Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Tammy's picks

I saw Tammy this morning at the bank. Her favourites are "The Coyote" and "Farewell".Thank you Tammy.
It's a beautiful day, feels like spring, which is not very far away. Time to make plans for the year and in particular, for the summer. I'll post all that info soon. Enjoy this beautiful day.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

More favorites.

I saw Carolyn this morning at the post office. Her Favourite songs are ""Miss Kate" and "In the Pink". Also, I received a letter from Ray in DeSoto, Texas. His favourites are "Taylor Ranch Road, St James Hotel" and "In the Pink". Thank you both for the kind words and encouragement.

Monday, February 20, 2006

2006 Red River Fine Art and Wine Festival

I'll be performing at the 3rd annual Red River Fine Art and Wine Festival this summer. It will be held on Father's day weekend, June 17th-18th. This will be my third year and it seems to get better each time.
The photo show Fritz Davis, me and Jeff Fagan on the deck at Mountain Treasures during the 2005 festival. The deck is the place to be every sunday at 5:00pm during the summer. You will hear some good original music here. Try to make it if you can and join us in the mountains of New Mexico to escape that summer heat.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Beautiful day..

Yesterday was around 70deg and I ran my errands in the 88" landrover with the top off and short sleeves. Those kind of days in the middle of winter are very special. It's not quite that warm today and threatening rain.
The last two days I've been working on income tax. I hate to remind you, but there are procrastinators out there and you know who you are. I just want to get mine done so I can enjoy the rest of the year.
I have had several people request I do an album of instrumentals in the vein of "Farewell" and I have been working a little in that direction. There are quite a few possibilities and I think I could accomplish that in my home studio. If I could ever get started I don't believe it would take very long at all.
Oh and Paula and Ben, get stocked up on pinion coffee. Hope you have a great Mardi Gras.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Saturday talk.

A nice relaxed morning this morning. Breakfast at the Steakhouse and then coffee with Mike and Jean at the Basket Peddler. Their wi-fi is now up and running, making this the ideal place in Cornelia for breakfast and meetings. My favourite coffee there is "White Russian".
Thank you Philip for sending in your favourite song, "The St James Hotel" Also, thank you Bill for your recent purchase from Cdbaby.
It's cool here tonight and there was snow this morning, Not very much and it soon dissappeared as the rain began. M.T.C.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Friday 10th, February 2006

I just got home from performing at the Valentine's dinner at Cornelia Baptist Church. They were all very nice people and I think they enjoyed it. I tried the synths through the Bose system and it worked out very well. I also received a software update from them which I need to install. A dvd player has to be used. That's interesting... There will then be a preset for my Kms-105 microphone. At that point I want to try some live recording straight to the Marantz recorder. I've already done some preliminary recording, which worked out great so I have high hopes for the quality of future attempts.

There is a chance of snow in Northeast Georgia tonight.The photo shows the sky during a storm at the "Bluegrass in the Desert" festival in southern New Mexico last summer.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Christy's list

I heard from Christy today. This is her list(in 0rder) of her favourite songs from the new album.. Thank you Christy.
St. James Hotel.
At the Alvarado.
Oh Molly mine.
Miss Kate.
Colorado Mountain Girl.
Thunder in the Mountains.

Today the weather does'nt seem to know what to do. It alternates between rain, sleet and snow. I'm not expecting very much at all. Our heavier snows tend to come much later in the season.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Sunday morning

Last night it snowed a little and there was a very light dusting to be seen this morning. It reminded me of how people will salt their food without first tasting it.
I was up early this morning, went out to The Batesville store for breakfast and came home and now I'm sitting drinking Pinion coffee by a nice wood fire in the cabin. It is very quiet here.

Happy Birthday Nataya!!! It was good to see you, Rod and the family. I saw Jan Walker last night and her favourite song of the album is "The Coyote". Thanks Jan.
Have a good day.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Time off

I have a few fridays off from the Primetime. I don't remember the last friday I had off. There have been very few in the last ten years. I'll post when I'm starting back.
John finally bought a mac. He's wanted one for a long time and I think he likes it. He'll be graduating this May. Time really does fly does'nt it? Tomorrow I'm going to the lake with the hopes of finishing up some of these songs that have been hanging around, sometimes for years. Writing songs is a strange business. Just when you think you have found the formula, it no longer works. Everyone I've talked to about this experiences the same thing. Oh well, Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


Jack Walter e-mailed his favourites from the album.
1. Colorado Mountain Girl
2. In the Pink
3. At the Alvarado
4. Farewell
5. Thunder in the Mountains
Jack helps coordinate the British Car show. This year there is a change of
venue and it will be held in Rome, Georgia on the campus of Berry college.
Today is the day Georgia Power is supposed to start filling Lake Burton back
up. That's a sure sign that spring is not too far away. If I'm going to order my snow shoes, I had better do it quickly.
And, my morning hangout, "The Basket Peddler", will soon be offering wireless internet access. Cornelia is moving into the 21st century.
Well, that's all the news from L.. for some reason I keep wanting to quote
Garrison Keeler.