The Doobie Brothers

by SteveHulse on September 8, 2019 · 0 comments

Oh, Oooh, Listen To The Music Once again, sitting up the other night watching AXS TV, a special about the Doobie Brothers. And once again, memories of my musical past shot to the surface, making me smile, blurring my eyes. I knew only one small slice of the Doobies, but man, what a slice it […]


Cocktail Hour

by SteveHulse on September 2, 2019 · 1 comment

A curious phenomenon takes place in our little home, on our little island almost every afternoon. A phenomenon that might be defined as some sort of creeping dementia, or perhaps just a mental and emotional instability that manifests itself as a momentary, burning desire to slip back into the past, to temporarily recreate a better […]

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Passion: To Have Or Have Not

by SteveHulse on August 27, 2019 · 3 comments

Passion: What is it? Why is it? Why do some people have it, and some simply don’t? What’s the deal with passion, anyway? Why is it so elusive for some, and so motivating and inspirational for others? Passion, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, […]


You Just Never Know

by SteveHulse on August 12, 2019 · 1 comment

Life Is That Strange It was a cold winter’s evening in a small town in the Rockies. The year was 1959, and television was still fairly new to this small community. But in a tiny, two-room apartment in the back of Hickey’s Motel in Ennis, Montana, a 15 year-old boy was sitting on the floor […]

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The Sound And The Fury

by SteveHulse on August 7, 2019 · 0 comments

Back out on the North Sound on my trusty Aimless. It’s quiet, peaceful, as if everything else in the rest of this mad, mad world isn’t really happening. Blue sky, puffy white clouds, very slight breeze, water a deep blue with barely a riffle. The Olympic Mountains and Peninsula behind me, the beautiful Cascades and […]


A Sweet Slice Of Life

by SteveHulse on August 1, 2019 · 1 comment

  Doppler So many strange and wonderful things happened to me in my 35-year career, that I have to pick and choose carefully, with thought as to what would interest other people, what could I share that might give them a new insight on the music biz, or the career of a composer, or jazz […]

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There Is No Write Or Wrong

by SteveHulse on July 25, 2019 · 1 comment

I attended one writing class in my life. And the main theme of the class, that evening was, of course, “Write what you know.” Excellent advise for a beginning writer, or for any writer, for that matter. There was other scattered info that night, such as finding our “voice,” which person to write in, how […]

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From An Oldster To A Youngster: A Rant

by SteveHulse on July 6, 2019 · 1 comment

Over the span of our lifetime, our perception of life changes… about many things. How we view our fellow man is often dictated by our preferences and prejudices, ideas we have that were formed by our family, our teachers and our culture. Each generation of youngsters finds new and different hair styles, clothing and language […]

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Politics: A New Solution

by SteveHulse on June 12, 2019 · 4 comments

My blog has never been a political forum… until now. Desperate times call for desperate measures, even if those desperate measures happen to take the form of a little fun in the face of impending doom. So let’s have a bit of fun, okay, before the next news cycle…                                         —————————————— I’ve been trying for […]


Lightly Touching Greatness IV

by SteveHulse on June 9, 2019 · 1 comment

We had flown up to Boulder, Colorado, to record some backing vocals at North Star Studio in Boulder. James was wanting to spread his production money around as much as possible, so he’d have studio “friends” when he later went on his own. Those sessions were okay, nothing big, and I spent the afternoons at […]

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