Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Question of the Day................

IF the weapons of mass destructions existed before John Kerry flip flopped. (the first time) And the latest logic is that they were transferred to Syria; why aren't we invading syria?

1. It's ok for syria to have WMDs?

2. The proof of WMDs was fabricated and just a reason to invade Saddam Hussein.

I think both are weak responses. Even more disqusting was watching our president joke about the WMDs. Ya, I know I'm sounding like a democrat, but I'm not. The truth is bipartisan.

President Ronald Reagan, we need you.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Looking ahead to the Madness of Election 2008

OK, I wasn't wrong in supporting George W. Bush in 2004. Considering the options, and not being clairvoyant, who knew "W" would allow the oil industry to have it's way with the country. My vote for Bush was for one reason only; the supreme court justice appointments. There were 2 new Judges appointed during W's 2nd term and who knows what sort of Ruth BetaH Ginsburger Kerry would have nominated?

My frustration and disappointment with the current president is the incredible disconnect, not just between him and the American people; but even between him and his own party. It's political suicide to support the president in today's current political climate. The amnesty bill proposed by drunken Ted is overwhelmingly opposed by the people of this country. The only person who seems to be pushing this stupid Idea is the president and 20 million illegal Mexicans.

I'm not opposed to immigration. Our country was sort of founded on immigration. (after we killed off the native Americans) But it's the adjective before the word immigrant that makes this whole Idea absurd. "ILL-LEGAL". What about the law abiding Mexicans that are doing the right thing by filing for citizenship and learning English? The argument that people should be allowed to better themselves doesn't work in this situation. It's like saying I want to better my lifestyle by breaking into your house and eating the food in your kitchen. It's against our laws. Those who have shown no regard for our laws should not be rewarded with citizenship. Especially in front of those who are waiting in line at the border.

Mr.President, why are you proving yourself to be the idiot your pundants are acusinsg you of? Why are you allowing record gas prices that coincide with record oil profits? What kind of parachute did the Clintons offer you?

Enough Bush Bashing. I have to remind myself that we haven't been attacked again since 9/11/2001. But I hope and pray for the sake of humanity in this country that a true leader will stand up from the mire and listen to the people of this country. A new Leader that will get us out of Iraq without handing it over to the terrorists. A leader that will keep our borders integrity controlled. A leader that puts the country ahead of his political aspirations.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Lethargy of a Nation

Just recently I had a conversation with an older teen about Eva Braun. He had never heard of her, let alone her passion for burning books. When I explained what she was known for, he replied, “I would have helped her. I hate books”. I tried to explain that reading was more important than eating. “Miss a meal but don’t forget to read”. I tried to understand how a person could “hate” books.

It’s all about instant gratification. In the 60’s and 70’s when America was putting innocence to death, we became a quick fix point and shoot culture. Analog became digital. Food became fast. Credit replaced cash. Jets replaced trains. Gas became self-serve. The microwave replaced the conventional oven. Movies replaced books. Television replaced newspapers. Sex replaced love or made it optional. Fact replaced truth. Acquisition replaced accomplishment.

In the late 80’s, pharmacology replaced exercise. We have a catalog full of expensive blood pressure lowering pills designed to do what daily exercise and diet use to attain. If you don’t have the will power to adapt to a healthy lifestyle, surgeons can staple your stomach shut. Cosmetic surgeons can liposuction you free of 20 pounds instantly. We buy exercise equipment but don’t use it. We join gyms but don’t go.

In the early 90’s Ritalin replaced concentration. Parachutes replaced job devotion. Coffee replaced sleep. Million dollar basketball contracts replaced college educations. Divorce attorneys replaced marriage counselors.

In the late 90’s the PC replaced life as we knew it.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

It's my Birthday today Soooooooo...........

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Father's Day

My father died when I was 20. My kids stopped wishing me a happy father's day when they left the nest. I don't have bad feelings towards them. I just hoped that they would have turned out more thoughtful than me. But I'm sad to say the their mom has groomed them into little materialists.

Someday Lord, someday.................


Friday, June 15, 2007

The 7 Dangerous Words to AVOID:



Thursday, June 14, 2007

Loving 40th Anniversary

June 12th marked the 40th anniversary of Milred Jeter and Richard Loving. Why is this so impressive other than any marriage that makes it 40 years in today's culture is newsworthy? 40 years ago in Virginia "Richard v Virgina" impacted the laws of the state, overturning the state's view on interracial marriages.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Full Moon? New Moon? Retarded Moon?

