Songwriter’s notebook: Perfection is the enemy of good

Perfection is the enemy of good. Perfection is the enemy of good. Repeat it and repeat it. It’s not that creatives don’t strive for greatness; it’s just that many of … Continue reading Songwriter’s notebook: Perfection is the enemy of good

The story behind, “Dear OG&E,” & remembering the 2007 Oklahoma ice storm

We had ice in central Oklahoma today, but I’m not sure we can call it an ice storm. Back in 2007, we had an ice storm. And it was an … Continue reading The story behind, “Dear OG&E,” & remembering the 2007 Oklahoma ice storm

Valentine’s Day original song: “Somebody Loves You”

All my music posted to YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/RyanWeltonMusic Licensing: ryanwelton AT gmail DOT com. Somebody Loves You (Valentine’s Day Song) c. 2018 Ryan Welton Verse 1: If I bought you … Continue reading Valentine’s Day original song: “Somebody Loves You”

Best new contemporary jazz sound comes from sax player Justin Young

This is a totally self-serving post. But if you enjoy contemporary jazz or smooth jazz and haven’t given saxophonist Justin Young a listen, do yourself a favor and check out … Continue reading Best new contemporary jazz sound comes from sax player Justin Young

Yacht Rock Original: “Everybody’s Girl”

I’ve loved all-things yacht rock before the genre even had a name. Christopher Cross, Toto, Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Hall & Oates: love all of it. And after … Continue reading Yacht Rock Original: “Everybody’s Girl”

Ticket To Fly: #TBT ‘Smooth Jazz’ tune I had completely forgotten (video)

But it was a comment from a YouTuber named Hector that caught my attention tonight. He wrote on one song of mine that he was responsible for at least 50 of the 362 views of an original tune I posted called “Ticket To Fly.”