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Think and Grow Rich is STUPID. Preparing and Showing Up is Better.

Reality is much more awesome than you could ever dream possible.  And reality doesn’t give a flying leap about you. Or me. There was/is an author, Richard Bach who made a career writing fictional books that said you could do anything. Everyone should read these books, especially Jonathan Livingston Seagull.  In these beautiful stories, you…
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May 14, 2024 0

Ted Gioa is Wrong Today. Good Music is NOT What Lasts.

Ted Gioia is a wonderful writer. I really enjoy many of his articles through substack. He’s a musician and I’d also say great cultural writer that talks through many musical ideas. I highly recommend you read his material, but this weeks letter is just bizarre. Mr. Gioia’s premise is that bad music will go by…
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May 7, 2024 0

Playing in Hallowell Maine with My Friends

Mark Joyce (Lead Guitar), Tom Giordano (Bass Guitar),  Ben Godsoe (Drums), Adam Black (Sound) And Stan Farrell singing his original song “Old Boat” by Wizbe along with Rhythm Guitar Playing live at the Hallowell Band Stand at the Harlow Art Gallery in Hallowell Maine May 2022.


May 23, 2022 0

Why Do You Write Songs?

So this was a message I heard today about the difference between a pro songwriter and an amateur songwriter. If you’re amateur you write the song first, pro has a reason for writing the song. As Paul McCartney  said in a radio interview in 2006 “we were trying to write hit songs” at the beginning.…
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January 26, 2022 0

Song Reviews, John Prine, Summer’s End

John Prine, Summer’s End Here’s my breakdown so far of Summer’s End: Key of D (video has him playing capo 2 (key of C) So in C: notes would be: C Dm Em F G Am _           FORM: Intro-4 bars Verse-8 (drums start here) V-8 (start to hear some violin underneath-slowly builds to violin solo(ish))…
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January 14, 2022 0