Tuesday, July 14, 2015

BEST. FORTUNE. EVER!


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PROBLEM SOLVER II

After attending my friend's concert, a handsome 20something approached me. We got to talking and he wanted to exchanged numbers.  I asked where he was from, and he said that he was just in town visiting.  I was hesitant and didn't see the point in a long distance relationship...  He quickly replied, "You can always move."  I gave him my blog address instead...

FAMILY TIME

While my kids were sitting on their beds playing on their ipods, I decided we were in much need of family bonding time.  So, I sat on the floor space in between their beds and played on my iphone.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

PROBLEM SOLVER

My teen is attached to her ipod.  I warned her that if she took her device out at school-the school could take it for a week AND it might take me two weeks to pick it up.  Instead of a contemplating consequences, she shrugged.  Her reply, "I'll just use (my twin sister's) phone when she's sleeping."

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

WHEN YOUR CHILD TURNS 13...

IS IT A HEART ATTACK OR...

💔 I woke up with a splitting headache.  I felt a tightness in my chest and became short of breath... I was sweating profusely and had an unbearable tingling pain in my arm.  It was only then I realized my hand was empty.  I wasn't having a heart attack - it was worse!  I left my cell phone at my boyfriend's house.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Q & A WITH MIKE T

Last night I heard one of the most beautiful songs on SoundCloud called Up in Arms by Mike T.  I asked if I could share the song on the blog and not only did I get permission to share the song, I learned some of the story behind it.

Q: How long have you been playing?
A: 16 years.  Mom told me I could learn guitar if I wanted.  Rule was I had to practice in the kitchen with her.  We'd play The Band, Janis, Van Morrison, Stevie Nicks, etc.  Mom can sing!  And that's how I started.

Q: Where can people listen to your music?
A: My solo stuff is best found on my SoundCloud.  Other material I've worked on with other bands can be found here and here.  My solo page will continue to grow.  I actually have studio time booked this winter.

Q: Why did you write Up in Arms?
A: Well, I had a friend who was an army wife.  She was having a tough time in her relationship.  I wrote it for her.

Q: How long did you tour?
A: I toured a year with A Letter of Warning out of Austin, Texas and two years with Break the Cycle in San Diego.  I had an opportunity to play with a band overseas for the military as well.

Q: What was the most interesting thing that happened on tour?
A: As far as tour stories, I'll leave that for VH1 to cover in 10 years.

Q: What inspires you to write music?
A: That's a tough question.  I don't think a lot of people will understand, but there's a time when I work with a band or by myself on a song and really, I can focus enough to write just about anything. But after awhile, something will click in my head and ideas and thoughts just spew-either lyrically or on an instrumental platform.  Sometimes I won't even be able to keep up, and after all of it settles, I'll have a finished idea.  Whole song or other.  But I think what really gets that all out is just an expression of myself and emotions through a medium.  Some people cry, some laugh, others start a revolution.  I put those things to a sound track, I guess.

Check out Up in Arms.  It can be found here.