Who Am I?

Toney, Alabama, United States
Software Engineer, Systems Analyst, XML/X3D/VRML97 Designer, Consultant, Musician, Composer, Writer

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

American Love Song

A love song to America. Hope is stronger than hate, and this makes America great. Be kind. It is the only thing that really works.

This medley is dedicated to The Hoping Machine project at The Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, MA. Good people are working to bring hope back to the center of out political and ethical culture. God bless them.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Gentle On My Mind (songwriter: John Hartford)

Ok, John and Gail, I turned off the targeting computer and used The Force. :)

This is a song I've been singing for a long time, a cover of Glen Campbell's first hit that was written by John Hartford.

Dedicated to my Dad who donated Five Dollars to the Cerebral Palsy Telethon in 1967 so at age 13, they would bring me on that Sunday morning to sing it. Ralph Emery introduced me and held a mic while I played it. For years Dad would ask for this song when I was on TV or live. Then one night, I played it to him as he died. True story.

So, fifty years later, it's time to record it. Thanks Dad, for everything.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Chances Are

Something sweet from when our parents were dating. :) My cover of Chances Are, music by Robert Allen and lyrics by Al Stillman, originally made popular by the incomparable Johnny Mathis.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Children of the Same God

Dedicated to Pope Francis who has taught the faith of openness, compassion, love, grace, peace and that we are all children of the same God. Thank you.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Shraddha (The Marvelous Faith)

A song for those who believe love and kindness are stronger than the darkness. This is a song of mine from 1999 that we re-recorded and now I hope can be put to the cause which inspired it. Love is never wrong. Kindness is the only thing that really works. Thank you for listening.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Kintsugi (The Broken Cup_

Dedicated to anyone who was ever dismissed, broken, made to feel odd or unlovable. You are beautiful.

Kintsugi is the art of repairing what is broken with gold so that it is even more precious and wonderful. Love and kindness are golden and the only things that really work.