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I Like to Think It's Christmas Every Day !



Tonight there is a chance to see and enjoy the Super Snow Full Moon.

Closest to Earth as it can be and one of three Super Moons this year. 

"The Moon along with Venus between Saturn and Pluto might push us into

Deciding what to keep what to get rid of, what to keep and what to change."

Good Luck All

True peace is a gift of God that springs from healed and reconciled hearts

and reaches out to embrace the entire world.

Just a little note to all those Mothers out there, here's Hoping that you're Day is Special, because that's what Mother's are.

There is this one thing being said that has been really bothering me...

" It is what it is"... because it's excepting this present condition for the future.

Better to ask "What Can It Be  If ? ...

Gandhi gave his Grandson Arun this list of acts that he termed

"passive Violence" that people commit against each other. 

Wealth Without Work

Pleasure Without Conscience

Knowledge Without Character

Commerce  Without Humanity

Worship Without Sacrifice

Politics Without Principles

As in Indian tradition Arun Gandhi added the eighth

Rights Without Responsibilities


Sometimes when you  run into a gem like this it needs to be shared.

Such a pity to lose Petty already. One of my heroes of music and I'm sure many others. Each time we lose an icon of music especially if they were involved in Rock, it makes me think, 

"If you believe in forever
Then life is just a one-night stand
If there's a rock and roll heaven
Well you know they've got a hell of a band, band, band"

Perhaps there is more than one

The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open.

"Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness. All can know good as good only because there is evil."

“The great man through his actions will not set out to harm others, nor make much of benevolence and charity; he does not make any move for gain, nor consider the servant at the gate as lowly; he will not barter for property and riches, nor does he make much of his having turned them down; he asks for no one’s help, nor does he make much of his own self-reliance, nor despise the greedy and mean; he does not follow the crowd, nor does he make much of being so different; he comes behind the crowd, but does not make much of those who get ahead through flattery. The titles and honors of this world are of no interest to him, nor is he concerned at the disgrace of punishments. He knows there is no distinction between right and wrong, nor between great and little. I have heard it said, “The Tao man earns no reputation, perfect Virtue is not followed, the great man is self-less.” In perfection, this is the path he follows.”
— Chuang Tzu

Just hoping that you all get the chance to enjoy some of the weekend !!!

oh and Go Big Red !!!

The last few weeks I've been receiving mini lessons on recording and then mixing from Graham Cochrane through his site the

Originally got exposure to it through facebook. Scott Nathan had given it a Like and I checked it out. I've learned a lot about equalization and compression. It fun to find that there may be a better way to apply these two than what i've been doing. Gradually applying these new approaches to some of the mixes that I've put together lately.

Check it out and enjoy

For All Those Fathers Everywhere,

Hoping You All have a Great Day !!!

Well it's May. Happy May Day to All !!!

Seems Like only yesterday it was April.

Today is George's birthday, here's a link to Purple Clover's presentation of a few pictures and his sayings:


Sorry you may have to copy and paste


Some have, some haven't
Some will and some won't
Some will out of habit
Some will because they want
It's in reach and you grab it
It's there for one and all
Here, there, and everywhere
There's enough love to fill us all

Taken from an article in the Midlands section of the Omaha World Herald January 8, 2016, a More Commentary article by The Washington Post's Micheal Gerson.

  Whatever your view of Republican politicians, the aspiration, the self-conception, of the party was set by Abraham Lincoln: human dignity, honored by human freedom and undergirded by certain moral commitments, including compassion and tolerance. Lincoln described the "promise that in due time the weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance."

The man with no imagination has no wings He cannot fly.


“Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.”

We have two ears and one mouth that we may listen the more and talk the less.

To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.

It's like every morning, it seems like a brand new day. And then if you think about it you realize that... it is a bran new day. Enjoy your Bran New Day Today and Tomorrow. and Tomorrow.


Just thought that there should be other ideas similar to the "ALS Plunge"  for other causes. The one that I often think of is Alzheimer's. What about "Hug Your Neighbor" for it? Then when they ask "what was that  all about?", you could say "What was what all about."

It is a serious malady and could use additional funding,

Perhaps one of you might come up with an idea for whatever cause inspires you.

There are times when it is better to concern ourselves with You

rather than the usual I.

