July 19, 2014



It was a pleasant Friday in upstate New York.


July 16, 2014

Keep It Simple

Down here in Manassas sitting in a chair next to a window of a motel room,
  I realize that it is rather easy to be overextended in my free-time projects.
Truck driving has been for several months, my primary objective as I have strived to become more effective at my job;
it is very demanding of me.

It's one year after the advent of The Voorholes,
I needed a change of direction in my music that was fulfilled rather nicely here.
So far, three albums and two EP's have been realized.

 'Any Reason Not To Return Home'
The Voorholes
 From the album:
Meet The Voorholes! (2013-06)

Beside and around it all, I am better off walking some distance 
when the time presents itself in such a capacity to do so.
Sedimentary activity is no road of motivation to better recordings.

 'The Summer Song'
The Voorholes
From the album:
The Constant Sorrow of Gravity’s Downward Situation (2013-07)

The EP that I have been working on titled 'Morning Blue' was temporally released and I then pulled it within 24 hours because I didn't like it.
I know it is a fussy situation but, 
I thought I could do better to salvage the jam tracks by remixing and recording additional tracks.
Sometime later, 
A full album titled 'American Me' will be released.

 Alston Guitars - TC Semi-Hollow Mahogany Bolt On Electric Guitar Kit
This is my first guitar project from a kit.
Plenty of sanding.
Add stain and apply several coats of polyurethane; be patient in between coats.
Use a 75 watt soldering gun for the electrical connections.
A good sounding guitar.

It is so familiar to tell myself that with additional equipment,
I will produce better material; Time will tell.

July 2, 2014

I Speak To You From The Swimming Pool

Hot Humid Hours working in Virginia.
At about 14:00 hrs, I checked into the hotel and submersed myself into the swimming pool.
I brought the camera with me as I was in here for well over one hour.

Beneath the Waters of Manassas

 'Doo Moo Dally If II'
From the album:
Everyone's Sayin' (2012-11)

Transporters Are Not Toys
The Transporter used for this subject did not have the correct buffering sequence.
A energy differential from another energy pattern
that was directed to a near general area,
resulted in several types of distortion.
This distortion was reversed by plasma washing the re-energized energy pattern.
This is the same process as Bio-Tagging and cloning.

 'Transporter Theory'
MPK Production

June 29, 2014

A Made Up Song That Makes Me Wonder.......

What a hard working day.
  Hour after hour of offloading product with a handcart left me uncertain and tired as the schedule was over two hours behind.
I did my best to keep the pace moving but, I see that I am more interested in driving as compared to manual labor.
The trade-off is that most truck driving jobs do not result in much home time; not in the Binghamton, NY area.
  I arrived at the motel in Manassas at about 13:30, I spent one hour in the outdoor pool as the sunlight saturated my body with warmth that was so soothing in and out of the bright cool water.
I decided to walk about one mile to a Thai Restaurant and order take out food for dinner.
So, I now walk around Manassas without a shirt too; I felt pretty good after being in the pool, there was a continuous breeze that was much appreciated in the 80+ degree F temperature.
At the restaurant, I didn't know what to order.
I finally ordered fried rice and a ginger chicken dish with five shrimp rolls.
The order came to $27.oo, I paid it as I sat there waiting for my food.
I decided that I was going to eat a meal and that I would enjoy it regardless; there is a McDonalds across the street anyhow, I can always order a few McDoubles, I eat them without the bread.
  Within 15 minutes, I was walking back to the motel, I took my shirt off after leaving the restaurant. 
As I walked along the busy road (VA State Route 234 Business), I was offered a ride, I politely declined.
I did have to switch arms to carry the food, it weighed over 5 pounds.
Overall, the character of the food was lighter than Chinese food but with more character in the flavor.
I ate a large meal and went to bed and ate a generous serving of leftovers later.

 Late Evening in Manassas

The Afternoon, The Day Before in Endicott.

 We were two stupid kids that knew only one day after another.
Two stupid kids that never got it right.

Don't you know, I think it shows.
Don't you know, I think it shows.
Don't you know, I think it shows.

Once while having an intense discussion about Albert Hofmann while standing in Owego Creek, she turned to me and confided that she was turning into a mermaid.

Don't you know, I think it shows.
Don't you know, I think it shows.
Don't you know, I think it shows.

I knew where to go; I took her to the emergency entrance of the Tunison Fish Lab along State Route 13.

Don't you know, I think it shows.
Don't you know, I think it shows.
Don't you know, I think it shows.

They shrugged their shoulders and said maybe she was in contact with an 'electric' eel?

Don't you know, I think it shows.
Don't you know, I think it shows.
Don't you know, I think it shows.
Don't you know, I think it shows.
Don't you know, I think it shows.

'Fish Lab'
 From the album:
Open Sores for People That Love One Another Too Much (2013-02)

 I wrote 'Fish Lab' in early 2013.
Along NY State Route 13 in Cortland County, NY,
there once was a official green and white directional sign for the Tunison Fish Lab.
It amused me to no limit to think of someone driving up and down state route 13 looking for the fish lab.
I thought about someone frantic with a large cooler in the back of the vehicle
containing a unidentified aquatic creature.

The fish lab sign is no longer there,
the laboratory has been renamed;
I cant locate the name however,
it is at 3075 Gracie Rd, Cortland, NY 13045.

I most sincerely hope that my song had nothing to do with the renaming of the Tunison Fish Lab.
Of course.....
the song is not true, they don't have an emergency entrance.

June 26, 2014

Older Without A Shadow

An unexpected additional day of travel reveals rabbits humping 
(I didn't capture it with the camera).

 'Older Without A Shadow'
 From the album:
Winter Bound (2013-12)

I ran out of truck driving hours.
I am going to bed and will start early in the morning.