Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bridge to Somewhere

Hi everyone! Another long weekend of teaching and gigs. Yesterday, November 27th, was the birthday of both Jimi Hendrix and my bff Susan. I've linked Jimi Hendrix's song - Angel to this blog posting. Happy Birthday! I think I need to lay down and rest a bit. My cough has persisted and it is causing me to feel dizzy. The dizziness is probably due to a lack of oxygen to my brain. Nighty night. xxoo

Bridge to Somewhere
Crossing over the bridge to somewhere
Takes all my energy and focus currently
Spears puncture me rhythmically
While I cautiously meander along my path
I must put more effort
Into creating a stronger shield
To protect my delicate dreams
Which will lead me to that
Better new somewhere
By quiet streams

Copyright 2010 - LAM

Friday, November 26, 2010

Michael Archangel - Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi everyone! Happy Thanksgiving to everybody. My son and I had a nice quiet thanksgiving this evening. We had ham for dinner instead of turkey, since neither one of us really likes turkey. I painted this quick watercolor of my son, unbeknownst to him, while he was working on a project an hour ago. Well, I just realized that I have a lot of paper work to complete by tomorrow, so nighty night. xxoo

Michael - Archangel
Michael, my son
Named after Michael the archangel
Field commander of the
Army of God
In Hebrew Michael means
“who is God like”
This describes my son Michael completely
Always thoughtful, sweet and kind
I’m glad you’ve chosen to be
Part of my family this time

Copyright 2010 - LAM

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Alien Love

Hi Everyon! It is a winter wonderland here in the Seattle area. Beautiful! If I get a chance later this evening I'll try to paint the snow dusted scenery. I've linked Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' to this posting, because I was going to play it at the gig last Thursday. Even though I love Marvin Gaye's songwriting and singing talents, after reading his biography I've never really felt the same way about his music. He was very abusive to woman which lead to his demise. I had an enjoyable musical experience with my student Ruby on Saturday. We played two songs at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe cabaret. Ruby's mom, Kate, was the MC, and her dad is a partner/owner at Couth Buzzard. They have weekly open mics and other events, so check it out! Ruby did an awesome job playing 'Tune Up' by Miles Davis. We also played my new song 'Listen People'. Hopefully I'll get to record the song soon. I'm off to try and sweep the snow from my car and schlepp through the elements. Have a nice warm day! xxoo Laurie

Alien Love
Arriving one day
Alien love
Occurring one day

Copyright 2010 - LAM

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Last Winter Rose

Hi everybody! Linked to this posting is: Pink Floyd - 'Hey You'
Tonight after teaching lessons all evening, I painted my first real full size watercolor (it is too big to fit the entire picture on my scanner). It is 40 degrees outside, but it sure feels colder. Off to read and rest. Nighty night. xxoo

The Last Winter Rose
The last winter rose
Plucked from my dying garden
Still possess
The sweet scent of spring
Deep within its petals
Providing hope
Of warmth reappearing
Once more
Copyright 2010 - LAM

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Upside Down Butterfly

Hi everyone! Ohhh, I have a night off. Yahooey! Okay, I'll try to contain myself. I had another fun gig with Granite Reign yesterday. I taught some lessons this morning, and now I've been trying to catch up on organizing and just plain old thinking. Trying to find my own thoughts again. I still have tons of paper work to do, but oh well I think I'll get a couple hours of sleep tonight. Tomorrow, as in Sunday, I'm playing at a memorial for Charles White held at the Central in Pioneer Square. The Charles White band was the first gig I played when I moved to Seattle. The Charles White band use to host an awesome jam down at Larrys in Pioneer Square every Wednesday for, I think, 13 years. Many great players came and sat in i.e. George Benson, Buddy Miles, Lou Rawls to name a few. Charles was a charismatic front man. He had some great unique dance moves. Charles will be greatly missed.
Nighty night. xxoo

Sheryl Crow Kid Rock Picture is linked to this blog posting.

Upside Down Butterfly
Upside down butterfly
Why don’t you glide
Why do you not feel
The purpose of your wings
Break free from that evil spell
An unkind wizard cast your way
Wash off your delicate wings
With prayer, love
And songs that angels sing
Soar once more on a soft breeze
Sharing your unique beauty
With the eyes of the world

Copyright 2010 - LAM

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Secret Wish

Hola! First of all it is Veterans Day! I personally want to say thank you to all the veterans of the USA. I know it has been the longest time I've had so far between postings, but I have my excuses all nicely hand printed on this 3"x5" card. Okay, first I've been fighting that awful bronchitis on the verge of pneumonia bug, second I've been teaching all day and then gigging at night at least 6 of the past 11 days (three different bands), it is really cold (I have to curl up in my warm bed), and finally pure burn out exhaustion. I'll let you in on a little insight to me, if you care, I never get bored. My mind is always thinking of a several new creative ideas to do every day while always thinking about my long term goals. Plus I create in many different media platforms i.e., painting, songwriting & performing music, and writing, and I'm always trying to find a second to master my crafts. Therefore, I really don't crave social activity, and I'm really happy when I finally get a chance to be alone with myself and think. I've linked Lola by the Kinks to this posting.
Nighty night. xxoo

Secret Wish
While drinking peach tea
I climb a slippery tree
Looking for my secret wish
In the shark infested sea
Maybe someday
On a perfect warm winter day
I’ll share what my secret wish does say
But as for now
I’ll meditate a long while
Till my secret
Circles back my way

Copyright 2010 - LAM

Friday, November 5, 2010


Hi! My body is still feeling tired, but my mind feels good. I love taking time to be alone and renew myself away from the influences of other people. Yeah! I've linked one of my favorite songs to this posting - U2's - Wild Horses.

Finding alignment
Inspired by kindness
Illustrated by actions
Creating inner satisfaction
Virtues of being thoughtful
Leads to self-rescue

Copyright 2010 - LAM

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Purple Tree

Hola! I'm feeling a little bit sick today. Very tired, but I need to drag my body off to teach some lessons. Here is a quicky post that I drew and wrote last night. Since I sang this song at rehearsal last night, here is link to it - Poison - Every Rose Has a Thorn. Have a nice day! xxxoo

Purple Tree
Purple tree sitting by the river
What are you searching for?
A moment of kindness
Or something more
Someone to make you feel the innocent trust
You once wore
Or someone to tear away your bark
Down to your core
Something to help strengthen your roots
Instead of cutting you down
And turning you into a roof

Copyright 2010 - LAM

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

In a Green Monster's Mouth

Hello! It has been awhile since I posted to my blog. I've been feeling very exhausted and burned out. Hopefully someday soon I'll get a break so that I can work on my paintings, songwriting, writing, reading, and resting. At least I had a fun time playing this weekend with Granite Reign (Hans, Eric, & Chris). Finally I'm getting a chance to play my originals again, and Hans' cool originals. Also, I get to sing more songs. I hope that I can find a wee bit of time to book some original acoustic gigs, finish setting up my studio, and finish my CDs. That is if I don't die first from exhaustion. Oh well, it's a flip of a coin which will come first. Another long day of teaching ahead of me, so "have a nice day!" xxoo

In the Mouth
When you are trapped
Inside the mouth of a green monster
Grow a vine a faith
Starting with a seed of hope
Water with belief
Fertilize with trust and patience
Escape quickly
Flee the freaks
Copyright 2010 - LAM