Music ‘n Stuff

Plum Jam

December 7, 2012

Here’s a little tune I came up with that I call “Plum Jam”. Being a locksmith and working on doors a lot, I guess I could have called it “Plumb Jamb” (a little humor there).  I have certainly seen lots of Jambs that were not Plumb!  🙂 Anyway, I hope you like it.  🙂 CLICK […]

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If You Know The Lord…

December 1, 2011

When I was about twelve years old, there came a young preacher / evangelist to our little church in Greenfield where I grew up. This young man was incredibly talented and could play the guitar and sing so beautifully. He could play almost every other instrument too. One of my favorite memories is that very […]

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Land That I Love

January 24, 2011
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Some Thoughts About Playing the Keytar

January 15, 2011

You might have wondered, “How does one play such an instrument as the Keytar?”  Well, I can tell you it’s not easy.  Even though I invented it, it has taken me years to master it.   Now (and I don’t mean to be boastful) I’m known as a “Master Key” player, and am number one in […]

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Count Your Blessings

January 12, 2011

Wow!  It’s another year already!  Where does the time go?  This is always a good time to look back and see where we’ve been and count our blessings.  I am privileged to live in the greatest country in the history of the world.  I’ve been blessed with good health and the ability to work.  I […]

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Who and / or What Has Influenced Your Life? (Part 2)

January 1, 2011

I mentioned in “Part 1” of this series that Les Paul had a huge influence on me in my earlier years.  I’ve never lost my appreciation for his music and inspiration, not only on me, but also on the entire world of music.  However, I could never play his style of music, much as I’d […]

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Who and/or What Has Influenced Your Life? (Part 1)

December 19, 2010

Last year I was inspired by an article I read on the Active Rain blog entitled “What was the very first personal technology you owned?” by Rene Fabre. Very nice job Mr. Fabre, and a very nostalgic trip for me. My life, also, has been heavily influenced by technology; and it got me to thinking […]

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Restless Nights

December 8, 2010

Ever have one of those nights when you just can’t seem to go to sleep?  You toss and turn and your mind can’t seem to stop running.  You get halfway asleep and start having crazy dreams that just come out of nowhere and make no sense at all.  Then you’re awake again and might even […]

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Tropical Paradise

December 1, 2010

Here is a fun little project I did last year.  A total departure from the music I usually play, it’s a recording of an original composition I call “Tropical Paradise”.  It is based partly on an experience I had many years ago while visiting one of the Hawaiian Islands. First you must close your eyes, […]

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“Sometime In The Fall”

November 5, 2010

Fall has to be one of my favorite times of the year. I love the colors and there’s the feeling of magic in the air that only comes from knowing that Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner when families come together and celebrate the great things God has given us. The following video […]

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A Tribute to the Late, Great Peter Piper

October 27, 2010

Previously I mentioned that Peter Piper was a good friend of mine. Yeah, Peter and I go way back. It was a great honor for me to be called his friend. He was a real peach of a guy (in fact we used to call him Peter Piper the Peach). And MAN!! You talk about […]

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“The Musical Locksmith”

October 21, 2010

If you live in the southern California area, you have, no doubt, heard of “The Smell-Good Plumber” advertising on the radio.  Right?  I think that’s a really great “gimmick” and helps people remember him whenever they need to have a drain unclogged. Well, I’ve been thinking about that lately and wondering what I could come […]

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Heavy Thunderstorm in Hemet

October 20, 2010

Today I had just finished up a job where I was working outside.  I was starting to put my tools away when I felt the first few drops of rain.  By the time I drove away, the rain was starting to come down enough that I had to turn on my windshield wipers.  We don’t […]

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Old Town Temecula Rod Run

October 9, 2010

Here’s a bit of a departure from “business as usual” just for fun. I attended one of this year’s semi-annual “Rod Runs” today in Old Town Temecula and took almost 600 photos.  Had a great time in spite of getting a bit sunburned. Here are just a few of my favorites.  Most of them are […]

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