Being generally tired for not much reason…

My Christmas tree looks pretty sparse this year. I just pulled out the musical instrument ornaments I went crazy over last year and put them on, and I'm getting some of those "s'more" figure ones in the mail soon... but I left the colorful plastic multicolored bubbles on hooks in the box. I just didn't … Continue reading Being generally tired for not much reason…

A mile & a half: A recap of Q’s #126 – 150

Every time I hit the quarter mark, I try to compile the lists in case you’re wondering (like I often do) the weird places my noggin likes to take me. Also, considering this odd virus situation we’re all dealing with in some way, maybe this’ll be a silly little distraction. So, to make this easy, … Continue reading A mile & a half: A recap of Q’s #126 – 150

Election Day Stress Relief; or, breathing & laughter are medicine (AND exercise if you do it right)

I started thinking about some great ways for stress relief when I stumbled on a video from another blogger (thank you Ms. Diane) that was in her post. And it got me thinking: things to laugh at and things to just get lost in are great stress relief. I chose a few vids that spread … Continue reading Election Day Stress Relief; or, breathing & laughter are medicine (AND exercise if you do it right)

A surprising start for NaNoWriMo, & the beautiful day that helped…

I have to admit, I'm not the least bit prepared to be doing NaNoWriMo this year. I was set to do some prep work in October (when I remembered the event was coming up--gee, October went by fast), and somehow never got much of anything done. I did get some writing prompt books and found … Continue reading A surprising start for NaNoWriMo, & the beautiful day that helped…

I want to (eventually) learn bass guitar, but have really had little ear for it…

I've got two on the wall. I got to playing around (after my first few guitars--I know, I know) and all of a sudden saw an Ibanez that was very affordable on the wall. Got to playing with it, asking a bunch of questions about it, and snatched it up. It's very dark, not particularly … Continue reading I want to (eventually) learn bass guitar, but have really had little ear for it…

From IndiePulse Music: “The Kids are Still in Cages” by Nancy Sanchez. A song of urgent beauty…

photo from IndiePulseMusic.com, original article I was amazed to find this article and click on the link within it to listen to the song. Wow. Thanks to COVID-19 and the protests and wildfires, hurricanes, etc., I think a lot of us have forgotten that there's still kids in cages on the border. It's been pushed … Continue reading From IndiePulse Music: “The Kids are Still in Cages” by Nancy Sanchez. A song of urgent beauty…

Borrowing Rick Beato’s list of top 20 keyboard intros of all time… & will add one more.

First of all, I love watching Rick Beato when I'm trying to get motivated to play music again. I never get tired of the top 20 acoustic intros list--it makes me itch to pick up the guitar. So, when I'm feeling listless and need inspiration, the vids help. It's been a roller-coaster of an emotional … Continue reading Borrowing Rick Beato’s list of top 20 keyboard intros of all time… & will add one more.

Blitz Q #126: If you could nominate a song for Earth’s anthem, what would it be?

After seeing articles and pics of people stuck in quarantine or self-quarantine singing and talking to neighbors through their windows or balconies all around the world, it got me thinking about something. The reason I love music is, like math, it's a universal language (well, once you translate the lyrics, I guess). There are those … Continue reading Blitz Q #126: If you could nominate a song for Earth’s anthem, what would it be?

Ten artists who’ve made me want to play music (& blow a few paychecks over it).

Music makes me feel. Whether I'm playing on a crappy day or a great day, or putting in a CD and just letting a fantastic album wash over me, well... music's always been there. It's not surprising to me that I would just go nuts wanting to learn some of my favorite tunes and figure … Continue reading Ten artists who’ve made me want to play music (& blow a few paychecks over it).

When “busy work” is just that, & you finally acknowledge it…

Maybe it's the internet outages I've had the past week, or the odd schedule I've been trying to contend with. Maybe it's looking at things in my old notebooks that just don't gel anymore and I want to make them right. Maybe it's that I just haven't wanted to do housecleaning because I don't have … Continue reading When “busy work” is just that, & you finally acknowledge it…