Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

“For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.”  T.S. Eliot

So many wonderful things happened this year and that is what I am focusing on. Even the flood brought us all closer together and caused us to not take anything for granted. So take this day to give thanks for friends, family, another year of happiness and all the blessings we have received this year.

Here is wishing all of you a happy, healthy, abundant New Year. Peace, love and joy to all,


Friday, December 24, 2010

"I'll be home for Christmas" written by Buck Ram

This wonderful Christmas classic was written in 1943 by Buck Ram, Kim Gannon and Walter Kent, though Buck was the main lyricist. It's just more proof that one single song can affect so many lives.

Never give up on your dreams. May Santa bring you a great song this year. :)

Merry Christmas to all,


I'm dreamin' tonight of a place I love
Even more then I usually do
And although I know it's a long road back
I promise you

I'll be home for Christmas
You can count on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents under the tree
Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light beams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light beams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Believing is everything!

This is a repost from about a year ago, but it is one of my favorite inspirational posts of mine.

As songwriters, we spend way too much time and energy worrying about "how" we are going to get to where we want to be. We read books, do market research and worry about how to get our songs in the right hands. Here's the problem from a songwriter's perspective.
Now my ultimate goal is to write a song that 1) Gets recorded 2) Gets released 3) Gets to #1 4) Gets nominated for song of the year 5) WINS!! So now that I have that settled, I have two things I must do; write that song and believe it will happen. It is really that simple.
For example, I can waste an entire day/week creating online profiles, uploading music and networking. It's beneficial to have an online presence and you also need an EPK (electronic press kit) for your business card or correspondence, but I forget sometimes to get in my quiet room, write and just simply believe.
I don't care if you say God/Spirit/Universe/Allah/Jesus, there is a spiritual aspect to our lives and we cannot afford to get so busy that we forget to simply believe. If you believe in your music, believe that God will supply the rest.
I believe in Divine intervention. I believe God will put the right person on my path so I stumble over them, a demo CD falls out of my coat pocket and lands on the radio. It's that simple.
You are not climbing this mountain alone. In the words of Wayne Dyer, "If you knew who walked beside you at all times on this path that you have chosen, you could never acheive this fear and doubt again".
Pick a specific...and BELIEVE.
Until next time, keep the faith.

My favorite Songwriter Joel Shewmake

Quote of the year...

“Be not the judges of men, but love your brothers and sisters, and find ways to reach out to them in common goals and aspirations. Where there is love in common, the divisions of creed will melt away and reveal the true nature of man’s eternal destiny -- one of unity in purpose, to be perfect as the Father is perfect."

Author Brilliant but Unknown

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