Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Rollercoaster life of a Musician

Heard about Lonnie Johnson yesterday on NPR, had to share his story. See story here and wiki article here.

A decade later, Lonnie Johnson was all but forgotten. But in 1959, a jazz radio DJ in Philadelphia played a Lonnie Johnson cut, and then mused on what had happened to the guitarist.

"And then I got a call from somebody at the Benjamin Franklin Hotel, someone who worked there," says Chris Albertson, now a music journalist in New York. "Who said, I work with somebody named Lonnie Johnson. He's a janitor, he never talks about music. But he's very careful with his hands. So maybe he is the Lonnie Johnson!"

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Driving Home

Nice drive home caught myself playing piano and guitar on the steering wheel while I was listening to Buddy Guy's album "Damn Right, I've Got the Blues". Such a great album.

Also contemplated what the difference between:
1. Doing no harm
2. Do only Good

Chew on that for a while, although there is an obvious difference how does it play out in your life. And why does "Be only indifferent" sound silly?

Bad video of Buddy Guy playing one of my favorites, although I like the Grateful Dead version better.

Sunday, March 23, 2008



Current Reading: The Five People You Meet In Heaven
Current Music: The Doors
Sounds: Dog Breathing
Sights: Blue Curtains Blowing in the Wind
Thoughts: Happy Easter and I pray I can shake this cold tomorrow. Man I haven't felt this bad in a long time. Also listen to this, sounds very cool with a mix of different sounds.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Back to Florida Back to Texas

Flying back to Orlando tomorrow and then hit the road Saturday morning to drive our stuff back to Dallas. That will be a lot of traveling in 2 days. So until then here is a plug for some free songs from Ottmar Liebert, he is a great guitarist.

Check here

Monday, March 10, 2008

Three Little Birds

Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', ("This is my message to you-ou-ou:")

Singin': "Don't worry 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing is gonna be alright."
Singin': "Don't worry (don't worry) 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing is gonna be alright!"

-Bob Marley

Sunday, March 9, 2008


A buddy and I were talking about Fleetwood Mac so I had to post one of my favorite songs/performances by Fleetwood Mac.

Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Watched the movie Peaceful Warrior which is a movie based on Dan Millman's Book Way of the Peaceful Warrior. I read this book about 10 years ago and I must say it was a great read. I recommend it for all to read. The movie is not as good as the book though.

"There are no ordinary moments"

Meditative Prayer

I have been waking up earlier than I need to in the mornings to read my daily devotional and spend a little time in meditative prayer.

I spend about 10 minutes just sitting still and the next ten minutes praying. I must say it is a great way to start the day. I start the day with my mind clear, my prayers and concerns off my chest and a fresh new step to the day.

Although it doesn't insure I have a perfect and care free day, it does insure that I started the day off right and the Lord is with me throughout the day.

Give it a try, it may not be for everyone, but it does seem to help me in my journey with the Lord.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Snowing down in Texas....

Well it's snowing down in Texas, all of the telephone lines are down.....That's right folks it is snowing here in DFW. Ground is too warm for any accumulation but it is still cool, ahh the days when I had to walk to classes in snow. On that note here is a little Stevie Ray for you.....

Sunday, March 2, 2008


"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful."


Moment 1/2/08

Been a while,


Current Reading: Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God
Current Music: Widespread Panic: Free Somehow
Sounds: HBO on the TV
Sights: Fireplace
Thoughts: Wake Up: Be the Hands, Feed Others, Help Others, Live Happy, Live how you should not how you want.