Category: Lyrics

Happy Twelfth Year Blogiversary Sonicfrog.Net

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Twelve years ago, January 5th, 2005, I started this blog. Yeah… Happy B-Day / Blogiversary To Us!!!!! The main reason was to improve my writing skills while I was in the process of becoming a teacher. You see, I was never much of a reader when I was a kid, or even a young adult. […]

Monday January 16th, 2017 in Blog Admin Stuff, Lyrics, News Critique | No Comments »

Thoughts Of The Attacks In Paris.

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A poem or something I wrote, inspired by an article this morning about one of the survivors of the massacre at the Bataclan theater in Paris. MIDNIGHT IN PARIS I’ve never seen a man walk so slow as he moves along the street His eyes stare in the distance, focus on nothing Not registering the […]

Sunday November 15th, 2015 in Life, Lyrics | No Comments »

Songwriting – How Much Do Our Influences Infiltrate Or Songs????

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For songwriters, there is always the internal pressure to come up with something “new” and “original”. There is almost always that voice in your head while writing that will say “Oh, that sounds too much like that other song”. And in the cases when you think you’re in the clear because you can’t think if […]

Thursday June 26th, 2014 in Band Stuff, Lyrics, Music / Video, Solo Album | No Comments »

Solo “Career”… Launched!

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  Last night, I played my very first official solo gig! It was at Tokyo Gardens, the place where my very first band played. I had planned for quite a while, in honor of my first experience there, to lose my artistic virginity at that venue. It was only right and proper to play my […]

Saturday March 15th, 2014 in Band Stuff, Lyrics, Music / Video | 4 Comments »

“After The Fall”. Old Song…. New Life.

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Back in the early 90’s, in my first band Tribe Called Mike, we used to play two songs I had written years earlier. “After The Fall” was one of those songs. I don’t thinks it’s been played live since then. At the time, I had no confidence and just knew it was a horrible song […]

Saturday December 7th, 2013 in Band Stuff, Lyrics, Music / Video, Solo Album | No Comments »

Adventures in Songwriting – “Something Special”

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So, yesterday I was contemplating the act / art of songwriting, and why I’ve have such a hard time in my 35 years of jotting lyrics down of finishing and crafting those things into songs. I love learning and performing cover songs. It’s, to my mind, the only wat to learn to play an instrument, […]

Saturday November 23rd, 2013 in Band Stuff, Lyrics | No Comments »

New Song… Whiskey Dick Blues!

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Inspired by a facebook conversation between my friends and wonderful musicians Mike Whitten and Pieter Moredyk. Yeah, it’s a blues thing, and yeah… It’s kind of naughty! “””Couldn’t get it up this morningTo keep my woman satisfiedCouldn’t get it up this morningTo keep my woman satisfiedThat juice last night it zapped meLaid low my fleshy […]

Wednesday November 13th, 2013 in Band Stuff, Lyrics, Music / Video | No Comments »

YouTube Banter…. “Wankers”??????

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Today I discovered, not only does Paul Simon have a son, but he sings and plays and sounds a lot like his dad. That shouldn’t be a surprise… But, for someone, that’s a knock against this musician. “Like Farther like son… too much of a copy sound-a-like for me… There is only one Paul Simon… […]

Sunday October 20th, 2013 in Lyrics, Music / Video, YouTube Banter! | No Comments »

A New Song – The Ballad Of Sasquatch!

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It’s my first new whole song I’ve written in a while… Not counting the two I’ve had on the back burner since January. This is as much about songwriting as it is about getting more comfortable using the Presonus recording software Studio on. I’ve owned it for about two year, but haven’t really taken the […]

Wednesday October 9th, 2013 in Band Stuff, Lyrics, Music / Video, Solo Album | No Comments »

Filed in the “Good Things Happen” Department… Part 27.

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I have no idea if this is the 27th time I’ve written  a “”Good Things Happen” post. I’ve written a few. The number just popped in my head, and I ran with it. This is going to be a fun music-filled weekend. Tonight, my band Laurel Canyon is playing its first two hour show ever […]

Saturday October 5th, 2013 in Audio Mixing / Matching, Band Stuff, Lyrics | No Comments »