“You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love–who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dream.” Oprah Winfrey
Well, it is back to Business as usual. I am playing tonight at The Crescent Brewery with a new Lead/fill guitar player that I hired, Bill. I hope everything works out and we have a really good turnout. Things have been so busy this month that I have only had time to add in one new song, “I Don’t Want to Know” by Fleetwood Mac. This month I promised myself that I would try to add in som more Celtic/Welsh tunes and some other stuff. I have gone back to work as a professional house painter and have been working with Joe Rubens and hios crew. So far it is going well. I like the crew and am having fun with them. Other than that life is pretty good my friends! With that I leave you with Fleetwood Mac…
“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.” ― Benjamin Franklin
The weather was not cooperating yesterday, so the only thing I accomplished was to secure a PT/FT job with a local house painter. It was completely unnessesary for me to get a job, but I wanted to have a little something extra to achieve some personal goals over the next few months. The writing has been slow the last two weeks and the only other thing on my plate really is working on the acoustic project. I found a Fleetwood Mac song that I am going to do called “I Don’t Want To Know” and I have asked a friend of mine to translate a song I wrote into Welsh for me. The only other thing is I am translating Llongau Caernarfon back from English to Welsh. It’s beautiful outside so I am taking mom to get her haircut and then I think we are going to go to lunch. After that it’s back into the painter’s whites I go, I roll, I roll, it’s painting the house I roll….LOL With that I leave you with FM…..
- To carpe diem or not to carpe diem…that is the question. (michellelarking.wordpress.com)
- Carpe Diem (endingapathy.wordpress.com)
- Carpe Diem (chiyodreams.wordpress.com)
A woman has many faces as she goes through her life. It’s like we need more than one hair-do. We have many, many changes in the evolution of our lives. We have, we learn, and we grow; we view life differently, and life views us differently.
This year I am making no resolutions! Instead I am making evolution’s. I have plans to evolve into a better musician, a better human being, a kinder and gentler person. I want to evolve as a writer and artist. Last year at this time my future looked very bleak indeed. This year I have high hopes! We have things this year that we didn’t have last year. This year we have a full 5 piece band that is working. This year I have a job as a free-lance writer for a company that actually pays me what I am worth. This year we also have a small acoustic side project going on. This year the only thing missing is Mike finding a good day job that still allows him the freedom to keep pursuing music, I know it will happen with a little faith and good karma. This year I am changing my stage appearance. Over the years it went from heavy black to pinstripe outfits to hippie. This year I don’t know what I am shooting for, I guess you will have to wait to see. This year I promise to keep my anger in check. I kind of lost my mind at the end of this year and spewed a bunch of crap that I shouldn’t have, and for that I am sorry. I am human, and I make mistakes. This year I also promise to forgive myself. This is the year of the sublime evolution! Happy New Year to all my friends and family, I love each and everyone of you for all your love and support and only hope I can give back 1/10th of what you all have given to me! With that I leave you with Fleetwood Mac, enjoy!
Here is the latest video I just produced of us doing a cover of “Rhiannon”. I really hope you enjoy it! Peace, Jaz
This is the new video I just produced of our version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”…..Hope you enjoy!