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The ‘haves’ have more. News at 11.

I know you are still playing games
And cannot see what I’ve lost.

For too many, the tab gets paid by others.
For you, There is no Cost.

Pull up to another table
Grab a fancy pair of dice.
You don’t need anyone
Let alone their advice.

Black is black and everything in between
What’s left is a white that blinds like the sun.
Defended by lies no choice but to go on
There’ll be many more before this song is done.

I know you are still playing games
And cannot see what I’ve lost.

For too many, the tab gets paid by others.
For you, There is no Cost.
For you, There is no cost
There is no Cost.

I have been busy and quite productive in spite of the world moving as fast as ever as I slow down. next year I will be 70, so everything I do takes a bit longer these days.

I have a few songs, a lot of poetry , some photos and a couple outside projects to show for it.

Here is a new song I can blame on too much time to think in between projects. Some darker themes throughout. More to come if I can find the time, even if the descriptions and personal stories are shorter than I usually aim for. Thanks for your understanding.

11 2 2022

Pot makes me paranoid
Alcohol makes me cry.
If you ask me a question
I’ll want to know the reason why.

If we could do this all over again
It Wouldn’t Be the Same.
I’ve loved you forever 

But it’s driving me insane.

Friends we know are complicated
And rarely ever try.
I told you I will love you,
Until the day I die.  Until the day that I die.

Life becomes precious to those
Who see what lies ahead.
Each day becomes very special
For those who know they’ll soon be dead.

Take the time, the time is now
To look what’s inside your head.
I tell you over and over again
But you ignore what I’ve said.

I want to share with you my latest 24 hour song. Written, recorded and mixed in one day. This is “Trance”.

MSK 11 2 2022

It seems to me
This is the place to be.
Outside everything
Inside nothing

In a
Trance
In a
Trance

It seems to me
This is the place to be.
Outside everything
Inside nothing

Internal Glance
Brain Dance
Another Chance

In a Trance

Outside everything
Inside nothing

A common topic shared on this platform as I reach 70 years old.

Another friend of mine has died unexpectedly. He was ten years younger than me. My posts have bragged about the people I have met over the years, and he is one of the special ones. Jay Aronoff truly loved music…. in all it’s forms, but he made it his own. Life had it’s struggles but he always had time for good friends.

Son of former Ohio Senator Stan Aronoff but he chose his own path. I met him when I worked at a local music store chain. I managed the store and he was a guitar instructor. Even when he was not in a lesson, the guitar was strapped around his shoulder and he encouraged impromptu renditions of our favorite prog-rock songs. He was easy to love.

Jay was stunned I had never had a cup of coffee. He persisted until I had my first and only cup of coffee with him. It wasn’t that bad but not as good as the smell of fresh ground coffee in the old grocery stores so I decided to stick with tea!

I did a video of Jay’s band Mara performing live. My wife Ellen and I did all the camera work on two separate nights, and I did the post production video and timing by ear. In memory of Jay Aronoff, here are links to that video filmed in 1988:

I also have some lyrics to share with all who knew Jay, and those who know me:

This is all Unpredictable
The end to a terrible day.
A phone call from another friend;
This would be the last day with Jay.

He was a very special soul
Who bound so many together.
I thought he’d be the one
To remember us forever.

Jay had his demons to face
I’m sure he faced many alone.
None of that matters today
Because from now on, Jay is gone.

This is all UnPredictable
The cruelty cannot be more clear
This would be the last day with Jay.
So I raised another glass of beer.

This is all UnPredictable
The cruelty cannot be more clear
This would be the last day with Jay.
So I raised a glass of beer.

Michael K

I’m not here to fix your refrigerator
I’m the Originator.
You keep searching for the Creator
I’m the Generator.

It’s a long time to keep things running
You’ve got to be stunning.
Hits are money if you keep running
The next kid is cunning.

Add glitter and silk
Make it taste like mamma’s milk.
The sound is what they’re looking for:
I’m the Generator.

Push the tones you want to hear
Waves of candy for the inner ear.
Trust me there is nothing to fear.
The Generator is here.

Fix problems you didn’t know you had
Solutions before you get mad.
Over deliver just a tad.
Under budget everyone’s glad.

Add glitter and silk
Make it taste like mamma’s milk.
The sound is what they’re looking for:
I’m the Generator.

My days are longer than the nights.
But my nights belong to you.
Talk, laugh, dream.
Didn’t matter what we’d do.

The morning begins the struggle
None of it is worth a fight.
Wait, hope, dream.
Soon everything will be alright.

It could have been that I was late.
Too much living left up to fate.
However it happened by any event
I knew it was you from your scent.

