I had been working on a song about Gateway for a while. After Hammer passed, I knew I had to get it done. Enjoy.
I have read close to 25 books on the financial crisis and what I see happening in the United States truly makes me sad. The Fed is moving jobs from the future to the present at the expense of the young people and people who save money like myself.
I have also been playing old protest songs from the 60’s on my guitar. So this is my attempt at writing a modern protest song. Songs today have so little message.
I wrote this song shortly after leaving Gateway. I was in my new house in Myrtle Beach pounding beers and hammering on my guitar. That was seven years ago, and now I am married to a truly fantastic woman. After so long, I finally found my angel. Next Tom took the song, and it now has a 50’s retro country type of sound to it. Continue reading “Send Me an Angel”
I remember the year well. It was 1998, and I had just gone through a messy break up. But I was in great spirits. I had just bought a brand new Toyota Supra. It was a great looking car for its time. It was a beautiful day and I started going to a new church in Austin TX. I was in great spirits and this song popped into my head. Continue reading “Cruising with the Lord”
I really can’t describe how I write a song. It is the exact opposite of writing a blog or writing a computer program. In the latter case, you sit down with an intention in mind. With song writing, I try to make my mind as blank as possible. Think about nothing. Strum a few chords, and see what it makes you feel. Not what you want to feel, what you really feel. Sometimes, something happens, and many times not. Continue reading “Never Come Cry To Me”