I need to get Back to Music

— I need to get Back to Music : Music is Therapeutic Relaxation —


back to musicI just bought the Zoom R8, and I’ve had a headache with the logic side of my brain, and trying to deal with the creative side of my brain, only one side wins. There is no harmony, unless I let one side win, and with trying to learn the machine, the creative side always loses. It’s about the size of 8.5 X 11 inch piece of paper, it fits nicely on my overcrowded desk.

I’m still waiting for my Roli Seaboard Rise, so I can make music again, I have a lot of problems with playing guitar comfortably. I have a lot of back pain trying to play the guitar… pain is the creative killer of the mind.

I’m looking for comfort. Is my main concern, both physical and mental. I know the future is ups and downs, like a roller coaster, or calm like a still lake. I’m looking for the still lake experience.

I’m waiting for Roli Seaboard Rise to arrive. I’m guessing by Monday or Tuesday, it will arrive at my door. I’m getting mild and mellow in my old age. The music from when I was young and vigorous, I enjoy hearing it still, but not playing it. In fact, I don’t think I can play it anymore, since I haven’t played an instrument in over 10 years.

I‘ve picked up and played the guitar for a half hour at the most, and I have the rookie’s fingers without the callouses, and from what I remember, when I started playing guitar, it took at least a couple of weeks before the callouses started forming.

I’m looking forward to getting back to music, I’ve been musically dead for a long time with trying to recover from the stroke, and anyone whose had a stroke, when you’re 47 years old, knows the road back to sanity is a struggle. When the incline of the road changes, and what’s in front of you is all downhill, but you want to go uphill. It’s a chore to say the least.

So, I’ll be back as the terminator would say… not to be feared, but understood.

I don’t want to be misunderstood.


Originally written for Nina Simone… but the Animals made it famous.

Let’s close with this Animals song When I was Young, it brings back memories in Brooklyn during my childhood.

It seems that UMG won’t allow me to post this song to play from my page, they hold the copyright on the songs, and squeeze every bit of enjoyment out of it. You’ll have to go to youtube for enjoyment

I’m not young anymore, to fight those that don’t see their wrongs… it’s like banging my head against a stone wall. I’ll wait for the crowds to knock down those walls.

Let’s get back to music.


I included a playlist of familiarizing myself with the Zoom R8, it’s so much better than reading the archaic manuals. I like the hands on learning method.