Just recently discovered that there is enough material to publish another CD. Went to the listening mode and discovered that my  rendition of a Blue Steel song was put together differently than what was originally planned. I've kind of hit a lyric block in that the original ones now do not fit. I have stepped back for a minute or two hoping that when I get back to it everything will flow forth freely as it does sometimes. More later


I guess I haven't put much up here lately.

Where'd Feburary Go?

Whooosh !!!

Have been in review of some material that is starting to come together.

May have enough to put out a collection.

Looking forward to sharing some of it with you.

Will be happening soon. Like



"We are not human beings striving for a spiritual experience.

We are Spiritual beings enjoying a human experience."

The universe has enough to satisfy each man's needs, however,

it does not have enough to satisfy a single man's wants.

"When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw."

— Nelson Mandela

Got a Beautiful fountain pen from my wife Gigi a few weeks ago.

It formed the basic lines of inspiration for this pen and colored marker.


"Count your age by friends, not years.

Count your life by smiles, not tears."


Grand Daughter Elizabeth started this Flower and Grandpa couldn't resist finishing up.

So here it is Kids, Just Another,  Revelation,this is really, Beautiful and Crazy, and In the Spirit, of What?... The Spirit of Love.,,

Love, Love, Love,... Love, Love, Love...Love is All You Need" Hmmmh

"And Loved You Are"

Quote of the Day

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"It is incumbent upon every man, in this Day, to hold fast unto whatsoever will promote the interests, and exalt the station, of all nations and just governments. Through each and every one of the verses which the Pen of the Most High hath revealed, the doors of love and unity have been unlocked and flung open to the face of men. We have erewhile declared—and Our Word is the truth—: ‘Consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship.’ Whatsoever hath led the children of men to shun one another, and hath caused dissensions and divisions amongst them, hath, through the revelation of these words, been nullified and abolished."

Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, Author: Bahá’u’lláh, Source: US Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1988 pocket-size edition, Pages: 269, excerpt from the LAW-I-DUNYÁ (Tablet of the World)

Alive is 100% of the Battle

As babes we all believe

that what may be, is

what a shame to have it pass

like in the looking glass.

As time marches to the drum

and as those who choose to run

get sombre, tired and true

and realize they're blue,

could like children ever cheery

pass so easily through the night

not wondering if the light

will greet them in the morn.

Us in pursuit of trivial trytes

in circles run our minds

and bodies follow too

through a hustle bustle world.

Could there possibly be room

to focus on life's joy,

and as we live and breathe

as children we can see

the joy that love can bring.

The winds of change are upon us

The wings of Angels rustling the air

and raising flames all around us.

Fiery love sent from above.

Went down to Red Cross and donated blood about a week ago. Got my new card and a Thank You from the Org. They said my blood type was
      B Positive. That explains alot. Gigi is always asking "why are you so positive about things?" Now I can say "because it's in my blood".

He is lifeless who is faultless.

Life is a Great Big Canvas, and You should throw all the Paint You can on it.

One cannot tell what passes through the heart of a man by the look on his face.

Now I thought this was funny


"Sitting fixedly, think of not thinking. How do you think of not thinking? Non thinking. This is the art of zazen

The Sky is the Daily Bread of the Eyes.

There are three sides to every story, yours, mine and the truth, and no one is lying.

Memories shared serve each differently.

I think I'm in the dog house again.

I knew it was late, but i didn't think it was already early. Oops

You know you get to a point,

where you look at it all,

at and around and through,

and sometimes even looking at you.

It's hard to get that we're not the boss anymore

but we don't have to fill our eyes with tears.

See, no one holds you preciously like I do

and I hold you close, close, near.

So really what'd you think about it

and tell me after your head has cleared'

cause sometimes it gets so cloudy

it seems the sun will never shine.

But then like nothing ever was before

all the sudden it's a dawning

and all the world's before us

because the sun is again shining darling.


It's heck to be transparent

when you are trying to be opaque


The promises you make to yourself are sometimes

the hardest to keep.

Well we're just two beers from our destination

and just not into inclination

but we're feelin lucky luck lucky today.

So with no invitation

we show up

without reservation

and find that the orchestration

was yesterday, oh my... oh my...

I'm but a drop of it

but a part of it all.

It seems a bit of it

seems to enthrall.

Then come to think of it

Faith can come for all

Hope follows faithfully

and strength is installed.

Courage the larger one

sticks up for you,

Laughter the brighter one

abstains you from the blues

Now where else could this come from,  

except from the hum drum.

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.

Do not cut down the tree that gives you shade.

