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wednesday wallop #21 > sunshiny day

by now you shouldn’t be surprised that I had another song planned. I had the tracks laid down and the basic melody in place, and then I shrugged. I asked my daughter and wife what I should write a song about… “sunshine” they both replied. So, I sat down to start over and play with

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Fair freshness of the God-breathed spirit air,

Pass through my soul, and make it strong to love; Wither with gracious cold what demons dare Shoot from my hell into my world above; Let them drop down, like leaves the sun doth sear, And flutter far into the inane and bare, Leaving my middle-earth calm, wise, and clear. ‘Tis hard for man to

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Fight of the money bags & strong boxes

(click image to enlarge) this is dated from 1567 by Peter Bruegel. Perhaps a better title might be “the battle of the piggy banks and strong boxes”. After all – the warriors at left are pottery and not bags. This print has been called “a satire on the forces of war and plunder…one of the

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wednesday wallop #20 > be blessed

this one has been poking ye old muse for about 72 hours now…it has been a very busy week – with numerous appointments and events. This here song represents the big “20”…20 weeks of wallops…I might be hitting a stride…not sure…feeling a rhythm…you know what rhythm is? Any recurring motion, symmetry (it isn’t just limited

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new album artwork

this is the artwork for “burning love” which is a bundle of songs (don’t you just love the word bundle?) I wrote in 2009. My daughter Kaylee made the burning heart with charcol she retrieved from our fire pit. If you want to order this album go here. I am in the process of putting

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wednesday wallop #19 worlds full of wonder

OK – I tried to make this song a kind of lo-fi affair. I started with a cheesy sounding synthesizer – obviously I tweaked it wrong, as it sounds more like a guitar to me than anything – maybe its because I ran it through a guitar rig? Naaaaa. Anyway – as I did the

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wednesday wallop #18 > only one can stay

this week features a jazzy piece sans vocals. I was going to have the chorus be “only one can stay” with the plan of developing the lyric idea further in the way of serving two masters, or being double minded… as the song stood, tottered and began to walk, I decided I enjoyed it without

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I am not a hype guy…

I really do have a rather extreme wallop – it is the most aggressive song I have written – with crunchy guitar and that driving double kick triplet feel – well – I did it on a single bass but you will get the idea…there may be a vocal feedback fuzz effect that will accompany

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album status

putting together the best +/- 12 for this release. I am debating not to do 2 albums – but rather 1 with a possible b-side additions… this means I have 3 choices on the artwork. Depending on how quickly I have this mastered – we might have a release in the next weeks. As always

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