I'm a songwriter & guitarist who, like thousands of others,
thought I had what it takes to make it in the music business.
But, as John Lennon once said, "life is what happens while
you're busy making other plans". Time gets away, dreams & goals are put on hold & next thing you know, "10 years have got behind you",as David Gilmour of Pink Floyd said, and now I'm a half century old! So, before my time is up, I decided I would put my stuff (over 100 songs) out there, for what it's worth, it is what it is, for my family, or anyone who's interested, to see another side of me. And this way I know my songs won't end up in a landfill somewhere. So please, check out the samples below,and if it intrigues you, I welcome you to explore further,this chronicle of my musical journey--
The menu above my guitar case will take you to collections of my songs & lyrics. Using the drop down you can go directly to individual songs.
Each month I will try to add more songs, lyrics, photos & videos until I have everything documented, so please check back from time to time.
Thank you for stopping by!
Original, no-frills, Rock music
Happy Father's Day!
This is a simple acoustic guitar instrumental I found recently.Recorded open air to a portable cassette recorder,flawed but I like it,This is what much of my
Archive series sounds like.By the way,this picture is of the work shop at the Empire Bowl in Redlands California,where I worked for a few years.
No rest for the wicked
This one is hard rock with better production & recording equipment,recorded at the pinnacle of my IMPACT phase. Featured on Ground Zero.
On this one I tried to get tricky with word-play.I liked the tune,but I didn't get any raves when I shopped it around.Not one of my happier songs,but it helped me through a break up! Featured on IMPACT-Critical Mass.
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