What is a good man but a bad man's teacher?

What is a bad man but a good man's job?

If you don't understand this, you will get lost,

however intelligent you are.

It is the great secret.

If a man could have half his wishes, he would double his troubles.

Just browsing through a few things the other day and was reminded of a couple of songs I had published on a compilation CD for Hilltop Music Co. Try this one out. Singing by Cody Lyons



"All sunshine makes a desert"

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."

Spiritual Satifaction is where you are now, not searchin for nothing and finding it all.

Just Thought we'd give you all a heads up that DSF's first single "Hole Heart" is up and available. We even put a flip side song on it, "Feel It". Give it a listen


The Beginnings of All Things Are Small.

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes it's jewels with.

Four things come not back- the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.

It's 1973

So I walk into Mel's Tav here in Norfolk and run into a drummer from Stanton, not far away. He says, headed back there later to jam with his band, Blue Steel. I say you mind if I grab my guitar and come along. He says sure and i could just follow him down there.

 Here you see the band I was about to meet. Blue Steel, consisting of John Farenholtz lead guitar and rythm, Tom Mandl lead singer, Bob Hartl Bass and Jim Whitehurst drums.

Here's another picture. It was on the bottom of the poster above. I think the guys were in a confederate mood when they put this together.

 After hiding in the coat closet for most of the first day, shyness, you know. Eventually put together this awesome crew.

You recognize anyone? How about  Dennis Long, Myself, Bob Nelson, John McDonald,Gearge Warrick, Terry Ralston, Jim Scheer and Gary Noyse.


Here's where the journey began. Nap pad under my arm and off to

Northern Hills for half a day to get a taste of Knowlege.

Very Possible

From http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Life: "A wildfire demonstrates the characteristics needed for life based on some definitions and is often cited as an example of where the definitions present ambiguity or non-intuitive consequences. Fire "breathes" oxygen, consumes food (wood or other fuel), grows (expands across the solid fuel), reproduces by division or by spreading spores (embers) through the air, and eventually dies while excreting waste ash. Sensitivity and reaction to surroundings is more difficult, but fire does react to water by retreating or dying. By the definitions involving energy, fires can consume energy in a controlled manner, however, their primarily destructive nature makes them fail at being alive using definitions based on information or evolution.

Interestingly, even though fires may spring to life spontaneously under the right conditions, and there is no obvious physical link between various individual fires, they all appear to be very closely related - or even identical - in terms of their chemistry."

Also check out MRS GREN: the seven characteristics of living things.

"Nothing is more highly to be prized than the value of each day."

Steven Pressfield, an American novelist, said, “Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It's a gift to the world and every being in it. Don't cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you've got.”

This quote made sense.

Take a Few Minutes to Enjoy this Video Presentation

The Great Bell Chant

> http://player.vimeo.com/video/6518109?autoplay=1

We Are All Part Of And One With All

Thanks Loren for Reminding Us that the Portal is Opened

Love to All

Lao-tzu, author of Tao Te Ching once said, "I have just three things to teach: Simplicity, Patience, and Compassion. These are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, You return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, You accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, You reconcile all beings in the world." There is one more treasure I thought should be included, simply having a friend. And when I think about it the more friends you have the better.

It's a great day when you can enjoy the breeze, without debris.

I just took a tour of the Sand Sound web site, especially the 39:20 CD uploads and I believe it's all up and running. The only thing I didn't do was to purchase some of my own music. Take a listen on the music page (streaming mp3s) and if you would like to add any of it to your collection, please feel free to visit the music store and do just that. Always appreciate your input and comments. Thanks for all the support you've given over the years. David
When I was a little one, my mommy and daddy used to tell me to count the sheep if I couldn't sleep at night for one reason or another. I did the same thing for my children when they were little. I'm not sure if it really helped or not, but eventually we all did go to sleep. The other night I was tired as heck after putting in thirty hours of driving for three days of visitation. A journey of 700 miles,the last four hours of which were from south of Dallas Tesas to Norfolk Nebraska.Those last hours were at night during a light snowstorm with lots of wind and patches of black ice causing us to slip an slide like driving on a skating rink.We nearly had an accident. I was very thankful to be home but had to stay up after my...
Life can be good even when your cork is broken.
It's probably time to go home when you think you might start breakin the rules.

