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#52 - Spirit Canoe 

Spirit Canoe is the tenth track on Frankie and the No-Go Road, my album that follows a hero's journey.  That step of the hero's journey signifies the escape, or a perilous trip back from the supreme ordeal, or alternate, dangerous…

#50 - The No-Go Road 

This was a really important song for me from the Frankie and the No-Go Road album.  You might know that the album follows a hero's journey, 12 songs for 12 steps.  Joseph Campbell elucidated the hero's journey for us, and…

#41 - I'm Going Home 

This post is due to a kind request for a song discussion by friend and subscriber, Z.  Thank you, Z! I have more to thank him for however, because I've been in a bit of a dreary rut in regard…

#39 - She's Waiting 

I'm often asked about my "ghost song", so here's some more info. on that one. She's Waiting was written for the haunted house of our region, and its ghosts. My childhood home! When my parents bought it, it was in…

#31 - Closer to Grace

I'm cleaning out closets, and everything that looks like a lyric gets thrown onto a large pile of papers.  It's getting pretty tall, half scraps and backs of envelopes, 95 percent handwritten.  Not sure what I'll do with them, but…

#30 - Thoughts on Fire 

Making and tending fire is something I’ve done for almost as long as I can remember. It was our only heat source during my upbringing. A huge amount of time was spent felling, chopping and stacking firewood, building fires, and…

#22 - Wétiko 

I'm inspired to write about the song Wétiko, off the Frankie and the No-Go Road album, because of a post someone made on Facebook recently.  The person linked a live video of Wétiko and asked "sound familiar?"

My instinct, which…

#15 - Star Route Way 

Sometimes people ask me about Star Route Way, a song from my first album, so here's my first Oar discussion of past published song.

Where I was raised, our address was Star Route, Montgomery Creek. This is a little history…