I Wrote Another Book!

Crazy but true. I never expected to do another but, the idea came and it went from there…I guess I like writing more than I thought!  Who’s knows if it’ll happen again. I certainly am not educated nor do I consider myself a writer but, here it is.

The link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NJKMYXH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_L71xCb5EM5HXC

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Latest Band Obsession…

196F3B37-8626-47D9-AC46-FECFD209CE9Cthe Struts

I don’t think I’ve seen a better live band in years! Really worth the effort especially if you like original rock and roll that has very obvious, but not overwhelming,  glam/Queen/Bowie/Stones influences. They are definitely influenced but very much their own thing and should be listened to. Strong melodies and lyrics, awesome live performances and very talented musicians.

And this from the show I saw in Baltimore, MD on 11/18/18…

The Influence of Music 

Music has a connection to everything I do. I grew up in a very creatively motivated home. My parents painted, sang, and played instruments. There was usually music on somewhere in the house. I recall playing The Talking Heads on my stereo while my older brother below me played Nat King Cole and my younger brother next to him played Rush. My mother would have opera or classical playing on her stereo in the living room…only if there wasn’t a string quartet in our large living room or one of us kids practicing piano, flute, drums or guitar. None of us children became virtuosos but, we all became very dependent on music. All of us had music on more than the TV back in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s…long before video games and cellphones. 

I feel lost without music in the background. Some of my best ideas come when I’m concentrating on the music or after I see a live show. The key for me is live shows. I’m energized and in a great mood for days after a concert. I like to go to concerts the way some people go to movies. It’s an escape for me. 

So, it makes perfect sense that my Beads and Maille creations are increasingly becoming influenced by music. 

That will be my new mission. Vegan leather, guitar pick and musical note pendants and charms, more red and black, more black with brighter colors and more stainless steel. 

Tom Petty 

There was a reason that I wore that bandana that way!


This week, my heart was broken. No words really. He’s meant so much to me and my world of music, my sanity. Rest in eternal peace T.P.  Thank you and thank god for your enduring legacy…