Monday, April 27, 2009
Thanks for the positive response on a possible Grand Lake (Barky Lew birthday kind of reunion)! I'm going to throw out two possible dates....July 11 or July 18. I play an outside gig at the Waconda on Saturdays from 1:00 to 5:00 and then at the Lariat at night from 9:30 to 1:30. Everyone would be welcome for one or both and I will have a sound system set up. You might just need a microphone setup and an amp for the electric guitars and bass. This could be a great thing, so let me know which dates would work the best for the majority of you and I'll make it happen. When we figure out the date, I will post a list of places up here for folks to stay. Let me know what works the best! We can do it!!!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
- My good friend, Sean, has been sending me info on one of my favorite bands ever....POCO! Sometimes it's a 'good feeling to know' just to remember the incredible music they did and still are. Anyway, in this time of my life I am am watching it snow, blow and basically just be nasty outside but inside in my heart... things are warm and I'm reminiscing about all the good times my friends from Colorado Springs, Greeley and GL all had playing music. I always look forward to getting together with the old gang every now and then at Barky's birthday party when I try to pretend I can still sing like I did 25 years ago. ( why doesn't Joe ever get old or lose his voice?) Just to let you all know..... we don't have to wait until Barky Lew's birthday to get together and jam. I think I have a few venues here at '9369' and Grand Lake is one one the greatest places on the planet, especially in the summer. This is an invitation! And maybe like POCO's reunion, a few of us can get together this summer. So, it just might be time to get out the 12-string and practice on Richie's great riff. If I work on it everyday until July, maybe I won't screw it up too much. Maybe I should just play the rhythm and let Lewis and Rob do what the rest of us can only dream about! Sean...what do think? Should I put Dicky Stew in charge!!!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
But I've seen his long necked cousin
In the Congo they say nearly every day
They come cheaper by the dozen
A giraffe with stripes
Like a zebra... yikes!
Though it might be just a rumour
It just goes to show... as the elephant knows
God truly has a sense of humor
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I'm sure Bob King is getting a big kick out this blob...
Monday, April 13, 2009
Vegemite and peanut butter
Standing by each other
Waiting, oh so, patiently
Up there in the cupboard
For me to make a choice tonight
And lift one of their covers
I'm hungry for a sandwich
But unlike Mrs. Hubbard
I have so many choices
But I'm waiting for a sign
The bread is sliced upon a plate
Pleading..."please make up your mind"!!
So in pure desperation
As my stomach growled out loud
I made my choice between them......
And had potato chips
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Tonight I got the vacuum out
To clean and sweep the floor
When I chanced upon a spider
Who was swept up near the door
And I wondered what she thought
As she was sucked up by the Bissel
Is this the end? ...or the beginning?
As she was launched up like a missile
To exist in that old vacuum bag
With the dust-mites and...who knows?
Hidden in the darkness
Wondering where her life will go
I hope she starts a family
In that paper vacuum bag
To raise her little "spiderlings"
In a world that's not too sad
I hope she doesn't hold a grudge
Or sound off an alarm
I only meant to clean my house tonight
I didn't mean to do her harm.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I have a comfortable cabin back up in the pines of the mountains that I love, a tee pi, or lodge(complete with lazy boy furniture, beds, wi-fi Internet and a gas fire pit).....sick, but Christy Ann told me that it's OK and Danny Weeks loved it!
I play music for a living (not very profitable but "what the hell") with fantastic musicians who are also dear friends. I have gotten to travel to many places and met new friends there too. I suppose I must have done something in a formal life to deserve this!!!!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
If you can't live with 'em.. then join 'em. Sorry mom, but after 57 years as a man, I've finally discovered my feminine side! After two weeks in Trinidad, I am all healed up now and ready to be the bitch I was born to be! Those boys at the Lariat better watch out!! I walk softly but carry a big purse! I'm ready to spread my wings (or legs ) and live the rest of my life as a blond.
After all....it is April First (you fools).