Today was one of those days when people were driving insane. I have never seen two people run stop signs at the same time when not in hot pursuit. People cutting me off. People making illegal turns in front of me. Now this is nothing new, but it is when it all happens on the same day.



Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Eddie Kendricks Lives

I was studying the Temptations and had to share this video with you. A tradgedy that Eddie had to die at 52 years old. Another victim of Lung Cancer.

And a short interview worth a million words.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Temptations Sing

This is WHY I don't play FUNK. NOBODY does it this GOOD. ENJOY

Sunday, June 10, 2007

The X-15s version 2.0

Meet the X-15s. At this point; Steve Atwood on drums and Victor Krag on Bass. Soon to come will be Chris Stainton or a reasonable facsimile on the 88's. To quote one of my favorite songwriters, " We rock like ass" .

I always wanted to do two projects:

1. The Acid tones which would be a psychadelic 60's style band and...

2. Broken Arrow (which I have come to find is already a Neil Young tribute band) but It would do stuff like Buffalo Springfield/Stephen Stills/Neil YOungish stuff.

Well, we've edited my originals from Cowboy Hat Blues and American Infidel, threw in some britsh 60's remakes and a couple of turbo charged Neil Young covers and voila, The X-15s have become "Broken Acid" or "The Acid Arrows". Bottom line is We rock. Once we decide on a keyboardist; we'll be coming to a Theatre or concert hall near you.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Kill the Mexicans ........ and the white man too.....

I've been trying to understand Ted Kennedy and his desire to add 20 million illegal immigrants to our nation's already overwhelmed population. But ya know, the Cherokee blood in me just makes me wanna say, Who the hell are we to "limit" who comes into this country? When western Europeans settled in America they brought disease that killed off most of the Indian nation. What do you think the onslaught of Mexicans will do to us?

In essence, America is a country that was "TAKEN" by force. Indian forfathers didn't decided to allow so many pale faces into the country per year. The truth is, had the Indian nation had warheads and antibodies, they could have kept this country a land where the sun shined, the rain fell and the Buffalo roamed freely. Now it seems Ironic that a civilization is fighting to prevent the very act it used to form this country.

Don't get me wrong, I love this country. I fought for it in the Vietnam war. But Irony is still Irony under any circumstances.

Ace out.......

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

I've heard it all now........

I was once told that an autograph is only worth the value of what it's written on. So long as it doesn't void what it was written on. In other words; a Joe Dimaggio autograph written on a napkin, is worth a napkin.

In College, I learned that a "widget" (a hypothetical creation) is worth whatever a person is willing to pay for it. And this explains why people will often pay 250 dollars for a napkin.

But I couldn't believe my eyes this morning. They recently exhumed the body of the Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson) and did a modern day post-mortem autopsy on his remains to rule out any rumors of a gunshot on board the plane the night the music died.

But what was increidible, was that the original coffin was listed on EBAY at a starting price of 249,999 US. You could own the coffin that the supposedly well preserved body of JP Richardson had laid in for 48 years.

I think that is incredible poor taste. It doesn't even qualify as a bad joke.


Monday, June 04, 2007

Persuaded ...... written by Page Jackson

In 2005 Page Jackson came to me and said, "Hey bro, I have a song just for you" He sent me a live version of his band's doing "Persuaded". It was written in a slow "Bonnie Raite" style.

I got it and was thinking ROBERT PALMER FROM THE GET GO. So I recorded it in 2005 and recently Page and the Chickens (Mary carves the Chickens) recorded their version.

You decide:

The Chickens

The X`15s

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Kind words from people

I remember lots of people coming up to me telling me how much they love my music. I even have an official quote of love from Leo Lyons (Ten Years After) on my website saying how he "Always enjoys listening to my music" God bless you Leo. Hearing Dick Dale say that my last album was "Very very cool" had me walking on air.

One night I was sitting at home working on my computer when my Wife goes "Here, It's for you," The voice on the phone was Management from "Double Trouble" as in "Stevie Ray Vaughan and" It was Tommy and Chris' manager telling me how much they enjoyed my DVD and shared words of encouragement.

But the one line that sticks out in my mind is from a person I never met. Two people actually. I was standing in at the old princeton landing and after a very killer version of "oh well" I heard a girl in the club say "Man this guy is the greatest guitarist." Then right after that I heard her boyfriend say "He's not THE greatest but he's ONE OF THE GREATEST".

Thank you who ever you are sir.

Ace out....