Monday, August 30, 2010

Faces in the Dark

Hi, I know it has been awhile since I've posted, but I've been experiencing sleep deprivation (I can only sleep for two hour intervals) and I didn't want to write anything too whacky. I had a funny incident happen at my gig on Saturday. I was playing an outdoor party and my drink spilled on the power strip and blew all the power - amps, lights, etc. I had to run to my car and laugh. I know it really wasn't funny, but it was hilarious to me. Oh well. I'm making progress rearranging my back room so that I can fix my studio and finish my last three original songs and CD. Hopefully soon I won't have to play cover gigs anymore - yeah!!! I lost my drawing that I drew to compliment my poem, so when I find it I'll post it. Night night - or something like that. xxoo

Faces in the Dark
Faces in the dark
Like masks hanging
As works of art
Floating though galleries in my mind
A spell cast
To transport
My soul to another time
Copyright 2010 - LAM

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Home from teaching this morning and then a five hour gig. My head is pounding. I'm going to get some zzzz's and post tomorrow. Nighty night. xxoo

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Spiral Hat

Buenos Noches. Congratulations to Sunny and Austin! I'm so happy to have a night off - yeah! I actually learned to sing and play on the guitar, 'I Started a Joke,' tonight which was inspired by Faith No More's version. Tonight's blog is influened by Project Runway Season 8 episode 4 and my friend Maureen's spiral drawing she emailed me. I then redrew the spiral in photoshop and expanded upon the image. Well, I just got called for a last minute gig tomorrow with Tim Turner, so nighty night. xxoo

Spiral Hat
Spiral hat
Or hat with spirals
What do you speak of
Bushels of babble?
An apple, banana, and cherry or two
Comprise the colors
You see through and through
Spiral hat
Or hat with spirals
I’m listening carefully
But the words are garbled

Copyright 2010 - LAM

Hurtin Throat

Hi! I'm home from my gig, and I'm really tired and my throat is sore. I'll post my picture tomorrow night.
Nighty night. xxoo Faith No More - Easy

Friday, August 20, 2010

Marvelous Maple Leaf

Hola! Home from teaching lessons, and then my gig/playing bass with Tim Turner and Billy Spaulding at the Redline in West Seattle. Faith No More - 'I Started a Joke' I'm finally feeling better today, not so miserably hot - okay I know, from all my friends on the East coast and down south - zip it. Oh well. I made some progress organizing my back room, but it is probably going to take me twice as long as previously estimated. My posting is inspired by a big leaf maple leaf which I found on my morning hike. Nighty night. xxoo

Marvelous Maple Leaf
Marvelous maple leaf
Floating on a breeze
How many strange scenes
Have you observed
Hanging from a tree
Gliding slowly downward toward
An unknown destiny
Once again
Turning upside down
Once again
Searching deep inside
Serenaded by small mysterious sounds
Copyright 2010 - LAM

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Rethinking Backwards

Ahh, hola. I'm seriously sleep deprived, so any grammatical mistakes I make in this posting- oh well. I've been teaching everyday, plus my awesome gig Monday night with Dr. Z and Sheldon at the J & M. I'm still in the process of tearing my back room apart so that I can set up my in-home studio. It is taking a lot longer than expected, and I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. Oh well, inch by inch. I'm going to try and meditate and sleep after I'm done posting - yeah right. Nighty night. xxoo

Rethinking Backwards
213, 312, 231, 321, 123
Cells misplaced
In my dehydrated brain
Shrunk to the size of a small raisin
Hands scratching new places
Deep inside
Needing retracing
In crevices dirty
and three miles wide
Copyright 2010 - LAM

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Friday the 13th ohh la la

Ohh la la. Personally I found Friday the 13th to be a lot of fun. hee hee. Played a gig out in Granite Falls with Brainstorm at the Timberline. Ahhhhh. I'm watching my previously recorded version of Project Runway from Thursday the 12th, but I'm going have to get some shut eye since I have to get up early tomorrow to teach. Nighty night. xxoo

Friday the 13th
Umm, umm, umm,
Oh, oh, oh,
Ah, ah, ah,
Yummy, yum, yum
Gooey, goo, goo
Talking in riddles
Too bad – wah wah
At least I know what I’m talking of
Hee hee hee
Friday the 13th
What surprise did it bring

Copyright 2010 - LAM

Friday, August 13, 2010

Saxy Maureen

Hi. Home from my long day consisting of teaching lessons, and then playing bass at a gig with Tim Turner at the Redline in West Seattle. It is now officially Friday the 13th - ohhhhh. Friday the 13th is my bff Maureen's birthday. Yahooey. The title of this blog is linked to Charlie Parker's Donna Lee - rock on Maureen.

