The days are cooling off and the nights are even cooler.
I want to sling my guitar across my back, crawl on my harley, at take a ride into the wind.
I'll find a place with a sweet sunset, take out my guitar and let the music begin.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Last night was a really cool night. Lisa and I went out on a much needed ....night out together.
We went out to a place about 2o miles up the road called, The Lone Star Grill and Cantina....it was open mic night...and I had my guitar. My buddy Greg Hall was hosting the show. And as always, he is a joy to hear. There were three brothers from Buffalo, Tx (where I live) that were just fantastic. The Thomason brothers...they are thinking about calling their band The Lost Boys. These guys will go far if they keep it up. Of course I had my turns on the stage..its funny to me, it doesnt matter how many times I perform, I still get a little stage fright at the start. But, I get over that real quick.
Meanwhile, our nineteen year old, was getting a tattoo done in B/CS. She sat for two and a half hours under the needle-gun....that girl is a tough one. She has been sore all day today...but the work is awesome...a cross with wings...across her back and shoulders.
Yes sir, last night was a real cool night indeed...music and new tatoos.
Posted by The Gypsyman at 3:01 PM
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I just love a full moon night. There are several songs that come to mind when I see a full moon....of course the first one that pops into my head is , Bad Moon Rising by CCR....then there is Werewolves of London by Waren Zevon....Hush by Deep Purple,(I guess because of the wolf howling on the intro), and then there is this one, by guitar wizard Joe Satriani....Big Bad Moon!!!
Posted by The Gypsyman at 8:11 PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Ok, most of my blogs have been pertaining to music...this one is gonna be a little different. Its about my other loves....Lisa and Haylee.
Haylee is finaly a senior this year and Im very proud of her. Last friday night was Buffalos Homecoming football game, and Haylees senior walk. I did'nt get to walk the field with her and Lisa, due an earlier commitment, and I felt really bad about it. But Haylee was understanding about the whole thing. She dont know it yet but it will all be made up to her some way or another. Lisa and Haylee.....my wife and daughter...the two most importand ladies in my life.
Posted by The Gypsyman at 12:21 PM
Monday, September 20, 2010
WoW!!! What a weekend!!! Played a gig with the band in thge park friday night.....hung out afterwards to see the band Push Water . I was up bright and early satuday morning to take part in the Buffalo Stampede Parade, I rode on The Horses Mouth Book Store/Coffee Shop's float.....which won second place. I was at the park enjoying the festivities pretty much all day. Then it was time to get the band gear back together and set up for the second nights gig at the park. David Harness of the Corsicanna,Tx band, Dead End Allie, kick the night off with a real cool accustic solo set....followed by Brad Turner doing an improv guitar jam. We (Gypsyhead) took over at around 9pm. It was my second wind....it was a hot night and a small crowd...but it didnt bother me at all...,I'll play for 2 people the same as I'd play for 200. I had a great time doing something I truly enjoy. Sunday was a haze to me. I pretty much didnt leave the sofa.
Posted by The Gypsyman at 1:03 PM
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I woke up this morning (yeah, I actually got out of bed before noon!), to an awesome day. And not just awesome because its a sunny, beauty of a day, awesome because I woke up with the love of my life, the woman who supports me full on and forbids me to quit or give up . Shes my biggest fan who loves my music and everything I do. I love her with all my heart. So what Im saying is, this post is dedecated to her...,Lisa, my love, Thank you for everything, I love you Babe, lets rock n' roll!!!.
Posted by The Gypsyman at 6:30 AM
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Im getting alot of nervouse energy built up. Restlessness and excitement. It has absolutly NOTHING to do with The Buffalo Stampede this weekend...(2 more days away)....or as I like to call it, 'The Big Gig in the park'. I love playing music, wether it be by myself or with the band...I just love to play......but it never fails...when its time to perform, no matter how many times Ive done it before or how many people are in the audience, I still get nervous. I cant help it. But I see it as a good thing.....that way I can always transfer that into energy and rise above the stage fright.
Posted by The Gypsyman at 4:49 PM
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I am looking forward to some cooler weather, this heat is something else. Being in a band and playing sometimes outside, the heat can really get to you. I was apart of two out door music festavals this summer, (and one comming up this weekend), and it was tough. What I would like to do is have an outdoor concert in.., lets say... .,November...I think that would be ...,cool....so to speak.
Posted by The Gypsyman at 1:39 PM
Monday, September 13, 2010
In my quest to spread the word about local music....here are a few locals from the Leon County,Texas and surrounding area to check out.........Greg Hall, fantastic guitarist and singer....The Dirt Road Band, excelent dance country band.....David Harness and Dead End Allie, very cool melodic rock band..........Push Water, top notch, drivin', Texas County,band.....Gypshead, head-bobbin', kick out the jams, type rock band. There is something for everyone around here when it comes to live music.......on Sept 17 and 18, The Buffalo Stampede in Harriman Park, Buffalo Texas, will have a free concert both nights, featuring, Gypsyhead, Push Water and Dead End Allie.....make it there if you can, it will be worth it to catch these up and coming talents.