Relief

I bumped my head
on the sharp corner of a metal box
I was at work when it happened
The pain lasted about 30 seconds
And then subsided
The feeling afterwards was glorious
In that moment
I knew true relief

Wheel of Faith

Mary this is not my fault but I will take the blame for it all we could go down south we could make a go of it I won’t really care no I won’t give a shit you could have my hand do with it what you please I will have your foot take it to the knee sometimes I could drive sometimes you just sit look out the window and try to navigate us around don’t take don’t take it too hard don’t go too fast without a pace we’ll run out of gas where did we go just the other day I’m trying to remember if we went astray brighten up my life take a Wheel of Faith guide it round in circles till we’re out of space to move keep it groovin keep it on the road so we say its stupid the walls and ceilings cave but if they have paint at least while we’re looking at them they will look okay take your time to leave because I can’t guarantee it won’t be the last tribute to the past I will take the wheel that’ll give us liberty with this wheel of faith we might not ever be alone again again again I am alone we’ll make a new house build it with the phone call all our men so they can help us out and afterwards we may be broke but we won’t have a doubt it’s the doubt in faith we keep the resurrected beast this time I will try to be more encouraging without an honor without a pay I’ll know you were here by the smell of your hair it may be dark the blondest of the blonde keeps creeping on to conquer

Brand New Shoes

Don’t bother putting on your shoes today your soul has enough to protect you and your feet, shoes are,’t needed anymore. Don’t worry about getting over something life is all about getting over something unpleasant or embarrassing or unexpectedly terrifying.  Life never gives us enough time to do anything, I often feel like I need more to time to do whatever I am doing at the moment. Like writing this out, if I pause and let myself think it’s over, time water and forever unfinished. These are the things that tougher our soul. Work, too much work and our soul is tough. We don’t need shoes to protect our feet but life is so much better with them. I wish I could protect my soul from harm, from abuse, from being sucked away from me. Too much soul and too much time to think aren’t necessarily bad things. Used in moderation the souls of our shoes won’t wear too quickly.

One



I think the idea of musicians and instruments was more singular in the past. I’ve heard several times of one famous musician giving another and instrument that they then went on to play at a really famous concert or event and the instrument becomes synonymous with greatness.  It’s a wonderful thing to think that you have everything that you need and don’t desire anything more but that concept seems lost on people today, young people. It’s to easy to spend a lot of time looking for exactly what you want instead of actually just doing something with what you all ready have. It’s sad how that part of the past is gone. It’s like we woke up and we’re all ready on the ride that was created by our forefathers and foremothers. We’re too jaded at an early age and we don’t look at our heroes and say ‘what is it exactly that you are doing?’. Music has always been on the edge of being ‘taken for granted’. That really sad thing is that ‘foremothers’ was spell checked but ‘forefathers’ wasn’t.

This Week

A new song called ‘Mad Man’ has been added to Amazon, iTunes, Bandcamp and Spotify this past week. News songs will be added to this website monthly and eventually be released as an EP or collection of singles. which will also be added to Spotify, etc.. Look out for upcoming releases!

Best,

Mike 

Update

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New recordings recently added to this site can be found at the bottom of the page or on the sidebar if you’re on a computer. I also have been recording some stuff recently that will be added in the near future!

A Sudden Rush at the End

I could be more productive this morning started off so sluggish I’m not a morning person the only time I feel it’s worth it to get up in the morning is at dawn getting up at 830 or 930 seems pointless to me because those aren’t ‘morning people’ times and you should just sleep into the afternoon and be a night person that goes to bed at 4 am but I can’t get into that groove of getting up at dawn, that’s what I call the ‘CEO time’ becasue I once read that CEOs get up at that time I’m a night person that is trying to kid themselves that they are a morning person so that’s why i go to bed at 230 and get up at 830

Sleep Wake Nonsense

i woke up early went back to sleep and the phone conversation you were having when i was out seeped into my dream strange how those things happen or not really strange at all either way it must’ve been an intense call. when you told me about when i woke i wasn’t interested in talking about because it was too much. when i wake up in the morning the first breathe is hardest to take i feel a pressure on my chest as my body adjusts from being asleep to waking up i guess. add that to any other stress that comes rushing in and it’s a strange feeling for anyone i would think i’m getting better at realizing that it’s just a byproduct of being asleep when i wake up i usually want to go right back to sleep for the first 5 or 10 minutes. those first few minutes are the toughest thing i do all day and it’s a shame it’s how start every morning. it’s how we all start every morning with a tough transition i would think. the longer i stay in bed the harder it is to get out unless i stay in too long then it’s easy to get out but the rest of the day is hard to take knowing that i got up too late and wasted the day. this is something that started recently as i got older and didn’t really happen in my twenties. in my twenties i still felt like i had all of the time in the world to do whatever i wanted not just in that day but in my life it must of been i didn’t strive for as much i was still waiting for the ride to begin but it wasn’t that i didn’t want to do anything with my time i just had more time to waste but now there is a bitter taste in my mouth how i’ve let too much happen to quickly without a doubt now it is wasted too frequently. the ride has taken off and i want to stay off the roller coaster is climbing higher and i feel the feeling in my stomach of excitement. when i get out bed it’s like the bottom of the roller coaster and i spend all day worrying that i don’t have enough time as you get older you start to lose your mind if embraced it’s the only thing you’ll face it’s all ready learned that you have more fun every day. life becomes like a drug you become or a drug you live instead of a drug you take. it’s not ingested it’s invested in.