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I Ain’t Giving Up On You Love

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I had a little time today to hide out for a while in the basement and record this little tune. It’s called “I Ain’t Giving Up On You Love,” and it’s about commitment, gratitude, and love. If you’ve got 2 1/2 minutes, give a listen. If you dig it, feel free to download it and […]

On in Waves

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Today was a snowy Ohio day, so I had a little time to record a song that I recently wrote.  The song is called “On in Waves.”  I hate to tell people what a song is about, because ultimately you should make any song about what you want it to be about.  Still I’ll offer […]

Stay Strong

Stay Strong

For creative fun, I’ve been playing around with writing some songs, recording them on the ipad, and now testing out uploading them to soundcloud.  This song is called Stay Strong. STAY STRONG Come on and walk with me Down past the willow tree They say it weeps But I can’t tell you why We’ll share […]

Too Much?

Too Much?

I’m trying to spend more of my free time creating. As part of this effort, I am working on writing and recording one song every month. This pace gives me a little breathing room to balance life, while still forcing me to sit down and construct a melody, write lyrics, and complete a recording every […]

2009 – The Highlight Reel

2009

2009 was an amazing year for me.  I decided I would end the year with a blog post version of my highlight reel for the year.   Life has its share of ups and downs, but I feel like I get a lot more good than bad every day.  For that I am grateful.  It […]

Sharpen The Saw

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Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw Sharpen the saw is the last of Covey’s 7 habits.  (There actually is an 8th Habit, but that is another book, and perhaps another post.)  Sharpen the Saw is the habit of personal renewal.  The metaphor of “sharpening the saw” is simple -  It is counterproductive to spend all of […]

Canal Street Tavern – Take Two

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Last night Derek Wade and I took the stage at Canal Street Taven in Dayton, Ohio for the second time in as many months.  We performed a half hour set of original music, that included a few new songs, a few old songs, and even a few songs with Derek playing Banjo.  While were were […]

Dave & Derek Take to the Stage

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On May 12th, 2009 longtime friend and musical collaborator Derek Wade and I took the stage for the first time in about 7 years.  We were asked by my friend Tim aka – Windsor Knotts, to play at Canal Street Tavern on the Tuesday night open stage.  Open stage may not sound like the big […]

Say What?

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Great news for music fans out there who are sometimes lyrically challenged – a recent post by my brother in law Geoff about a “Cobra” illustrates the importance of this idea for you more completely.   Pandora has begun to add lyrics within the information for each of the songs it plays. I can’t tell you […]

When The Muzak’s Over…

When The Muzak's Over

I saw on CNN.com yesterday that Muzak, you know the good people who sterilized music so that it was suitable for elevators, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  What surprised me more than the company filing bankruptcy, was the fact that the company was still around.  I just assumed that satellite radio, digital radio, internet radio, […]