How To Treat

Trick or Treat? Wrong season, I know, but I'm just thinking about how to treat oneself right.

So how do oneself treat oneself right? If you want to feel good with the side of you that has a righteous spirit, do what is good for the soul.Do something for someone else without expectations.Listen to the birds.Smile What do you do to treat yourself right? Comments welcome!

Songs That Create Emotions

A morning routine of mine is to turn the radio on to 650 WSM while I'm having breakfast in the kitchen. One of the songs they played today was "Coward Of The County", which I first heard on the radiop when I was a child over in Sweden.  How I viewed it back then, I don't remember, but now I love it because it is so brilliantly written with its storytelling.  It also has teachings in it about choices we make and that there always is so much more to a person than what can be assessed by simply one standpoint of theirs. I feel it is a song that encompasses both "Blessed are the meek" (from the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5:5) and the more secular "The straw that broke the camel's back".

"Items" I carry

Items do not neccessarily have to be tangible: they can be things like memories ... one piece I carry with me is both in physical form and in a feeling of collected family memories.  What I am talking about is a photograph of my mom, my auint and my uncle taken when they were youngsters.  My aunt (seated in the middle) was the oldest; my mom (to the left) was and is the youngest.

Places I've Played II

As I was searching for a file on my computer today, I came across something entirely different from what I was searching for: a poster from a gig me and my band did in 2008 along with the Sun Records artist Rayburn Anthony. It was extremely fun!  The crowd was cheering, clapping and singing along. Some of the songs we did were "Storms Never Last" and "Jackson"  And in the midst of a song, the strap to my guitar broke! Lol. As I was standing up and playing and singing, I pushed the guitar as best I could against my body with my right arm while strumming.  After we had played the song through, I asked my bass player to entertain the audience while I fixed it good enough to hold together for the rest of the show. Crazy memory ...

#3 On Nashville Chart!

Maybe it is so that you - yes, you :-) - who are reading this right now have helped me get to where I am.  For that I thank you.  There is a free download you can access here:

In one of my future posts, I will write about the creation of "Lots Of Love" and what certain sections of the lyric mean to me.

My Favorite Coke

Just recently I learned that a carbonated beverage here in the South is mostly referred to as coke (I have been calling it soda for the longest).  So ...  if you hear someone asking for a coke, he or she may actually be asking for a Pepsi!!!  My favorite coke is Mountain Dew (also a Pepsi product btw).