Here is a link to The Official sixstr stories Theme Music – in case you’d like to listen to a little fingerstyle six-string acoustic guitar music before checking out my recent blog posts or exploring the archives!
And here is About.
“There are songs to be sung, stories to be told…” I’ve sung the songs, so now and here, I get to tell the stories.
“There are stories from the past, stories from the heart. It’s the stories we tell that tell us apart.”*
I started out singing.
My elementary and middle school years were spent at St. Michael’s, a small Catholic school in Exeter, N.H. I was in a choir that sang every now and then during a mass at St. Michael’s Church. But we also sang in school and my earliest memory of getting any kind of “applause” for my “musical talent” is from then.
I remember sitting at my desk, singing something (sorry – I’ve got no idea as to what) and my teacher, a nun (from the order of the Sister’s of Notre Dame) was walking up and down the aisles putting a plastic-wrapped lollipop into the mouth of the singers who opened their mouths nice and wide as they sang.
I got a lollipop.
From that sweet beginning, this son and only child of a registered nurse & a self-employed collector of wildflowers went on to become: a Beatles’ fan; a record collector; a drummer; a music magazine subscriber; a guitar player; a songwriter; a high school graduate; a college student; a music major; a performing singer/guitarist; a photography student; a yearbook photographer; a student teacher; a boyfriend; a letter writer; a college graduate; an elementary school music teacher; an apartment dweller; a husband; a guitar teacher/independent contractor; a homeowner; an independent music producer; the father of a daughter; the father of a son; a bandmate; a teacher of the history of popular music in America; and now, a blogger.
*If you’d like to hear it, here’s a link to the song containing the quoted lines.