Saturday, December 25, 2010
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERY ONE.....HAPPY NEW YEAR TOO. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AS 2011 COMES INTO VIEW. DO WHAT IT TAKES AND TAKE WHAT YOU DO....LOVE YOUSELF AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER....PUT THE PAST AWAY, AND EMBRACE THE FUTURE. EACH NEW DAY BRINGS SOMETHING NEW. ITS UP TO YOU TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO....RIDE INTO THE RISING SUN....OR SIT AND WATCH THE SUN GO DOWN. IF YOU DONT HAVE ALOT MAKE WHAT YOU HAVE GOT COUNT....WE ARE ALL WEALTHY, EVEN IF WE SEEM TO BE POOR...WE HAVE GODS GREATEST GIFT...LIFE....WITH THAT WE ARE RICH..., IF WE USE THAT GIFT, AND NOT LET IT GO TO WASTE, THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN'T DO. SO DO SOMETHING...,MAKE LIFE YOUR ADVENTURE. LAUGH FOR NO REASON, DANCE WHEN THERES NO MUSIC, SING AS LOUD AS YOU WANT....LIVE....LIVE LIKE THERES NO TOMORROW....AND GIVE THANKS TO THE ONE THAT GAVE YOU THAT GREAT GIFT.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
A fellow musician and band mate as well as a true friend, closed the deal on the selling of his house. He has now moved away...on to better things. I told him since he was leaving, I was putting the band, GYPSYHEAD, into hibernation. I just dont feel like moving on with it at this time.....maybe bring it back to life next year. The Tornado is an awesome singer/songwriter, and great guitarist....Im going to miss playing with him. The thing he did that truely moved me was, before he left town, he found me outside the coffee shop and handed me one of his guitars and said, " here bro, play in good health." I was floored....totally unbelievable...all I could say was, "Thanks bro, thats the nicest thing anyones ever done for me."
That is a true friend...., not because he gave me the guitar....., but because that is what he is...a true friend. I will always remember the gigs we had together, the good ones and the not so good ones.....we made them all fun.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I walked into this gig with one thing in mind........to rock the house and have fun. And I did just that....I think the entire band did. Old friends showed up from out of town....some I havent seen in about 2o years. 3/5's of the Push Water Band was there also.
We ripped through our set list like wild fire.....never debating anything...just rockin it. We had not gotten together to rehearse for this gig....in fact we hadnt even seen each other since our last gig, which was two weeks prier to this one. With that being said, I think we all fell into place as if we had played the night before. I loved it. Before the night was over, Randy Stevens and Danial York of Push Water joined in with us to jam till closing time.......it was a rollicking impromtu 10 minute version of our song called, Did I Say That "OUT LOUD". Im not going to priase the band, even tho we were the tightest we'd ever been, I just wanted to express how much fun it was......it shoulda been illegal!!!!! Thanks to all who were there and all who played.....and thanks for everyones support!!!!! GYPSY~ON!!!!
Monday, November 8, 2010
Fear No Storm
If the storms in the night...,
rain like tears,
Let the thunder and lightning....,
comfort your fears.
Embrace the moon and stars.....,
with a smile,
Stare into the darkness....and,
think of me for awhile.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The band has a gig at Cris's Tavern in Palestine Tx this Thursday night. They gave us the slot without even hearing us or seeing us perform...I think that is very cool of them. I only hope we make a good showing so we will be invited back again....and hope there is a big crowd....seeing as how we will be paid by a small percentage of the sales that night. LOL.
The one coming up on the 30th is a wedding, fellow musician Abigail Maynard ( http://www.abigailmaynard.com/ ), ask us to play at her wedding.....I was honored. I am looking forward to this gig.....I'm also very nervous about it too...and I don't know why!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Back in my High School days...the only thing that could get me awake in the mornings to go to school, was my clock radio going off at 6am....blasting THE STEVENS AND PRUITT SHOW!!! Those guys really got me primed for the day.
Today is a sad day in the radio world.....one half of this awesome duo has left us. Mark Stevens passed away in his sleep this morning. May he rest in peace!!!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Why did I have to be up so early on a Saturday morning? The Jewett Fall Frolic was going on and the live music started at 930am....and I was part of the live entertainment. So any way, I finally drag Lisa to bed....to read (that helps me fall asleep)....after a few chapters, I look at the clock and its 3am. So, I put the book away and shut out the light....and tried to sleep. I think I finally feel asleep sometime between 3 and 7am, when the alarm woke me up.
Thank God THE HORSES MOUTH BOOKSTORE/COFFEE SHOP was open...Laura, the barista there, saved my life with a, beyond awesome, double espresso lattee .........I was ready to perform for sure. So at 915am, Lisa and I headed for Jewett....to frolic.
At the Frolic I met up with John, a top notch drummer, and we got a set of unrehearsed songs rolling to a greatly responsive crowd. We played for about an hour then Matt showed up. I took a break while he took the stage and did his thing..., which was an awesome thing. Matt really knows how to tell a story in song.
When Matt was done I went back for another 45 min. performance......during that slot...I heard a train blowing from down the tracks (which runs directly in front of this location, approx. 50 -75 yards from the stage), what a perfect time to break into a Johnny Cash classic. So it was ..Folsom Prison Blues..., as the train clattered by..., the people loved it...as did I !!!
I had a great day at the event...frolicing, so to speak, with my guitar.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Looking ahead to the near future....Im excited to say, The Horses Mouth Bookstore/Coffeeshop (Buffalo,Tx) , and I ,will start up Open Mic Nights again!!! Only difference is , now it will be on Thursday, once a month. We plan to do it Oct. 21.....come by if you can.
Also coming up on October 30, my band Gypsyhead will be providing the live entertainment for the wedding of fellow musician/performer, Abigail Maynard. That should be a whole lot of fun. I cant wait!!