Music

Inspirational Songs: R.E.M.’s “I Believe”

Inspirational Songs: R.E.M.’s “I Believe”

In my previous post I was discussing my pursuit of employment, which has its unique challenges and while I largely kept it based on reason and logic, I felt I should punctuate it with something full of positive feeling. One of…

Upgrading to Junkyard Heartstrings 2.0

Upgrading to Junkyard Heartstrings 2.0

On Sunday it’s going to be the official one year anniversary of Junkyard Heartstrings, marking the first complete show we played at The Stomping Ground. While I’ve intimated the direction we are aiming to head in with regards to writing…

2016: A New Odyssey

2016: A New Odyssey

“Looks like freedom but it feels like death / It’s something in between, I guess.” – Leonard Cohen, “Closing Time“ Since deciding the adjunct life was not working for me, I’ve been taking my time to explore job opportunities, consider…

Can’t Help Thinking About David Bowie

Can’t Help Thinking About David Bowie

I neglected to post this when I first heard the news of David Bowie’s passing, relayed by a sweet note left by my wife to gently break the news to me. Here are a few words I had to say…

Junkyard Heartstrings: At the End of Year One

Junkyard Heartstrings: At the End of Year One

The conclusion of the calendar year provides us all with a convenient point at which to look back. Even before we reached the end of December, Heidi and I have spent many hours reflecting on the creation of our band,…

Scott Weiland, You Will Be Missed

Scott Weiland, You Will Be Missed

Late last week singer Scott Weiland passed away. Over the weekend there have been many beautiful and touching memories shared and I needed a chance to say, “Thank you.” It would be impossible to say anything that would adequately convey…

Summer and Fall 2015 Album Releases

Summer and Fall 2015 Album Releases

There have been a lot of new albums coming out recently that I’ve been looking forward to hearing. I’ve heard at least a sampling of a song or two (in a few cases I’ve been lucky enough to listen to…