Saturday, February 26, 2011

...out of 'The Hole' and into sunny Santa Monica--the adventure continues...

Friday, February 25, 2011

...'The Hole' is hoppin'--auditions, emails, new equipment--I LOVE it...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

"...one way or another--the choice is up to you..."--Cactus...

Friday, February 18, 2011

...for those who have not yet done so--please submit your SKYPE information so I can frighten you in person when desired...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

...'The Hole' is open for (monkey) business--but my vocal instrument is still a little out of tune ! I'm a workhoarse...

Monday, February 14, 2011

...in from the Midwest and back in 'The Hole'--promising more mirth, merriment and mayhem to come...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cool Daddy Mike






The greatest example I know of a good father is Joseph, husband of Mary (yes, THAT Mary). Standing in as a father to a child whose birth was shrouded in mystery and suspicion AND being married to a woman whose very integrity and sanity was questioned--he stood tall as caretaker, provider and earthly role model. He covered both mother and Child with his love and identity until said Child came into His own...
The next greatest example I know of a great father is Melvin Merriweather--'Cool Daddy Mike' or as we said it 'Delmike'. He passed away in his sleep early Monday January 31. You see, technically (read 'biologically') he wasn't my Dad. But there was never a time in my life when he didn't treat me like his own son...and I WAS his son. His love and care, his availability, his grace under pressure and his peaceful spirit erased the 'stepfather' title from his name.
Melvin Merriweather did for me what Joseph of the house of David did for Jesus--he named me, protected me, opened his arms and life to me and mine. I know who I am because he knew who he was--a man who stepped in to do what was needed. A man who took on responsibility with dignity, humor, love and a peaceful spirit. When I grow up I want to be just like him.
Thanks, Delmike, for being there when I needed you the most.
Well done, thou good and faithful servant...
Rest In Peace...
In the pictures above, you see the man himself and 5 of 13 of my brothers and sisters.