Describe:
The most beautiful sunset.
Picture:
Energy that surrounds you.
Dictate:
Memories you are saving.
Capture:
What I feel this close to you.

It could have been that I was late.
Too much living left up to fate.
However it happened by any event
I knew it was you from your scent.

My days are longer than the nights.
But my nights belong to you.
Talk, laugh, dream.
Whatever you want to do.

I have shared a lot of pictures from local city parks in the past. Readers know one of my favorite city parks is Ault Park. Ault Park is actually the cities third largest park. Recently revived from years of neglect, I have shown pictures of sunsets at the park, the construction of connecting bike trails along with the floral gardens and overlooks.

Part of the park’s revival funding comes from renting the pavilion for weddings, corporate and local sponsored events. Here are some pictures of the pavilion when they are preparing for events:

The park has also been a place for celebrations like the 4th of July. On these occasions because the park is at the center of a number of neighborhoods, people come from all over to enjoy this wonderful area. This year we had beautiful weather and a full crowd to celebrate the freedoms we still have. I will share a few pictures but will try not to bore you with all of them.

Just a few quick videos of the 4th of July crowd:

Panning through the lawn and pavilion celebrations
View from the lower lawn and the live music getting ready for fireworks:
Fireworks from right underneath them! I should have brought my camera….
Another short video of fireworks
to the finale’

I hope you enjoyed your local events and stayed safe during the holidays.

I know it has been a while since I have posted much, but in reality I have been pretty busy. I have a lot to catch up on, but for now I want to share a new song with you. I wrote the lyrics to “Trap” a while ago and now have music for it. The lyrics have changed a bit so I will include an updated lyric sheet as well.

I have a vocalist coming in to redo the melody track to replace mine, and I will keep my harmony track. Soon another friend will send me bass guitar tracks, but for now, here is “Trap”.

When you think you are making the right decision
Everybody you connect with is on your side.
Well, buckle up your seat belts and hold on to your cap
You don’t know it, but you just walked into a trap.

A trap you can’t get out of. X2
A trap you couldn’t see.
A trap of your own making.
Trapped for all eternity.

Still struggling and squirming trying to believe
Yellin’ ‘I don’t understand’, makes you look like a fool.
All bundled up nice with a box, bow and pretty wrap
However you say it, you’re stuck in a trap.
Lashing out at anyone that comes even close.
You keep pushing yourself further and further away.

Suddenly you hear a loud and powerful snap
Now you know it, you just walked into a trap.

When you think you are making the right decision
Everybody you connect with is on your side.
Well, buckle up your seat belts and hold on to your cap
You don’t know it, you just walked into a trap.

It seems like you are making your own choices
Everything’s going down just like you planned.
The box is smashed and you’re hanging from a strap
However you play it, you’re stuck in a trap.
Suddenly you hear a loud and powerful snap
Now you know it, you just walked into a trap.

Life on the outside is cruel and often mean.
Life on the inside can be what you make it to be.
You have more than I do and it’s still not enough.
If someone ‘wants you’, you think that they’re in love.

I find the simple pleasures we share
Can provide the answers for hope and prayer.
Literally, just stop and face the other way
We see so much clearly in the light of day.

In Summary;
There’s a bunch of things I haven’t done yet.
In Summary;
Far too many things I’ve learned to regret.
In Summary;
The important ones I try not to forget.
In Summary;
I’m not a gambler
But there were many times
I should have placed my bet.

The difference between the haves and the have-nots
Or more like the players that miss all the free shots.
Learn to appreciate everything that goes toward the Sum
I’ve gotten old and slow, but I’ve never been dumb.

I hear the beat when nothing is around.
Can’t help but imitating life’s unusual sound.
I would gladly show anyone what I have found
The tempo changes come from underground.

It’s not a pattern if it doesn’t flow.
Soon watch your feet and hands begin moving from fast to slow.
No way to see it if you don’t already know
But stand still long enough you will feel it grow.

The first thing I learned was how to snap.
Didn’t take me long ‘til I had the knack.
Walkin down the street or wakin’ from a nap,
My life has always been a musical soundtrack.

From the solid ground comes a roar like thunder.
I can never wake from the spell I am under.
Once I can open my eyes they are full of wonder
Let’s escape this world that has been plundered.

From there everything comes into play.
Someone writes a musical out of the things you say.
I would like to think we could leave it for another day
But you and I know it will never go away.

The first thing I learned was how to snap.
Didn’t take me long ‘til I had the knack.
Walkin down the street or wakin’ from a nap,
My life has always been a really long soundtrack.