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John Keskinen / Blog

At Sprout! Next Friday, 5PM.

Russel Dean and Johnny K will entertain May 1.

Encyclopaedia Musica?

Do you wonder how the human brain processes the music it hears? I do. When I improvise and words spout from my mouth, I wonder where they were heard. Original ideas are hard to come by! I've said that before. Parts are heard and shaken, stirred, poured or effervescent as they exit the brain. I just move on to the next. Everything has been sung and everything has been heard; let's just mix it around a little...pretend it's new.

Play the harp..

What fun I had to discover who wrote the song Bartender's Blues. Folks love that song, and now I've played harp to it! James Taylor wrote Bartender's Blues.

Tracts, Stones and Who Knows What?

Days ago a couple friends talked about stones and the pain each had of "passing a kidney stone." Then I thought of a doctor's prescription to drink lots of beer for good health (Guiness' old saying?) - whether or not it is true, I don't know. But that's the germ of improv called "Ahyu 'Speer."

Tall Pines Trees in Minnesota

I've heard people say Minne-Snow-ta. For good reason. Folks also could say Minne-Frost-Bite-ta, but that doesn't roll off the tongue poetically.. Christmas day could be a very cold one…among several other cold days. Stay indoors and play warm games!

The Old Lady Who

You might guess from my song, Musical Genius, that I do not yodel. !! I never thought I would want to yodel. Well, if I could yodel on one song only - this one, I think I could live with it!

Simple sounds and no engineer.

Return to the simplicity of recorded music, to instill a sense of intimacy with an audience, to remove the electronica and electronic "production values" that disguises the human voice and heart, that is what I want to do.

Second Friday Art Walk, 5/10

Join us at another musical gathering, the Second Friday Arr Walk in Springfield. 715 Main Street- White Cloud, 5-8 PM.

Art Walk Friday Night!

I'll perform at the White Cloud with OutlawYogi from 5 to 8. Other musicians I know will stop in and join us.

Gateway Mall and Garden Variety Trio

John and Garden Variety Trio perform at 11:00AM Sat. 11/10, at the newly-opened Hometown Buffet restaurant at Gateway Mall. We enjoy and want to share our vocal harmonies!