Just hopin some of you made it down to see Nick and Dan Witte sometime thur, fri, or sat. Thurs. was the two of them at The Fifth, a great crowd, saw alot of people that you don't always. Fri.., the Izaak Walton Lodge for Jim Casey's wedding to Amy Trimble. Congrats!!!!! Probably twenty of Northeast Nebraska's Greatest Rock and Roll Musicians rotated through out the night, Casey did a great job of mixing them all up. Greg Goodman, Doug Spiedel, Sam Newton, Terry Butterfield, Don Peterson, Bill Settell, Nick and Dan and More. Heck Casey even got on the sax (first time in twenty years) and laid down some notes. Saturday was a little more laid back. Nick and Dan played several new selctions that Nick's been working on and near the end of the night were joined by Bill Settell and myself as the stereo congos. Just...

have you ever been hooked on tiny pleasantries for moments at a time?
Sometimes it's not a matter of if, but instead a matter of when.

The Leland Project, at least number one of hopefully many is up and running. It's been a little over two years of labor, fit in between jobs and gigs, but Nick has put forth a musical collection of songs he can be very proud of. Different feels incorporated from his experiences living all around the south east, the west and northwest. He also draws from his roots here in central USA in some numbers. Please first check out the second photo below where you will discover some of the names of those fabulous midwestern musicians that contributed to the project. Then, after you recognize a few names, and the excitement starts to build, check out the music on the music page, and please if you like what you hear visit the music store and get yourself a download. As for me I'm very Proud to be part of the process. Hope you are all doing well.

Tales from a Tavern:



As I've told you I've been working with Nick Leland and believe it or not he has completed his first CD. "Tales From a Tavern" has been mailed to CDBaby and he has some copies stockpiled just in time for Christmas and the New Year. I got him working on his bio and figuring out which genre to list it in as it's all over the map. Rythm's of the Carribean and Southwest to Tennessee and the Midwest, Aruba to Alaska, Sambas to Sea Chanteys, Country to Rythm and Blues. Give me about a week and we'll have it up and running. Hope Your All Having A Great Holiday Season
I was going through a wallet I hadn't used for a long time, probably 9 years and in it I found an article I had clipped out while working at the Farner Co. I guess that would have been in 1990, eleven years previous. It was a little worn but is still aplicable today as it was then, or could be anytime. YOUTH Samuel Ullman Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life. Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity of the appetite, for adventure over the love of ease. This often exists in a man of sixty more than a boy of...
Good Intentions should be forwarded with no expectations. Try deleting the luck or bad luck and make your forward a gift with no price.

Check Out the Brand New Rare For 2008 CD.


Just thought I'd give you an update on the progress we're making. The music is done for project number 4. We've got 10 tracks of good ole new classic rock. A couple tunes even have lyrics but there's plenty of rock instrumental here. Should have the registration and liscencing, the artwork for the cover and cd cases done soon. Then all that's left is to send a few copies to CDBaby and they can work their magic. Hope everything is going well for you and yours.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Subject: On the first day (this is cute! ) On the first day, God created the dog and said: 'Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.' The dog said: 'That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?' So God agreed. On the second day, God created the monkey and said: 'Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span.' The monkey said: 'Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the Dog did?' And God agreed. On the third day, God created the cow and said: 'You must go into the field with the...
Cute in the true sense of the word. Kinda reminds me of myself when I was a little mischevious one. ----- Original Message ----- Don't know the author or would give them credit. Why parents drink A boss wondered why one of his most valued employees had not phoned in sick one day. Having an urgent problem with one of the main computers, he dialed the employee's home phone number and was greeted with a child's whisper. " Hello ? " "Is your daddy home?" he asked. " Yes ," whispered the small voice. May I talk with him?" The child whispered, " No ." Surprised and wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, "Is your Mommy there?" " Yes ." "May I talk with her?" Again the small voice whispered, " No " Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the boss asked, "Is anybody else there?" " Yes ," whispered the child, " a policeman "....
Just got started experimenting with a long distance partner in engineering for some of the music that Nick and I have been working on. Dan Witte, an old friend, is the head of the Aberdeen, SD music department and the ring leader for the band The Velvet Touch. He's also one of the finest musicians in the Business. Guitar and violin are his specialties but he also knows his way around the recording equipment and software available these days. I sent an unfinished Nick song up to him via E-mail and he added 3 back up vocals, guitar and some fiddle. He sent it back and it's close but needs some tweeking on the individual tracks. Then He figuired out how I could send the separated 5 tracks, the wave forms, like 29K each, up there for the finishing touches. There's always another puzzle to figure out, and when we do it's like,...
Well we're sure everyone is looking forward to the Green Day, Saturday is St. Pat's Day. Get ready to have a little fun and maybe even have a green concoction of some sort. Hope you all have a good one. On the home front things seem to be going well. Nick's informed me that we may have as many as 6 songs ready for distribution and that leaves around 6 to go. Still got some work to do but it's progressing. The other night after knocking out a few tracks Nick said something about embracing keeping the mixes kind of clean and trying not to do too much on a song hence mucking them up. We responded that sometimes you have to work on something until they hit a certain level of nonmeticulousity or something like that. The DSF project is still at a point of lyric writers block but we're sure there will be some inspirational moments that will save the day....
In order to have Hope, one must have Faith.
When moving into the New Year I usually find myself looking back a little first. 2006 was an interesting year. We had some sales and a pleasant number of paid listens. We had nearly three times the hits and visitors than ever. Visits from as many as fifty countries in just December, and we made major progress on the lastest DSF cd. I"m always curious about the songs people like the most and in 2006 those were "Brown Eyes", "Remember When", "Just Like Heaven Said" and "Little slice of Heaven" in that order. Nick Leland and I are still working on about fifteen of his songs and are planning to get them out in the near future. He's been a little busy with gigs during the holidays but Jan and Febr are usually good studio months. he recently informed...
We are a collection of Everything that we've been.
Random Possiblities are rarely captured.
My son Joe was considering replacing some cracked concrete at his home. He was talking to someone who seemed to know about concrete. He was quoted as saying "there are two kinds of concrete. Cracked concrete, and concrete that will be cracked." The decision rests on your degree of tolerence.

