Drills

This week’s word is from the book Mandolin for Dummies.  I am the dummy reading that book 😊 [perfectpullquote align=”left” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Drills.  A word that can sound so exhausting.[/perfectpullquote] I first thought of hockey drills from when I was a young lad.  Drills can be done for singing and even getting […]

Jazz in the Street Festival – Cluj

In just 48 hours, I accomplished a lot.  Two airplanes, flown.  Twenty beers drank.  Two ciorbe (soups) eaten.  Countless amounts of amazing musicians and artists, seen and met.  No, I didn’t actually fly a plane!  Jazz in the Street was such an amazing festival and it was the first time I was able to experience […]

Clean

[perfectpullquote align=”left” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Clean[/perfectpullquote] Clean chords and crisp tones.  Never distorted and always my own.  I speak about the songs I write, and the feelings which I feel at night.  Clean and crisp like the cool night air.  Do you lie in bed and wander, why are you here?  Clean thoughts […]

#BehindTheLyrics – Free Man’s Road – Verse 3

[perfectpullquote align=”left” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]I’ve told you before and I’ll say it again.  Do not even doubt yourself follow feelings within.  This may cause pain, and happiness may drain[/perfectpullquote] Where am I now?  What emotions am I experiencing?  Stay tuned to find out, or stop reading and completely crush my soul.  Your […]

#Postgigponder – Craft si Draft – Bucharest, Romania

[perfectpullquote align=”left” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]The mission is underway[/perfectpullquote] My ransackables (definitely not a word) have been ransacked, and I am through security at Bucharest airport.  Next stop is Cluj, Romanian.  I am playing my first ever music festival – Jazz in the Street.  For some reason, the harmonicas always raise a red […]

Vague

Good Morning Friends!  Today’s weekly word was pulled out of book called “A brief illustration of Romania” by Neagu Djuvara.  Hope you enjoy this short session and have a lovely Thursday. [perfectpullquote align=”left” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Vague days and sunshine rays[/perfectpullquote] Vague days and sunshine rays.  Finding myself caught back in some old […]

Achieved

[perfectpullquote align=”left” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Achieved[/perfectpullquote] Is this the feeling to have achieved? Strangely combined with sensations of being relieved.  This weight brushing off my shoulder is a powerful feeling of ecstasy. Through achieving, they say you have done, but you have to ask yourself what have you won?  Did you gain a […]

#Postgigponders – Absintheria Sixtina

[perfectpullquote align=”left” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” size=””]What a night this was![/perfectpullquote] Absinth, beers, friends, and an unexpected beat-boxing machine of a human named Alin.  This gig went way more incredible than I could have ever imagined. The sound check went so well, and my voice had warmed up from the massive green tea I had […]

#BehindTheLyrics – Free Man’s Road – Verse 2

[perfectpullquote align=”left” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Taking the same path yet again I’ve returned.  This time with a passion, and a willing to learn.[/perfectpullquote] At this point, I am comfortably leaned up against a light post next to a bar where I will soon enjoy my “Victory Beer” so to say.  I call this […]