I Love Music! 

I truly love music.  All kinds.  I am thinking back to the days in Jimi Lowe's room listening to Led Zeppelin after smoking out.  Yes I took pot.  Man, those moments when I really got what they were doing.  It was almost like they wrote those songs for me.  I felt every change, every chord progression, every word.  I'm so grateful that I have become a musician.  It's a hard life but every time I create something that I deem special, my heart swells to the point that I begin the shake. 

Life is such a…Read more

In Golden Times the world was mine 

The World Was Mine!!!

There are moments in life where things appear confusing.  Damn right demoralizing.  Those moments when you have no idea what you are doing or where you are going.  I must admit that I've frequented this train many a night.  I can also admit that I've almost given up this crazy dream a time or two.  But as always, and I mean always, music is my saving grace.  It's my curse, my blessing, and everything in between. 

This is not new to me you understand.  I've known this fact for more than…Read more

The Story of Lou Lewis 

“A Texas Cactus… With all the thorns to milk the juice from a jug of whiskey… Now that’s what I call refreshing…” LL.

Lou Lewis was born, Francis Oliver Lewis… A middle son right between 4 sisters… Pepper and Sugar the two oldest, with little Suzy and Lucy being the younger… And twins to boot… You see, Lou’s been around music his whole life… Country music on the porch, back home with the family and the dogs… His Father, Francis Oliver Lewis, senior, was a welder at the local steel shop in town, Gaitlin…Read more

The Story of Deacon 

Well, no one really knows Deacons real name… I’ve personally given up trying to find out that one… Deacon, the French Canadian, was born somewhere in a small house 100 miles north east of Montreal, Canada… Near a town called Trois-Rivieres… This much I do know… At the age of 11, Deacon’s mother was diagnosed with an acute form of Alzheimer’s, and was sent away to be cared for by family just over the border into the US… Since he wasn’t given much of a choice in the matter, Deacon was sent away to live with…Read more

The Burning Man Experience 

The Burning Man Experience
Posted on November 30, 2009 by Chapa

Where do I begin? Burning Man is something that has been extremely difficult to describe for those of you who haven’t had the priviledge of experiencing this for yourself. My first Burn was in 2006. A show at Centre Camp was booked, and thus began an annual pilgrimage to the high desert in northern Nevada. Black Rock City, Nevada to be exact. I’ve been told that BRC is the 3rd or 4th largest city in Nevada for one week out of the year.

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Where White Men Fear To Tread 

The autobiography of Russell Means. I finished reading the book about this amazing man a couple of weeks ago. Up to then, the only thing I knew about Mr. Means was that he was in The Last of The Mohicans with Daniel Day-Lewis. He played the Indian father and the actual Last Mohican. I loved that flick and his performance was astounding. What I didn’t know about this gentlemen was that he was one of the founding members of the American Indian Movement (AIM), among many other great things.
I was too…Read more

The Story of White Flags and Ashed Filled Roads 

White Flags and Ashed Filled Roads was inspired by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. The story began for me after reading an article about a Canadian couple, John and Jackie Knill, who lost their lives in this horrendous event while on vacation in Thailand. The article featured a series of pictures that were taken by the couple as the huge wave approached. A missionary found their camera in a pile of debris and was able to pull up some amazing footage. Please go to this link, more

The Evil Promoters 

What is wrong with how the local music scene works here in Los Angeles? That is a good question and the Pros and Cons of this subject are worthy of many pages. I’ll start off by picking one in particular, Promoters.
There are many in this city that are seen as shady and unprofessional. I personally know a few of them. And I have the honor of calling a couple of them friends, but as a whole, the stereotype is often dead on. To me, a good promoter is someone who actually works the scene to get more…Read more


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