It's getting cooler and some days have seemed like Halloween lately. We been working away on the next CD and have the music pretty well planned out, I was contemplating going mostly instrumental on this one but I think I'll hang in for awhile and see what develops. Had another visitor from South Dakota in the studio for an evening to help with Nicks project. Ricky Jacobson, keyboard and accordion extraordinaire. We got a couple tracks on a couple songs and sent him home with more to work on. We'll see how it all comes together. Nick and Ricky entertained at the Fifth Street that Thurs. and it was a Very Good Time. Got a few new Pics up and running hope you check them out and that you're all doing Well.

The Rock Hall will induct Eight Members on Saturday, July 22. New members will include The Grapes of Rath ( Rick Rider, Howard Holland, Richard Cary, Bryan Downey, Jake and Russ Schultz). Catch the Grapes Saturday. Nick Leland and Randy Falter are in the line up for both Friday and Saturday nights. Starts at 6:00 PM at the Depot.

Keep Your Mind and Your Body Like Water and Your Spirit Like the Wind and the Heavens.

The Best Core Muscle Work Out I have ever had is an evening of Laughter, a day of, several days of, share a Laugh with a Friend and Happily Ever After Be.
So it seems that push brooms work better if you are pulling them instead.

Well we survived another spring campout and besides having it rainy for three days and about 40-60 degrees most of the time we were there, we had a blast. We kept the fire going we cooked some great meals, we caught some fish and one of them, was lucky enough to be eaten. At seven pounds that flat head cat was ttaassstttyyy, two nice fillets enough for generous first course one night. Chaz caught his biggest ever at five pounds. Unfortunately, he was a little busy when we discovered he had one on, but he rushed on over and pulled it in. We didn't eat that one. I of course caught the first and most but that's all I can say. They'll be bigger next time. The boats floated, the engines worked, the tents stayed dry, we had just the perfect over abundance of food and all my laughing musles are still sore. Oh yeh, Can't wait to get back to some of the music projects we've been working on. Had had a lyric block going there for awhile but with a fresh start who knows. I can tell you we came up with some concepts whilst a fishing. Am thinking about a fishing song for inclusion on the next CD. It's getting there. Slow but sure. Hope your all doing well

