Posts Tagged ‘musicians’


The more old friend/musicians I reconnect with on Facebook, the more I try to remember and find. This past weekend after looking to no avail for the first guitar player I ever worked with, I let it go. Today I received an email from MySpace with a message from him! Now this is a guy I haven’t seen or communicated with in over 30 years. Our very first gig in 1972 was at the Old Port Inn in Avila Beach, California with Doug on electric guitar and me singing through his amp. Ah, the good ol’ days.


Although you can only see pieces of his guitar & a bit of his beautifully long & blond hair behind me, the picture is from a 1973 gig with him (& my bro on drums) at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, the birthplace of my musical career. He painted as well and the fabulous JBL speaker cabinets (de rigueur for the day) reflected his artistry.

Once again the powers of the internet, synchronicity and Godincidences abound. Seek and let it go and enjoy the magic, not always 2 days later but it will come.

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Since very publicly revealing my age in the bikini post last week, I have to say, although I’ve never been shy about it, the revelation was liberating. Last night I received an email from CD Baby with this article: Are You Too Old to Make It?

It speaks specifically to musicians but I think it really encompasses everyone in a profession that has been typically youth oriented. The author talks about taking responsibility for your career, your beliefs, your actions, your expectations and basically making the most of what you’ve got.

We all have more resources than ever at our fingertips so why not use them all? Put one foot (or finger) in front of the other everyday and walk, skip or run, whatever serves that moment, and move your life & career forward whatever your age.

I know, age is more than a just number for all kinds of reasons. We change, we acquire, we grow, we see our moving parts take different directions, we experience, we act, we react, and ultimately we hopefully continue to evolve into better & more interesting versions of ourselves. It’s certainly not always an easy task, but the more challenging, the greater the sense of accomplishment & spiritual rewards. I wouldn’t trade my age for a million bucks. Well… maybe….

As I said in their blog, “If you’ve got a healthy passion in music or anything, live it large! NOW is the best time!”