Saxy Maureen
Saxy Maureen
Leo queen
Born of Friday the 13th
Blow your horn
Tooty toot toot
Saxy Maureen
Building your dream
Don’t forget to
Take some time
To fish in a stream
Copyright 2010 - LAM

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Burning My Box

Hola! Off to bed early tonight. I've got a big day tomorrow. Night night. xxoo

Burning My Box
Burning my box of memories
A few good times
Numerous awesome adventures
A span of shouldof, couldof, wouldofs,
Transformation happening while
Holding the end of a blue balloon
Floating through the atmosphere
Looking for forgiveness and self love
Somewhere deep inside a wobbly mirror
Copyright 2010 - LAM

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Hi Everyone! Home from my gig at the J & M with Dr. Z and Sheldon. It is so much fun musically, soothes my soul. Anyway, I will have to post my blog posting tomorrow, because the scanner is down due to feng shuing the area where my printer is set up. So, nighty night. xooooxxo

Laurie Miller: I Like You

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Alphabet Stew

Hi Everyone I'm so extremely happy that I get a night off tonight. Yahoo! Finally I get a chance to read and create. I watched the previously recorded, from Thursday of last week, Project Runway of this new Season 8 last night after my gig. I was too physically exhausted however to post my blog posting, so here is what I drew during my gig and then wrote last night/early morning. My son and I have been busy rearranging the back room, so that we can set up my home recording studio. Hopefully then I will be able to add the music creation part of this blog. Nighty night!. xxoo

Alphabet Stew
Alphabet stew
Created from a few
Initials that
Stood for people I knew
Now I see
In the midst of
A dark green sea
New letters
More suitable for
For me

Copyright 2010 - LAM

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Scattered Time

Hola. I taught some piano and violin lessons today, and then I played a gig with Brainstorm. I was going to try and finish my posting early (early as in 2 am), but I ended up talking to both my bff vampire phone buddies. Super long day tomorrow, so nighty night. xxoo

Scattered Time
Scattered time
Somehow always behind
Tick tock
Tick tock
Wave a checkered flag
For me to speed up my rhymes
Scattered time
Glue it together
And maybe rewind
Breathe in and out
To the tune of wind chimes
Then I’ll find
The important line
Which constantly slips from my mind
Somewhere in the sea
Of scattered time
Copyright 2010 - LAM

Friday, August 6, 2010

Jammin Jubilee

Hi. Off to a super busy day, so I'll be quick about this posting. I drew this picture at my gig last night, but I couldn't find it in the dark when I came home. Jammed with Tim Turner and Billy Spaulding at the Redline in West Seattle. Okay, I really need a shower, so hasta pasta. xxoo

Jammin Jubilee
Jammin Jubilee
Wee, wee, wee
Blowin, strumming
Howlin a bit
Groovin together
In a variety of sets
One last reminder
Wear your ear plugs
Hee, hee, hee
Jammin Jubilee
Copyright 2010 - LAM

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Bargain Baseball

Howdy! I'm so happy to be home tonight. I taught piano and guitar lessons today, and then Michael, my son, and I spontaneously went to an Aquasox game. Very fun! We have a lot of feng shuing and dehoarding to accomplish tomorrow, so nighty night. xxoo

Bargain Baseball
Bargain baseball
Single A league
Hot dogs, popcorn, and pretzels
Tricycle races
Froggie mascots
Seventh inning stretches
More foul balls landing in the stands
Best of all the price is grand
Copyright 2010 - LAM

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Funny Tummy

Buenos Noches! I'm watching a previously recorded Project Runway from last Thursday. This show depicts the beginning of Season 8. Even though I'm feeling a bit under the weather, I'm posting a quick blurb to my blog. I am really really happy that I'm home tonight. Ahhh. Night night. xxoo

Funny Tummy
Funny tummy
Is someone practicing
Jujutsu in there?
Funny tummy
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Please hurry up
And process him out
Toward the rear
Copyright 2010 - LAM

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Three Fingers

Hi! Home from my gig at the J & M with Dr. Z and the MDs. It is always such a musical pleasure to play with Dr. Z and Sheldon. Sunday I played with Tim and Billy at the Lighthouse, and then hung out with Rod, Perry, Jeremy, and Bernie listening to Zappa - awesome. My son and I hiked about three miles this morning, and then I taught piano lessons. I'm ready to lay down and hopefully dream about easier times. Night night. xxoo

Three Fingers
Three fingers and a thumb
For a nose
All along the watch tower
Feelings grow
Winding around aimlessly
Like an optical illusion
Overtaken by Escher’s never ending stair case
Viewed by nature
Three fingers and a thumb for a nose
I wonder
What tempts his foes
Copyright 2010 - LAM