How to Play Kenny Rogers’ classic hit, “Lady”

Kenny Rogers has had many hits, but this is arguably his most beautiful song. It was written by the great Lionel Richie, and it’s super easy to play. It starts … Continue reading How to Play Kenny Rogers’ classic hit, “Lady”

4 predictions for Celebrity Big Brother (U.S), including who’ll win

So, in a blog last week, I took a guess at the incoming Celebrity Big Brother house guests and whiffed gloriously. I didn’t get a one right, and you know … Continue reading 4 predictions for Celebrity Big Brother (U.S), including who’ll win

Smooth grooves: Your 2018 yacht rock concert calendar

As is the name of my blog, “Yacht Rock & Me,” I am an aficionado, fan and practitioner of all things yacht rock. The least I could do is make … Continue reading Smooth grooves: Your 2018 yacht rock concert calendar

5 things I learned as a YouTube creator in 2017

I have not mastered YouTube, not close — but every week I get a little better at it. So, I wanted to share with you what I learned about YouTube in 2017. Maybe you’ll find one or two helpful tidbits in here.

3 beers, 3 books: What I’m drinking and reading these days

There’s nothing better than a cold beer and a good book, so I thought I’d write a blog post about both. I’ll call it three beers and three books. I … Continue reading 3 beers, 3 books: What I’m drinking and reading these days

New view: A quiet but hot run through Buckeye, Arizona

New view. Those two words summarize why my favorite thing to do on vacation or on business trips is to go running. However, it took some new friends to help … Continue reading New view: A quiet but hot run through Buckeye, Arizona

DIY SEO: You can get to Page 1 on Google. You really can. Here’s how …

When I created this blog, I called it “Smooth Jazz and Digital Marketing” because those were two topics that I figured I’d write about regularly as a musician and a … Continue reading DIY SEO: You can get to Page 1 on Google. You really can. Here’s how …

Roy’s blend of fusion, familiar a tasty treat on first night in Phoenix

One of my favorite parts of traveling is eating, and our first stop this spring in Phoenix was Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion of Chandler, Arizona. Roy’s is a chain of 27 … Continue reading Roy’s blend of fusion, familiar a tasty treat on first night in Phoenix

Spring training trip to Phoenix starts with Brewers, Dodgers and a sweet Mustang

As it rains across central Oklahoma tonight, I hearken back to the start of March and sunnier days. This year, I took my second trip to The Grand Canyon State, … Continue reading Spring training trip to Phoenix starts with Brewers, Dodgers and a sweet Mustang

U.S. Capitol Washington D.C.

Run through Washington, D.C., an aesthetic delight

It’s been a busy month. That’s an understatement. One week was spent in Washington D.C. One week was spent at spring training in Arizona. And one week was spent cursing … Continue reading Run through Washington, D.C., an aesthetic delight

Travel in Oklahoma: Robbers Cave State Park

It’s quiet. It’s picturesque. The trees are tall and beautiful, and the running trails are plentiful. The cabins available at Robbers Cave aren’t just adequate. They’re damned nice, and the bed was even comfortable!

One dude’s opinion: Al Jarreau’s 5 Best Songs

With the death of Al Jarreau today, another great has left the planet. There were very few male vocalists ever who could match his talent, and there is nobody in … Continue reading One dude’s opinion: Al Jarreau’s 5 Best Songs