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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Meditations

Leave no trace of self. Leave nothing behind. Leave no mark on the world. This is the ultimate success. It is in non-doing that we find being. It is in stillness that we find the face of God.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Big Z's Burger Joint

Played a great show Saturday at Big Z's Burger Joint with Daryl and Karl; Houston sat in on a few tunes on sax and Isaac got to sing one tune with us.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Acoustic

Talked to Joe Belk about the last gig in the hopes that we can do some more soon. Joe mentioned Jose filling in on bass in a pinch. Spent the weekend going over the set list on the acoustic guitar so that total solo is an option and also with the idea that if I play the tunes a lot on the acoustic when I flip back to electric it will be a LOT easier. Recorded some bits on video with a thought I could "extract" the audio for a Johnny CD; idea works but still trying to get the best sound and take on the cheap for a sampling of tunes intended for prospective club(s). So I continue to work with what I got.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Practice

Chatting today with Scott on all things musical; discussed some ideas, some playing strategies, Cambodian music and getting together before the next gig to practice with Daryl. Have some ideas about incorporating some loops I'd like to try. Worked on Elephant Talk again. Went through set-list (partial) in the sweat-lodge. Just feels good to play. Time permitting will work on some possible future gigs tomorrow. I wanna play, anytime, anywhere.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Johnny Love Band

It's been a great year of musical re-discovery; the gig with Dee and Joe Belk was another shot in the arm/kick in the pants to do more live. The Johnny Love Band is booked to play a private birthday party September 20 at Big Z's Burger Joint on 1604; Daryl's confirmed for the low end and hopefully Scott's up for it (will try to lock-in tomorrow)... working on future gigs at Taco Land and the Esquire Tavern. Add to the list of "wanna play" at a Ranger Creek open house. The Johnny Love Band is go. I need a CD for bookings and wanna record three or four tunes to add to the library and re-upload a Johnny Love CD. Jeff's place or Joe's, whoever will have me. In the meantime, I've reworked a tune from '91 called "Mystery of our Love" with Johnny Love chordings (totally changes the entire song) and messing around with "All My Life" from the Puslating songbook and a few other "lost" tunes, like "Two Souls".

Johnny Love, Dee Lusk, Joe Belk

Gallista Gallery August 9, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Great weekend, performed at Greg's Backyard Beer Garden/Fiesta Party/weeding reception near San Pedro and Blanco Tunes:

Come & Go

Lost Madonna of the Wasps

Wish You Were Mine

Heart of Tao

Louie Louie

Freedom

Ocean's Apart

Johnny Love at Greg's (Fiesta week)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Returning to Music

A very productive re-boot today for me musically; tuned Ethan's acoustic guitar to NST (Guitar Craft) at the more harmonically natural 432 Hz and have re-worked three old tunes "Moon" from the 1982 Toby Torres "ambient" sessions (Sun Moon Star) in the key of E "Burwood" (Originally on Piano, written on Burwood Lane (1981 in the key of C "Landscape" (Myopic Buddies circa 1988)in the key of A Also have the tune I wrote in GC mode in 1992 Would love to expand or work these ideas out with another NST/Crafty guitar in 432 Hz Focusing on tone, technique, reliability and consistency