I met with my long time friend Lydia today to discuss what we want to do with the rest of our lives. We both do not want to work for others and we are fiercely independent with strong creative backgrounds and passions...More
You all may know that Janis Joplin sang at Woodstock in 1969. She even was part of the 27 Club. She died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. Others that died at that age were Jim Morrison of The Doors and Jimi Hendrix. She was an American rock, soul and blues singer-songwriter...More
The Enneagram is the Best Personality Model. But it is so important that people pick up a book or go to the internet to see what this model of human personality is really about. It can be the best thing you have ever done. I have taught this model to hundreds of people for pay.
I have been watching Songland, the show where songwriters can get their songs picked for famous singers. The most recent show I watched starred Leona Lewis. Leona Lewis is a British singer, songwriter, actress, model and activist. She is known for winning Britain’s Got Talent. Her song “Bleeding Hearts” is a...More
Russell Jackson grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and now resides in Phoenix, Arizona. He has been playing guitar since 1973. His friend gave him a Kalamazoo SG, (Gibsons’ budget line from the 60’s), and he learned how to play “Proud Mary” with three chords...More
I have been music blogging with TMZ Designs for the past three months. I find it very rewarding to blog about music since it is my one true passion. I am writing this blog to point out the pitfalls that one needs to be aware of prior to entering into this field.
First pick something that you completely enjo...More
My mother purchased an inexpensive guitar for her three daughters. I was the youngest one. I had the most interest in learning the guitar. She bought a guitar because it was inexpensive and portable. I also wanted a piano but she refused to buy me one. She said it is too expensive...More
Ambrosia, the band, was formed in Southern California in 1970. Their top hits were “How Much I Feel”, “Your The Only Woman”, “Biggest Part of Me” and “Holding On To Yesterday.” This group played classical music fused with rock and pop and its sounds were incredible...More
Music and politics do not mix. Its like oil and vinegar. The Dixie Chicks criticized George Bush Jr. for sending troops into Iraq after the bombing of the two World Trade Centers. They received death threats for their criticism of the President...More
Can spiritual music be accepted in todays’ world. Lauren Daigle has proven that it can be with songs such as “You Say” and “Love Like This.” When I first listened to it I thought it was about a man whom Lauren was singing about...More
The lead singer of the Rolling Stones is Mick Jagger. His skinny body prances around on stage like a 16 year old and yet he is 76 years old. He has a massive amount of energy and is a true performer. The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in 1962. Keith Richards plays guitar in the band.
Last night I saw Robert Finley, an American blues and soul singer-songwriter and guitarist on America’s Got Talent. He is also a legally blind Vietnam War Vet, who sang one of his original songs, “Medicine Woman”. He is 65 years old but his voice completely transcends age and disability...More
I always pondered the death of Marilyn Monroe. Was it suicide or murder? Did she suffer tragically because of her mentally ill mother and her placement in various foster homes? Did she herself inherit mental illness from her mother?
She could have overdosed on pills...More
Patti Smith wrote a poem called Oath which later turned into her song called “Gloria”. It was released on her first album, Horses, in 1975. Gloria was the opening track on the album. It paved the way for Patti’s success as the lyrics started off as “Jesus died for somebody’s sins but not mine...More