A coin Toss - shortAfter the Party - shortJohnny's Goodbye - shortAll the Angles - shortRight Brain, Left Brain - shortSomething Bigger - ShortRain Dogs - shortUnrequited - shortAll is Well - short There are...
If you're here, then you're here for the song. Click to download zipped version of the song. Read More "stepinsidethishouse"
Grandpa was born Clyde Lamar Hatcher in the Oklahoma territory before it had achieved statehood. When he was no more than two or three his... Read More "Running errands"
Beauty, you know, in the eye
It was sorrow's call that brought us there. Loneliness kept us in our seats, We talked of beauty, love and lesser things. The candles all... Read More "Beauty, you know, in the eye"
Chicago circa 1900
This actually begins a little earlier than 1900, but Chicago circa 1900 should cover some years prior. My grandfather was born in Chicago in 1894.... Read More "Chicago circa 1900"
Thought goes here…
I am at the crossroads. I came to ask the devil to teach me to play guitar, but he's claiming it's all drum machines and... Read More "Thought goes here…"
The Ballad of Spider John
The other night I force fed several story songs to my 4381 class. I was trying to point out narrative structure in songs. I inundated... Read More "The Ballad of Spider John"
It was sometime late December, a couple of decades ago.
The plaster fell from the wall. The mic stand hadn't seen a mic in a dozen months or more. The decorator had died before starting... Read More "It was sometime late December, a couple of decades ago."
17 things I learned from listening to country music in carpool in the 70’s
This is another repost from the old days. The 1970's were wrong in so many ways and right in so many others. The first song... Read More "17 things I learned from listening to country music in carpool in the 70’s"