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Songs In Progress - Episode 3 

"Houston In The Blind" - I am picking up where I left off in tracking [fancy music biz term] my "70's space song". Would you like to hear it? This is harking back to my blog post in.....February?! Holy musical molasses! Can I pour out a finished song any slower? (Are you, like me, thinking about pancakes at this very second? But I digress....)

With only drum, piano, guitar (no bass), and a vocal that I will re-do - talk about bare-bones! - But here ya go.

"Houston in the Blind". A phrase transmitted to no one by Sandra Bullock in the movie, "Gravity", which then in turn became a song by yours truly. (But wait, there's more! Skip to down below)

Check this out on Chirbit


Since drafting this episode but not posting it yet, I've added bass guitar, numerous electric guitars, tambourine, congas, shaker, and spacey sounds. You can hear this one only or compare with the one above.

Check this out on Chirbit

Not posting it on YouTube, because it's like.....not done... but I figure if you're perusing this post, you'll forgive the imperfections and just be totally mesmerized by the whole creative process! ha ha

History of Christianity & a Mob Star 

In preparing for another road trip, it seems I find myself riding on not only a tour bus, but a literary seesaw once again. 2 books at once - Let's go!... 

On one side I sit with a book I've had for quite a while, given to my by a good friend, on a subject I've always wanted to delve into. Eerdmans' Handbook to the History of Christianity 

And the opposite side you can find me with a book I "checked out" from the library on my iPad: "Mob Star - The Story of John Gotti"

Next thing you know, I'll be writing a song with Mafioso metaphors! I already have one on the way with space metaphors orbiting throughout after seeing the movie "Gravity"

I leave you with this from historian, Bede (673-735) in "Eerdman's":