Awake and restless, The soft red glow of the clock Tells me it’s three a.m.
Time, measured On a pocket watch, Affixed to my side By a fake-gold chain, Opened by spring -loaded button, Ticks gently by. I could be waiting For a train I could be waiting for my love, But I am not. I am not waiting. Time, confirmed By the phone In my pocket, Connected to everyone… Read More Poem of the Day 6/12/20
Lying on the beach The children playing in the sand A soft breeze on the bay
Listening to “Blue Train” At the end of a summer day I’m old fashioned that way
Staring at the blank page Boundless possibilities Marred by these simple words
After one week of focused on trying to taking better care of my hands, my fingers are feeling much better and I am starting to look for ways to begin building more strength in them. If you are struggling with soreness in your playing, I highly recommend making the following additions to your practice routine.… Read More Diary of a Bad Guitar Player: New warm-ups and new challenges
Tall pines and oak trees Cast their shadows on the fence. Refuge from the Sun
This should have been a good week of practice. I am close to locking down one of the fingerstyle songs I have been learning and I made significant progress on the other song that has been my primary focus for the last three weeks. But as thrilled as I am with that progress, there is… Read More Diary of A Bad Guitar Player: Weakness is my biggest weakness
Billie’s singing “Strange Fruit” Louie’s blowing on “Black and Blue” Chuck is spitting out “Fight the Power” All crying out for you. But you can’t hear their songs No drums beat, no trumpets play, So we will light the air on fire, Because they wouldn’t let you breathe it anyway. Let those who do not… Read More Poem of the Day 6/1/20- Protest Songs
Tuning my guitar, Strings vibrating above wood. Notes slide into place.