Tuesday, July 31, 2012

La Hacienda Songwriter night August 11th, 2012

Come see CT Robinson and Phil Bennett play August 11th at 7:00-8:00pm.

My cousin CT Robinson will be featured from 7:00-7:30pm and I will play the next half hour until 8:00pm. This songwriter night is hosted by Brian Mac. They offer dollar tacos and drink specials. It is worth the trip just for the dollar tacos. :)

Just come to:
La Hacienda Restaurant
1110 Hillsboro Rd
Franklin, TN 37064

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I beg to differ!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I wanted to share some thoughts that have recently occurred to me. I'll start by saying that I am pretty proud of myself. I don't go around boasting or anything, but I am proud of what I have accomplished so far in my life. I have two great kids, a wonderful fiance, a great job, a pretty cool catalog of music, some great friends, plus I am going to be a grandpa in November. I have to say that God has really blessed me.

Recently, I was told I worried too much about what people thought and that was my main problem. That was pretty much word for word. It bothered me for about a day and got me thinking. I beg to differ!!!

At my job, I hope to please my boss by doing a great job. I repair medical equipment for a living and with every IV pump I repair, a Nurse is happy that she can care for her patient. The patient is happy that they can receive treatment and hopefully go home sooner, the Doctor is happy to treat a patient...all because I am a people pleaser.

I write an incredible love song for my soon-to-be Misses, it makes her happy, she's happier at work...etc. I pitch it to my publisher, it makes him happy because he likes the song. He pitches it to an artist, it makes her happy because she needs a love song for her next CD. It gets released to radio and makes the listeners happy, CD sales go through the roof making the record company happy...all because I am a people pleaser.

What I have noticed in my years, rude and selfish people label being a "people pleaser" as a bad thing. Labeling it a bad thing allows them to justify their own asshole behavior. I have litterally given my last dollar to a homeless man. If that is a bad thing in your world, then we live on different planets.

"If you have the choice between being right or kind, choose kind." Wayne Dyer

I will not change, I will not budge, I will not conform to the negativity in this world. We are here to love and be loved...PERIOD!! Oh, I just thought of another people pleaser...Jesus!

Love and peace to all,


Monday, July 16, 2012

Be a part of Anna Johnson's next project

Happy Monday everyone!!

As you know I love to promote local, independent artists. With the help of kickstarter.com, Anna Johnson is raising funds for her next project; The Anna Johnson Christmas CD. Personally I cannot wait to hear it, but she needs your help to raise the money for the project.

Simply click on this link. It will take you to the project page where you can donate as little as $5 or as much as you want. Find your inner Santa Clause and do it for me!!

Love and peace to all,


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."

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