Category Archives: Posts with Audio

These posts contain links you can click on to play a recording that is (somehow) connected to the topic of the post.

No. 7

Today is sixstr stories’ seventh birthday. What better way to celebrate than with a brand new song?! Especially if that song has seven verses! (Ok: it has eight.) I wrote “Weekdays, Weekdays” with my grandson in mind and, well… just … Continue reading

Posted in EFS Music, Posts with Audio | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Pat The Fish

I first took my daily morning walk on the concrete-paved promenade of New Hampshire’s Hampton Beach State Park back in October. Starting that morning near the southern end of the park, I began looking for some kind of landmark that … Continue reading

Posted in EFS Music, Posts with Audio | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Thanksgiving Song (Reprise)

The other day, I was telling a friend about this song and I couldn’t quite recall all the details of its story. As I searched the sixstr stories archives, I thought, “Time for a reprise!” So, here’s to Lydia Maria … Continue reading

Posted in EFS Music, Posts with Audio, Random Topics | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

On This Historic Day…

…I’ve become a grandfather. “Oh, Boy!” (“Oh, Boy!” was composed and performed by yours truly, with all due respect to Buddy Holly and Big Bill Broonzy.) Happy Birthday, Grandson.

Posted in EFS Music, Posts with Audio | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

“Before Breakfast”

November 8, 2014 was a Saturday. Waking up with a tune in my head on a morning when I could actually take the time to sit with my guitar and get notes down on paper was a gift. Three days … Continue reading

Posted in EFS Music, Guitar Music, Posts with Audio | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

“O Holy Night”

I originally shared the recording of “O Holy Night” by The City of New Orleans on the occasion of sixstr stories’ first Christmas. On December 22, 2010, I wrote: This is my favorite recording/performance of Christmas music. Period. Hands down. … Continue reading

Posted in Posts with Audio, Random Topics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

These Wide Waters

Last July… I spent the better part of a Wednesday morning and early afternoon in the emergency room of my local hospital. Our 14-year-old family station wagon was suddenly reduced to a nearly-worthless pile of spare parts, scrap metal and … Continue reading

Posted in EFS Music, Posts with Audio, Random Topics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Songs

Long before I started writing this blog, I wrote songs. Love songs, story songs, list songs, silly songs, songs about songs, songs without words, songs drawn from the day-to-day of my life. Thirty of those songs – including tracks from … Continue reading

Posted in EFS Music, Posts with Audio, Random Topics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

“Father’s Day”

Eight different musicians/groups have each written and recorded a song called “Father’s Day.” Rap artist Father M.C. did in 1990 and Hip Hop duo Method Man & Redman did in 1999. Americana duo Barry & Michelle Patterson did in 2001 … Continue reading

Posted in EFS Music, Posts with Audio, Random Topics | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

A 1990’s Love Song Resurrected For The 16th Valentine’s Day Of The 21st Century

Living here in New Hampshire, it often seems that the winter we’re in the middle of is absolutely the worst winter ever. (OMG!¬†and WTF!) The winter of 2015 is definitely in the running for that title. But as the recent … Continue reading

Posted in EFS Music, Posts with Audio | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment