Take A Vow Of Silence

Take A Vow Of Silence

Psalms 12:2

 “Everyone lies to his neighbor, with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.

When I first read this I immediately thought of the office bullshitter.

They certainly lie to everyone while piling on the empty platitudes, especially to the company managers and executives.  The double heart that they speak with is constant.

You never trust a word they say.  They say things just to distract you from the truth or just so they don’t have to deal with the truth.

I guess every office has one.  You see them kissing the boss’s ass upon arrival and throughout the day, while conveniently throwing their coworkers under the bus.

They are extreme. Continue reading

Take A Vow Of Silence

Take A Vow Of Silence

Psalms 12:2 – “Everyone lies to his neighbor, with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.

When I first read this I immediately thought of the office bullshitter.

They certainly lie to everyone while piling on the empty platitudes, especially to the company managers and executives.  The double heart that they speak with is constant.

You never trust a word they say.  They say things just to distract you from the truth or just so they don’t have to deal with the truth.

I guess every office has one.  You see them kissing the boss’s ass upon arrival and throughout the day, while conveniently throwing their coworkers under the bus.

They are extreme. Continue reading

Keep It Simple My Friend!

Keep It Simple My Friend!

I watched an interview of  Leland Sklar, it was part of the “Legend Series” by Don Famularo.

Any drummer or musician who is not familiar with Leland Sklar should immediately turn in their musician card.  Look him up and spend some time listening to his work, then you can have your card back.

Here is the interview.  Watch it when you have a half hour to spare.  It’s pretty cool. Continue reading

Easy Come, Easy Go, Easy BS

Easy Come, Easy Go, Easy BS

Easy come, easy go.  You heard that saying a thousand times.

You lose something or an unexpected expense pops up and you say to yourself or someone else says to you, “Oh well easy come, easy go.”

One day I really thought about that saying.  I think it was right after a large unexpected auto repair bill.

What I thought about was how the repair bill was more than two weeks of my take home pay.

That money sure didn’t come too easily.  I put up with a lot of bullshit in those two weeks.  I came home mentally and physically exhausted almost every day.

But with one phone call from the dealer’s service shop two week worth of pay was gone. Continue reading

Monday Morning Quarterbacks

Monday Morning Quarterbacks

Today I thought I would write another piece that was sparked by a note I wrote myself a few months earlier.  When I wrote it I thought it would be a good subject but then every day when I would review and come upon this note I would say “no, not today”.

Well today I just looked at the note again but this time I said “today”.

The note was “Monday morning quarterback, before you criticize, stop and look at the situation.  Would you have done the same thing?” Continue reading

There is B S In Every Job

There is B S In Every Job

There is a saying I have that I conveyed to people when the situation warrants and I have told this to my kids over the years.

“There is bullshit in every job.”

It doesn’t matter if it’s the dream job that you always wanted, the one you dreamed about as a child, a teenager, an adult.

Any job that is going to be rewarding and satisfying is going to have its share of bullshit.

I learned this when I got a chance at what I thought was my dream job at the age of twenty five.

I went to Pittsburgh to work with my good friend in his recording studio. Continue reading

Shy Performer

The other day my wife was telling me about a conversation she had with one of her high school classmates.

It just so happens that this lady was the younger sister of one of my old high school girl friends.   In fact she was the one that in my junior year of high school everyone thought I would end up marrying right after high school.  Maybe I did too.

But then I spent that summer playing lounges and met an older girl.  Nothing ever came of that meeting other than an infatuation with someone a few years older than me who drove around in their own car.  I ending up breaking off a one year relationship with my high school girl friend, and when you were in high school one year was a long time.

But the way things turned out it was all for the best. Continue reading