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Friday, September 04, 2015

Whole New World, the new album


As I said, I picked up my freshly minted CDs a month or so ago. (I've been busy not blogging again. Oops.) This one took so long and I'm really glad it's done and my song-children can go out into the world and seek their fortunes.

I believe the reason I haven't written a song in quite a while is that I had so many written but not recorded and released.  Songs want to be sung, not just sit in a notebook or the composer's personal iPod.  So I'm really trying to get caught up.  The second album came out last year, and this third one just now.  There is a fourth one in progress, and another in concept stage.

This album, Whole New World, is different.  On my first two albums, about half of the songs are about rendezvous / living history / reenacting.  The rest are an assortment of other subjects.  This new album is entirely music by and for recovering people.  If you're looking for drinking songs - and I have written a couple - you will not find them here.  But if you are in recovery, this one's for you.  Or if you know someone in recovery, it would be a good gift idea.

I've got to recover from the production expense before I put it on CDBaby, but you can get it from me.  Email me.

Today's Yard: soccer field

So I've been traveling in Maxine the Minivan, and came to SC to camp with my kids for a weekend.  We had a good time camping, and much to my surprise, I'm still here, house/kid/critter sitting for my SC daughter and son in law who had to go out of state for his family.  There hasn't been work lately, which is good because I'm free to do this.  It's a neat thing to be able to spend time with my SC grandson, and take him to soccer practice and stuff.  

Soccer finished just in time for us to get home and have dinner before this thunderstorm started.

The lack of work also meant I had time to finally finish a recording project that had been on hold for way too long.  So this morning I picked up the CDs.  Yay!


Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Oh, my poor neglected blog!

Oh, my poor neglected blog! Dear readers... It's been a while. I'm blaming lack of internet access, vehicle repairs, and just being busy in real life.
I started the year off with my motorhome in the shop and me camping in my van, or in my hammock.


Osceola National Forest in Florida is wonderful for that - lots of trees. A bunch of us were down there camping this winter.


The motorhome being buried in snow in Virginia, I stayed in the van and went to Stagger Lee Music Park for my third year as camp host there. Then I returned to Virginia, stayed with my daughter for a while after her back surgery, and went to several Rendezvous.


By the way, my second CD came out last year. WHEN THE HOOTER'S GOT YOUR KNIFE is available from CDBaby.


That was the Spring OVPR, in March.


That was the new West Augusta, in Doddridge County WV, in June.


Somewhere in there, there were a LOT of motorhome repairs, but it still gets air in the steering, so I'm still not roaming around in it. There were some relatively minor van repairs. And there was a minivan acquisition, because when a great car drops in your lap, you tell the Gods thank you and put plates on it quick. And take it for its maiden voyage to the mountains near Asheville to go camping with daughters and their families and our hammocks.