fact, I'm already working on all of my HOLIDAY music for this season.

That ought to cool me down here on the Fourth of...

June 9, 2018

Some of you so far have been looking at my pages and music player sites and wonder, "What is in this guy's HEAD?!?". 

 

Well, first of all, I have some completely original stuff, composed on various platforms and editors, Medly, Band-In-A-Box, Sonar, and other things.  T...

Yup. I miss Mom.

Mom had that extremely dry wit and very reserved demeanor, of which I never fully understood. She mostly didn't openly brag and kept her light under a bushel for many years. Just maintained that very stoic midwesterner thing, ya know?  

However I su...

Everyone has different methods of composing songs.  Some do it on the toilet.  Some do it in bed (songwriting that is).  Some will be on the train going to work and something will come to them.

Me?  Well, it's more like, "I've got time to blow sitting here wai...

April 16, 2018

I'm probably in the minority and there's always going to be a wave of h8ters anyway. 

I read the Washington Post's article, "Taylor Swift’s cover of Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘September’ is getting some pretty harsh criticism" and I seemed to be appalled.  If you can't get t...

April 10, 2018

Since our last adventure, I've been adding more arrangements of pop tunes and more originals.

You can hear most of this on SoundCloud.

 

Folks ask me what I listen to and how that relates to what I compose or arrange.  Actually, I go off in two directions.  In the car I l...

January 7, 2018

Here in the heavenly confines of Wounded Duck Studios, I've been on a writing binge, which even crept into my vacation time.

"Well, what kinds of songs do you write?"  At this time, it's just about everything.  Three piece jazz combo type music, grungey rock, and s...