We were in Kansas, not near any town and came upon a sign warning that there was a flag person and construction ahead. We slowed down and then stopped. We waited for the pilot car and sure enough in a few minutes it approached, then turned around. We followed it for about nine miles and never saw a single sign of any construction until we passed the other flag person. We figured it was either pilot car training or Two Lost Sign Holders and a Pilot Car.
So I got on the internet and puched in Organic Music. It's, guess what?, Already in use. Some Pretty interesting Choices. Check it out sometime.
So Nick and I were having a sud or two last night at the pub. We were talking music, what else. He was telling me that the way we've been producing music, basically getting through each track from start to finnish, was very satisfying. We named this method Organic. It made alot of sense last night anyway. A new Genre perhaps?
And after you left we may have had one more, a couple times. Is one in a row enough?
When asked how many girlfriends a five year old had, he answered, neyne.
"Patience and Space"
It's been a year since I found CDBaby and their incredible set up for musicians to peddle their wares. Before that I spent three years trying to build the whole thing by myself. One of the best features is the reporting system that is built into their web hosting service. Included are sales reports for each month. Using those it was easy to come up with the best sellers for 2005. Number 5 was "Brown Eyes", 4 "It's Not the Same" 3 "Through It All" 2 "You and I" and the number one song for DSF for 2005 was......."Remember When". The Boogyman's Lair CD is just in the process of being setup so there hasn't been any sales on it as yet. I recieved a cool Djembe drum from my little woman for my birthday a little while back and I've been practicing. Nick lets me sit in on his performances...
We got a little work to do yet but "The Boogyman's Lair" is up and running on the Web. You can listen to whatever songs you want to, just go to the Music Page and pick one out. If you have feedback just know that it's welcome and greatly appreciated.
Just sent the first shipment of the New DSF CD to the CDBaby warehouse. "The Boogyman's Lair" Listen at SandSoundCo.com There is still some work to be done, but CDBaby says about five days or so and we'll have it up and availible on their site. Then it could take another bit of time to get up and running on the digital distribution network they've put togther. We're very excited to get some feedback on this collection of twelve music pieces. We have something of a mixture again on this project. We got instrumentals, country tunes, rock, some fun stuff, and some jammin out. Hope You All Check It Out and Love It.
Soon, Soon
Nick and Dan brought in a surprise congo player for the second night, Kevin Becker, of the Average Joe Band. The drums really added alot. The Three muscians played a great variety of tunes and had some fun.The crowd, as it was Thurs., was FFuuunn Friday also !!!
So if you didn't make it to the Fifth Street last night to catch a fabulous two man show, full of some of the lastest, and many classics, including some fine work on the fiddle (and sometimes violin), and tenor sax, you still have one more chance to catch a great show tonight. Check it Out.
So if perchance you were named Junior and You named your son the same, would that mean your son's name would be Junior, Jr. ?
As many of us know Nick Leland has been playing fairly regularly down at the Fifth Street Tavern. Starts about 8:00 pm thereabouts. He's been known to bring friends in on occasion to get a little playin time in. This Thurs and Friday night anyone who shows will get a special surprise, because Dan Witte is coming down for a visit. Guitar and Fiddle virtuo'so and not a bad Singer Songwriter. Thhe crowds been ffuunn too. Check it out.
Sounds like Nick and I have come to some agreement as to his addition to the Sand Sound Co. as a musician. We've been working in the studio about once a week and have two songs nearly ready to go. I wasn't sure if I was going to be fired the other day because I didn't save our work. Oops, Hate it when that happens. We'll we considered it a sign that maybe we should run through it again. Would like to get enough material going to send some music out onto the net. We'll keep you posted.

June 28th, not July 12th Dan Witte showed up in Norfolk and we had the pleasure of having him around for a couple days. Nick and Dan were to perform at The 5th Street Tav here in Norfolk that night. Not surprising was that word had gotten around and there would probably be some friends that might show up. Dan had asked me to record the show with the Roland VS2400 CD digital recorder. We set up two mikes and pulled one line out of the mixer. We were hoping to capture the guitars with the mikes and pull the vocals and such through the line out. I noticed a young lady taking lots of pictures all evening and asked if she would be willing to e-mail a few of the better shots to me at Sand Sound. Dan did one better. He just happened...

So have you ever noticed that people that fish from shore usually cast as far out as they can, and that people in boats try to cast as close to shore as possible.

So I got an E-mail from Dan who lives up in aberdeen SD, just like Rocky Racoon, and he's a teachin and he's a playin music there. He's got a band "The Velvet Touch". They really do a fine a job. Any way he sent a few a songs originnally recorded on a 4 track reel to reel. A real nice one and he actually new how to run it. They were a kick and included Settel and Nick and Ricky and Harlan and himself. Nick stopped over later in the afternnon and got a hoot out of them.

