06-27-14-My Morning Thoughts: plain and simple Anybody know a good way to shed about 20 pounds and get into shape in less than 2 weeks’ time?...of course I would take losing 10 pounds and half-a-in-shape at this point!...enjoy the weekend all and your time together…plain and simple. PS: and I’m playing at the Eagles club tomorrow on E. 185th at 8PM for a benefit for my friend Duane Evans who recently passed…he was a good man…
06-26-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Enjoying the Ride” Some spend so much time waiting for special things to happen or dreams to suddenly appear that I think at time times we lose track of the special things happening right now whether their appearing in our dreams or not…don’t miss out, make it happen while enjoying the ride along the way cause none of us every know when the ride may stop!…plain and simple.
06-23-14-My Morning Thoughts: “^^#(*(*))&Vidxf f85s” At some point in life there’s always someone or something that does something or says something that just makes you say…WHAT THE ^^#(*(*))&Vidxf f85s(**^%^%$#*^!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...I hope we keep these to a minimum though cause life moves so much smoother when we get along…plain and simple.
06-20-14-My Morning Thoughts: plain and simple I wonder what would happen if every politician in the entire world would just have to tell the truth for about one week? I can only imagine what the ratings would be like on the news…ALL NEWS STATIONS…have a great Friday all and just think of how important honesty truly is…the best policy…plain and simple.
06-19-14-My Morning Thoughts: plain and simple There’s just something about the smell of coffee in the morning…it smells like…victory!...ha ha…have a great day all and be safe…plain and simple.
06-18-14-My Morning Thoughts: plain and simple I’ve been trying to figure out how to get my quarter-inch real-to-real master tape on a digital format so I can share some of the songs I brought to Nashville 30 years ago…I wish I still had the two-inch real-to-real tape we recorded it on so I could really re-master the whole thing…funny I titled that country album “Down and Out”…how appropriate…LOL…plain and simple.
06-17-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Complacency” I’m going to have to get out more so I can live some more stories. Complacency is never a good thing and to have a life you got-to get out there and live life cause there aint no guarantees…plain and simple. PS: Happy Birthday to my son Bob, have a wonderful day!!
06-16-14-My Morning Thoughts: plain and simple Are people buying turntables again? I have all these albums from the old days that for some reason I just hang on to and now I see these bands are putting out CD’s and Vinyl again…do people still play albums? I always loved the albums because they usually gave some insight from the writers and producers that I just loved to read. Today with the CD’s so small I’ve lost that exciting part of the musical experience…especially because they use a font size that I can’t even see with my “cheaters” on!...plain and simple.
06-13-14-My Morning Thoughts: plain and simple My father always tells me, even to this day, “don’t burn the bridges behind you, keep your nose clean and put in an honest day’s work”…I do the best I can (which is also what he tells me) trying to put forth a best effort however sometime everything doesn’t work out the way I would like. I’ve made mistakes I’ve done things wrong but I try to fix those errors, admit I was wrong and keep moving forward using my father’s words as a blueprint. I don’t know, for some reason they just make sense to me…Love you Dad and have a Happy Father’s Day “weekend” to you and to all the dads out there…and next year at this time, I will be adding my son Jack to the list and wishing him his first, Happy Father’s Day…plain and simple.
06-12-14-My Morning Thoughts: Bob, one of my best friend’s in the world ran the Ohio University Concert Committee and there were times he would get me jobs as a roadie for the famous bands that were coming through Athens every now again. These jobs were cool cause I got to interact with the other road crew normally and get a taste of what it’s like in the “big-time”. Anyway when John McLaughlin came to A-town Bob knew I was a fan so he asked me if I could help set up and of course I accepted. Funny thing is that when the trucks rolled up and started unloading guess who was right with the crew helping out…John McLaughlin himself! And guess who he pics to help him…me!...so while we were unloading I didn’t say much cause I guess I didn’t want to get in his way or bother him but after about an hour he says…”man you don’t talk much do ya” and I said I just didn’t want to get in the way. So after the seal was broken I said you know we have a mutual friend and he asked who and I said Devadip Carlos Santana…he said oh you know Carlos, and then I told him the story of how I met him and John says “that sure sounds like Carlos, what a great guy and a true friend”…so during the conversation we talk about music and I let him know I play and when the stage was set up I give him a nice to meet ya and have a great show and he says…”you aint getting off that easy”…he says “I got this new experimental Yamaha classical guitar that they built for me to try out…do you think you could play it during the sound check so I can check out the sound in the room”...at first I said na but then I said, what the heck! I always say no thanks but this time I’m saying YES!...So I play, I sing, I have a blast and he says…thanks and make sure you’re here about an hour early before the show tonight…and my great reply was…what?…and he says I’d like you to play a few songs while the people are coming in if ya don’t mind…I’m sure I looked frightened to death, well I felt frightened to death anyway but somehow how I said ok…you know I always wanted to meet Carlos Santana one more time so I could tell him…hey Carlos, you know we have a mutual friend… John McLaughlin…plain and simple.