Here is a song I wrote about a month ago and then added music to the lyrics a couple days ago. It employ’s a Moog E1 electric guitar, a drum machine and my vocals. I’ll let the song tell the story for you “This Thing Called Mac”
The production phases of my most recent CD are completed and a proof of the album should be in my hands in about a week. Once I give it the go ahead I will have about two weeks from then until I’ll have copies of this CD ready for sale. We’ve been working on this record for about four months and soon it will be ready to fly. Below are images of the album.
I’m thinking about quitting my musical routines, such as writing lyrics, composing arrangements and recording in both audio and video modes. Music has been my main pursuit since I was in fourth grade, but I’ve never sold out. As a result I have never made much money from these musical enterprises. It’s time to move on. My Dad use to say, “Don’t give up!” But I find myself in a financial crisis now and I need to do something I can earn money from doing. Back to fly tying or book writing? I don’t know… possibly. But there doesn’t seem to be any money there either. Maybe I’ll become a poet and end up one more starving artist! Here’s my latest poem:
Today was another hot one in New Smyrna Beach. The mosquitoes were out in force around the pool. I had about ten bites on me when I came inside to enjoy the air conditioner. Seth had a number of friends come over this evening. It was kind of noisy with everyone talking at the same time. I wrote and recorded another blues tune this afternoon and then doctored it up using Final Cut Pro (one of the better movie production pieces of software). Here is the link to it… “Loose Strings & Things”. The audio is a little better than the first three videos I’ve done down here.
I’m down in Florida visiting my son, Seth MacPherson, and his fiancé, Nita. Nita is going to have a baby girl the first part of October. The weather down here is hot and humid with sporadic showers almost every day. Seth has been flying his helicopters (he has five of them). He is much better than me at flying these birds and is an excellent technician when it comes to fixing broken ones. Here’s a link to my YouTube site where the selected video starts out with me playing an original song on acoustic guitar, followed by a ten minute segment of Seth working on his 2000 Toyota Tacoma. Seth & His Tacoma. My friend, Connie Hodges, has talked me into going swimming in Seth’s pool today. I haven’t been swimming in twenty years or so. I suppose it will be a chance to cool off during our hot weather. I’ve been struggling with trying to quit smoking. Here is another original song I wrote yesterday that describes my feelings about that habit. I thought, perhaps, by writing this song it would give me incentive to get over smoking. Song about smoking
Here’s a video I shot this morning.“Smoke”
My new and improved Atlantic Salmon Fly website. I’ve made some changes and added a bunch more of flies to the site. The flies pictured on this link are for sale in one, two and three fly frames. The one fly frames are $75, the two fly frames are $100 and the three fly frames are $120. If you are interested you can email me at email@example.com
MacPherson’s Salmon Flies I dressed this salmon fly over twenty years ago. I’m not even sure where the actual fly is located now! It’s my wife’s favorite pattern.
Here is a link to my newly created classic, Atlantic salmon flies website. I will be adding to this site in the near future, so come back again to see what is new!
This link leads you to my Facebook page that deals with my novels and my music.