Had another visiter to the studio a few days back. We've been working with Nick on a couple songs and he invited Bosco over for a few runs with the keyboards. We laid enough tracks to call it good for those two. Nick has agreed to do a few more. We'd like to get it to 8 or 10 and put an album out there for you all. He's got some great stuff if we can just put it together. It's been great working with him and Bosco is the Bomb on the keyboards.
If your real hungry and making bacon, it's painstaken
So I get this E-mail today that simply says, " Today is 4/20 !"
So, You're driving down the street and you notice that the driver of another car, with a passenger, is talking on their cell phone, while the passenger just sits there. You wonder how bad of conversationalist the passenger really is. Then you notice it happens alot.
If you go fishin and you haven't caught anything, but could stay till you do, and you quit before that happens, are you still considered skunked?
My daughter came to visit the other day and said hello, then got a call on her cell, she was in the living room talking. Then our phone rang and my wife answered and wandered into another room to converse. Is that what we think of when we say that phones bring families closer together?
It was the First day of spring and I got a call from big Cory Lakeman and he wanted to go out to Ta Ha Zooka and catch a few of the 1200 trout they just released. I told him that instead we should go on out to Haras and see if we could catch some carp. Well, he went for it and we were off for some carpin. About an hour passed and nothing no bites nothing. Then Bamm, my rod had a nice hit I knew I only had to get to it quick and set it up , yes!!!! she' on and we take our time bringin her around. Landing her safely and then we stringered her up in case we needed a picture or something later. Two hours pass and nothing. Then all of a sudden BAAMM!!!!! I got right on it and knew it was a...
"I was just drivin home and I ran into White Bird on the Radio, Then, of all things a follow up with Mean Mistreater ,,Whooow!!" We could totally relate because just a couple days before that, we put on the Funks Live Double and We felt the same , Whooow !! We thought we was back at the Pershing, for an Hour or so."
If you are looking for synch beats, fancy loops, micro tuned and perfectly timed execution of everything in the DSF collection well, please give it a listen, but you won't find that here. Now we will admit to a little bit of punching in and out, we even used a pattern on an electronic drum once or twice, but for the most part the collection could be considered a live performance. Nearly every song starts with either the piano or guitar and many of the vocals are simultaniously cut. We haven't used much more than a little reverb and a touch of sustain here and there. The first tracks are the tough ones since you have to make it to the end in one stretch. It's amazingly good practice too. If you're going to choke and have to start it over it's usually getting that fisrt track. We normally...
When you do about the same thing everyday, can you expect different results?
There's More Truth said in Jest than... Now it's up to You to Find the Ultimate second half of the Line. We're looking Forward to You're Suggestions.Please Enjoy the Guest Book. Thank You!!!
You know you can go to the Beach and hang out and Drink Beer and catch a few Rays. But if you take a Fishin Pole along and bait it and throw it into the water, You can say you went Fishin which sounds Better. You can still have a few Brews and Catch a few rays and Hang Out.
Some Things in Life are Like a Cattle Drive, Once They Start, They are as They are and There is No Turning Back. You Adjust and Keep on Driving Till They re Over.
Had an old Friend drop by today. He Brought a Couple Guitars and a couple ideas for a couple songs he's been workin for awhile. Some how we ended up laying a couple tracks and have a rough start. We've been friends since Junior High and He's been in the Music Business since High School. He's lived here and Nashville and Florida and many other spended places, but one thing was always sure, his Love of Music. Some of You may even Know him and that He's a Great Guy and a Wonderful Songwriter. Most people Around Here Know him as Nick. We'll keep you posted, it was a great time.
After meeting and some discussion, we realized that we had a lot more in common about our differences than previously thought, and we had a lot less in common about our agreemences.
Savor the Moment, as you know it's all you've got,the Last One just went by You and the Next One May Be Not.
When it comes to Mind Over Matter, if You Don't Mind, It Don't Matter.

I looked all over for it, in everything,on everything,under everything and I finally found it. You know where I found it, in the last place that I looked.

Life is so Short, Don't Forget to Live It, Continue to be Amazed.
When you'd Rather Have a Warm one in the Freezer, than a Cold one in a Hot Pub.
To Have the Right Face for the Wrong Day or to Have the Wrong Face for the Right Day
Dis Chord and Dat Chord
For Everyone That Made It This Far: You are a bit crazy, and that's okay. If you would just admit that you are, and you can bring yourself to believe that, it will be a Great Relief. You will never have to worry about going crazy.

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