Time Machine Tuesday: My First Video

NaNoWriMo Update: 6000 words*, 9 cups of coffee, one cup of Earl Grey, one glass of cabernet, and a half-pint of a Session IPA. I never liked my singing voice. Limited range and it never sounded good to me. But I try sometimes. *If you are doing the math, 6000 divided by 8 equals IContinue reading “Time Machine Tuesday: My First Video”

Music Monday: New Feature: Songs You Might Want to Hear

NaNoWriMo Update: 5877 words, 8 cups of coffee, one glass of cabernet, and a half-pint of a Session IPA. There is a radio show on CBC here in Canada that occasionally does a feature called SYNTH: Songs You Need To Hear. Now, I can’t say to someone, “You’ll like this song” (or book for thatContinue reading “Music Monday: New Feature: Songs You Might Want to Hear”

Music Monday: Song Titles

Without looking it up, can you name a song for each day of the week? Monday, Monday Ruby Tuesday Wednesday? There was a band in the 70s named Wednesday… Thursday? Friday? Saturday Night’s Alright for Fightin’  / S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night Sunday Bloody Sunday I got 4 out of 7. Care to fill in the blanks orContinue reading “Music Monday: Song Titles”

Music Monday: If you haven’t heard it already…

Every so often, I like to share my music page link. Many people read my posts, but unless they visit my website, they don’t see the other things that I have created. https://linesbyleon.com/my-music-and-more/ Most of the recording is not studio quality (since it wasn’t done in a studio), and recording isn’t something I enjoy doing,Continue reading “Music Monday: If you haven’t heard it already…”

Music Monday: The Folly of Youth

I hope that you enjoyed my conversation last week. It was fun to do, and I will definitely do more. I tried to keep it casual sounding yet informative as I aim to highlight some of the authors I am doing promotions with. Now onto today’s topic: When I first picked up a guitar, IContinue reading “Music Monday: The Folly of Youth”

Music Monday: In Conversation With Abigail de Niverville

(This interview was originally posted on August 9, 2021) Welcome to my new conversation series! Season 1, Episode 1: The One with Abigail [Chairs scuffing on floor…*cough*…] Hi, Abigail. I’m glad you made it. I know that internet traffic can be congested at times. So, if you are comfortable, let’s get started.  In 33 1/3Continue reading “Music Monday: In Conversation With Abigail de Niverville”

Music Monday/Monday Musings: Now for something completely different.

So I decided to put my interview skills to the test. I have written a few humorous ones, Leon Stevens Interviews Himself, but after participating few new book promos, I thought it would be a good idea to introduce some of the authors that are featured on my page, Discover New Authors and Free Books.Continue reading “Music Monday/Monday Musings: Now for something completely different.”

Music Monday: Deja…kind of vu?

I heard a song the other day and it reminded me of a past event. The odd thing was that I had never heard it before, yet it made me reminisce. I guess that the words or the melody fit into my memories so that I could picture myself experiencing it in a different time.Continue reading “Music Monday: Deja…kind of vu?”

Music Monday: What Goes Around Comes Around

Did popular music run out of ideas after the first few decades? Last week I wrote about songs that sound the same. Today, we visit how we hear artists reaching back to sample from the musical buffet of the past. Sometimes it is because an artist is heavily influenced by a certain band, or likeContinue reading “Music Monday: What Goes Around Comes Around”