Gary Jules — “Whiskey For Everybody”

There are lots of songs I don’t try learning because I don’t want to “ruin” the mystery.  Don’t want to start listening to a piece of music in an analytical way.  Couldn’t help myself with Gary Jules “Whiskey For Everybody” — started learning the tune today.  Love Gary Jules music in general and “Whiskey For Everybody” in particular.  Now I just have to find something creative to do with the song.

How Apple and its products are inspired by Canadian Glenn Gould

Wow… Interesting that Apple studies Gould at their internal Apple University.  I’ve been a long time fan of Gould and have used Apple products for a very long time now.  Hadn’t thought there was any correlation until now.  Makes sense when I think about it though…

http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/how-apple-and-its-products-are-inspired-by-canadian-glenn-gould-1.2335254

Jack Bruce

So sorry to hear about the death of Jack Bruce.  Some of the first music I remember hearing was Cream’s Disraeli Gears.  My Dad was working for Philips in the late 60’s and brought home the record on this newish format called a cassette.  I must have been four or so (I think it was 1968) and the album made a real impression on me.  I still think Disraeli Gears and Jack Bruce are amazing!  RIP.

Silver Lining

Today I tried to find a way to play/sing a song that Ron Scott and I wrote called Silver Lining.

I have lots and lots of disclaimers for this demo, but I’ll just let it be… Okay… maybe one disclaimer, I’m a mumbler, so here are the lyrics:

Silver Lining

Verse

When I was child
Did not realize
That changes would come
Colours would run
Run through my mind
Changes would come
Changes would come

Verse

Now I am a man
And I understand
Mistakes that I made
Choices I made
Are part of a plan
Mistakes I have made
But I can’t be afraid

Chorus

Cause there’s a silver lining for me somewhere
A simple melody that gives me joy
And no more of this thinking I’m gone and lost
I got to have faith, smile on my face, and keep moving on
Well I got to have faith, smile on my face, and keep moving on

Verse

So this is me now
I give what I can
I hope for the best
Cherish the rest
And put love in a song
I hope for the best
Cherish the rest
And put love in a song

Chorus

Cause there’s a silver lining for me somewhere
A simple melody that gives me joy
And no more of this thinking I’m gone and lost
I got to have faith, smile on my face, and keep moving on
Well I got to have faith, smile on my face, and keep moving on