More Blues

:::::::::::::: Here’s another blues I’ve been working on. I like to think that I’m breaking new ground with new blues progressions. Which is silly, because here’s nothing ever new about the blues. As for the lyrics, I’ve noticed of late that I often use the same phrases again and again. It’s a matter of some concern. It’s a matter of some concern. This repeating myself. … Continue reading More Blues

Take Five

      Five is my favorite number. Sounds funny, a bit nerdy. You know, to have favorite numbers. But it’s true. I confess a certain affection for all the numbers. After all, they’re all “sacred expressions of the transcendent”. But the five is truly special. Its symmetry is perhaps the richest of all. The golden proportion phi, rooted in fivefold symmetry, is a phenomenon of great beauty and importance to … Continue reading Take Five

As I Sat On The Bus Story (#24): A Solution to Writer’s Block and a Song

Send in your stories, photos, poems, songs and other interesting thoughts that start with – or somewhere imply “As I Sat On The Bus”. Just get on the bus and you’ll start writing. Send it in via the Comments section ********************************************** People ask about writer’s block: the difficulty in writing consistently, in producing words. It’s not easy to write! Some writers barricade themselves up in … Continue reading As I Sat On The Bus Story (#24): A Solution to Writer’s Block and a Song

One More Time — A Non-Inspirational Message and A Song

People have accused me of being cynical. They say that I’m a cynical SOB. For instance, they say things like: “Bumba, you are so cynical”, or “Bumba, you are one cynical SOB.” Hints like that. To these people I usually answer: “I don’t believe you, I’m a cynic.” Ha, Ha. That being said (and don’t you just cringe when someone says “with that being said”?) … Continue reading One More Time — A Non-Inspirational Message and A Song