Living the Dream

A Jazz Vision In high school, I remember a quiet, unassuming guy named Randy Mosley(?) who didn?t draw much attention to himself during class. However, when I saw him playing stand up bass with the jazz band in the school gymnasium and looking cool in his houndstooth...

Sunflower

High Concept – Sunflower Sunflower is an instrumental piece of music written by Mason Williams. For those of you who don?t know, Mason was the head writer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Also, he is a classical guitarist/composer (ex., Classical Gas) and...

The Brand New Cosmic Hokey Pokey

What if the Hokey Pokey Really is What It?s All About? Dena and I have spirit-sized many songs over time, some of them secular and some old time gospel tunes. One of my favorites is one we?ve played with our Souls Journey collective at local kiirtan gatherings. At...

Sequoia Dreamtime

Song Spotlight: Sequoia Dreamtime This song, Sequoia Dreamtime, was inspired by a trip Dena and I took in the spring of 2016. We took a long drive south of Fresno to attend a family reunion. I ?learned that the reunion location wasn?t far from Sequoia/Kings Canyon...

The “Other” Hallelujah

Another Hallelujah Earlier this month, I found a powerful live version of the song, Hallelujah, written by Leonard Cohen. It was sung by a Toronto pop choral group that calls themselves Choir! Choir! Choir! I was deeply moved by the emotional and powerful expression...

No Changing the Truth

No Changing the Truth – An Homage No Changing the Truth came through my creative jukebox over five years ago. It has since become my homage to the great American folk songwriter, Bob Dylan. However, I don?t consider it a parody of Dylan?s style or a derivative...