Monday, August 31, 2009

Houston traffic

I hate houston traffic

-- Sent from my Palm Prē

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Boy, where do I start???????????

If you read my previous blog, I get in moods sometimes. Music can be a little frustrating at times. I guess i am just fed up with the lines being blurred.

I look on Myspace. Apparently you can put your friends in categories. I always look when someone puts me in a category. One guy, who apparently fancies himself a songwriter, put me in his category "People that make me who I am".

I don't know him.

Never met him and

never purchased a cd.

How did I make him who he is?

I listened to his songs, sounds like everything else in Texas and Oklahoma. Coon dog and coors light music is what I call it. Three chords and a capo(that would be a good title for a song).

He calls it "Rock-Southern Rock-Americana". What a joke!!!!!!!!!!

You don't rock!

I feel sorry for the people being force-fed this junk. I feel sorry for the person that thinks this is Rock and Roll. I wish I could open your eyes!

I often hear that Nashville sucks from all of these self-righteous wanna-be musicians. The funny thing is, they would change places with Kenny Chesney in a heartbeat!

Sell me out..........gently!

How do you know if you rock? If you have to ask, you don't!

Why not embrace what you are? There is nothing wrong with playing or writing country songs.

Everything is fake, all I see is fake!

If you want to know what Rock is, listen to Led Zepelin. It sure ain't Joe Blow and the Dirt Road Rangers!

Peace, Love and Empathy!


Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Just because you say you are rock and roll, don't mean you are. Hey you, get off of my cloud!

Monday, August 17, 2009


You think you know me? Here are a few bands that you wouldn't think I would like but I do.



Letters to Cleo


The Verve Pipe

The Smiths



Public Enemy

Monday, August 10, 2009



Here are a list of the most common questions that I am asked either by email, myspace or in person:

Q. How can I buy a copy of your cd

A. and click on Merchandise or buy one at a show

Q. Can I mail you a check or money order for merchandise?

A. No, not at this time. Pay Pal is fast, easy and secure

Q. Will you play bass for my band?

A. Probably not unless you are a good friend and/or I really like your music. Although if I say no, that doesn't mean you suck. I am just not into it and you would be better off finding someone that is actually a bass player. I am flattered that you considered me.

Q. Why do you hate Pat Green?

A. I don't

Q. Will you play a Cross Canadian Ragweed song?

A. No. If they start playing Chad Farris songs, I will play their songs

Q. What is your favorite place to play?

A. Earth. Although I hear Neptune is pretty cool.

Q. Do you consider yourself a part of the Red Dirt Scene

A. No, I am from Texas

Q. Do you consider yourself a Texas Music Act?

A. I am a musician and I am from Texas. That is about it

Q. Do you have a minimum amount that you must make to play somewhere?

A. The easy answer is YES. However, most things in life are negotiable.

Q. Will you play for free?

A. Yes, if the proceeds are going to help an individual that is down on their luck(illness, accident, ect). I will also play for causes that are near and dear to my heart.

Q. Can I use your PA for a gig?

A. Probably not

Q. Can I borrow your guitar/amp/ect?

A. No

Q. Who is your favorite band?

A. Led Zepelin

Q. What is your favorite Pat Green song?

A. Whatever the shortest one is

Q. When are you gonna play in Paris, TX?

A. I don't know. Sometimes you burn a few bridges along the way but you hope you can rebuild them someday.

Q. What do you think of {insert random band here}.

A. They are awesome!

Q. Can I buy you a shot?

A. No, but thanks for offering

Q. How about a beer?

A. Again, thanks but no thanks

Q. Are you too good to have a drink with me?

A. No, not in the least. I generally don't drink when I play.

Q. Can I play your guitar and sing during your break?

A. NO!

Q. If a tree falls in a forrest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

A. No

Q. If you are so Rock and Roll, why did you have a fiddle on your last cd?

A. Eric Peel is a good friend of mine and one of the best musicians I have ever met. I thought I would try something a little different.

Q. When is your new cd coming out?

A. Hopefully by Fall 2009

Q. Can I open for you?

A. Maybe

Q. Will you open for me?

A. Maybe

Q. What do you think about when someone says you suck?

A. Doesn't change anything in my life

Q. Do you have a Facebook page?

A. Yes, but it is a private and has nothing to do with music. I do not accept friend requests unless I personally know you.

Q. How much money did you make last year?

A. Not enough but I haven't missed any meals

I guess that is about it!

Good Night!


Wednesday, August 05, 2009


Greeting form NOLA! That is New Orleans, LA for those of you keeping score. Sitting in the Airport. It is called MSY, Louis Armstrong International Airport. I have no I idea why it is called MSY. Kinda like Kansas City International is called MCI.

I wanted to take a few pics while I was here but Sony camera decided otherwise. So I can't post any at this time.

I have a few from the last trip I made here, I will post when I get home

Flight leaves in about an hour to DAL(Dallas Love Field)

Everytime I fly, I play "I'm on a Plain" by Nirvana on my iPod

While I am thinking about it, Solo Acoustic show this Thursday at Club Next in Texarkana, AR.


Saturday, August 01, 2009


Whats up?

No more fighting with Myspace on content(among other things)! A few months back, I ran into Kyle Harris at Guitar Center. He made the switch to Facebook so we lost touch.

I told him I was still using myspace and he told me it was "Redneck" marketing. There hasn't been a day go by that I haven't thought about what he said. I don't even know what that means but he has street cred and seems to have his finger on the pulse of what is going on.....................

Not quite ready to switch social networking sites yet.

Not 100% done with Myspace..............................

Whats going on with me??????????????

I have settled on the tracks for the new cd. Still finishing up the vocals and fills.

This has been a long process. I have scrapped songs, rewritten a few and wrote a couple in the last couple months. Changed arrangements, had a HD crash(before I went to a Mac in the studio and purchased a stand-alone unit).

I am glad that Windows HD crashed. It allowed me to re-record Dusty Roads(which will be the first single, btw). Also taught me not to be lazy and back-up EVERYTHING! I always back-up everyone else's tracks but now I back-up mine.

Once the tracks are mastered, I will post a song per week here(and on myspace too) for 6 weeks. During that time, you can pre-order the cd for a reduced rate.

Also found new band mates and it has been great. The guys learned the songs uber fast! We will have our first show as a group August 22 at The Mud Bog with Michael O'Neal and Merrol Ray.

Don't know where the Mud Bog is gonna be but I can tell you it will be in the greater Paris, TX metro area. I will post the location(and hopefully a map) as soon as I get it.

Until next time!