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Life.

Mortality breeds contempt for life.  We know we all have a short time in this existence, and we all deal with it in strange and unusual ways.  I, like most of my friends, deal with it in the artistic way:  … Continue reading

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Thunder Road-Bruce Springsteen.

the other day Galleywinter approached me about my favorite Springsteen song.  i did not even hesitate, “Thunder Road” is beyond my favorite.  it is a story that in some twisted way i had lived. my Mary was blonde;  not petite, … Continue reading

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i’m an artist.

i’ve come under a certain amount of scrutiny in the past two days.  i’ve started doing some follow-up research on this whole “Gibson Guitar Scandal.”  it is each and every person’s choice to decide whether to listen to the sensationalized … Continue reading

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Almost Familiar

my notebook’s a graveyard my notebook’s a graveyard for love songs but that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you… can i say i believe “Almost Familiar” is the perfect love song?  yes.  will i?  yes.  it’s excitement, fear, confidence … Continue reading

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Big E.

there’s an Elvis story for everyone.  and i love them all.  he made music from his soul.  he was told his music was terrible and yet he still made it.  from a deeply buried desperation he pioneered a music that … Continue reading

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I Hope It’s Good Enough

Ben Schane.  i can’t say enough about this man.  songwriter.  boot maker.  artist.  friend.  he’s one of the hardest workers i know.  he pushes himself past his comfort zone.  he bleeds for what he loves.  the proof is in the … Continue reading

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Top of the World

Patty Griffin.  that’s all you really have to say.  in my humblest of opinions, the greatest songwriter alive right now.  if you know her, you know this.  if you don’t, i beg of you to look into her catalog.  see … Continue reading

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The Pugilist At 59

Matt Skinner was the first person to turn me on to Tom Russell.  i hadn’t a clue who he was and Matt and i were running around Steamboat Springs a few years back prepping for another MusicFest.  as these stories … Continue reading

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No Way Out

to say i’m a fan of Mike Ethan Messick is an understatement.  i hang on every word he sings.  i engage myself in every tale.  he writes every song for me.  at least that’s what he makes me think. No … Continue reading

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the word less written

i do not remember a time i wasn’t writing music.  even when my father showed me my first bass line, i was twisting it around into something that appealed to me.  melody just made sense.  but it wasn’t until about … Continue reading

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