Friday, October 29, 2010

Ghouls with Mouths Open

Hi! I actually created this illustration last night, having been inspired by the Project Runway Finale. I really thought Mondo should have won. Oh well, I'm just not into that granola hippie fashion. Very boring, and not very runway high fashion. I have a super long day today including teaching and a gig with Granite Reign. Have a nice day! xxoo
I've linked Elton John's 'Your Song' to this posting.

Ghouls with Mouths Open
Ghouls with Mouths Open
Spouting their whereabouts
While flying around
All looking for tasty morsels to engorge
Swiftly and smoothly before returning
To the morgue

Copyright LAM 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Smiley Kite

Hi Everyone! Brrrrr, it is cold!!! Fall is definitely here. I've linked The Carpenters -'Rainy Days and Mondays' to this post, partly because it is Monday. I accomplished an online copyright of my new song, 'Listen People' this morning. Yeah. Well, I have more than a million chores left to complete, but I am finally making a dent. Nighty night. xxop

Smiley Kite
Flying my smiley kite
Above the flowing blue waves
I hear the doves cry
Concerning my early grave
Listening to empty hoopla
Till my ears bleed and wilt
Soon my smiley kite
Will pop under the
Warm sun rays
And crumble like a half eaten cracker
Sprinkling over the remains of the day

Copyright 2010 - LAM

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sky of Shapes

Hola! I love this song - Hide in Your Shell - singer Roger Hodgson, Supertramp Feeling a bit under weather, I stayed home today. I hope to start on a new surreal painting tonight. This morning, while my son and I worked on some projects, the world gymnastics championship was on TV in the background. One commentator commented that a certain gymnast couldn't compete because she was injured, and I found humor in the other commentator's comment which was, "We are all a little injured aren't we." I also watched part of the Seahawks game, which they won 22-10 over the Cardinals. Nighty night. xxoo

Sky of Shapes
Sky of shapes
Show me my faith
If a door closes
Will a new welcoming window
Beckon me to jump
Should I instead
Turn and run
To a new place, like LA, to hide
Or should I wait one more painful day
Under this depressing gray sky
I reach for a triangle
I wish upon a square
I pray for a circle
To remove my soul’s dispair

Copyright 2010 - LAM

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Furry Creature

Howdy! Well, I had a really busy teaching day yesterday from 1 pm to 7 pm, and then I played a gig at the Wild Vine starting at 8 pm with Tim Turner. It was a lot of fun, and my bff Cindi and her daughter Cristie came to the show. I taught some lessons today, and then my wonderful son and I worked on some projects. I have a song that I sing at some of my gigs linked to this posting: Tom Petty - 'Free Fallin'. Nighty night! xxooo

Furry Creature
Furry creature
Disguised as a puritanical preacher
Teaching me
In oh so unsubtle ways
How not to pray
Furry creature
Flying through my ghost town
Will you ever utter
Anything profound?
Copyright 2010 - LAM

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Hello! Okay, I wrote my poem and drew my illustration last night, but I was too hunkered down and cozy in my bed to post it.
Octostar is a term I made up, so I don't think you will find it in the wikipedia anytime soon. I taught lessons yesterday, and I still have a lot of organizing to do. My son is coming home this weekend, and hopefully we will make a dent in arranging the studio room. We may also try to film one of my music videos (not sure, depending on how my energy is?) I started to read Valerie Bertinelli's book, 'Losing It', which my bff Susan left at my house when she moved to Colorado. I actually was 'hit on' by Eddie Van Halen (my bff Maureen can verify) when I was living in the Bay Area, and I was playing at the Four Seasons in San Francisco with Ricardo Scales. Many of the bands that played at the Concord Pavilion and the Shoreline Amphitheatre all stayed at the Four Seasons. I could actually relate to Eddie's workaholism when I was reading about it in Valerie's book. I know what it is like to be inspired by a new artistic idea and then want to focus on it till its fruition. Off to another busy day. Toodles! xxoo
P. S. I have linked Van Halen's 'Jump' to this posting! Great song, and I love David's splits - ohh!

Octostar, octostar
Wiggling your stars
All over the place
With a silly confused
Look on your face
Turning, spinning, flying around
Hoping to stay
Far from the ground
Copyright 2010 - LAM

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mindless Repetition

Hola! Okay, I can't upload my illustration till tomorrow because of site maintenance, so I'll post only the poem for now. I had a long day of teaching, and then I finished writing the song that is due for the showcase. I think it sounds pretty good. I really enjoy being creative more than anything in life - okay, well maybe not anything, but being creative ranks in the top 10 for making me feel good, in the moment, in spirit, and that I'm living my destiny. I've linked Michael Jackson's - 'Bad' video to this posting. The dancing is amazing in this video! Nighty night. xxoo

