December 9, 2009:
Welcome to the new site! I've
decided to change a few things, and try to focus on the original
intent of the site: music. I hope to keep all new journal
entries a little less head-scratching, too. Keeping this
brief for now; big day tomorrow: KISS is coming to town, and I'm
going with my good friend Robert! (actually, it's his
treat for my birthday and Christmas present...damn I'm lucky!)
|It's in April;
the day I was robbed in '02!
April 17, 2009 10:30pm
|Working away, just
like old-n-times. Days of being back in the 'hood
are smelling familiar, and though I'm glad I experienced
my 4 year experiment in Appleton City, I know it's good
to be back in Kansas City.
I've learned so much, and
wish I could take this knowledge and back up a few years
(about 6, to be exact). The year was 2003, and it
was a Sunday evening in mid-April.
I'll tell myself once again (for the 10,000th time) that
everything happens for a reason, and nothing happens by
accident. So with that in mind, I'll just sit here
and wait it out :-)
|I won! (kinda)
February 2, 2009 9:03pm
|I entered another
contest, and though I didn't make it into the final
round, I guess they saw my efforts worth noting.
In other related news,
I just sold another song to Regent Entertainment for one
of their series' shows. Things are starting to
pick back-up again, thank God. Ohh, and I get
another royalty-check this week for Oprah songs played
on her show. I'm gonna fill my gas tank and go to
|Can I get a
18, 2009 10:47pm
|Dang, I sure called
that game wrong. Guess we'll have to wait 'til
next year. You have to tip your hat to the 2
rookies (head coach and QB); pretty amazing for a first
year in the NFL.
Illusion TV show
12, 2009 11:50pm
|Kevin Ridgeway of
asked me for some music for their TV appearence on
"Masters of Illusion". The music used was 2 tracks
from the 'Revelation'
CD (Trk 1 and 11), edited together; he added the engine
sound fx (kinda buried the music, unfortunately).
Probably close to 359 people tuned-in to watch... Man,
the big time is right around the corner! Here's
|Here we go!
Saturday January 10, 2009 7:40pm
|Ravens win, Ravens
win, Ravens WIN!!!
|On to Round 2
Thursday, January 8, 2009 7:20pm
|I don't think a brief
comment on the Ravens' win in Miami last weekend would
violate the curse, so I just want to say, Man: that team
looked really, really good. And Joe Flacco (the
quarterback) is looking more and more like Johnny U
every game he plays. My unofficial prediction: his
nickname will be 'Joe Cool', and someone on the
Baltimore PR team will get with Peanuts' and create an
official Snoopy/Flacco character.
I've been reflecting
lately on what was the best year of my life. So
many to choose from; I guess I'm getting old(!) I
have to say 1998 was pretty good, but marred by the
passing of Bob in early March. 1997: bought my
first house, painting business started taking off, had a
girlfriend for the first time in a while....nope.
1984: Hmmm, met who would end up being a few of my
bestest friends, suffered through my first year of high
school, and got my first job --at a record store (how
cool is that for a 14 yr old?) 2000? Yeah, that's
the year. Opus 1 in Vegas, Buffalo and Dallas
...road-trip to Cedar Point, Mike and Jen's KU
graduation (with a visit from Angela), and the best part
of the year: spending the first part of the year in the
company of Becky (until the end of May, when she moved);
driving down to see her in Galveston after the Texas
magic convention in Dallas (over Labor Day weekend).
Never will forget anything that year.
Friday, January 2, 2009 in-the-am
I'm back from the dead, ready to take on another
year of writing songs. As in recent years, I'm
still hopeful these tracks will actually end up on a
CD to sell. Until then, I'll keep you posted on progress of
the 2 CD's I plan to get done this year.
Hope you like the new
layout/design. It's not a huge departure from
the previous site, but sometimes things just work
alright the way they are.