*After reading this, please see the Author’s Note at the bottom of the post. Yeah, I'm like Rodney Dangerfield. I get no respect. A few days ago, I overheard a woman I used to date talking about her new boyfriend and literally saying "He works at Sub-Pop records - which is kind of a big … Continue reading No Respect
From the Imaginary Realm of Brandonia... Hi y'all. I know I haven't posted in what seems like forever, but that doesn't mean I haven't been writing. In fact, I'm 5,000 words into a post that will be a bunch of nonsensical dribble, but which I need to write in order to save my soul from … Continue reading Happy 245th Birthday, America!
Yes. Black Lives Matter. Period. If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music. ~ Keith Richards, The Greatest Rock Star of All Time* I watched the Robert Johnson documentary the other day on Netflix. Devil at the … Continue reading Tuesday Tune-Up: Chances are You Owe Your Favorite Songs to Black Musicians.
Coming Back to Life My last post was nearly three weeks ago. Clearly, when it comes to discipline, this blog hasn't been a priority since I started teaching full-time again in September. Unfortunately, my priority level for health and fitness also dropped a few months after that. So I spent the winter months trying to … Continue reading Mantra Monday: Discipline Doesn’t Mean Going Full-Speed All The Time
Five Days Late, But Here's The Conclusion to "A Tale of Two Psychos" I know, I know. I didn't write any posts last week. I'm working on most of them today. I had a really tough week with work, so I'm sorry if you've had to wait a few extra days to find out what … Continue reading Writer’s Wednesday: Random Fiction—Part 2
What do you know about your rights, Really?I hate this. I hate that I have to write this. I am used to trying to stay positive on this blog, but it seems there's less and less to be optimistic about these days. Some of what's going on makes sense to me, but a whole lot … Continue reading Thoughts For Thursday: Of Rights and Responsibilities
I had an idea for a story this morning, and I'm just gonna run with it. What you're about to read started as a first draft, edited and revised while writing. I've since gone through and cleaned up a couple of things. Otherwise, it remains as it was when it was first published. Now I'm … Continue reading Writers’ Wednesday: Random Fiction
I've Got Twelve Songs Selected for My First Solo Album, and Tracking Has Begun!So, I've been playing guitar since I was fifteen. I started playing gigs at a couple of weeks prior to seventeen. That makes this my twenty-fifth year playing music out in bands. It also represents the twenty-fifth year since I released my … Continue reading Tuesday Tune-Up: Tracking the New Album
A Short Post About Knowing When You Need a Hand.. I’ve been working on trying to get back into a set workout routine. I’m not doing so well, though. The way I see it, I have a couple of choices. On one hand, I could do what the Brandon of a few years ago would … Continue reading Mantra Monday: Discipline Needs Accountability
In a World That's Crumbling, Those Who Would See It Fall Use Fear as Their Primary Weapon2020 is shaping up to be a hell of a year. Between COVID-19, "Murder Wasps," plagues of locusts, earthquakes in Idaho, and a President who's decided to embrace the name "Death Star" for his re-election campaign, it's pretty hard … Continue reading Fearless Friday: Fear is How The Bastards Win