Mindless Repetition

Ta, ta, ta, tee
Ta, ta, ta, tee

La, la, la, me
La, la, la, me

Fa, sol, fa
Fa, sol, fa

That's all folks!
That's all folks!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cleaning Limits

Hola! Okay, I'm feeling overwhelmingly joyful I get another night to myself to refocus on my goals and create some art and songwriting. I've been asked to play a group show at the Triple Door next month, so I need to finish writing a song I started a few months ago. I hope I can find my notes on it somewhere - okay I'm still working on my organizational skills, but I'm doing a lot better than before. I really want to start tonight on another large surreal watercolor painting too. I've linked up Eric Carmen's youtube live performance of 'All By Myself', because my friend Susan didn't know what I was talking about when I tried to sing the song to her on the phone today. Nighty night. xxoo

Cleaning Limits
Cleaning limits
One at a time
Hoping to remove
Years of grime
Searching passionately
For what seems like a lifetime
My long lost lucky dime
Copyright 2010 - LAM

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Deep in the Eye

Hi everyone! It has been a long time since I posted to my blog. I experienced the busiest week all year long this past week, so this is my 'dog ate my homework' excuse for not posting. I shot a film with my friend Scott Wednesday morning down in Pioneer Square. It was a great adrenaline rush. I also rehearsed and played a gig with a new band for me, Granite Reign. It was fun playing with Hans, Chris, and Eric. I like the grooves of Hans' original songs. Well, I'm not going to go into everything tonight - gotta rest and get ready for another busy week, so.... nighty night. xxoo

Deep in the Eye
Deep in the eye
I notice more
Multi colored fungi
Coating my retina
A blurry peach fuzz
I will follow a small bug
Till I eliminate
All the ominous humbug
Copyright 2010 - LAM

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Booby Trap

Howdy! I had another wonderful rock and roll cover gig last night - kind of like brick laying in the mental stimulation aspect for me. Anyway, my wonderful son is home from college - yeah! We had a great drive up to the gig through listening to one of our favorite NPR shows - WireTap, featuring Jonathan Goldstein. If you ever get a chance to listen to Jonathan's show or download a podcast, I highly recommend it. I have another night off from gigging to night -YEAH! Hopefully soon I will be able to perform my originals, fusion, jazz or anything else that requires a brain cell. Linked to this blog - another favorite song and performer that I like - Seal -Kiss From a Rose.
Night night. xxoo

Booby Trap
Luring in the victim
With tantalizing bait
Reflecting the usual sins
The booby trap waits
For an innocent action
While wearing a sly grin
Knowing deep within
The outcome
Changes nothing
Nobody wins

Copyright 2010 - LAM

Friday, October 8, 2010

Angled Road

Hola! I'm glad that I'm home tonight. Yeah!!! It is so nice to have a few hours to think my own thoughts and dream my own dreams without constantly being bombarded with opinions from strangers I meet at the gigs in bars where I play. Yahooo. I also watched a current episode of Project Runway tonight. So cool. I feel like I'm finally getting my life back. I've linked a cool live video of The Doors to this posting. Nighty night. xxoo

Angled Road
Angled road
Progressing toward
An impassive crossroad
Asking curious questions of such
Colliding inside
Time to duck and hide
Copyright 2010 - LAM

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Must Haves

Hi everyone! Okay, I'm feeling tired after a long day of teaching, cleaning, and organizing.
Today, as in October 5th, was my father's birthday. As I stated in a previous blog posting, my father was a remarkable man, and he achieved an incredible amount (including being inducted into the hall of fame, being an athletic trainer for the winter USA olympic team, etc.) in his field of sports medicine before his untimely death at the age of 49. Some of my students have acquainted me with the singer Miley Cyrus. I actually really enjoy her songs, especially the one I've linked here, The Climb. Nighty night. xxoo

Must Haves
Must haves and have nots
Must dos and do nots
Close your ears
To the crowd
Open your eyes to your
Own dramatic scenes from within
Flee swiftly from the scary ones
Who know what is premium
For your life
Copyright 2010 - LAM

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Climbing Up!

Hello! I'm so ecstatic to be home tonight. I really love watching Indie films, and I've been savoring an opportunity to do the aforementioned. Of course I multi task at the same time I'm watching the movies, and multi tasking is one of the positive aspects of being a woman (supposedly we are more adept at multi tasking than men). Anyway, this weekend was hellishly busy colored with a lot of teaching and gigging. Hopefully I will recover quickly from all the strange depleting energy I encounter at my gigs so that I can refocus on my goals. Nighty night. xxoo

Climbing Up
Climbing up
Green mold infested stairs
Trying to reach the top
Before I fall unaware
Back to a land of disbelief
But one special moment more than congenial
Held in it a touch of completion of a human kind
Reminding me of a simpler time
When we met once before
In a previous life

Copyright 2010 - LAM