Greetings Boys & Girls,
Come on in and join us for a wee bit of live music on this beautiful day. Really every day is beautiful when you live by the sea. I’ve been to the mountains over the weekend and the changing of the season is literally hanging off the trees. Gorgeous! Today I’m recording in the castle, but I’ll be out and about after this. Maybe I’ll see you at the beach.
This week’s set list:
01:01 Turn, Turn, Turn—The Byrds
These lyrics are 2,000 years old, a bunch of hippies put them to a folk song in 1965 —there’s a time for every purpose under heaven. If only we could know for sure when the right time comes! And what about knowing your purpose? Yikes. I’m turn turn turning while I’m still ahead.
06:11 Wolf On the Boardwalk—Debi Jean
This is a trippy fairy tale based on a completely true story. I really did meet a wolf on the Neptune Beach. A real wolf. And we walked along together. It was so cool I had to write a song about my experience. The point is that we can meet someone who doesn’t look like us or agree with us but we can still get along. That’s my not-so-subliminal message to the world.
12:21 Killing The Blues—John Prine
“Leaves were falling, just like embers, in colors red & gold….There’s always so much more to a John Prine song than meets the eye…or I guess we should say ear….however he uses imagery to convey his ideas so I revert back to the eye. Who really cares? I know. It’s just that the song seems so simple with its short lyrics and easy chords, yet it elicits dark blue feelings of loss. But “somebody said they saw me, swinging the world by the tail…
Well it’s time to go. Time to Laugh. Time to dance.
Love you, mean it, bye!
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I’m a late-blooming guitar-wielding singer-songwriter who recently came down from the mountains to retire at the beach. I didn’t know I wanted to be a rock star until I was 63. At the time I was sundowning my CPA practice that I started in 1983. You do the math. Anyway, I got so hooked on music that it changed my life.
I’ve learned that I operate on both sides of my brain, both analytically & creatively and that’s pretty handy. It’s such a rush to write a song, such a cool way to express one’s self. My muse is a friendly butterfly that flits by from time to time with a song story. Gotta dig that! So I’m busting at the seams to share my JOY of music with others.
That’s why I created The Debi Jean Show. I get to have fun doing covers and originals and I chit chat a little. I have other local musicians as guests which helps plug into the amazing music scene here in Atlantic Beach. I have found a new purpose in life and it suits me to a tee. I live in a beautiful place, I get to play music—life is good.