I am free to post, say whatever I want again, oh this is going to be fun…
As I mentioned in my last post I’m Going to the ASCAP Expo, and will have some of the latest Brit n Yank songs to get feedback on. “Wishing Well” was entered into a song screening session, which will be reviewed Friday.
I wrote it rather quickly several months ago in my new beer garden ;-), showed it to Joe Jordan, and he helped me take it from a folksy feel, to a nice pop country feel. Other than tweaking the last bit (rap) I think its mostly done and ready for…
I am on my way to the ASCAP Expo this week. I figured since I have been going to Computer/Engineering conferences most of my adult life, I should take a break and check the music side of the world of conventions. I have no idea what this will be like, I haven’t even had time to read the events and session summaries. I am prepared to promote some of my songs though (promotion? what’s that?), that is, I am prepared to discuss a few if asked. Might as well…
For a while now I have been preparing to make public a project which is what I can only describe as a Story in Songs. The first project is called Mariner Jones.
Each song has a beginning, middle and end, with a lot of innuendo. The “between the lines” subtleness is where the music fills in the gaps emotionally, but the other songs, like pieces in a puzzle eventually provide some closure as well. Each song is like a chapter in a book, but can stand on their own like short stories. Complete closure will…
Ok, another libertarian (small l) tinged song. Yeah, I have to laugh at alarmists almost as much as I laugh at denialists. Insert ad hominems in comments below 😉
When the wind blows, blows on me
I lean forward I ain’t no dang tree
With the branches all on the ground
I raise my hand singing this sound
I beseech you
Gimme the proof of what you preach is true
When the rain falls till nothing is dry,
I raise my face up to the sky
With the flooding you say we can’t…
My Mom (whom moved west on her own in the late 1950’s)…told me when she was a little kid her Dad rode her on her knee singing “You’re going to marry an Arizona Cowboy who never rode a horse…” but I never could find an old song named that, So I wrote it – from the point of view of my Dad of course, who happens to be from Arizona, and yep never rode a horse.. Born in the dude ranch capital of the world: Wickenburg. Yep.
Hope you don’t mind gal, if I…
From the Campbell Kitchen Studios…
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Floating strands of memories bottled up into a song. Starts out sweet but then…(one of my libertarian-tinged songs):
Again my mind’s thinking about old times
When I was just a boy
Chasing dimes, making rhymes,
The river was my toy
I remember my friend Billy, like me, we would play all day
In the back marsh woods catching fish and toads
Till we’d hear his mother say
“Billy, Billy its dinner time come home,
Billy, Billy its dinner time come home”
Summer nights stealing matches sneaking out for a rummer’s raid
My answer to Lauper’s “Girls Just wanna have fun” which I played over and over last year but couldn’t get into (the fun part that is). Back in the day there was a sports bar called “Coaches” in Campbell (still is), I have not been there for a long time since they went UFC, but that place is what I think of when I sing this song and inspired by a guy name Ted.
(i) Clayton Weimer 2009
If you don’t like
AND if you like
you won’t like me songs
My wife suggested to a friend that she talk to me about finding a good doctor, researching the best/worst etc. Why me? I ain’t no Doctor. I don’t even play one on TV.
Well, I have a pretty good track record of researching for my loved ones, so I guess my wife thinks I have some mystical power in this. All I can say is: its hard work. Both my Dad, and Mom In-Law recently had some very rare ailments for example, and it took many days of research, and…
This is to the tune of Charlie Rich’s “Mohair Sam”. , the song that Elvis was playing on a bass in front of a TV when the Beatles came by to meet him. So I was just playing around, watching MSNBC going gaga for Obama, and figured, awe what the heck. I just recorded it, DBO (day before obama)…
Hey someone should put this to video and post to youtube, should be a hit.
One of this suggestions I heard for people who suffer stage-fright is to take atenolol or some other beta blocker (normally used for high blood pressure).
So, a few years ago, when I had stage fright (actually I was more of afraid of havin stage fright), I borrowed some from someone with high blood pressure). I took it before an open mic, and yeah, it works. Ever since then I have wondered about its effect on brain and body. Besides dampening the “flight or fight” syndrome of keeping our adreneline in…
Thanks to Kent Sandvik for the photos. I had great fun, its too bad all three of us are so busy (with day jobs), I could do this forever. I lobbied for our band to be called “The 680’s” because we do 60s and 80s music, I-680 next to us enters Silicon Valley from the east, and I just like the name…I like the Brit Yank thing but it makes us sound like a pub band… which is good since we played our first gig at a pub (Ye Royal…
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The Kings Head is no longer, now it is called the TheSpot. A DJ hip Hop (AKA disco), no more live music. Sad, If you remember this place used to be Smokey Mountains, and a part of a live music scene in the early 80’s.
Well I do, when I came here out of school in 1985, while “on standby” during with many single buddies. I love live music, but we were there to dance with the chicks.
Now, these days, its all about Djs, I personally think is because it…