march on

RPM is over and it's time to march on.

I felt pretty happy with what I accomplished this year yet have the annual depression that always follows.

I only had a few likes on my Facebook posts for the challenge. Quite disappointing. Especially when other posts like cartoons or kittens seem to merit 100s of likes. A relative's artwork receives 100s of likes for one watercolor that surely didn't take a month of sweat and toil. I even recall posts about how unappreciated musicians are for their hard work. And the proof of it is as clear as can be when my hard work goes almost unnoticed.

I know I sound bitter, but I don't operate on the approval of others or I would have given up years ago. I can hear people saying " yeah, you should have ".

Oh well, that's the way the music plays.

I'll still be back next year for my 12th year doing the RPM Challenge.

And in the meantime I'll continue writing, playing, and recording my little tunes as always and ever.

Toodles y'all !

The Madness

Here it is the middle of February and I have the RPM madness. I always start off the month with energy and optimism. The RPM Challenge is my annual madness now in my eleventh year. 10 songs or 35 minutes of music produced entirely during the month of February. I've had more technical problems this year than others, but no more madness than usual. Not the kind of angry madness, but the kind of brain teasingly crazy madness. I never worry about not completing the challenge, but still get lost within it's grip. The urge to chuck it all rises to the surface often and hearing all the other great music out there competing in this "challenge" makes one feel inadequate.....sometimes. Other times I feel proud of what I am able to accomplish in the shortest month of the year.I , a lone tree in a vast wasteland seeking the drops of life-water to nourish my musical creativity. Things are coming along nicely and I will post music here and there soon. Already have some up on my RPM page:

Hope you all had a nice Valentines and will check out my work,

everybody lies

The truth is everybody lies. Why is it that some go down in flames while others go scot-free ? The answer is as twisted as the world we live in. An actor can be banned from Hollywood while a president can remain untouched. A priest can simply be sent to another church, a rich man pay his way out of it, but a person of color.....look out ! There is no sense in this nonsense.




chaotic, without direction, out of control, unending, and unimaginable.



The fake global warming has given us a lot of horror this year in the form of massive water destruction. Neighbors to the south have been practically ignored. The devastation unimaginable, the need overwhelming. Listen to this hurricane inspired tune entitled: tempour jam...


my music

My musical journey has been long and mostly uneventful. I haven't made any big sales or hit the big time. I haven't achieved fame or fortune. Yet, I continue on as if I have. Why ? The answer is as easy as breathing. I have the music in me and I have to get it out. I don't worry about all the rest. That's not to say that I never have. I've just learned as the years have gone by not to worry about it because nothing much has ever come of it. I ponder whether my music is any good, or good enough, but then I hear everything else that's out there and I know that it is good enough. The market for my music is just particular to the few and perhaps many who haven't found it yet. This is the reason I have started posting my music on CD Baby which has digitally produced them for worldwide distribution. Here is a list of the sites where it can be found:

how old do you feel ?

Do you feel too old to make it in the business ?

Does your energy feel lackluster compared to those young budding musicians ?

Say it isn't so !

Many famous people got their starts later in life and went on to become icons.

Read this article to find out who they are:

make it in the music business

It may seem impossible to "make it" in the music business, but there are steps you can take to help you overcome the obstacles.

There are countless sites, agents, and promoters who can help you along the way, but at a price.

One way to start your journey without spending an arm and a leg is to optimize your own website.

One way to do that is building your website on a dedicated music site server like

Another way is to read  articles online on how to improve your chances of being seen.

Being heard is only half the game. No one is going to buy your music if they can't  find you online.

Read articles like this one:

Follow the advice of other musicians who have figured out ways to get ahead in the fast paced world of independent music sales.

Keep visiting this blog  for more articles and tips for improving your chances in the music business.

New Year Tunes

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