I waited patiently... 

I would have a hard time proving that I’ve ever waited patiently for anything but it’s true! There is one thing I can point to as something that I truly gave to the Lord. When I became a Christian at nineteen I was fresh from being in a well-received Hollywood band. Actually, I walked away from the band and the record we recorded because of my new-found recognition of the need for God in my life.

I was ready to take a break from my career pursuits. I’m just not sure it ever dawned on me that it would be…

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I admit I've thrown in the towel... 

It funny. Sweet actually. Recently, upon posting the lyrics to COUNTLESS DREAMS, I was flooded with emails encouraging me on my road to love. So many friends, fans, well-wishers heard my cry of loneliness and felt compelled to offer their condolences, words of advice and comfort or testimonies of how god brought love into their lives.

I felt almost foolish writing everyone back and reminding them that the song had been written in 2005 and since then, while I am single now, I have had the good…

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Flipping channels I caught the news... 

Dying movie stars, stories of war, devastation by natural disaster…  Seems like the end is near.

Or is it?

I read somewhere that it only appears like there is more death and destruction now than in the past because of how fast we receive our news. This may be true yet the global picture sure looks grim. And it’s getting worse.

For decades the debate over violence in TV, movies and video games and how it can lead to the desensitization of our youth and create future criminals has been at a forefront…

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I saw myself driving by... 

It’s funny. I spend a lot of time in dresses and combat boots. I don’t spend much time thinking about the origins, statement or ramifications of such a choice.  I know other people do so the effects are not lost on me but I feel no different in show wear than I so in my jammies post-performance eating Oreos and watching “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” reruns.

Ah, but then it happens. It’s time to load a new pic on Facebook or the recent sermon onto YouTube and that’s when I am forced to see what…

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There was a man who knew too much... 

Is it possible to know too much? I wrote this line in the song, STAND AROUND & WATCH to be taken in the biblical sense. It’s also a play on the movie title. In the film, Jimmy Stewart knew too much of what the bad guys were up to-so much it almost gets him killed.

Ecclesiastes 1:18 states, “In much wisdom is much grief.” This refers to the amount of social, intellectual and spiritual awareness a person has and experiences opens them up to a deeper level of despair. This despair is rooted in the harsh…

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Outstretched hands and wanton eyes (or you're so vain, you proabably think this blog is about you).. 

After recently posting the lyrics and MP3 of THE VANITY SONG (from ZOMBIES, 2007) , a number of people wrote and asked what inspired me to take the brutal prophesy of Isaiah 3:16 (I always felt that number to be ironic) and turn it into a pop tune.

It happened like this: It was sometime in 1983 shortly after I had become a Christian. I was hanging out at my then-girlfriend-who shall-remain-nameless’ nifty apartment in Hollywood, California.  We had just gone garage/yard sale hopping and  had stopped…

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When I come to die... 

During the recording of my CD, ZOMBIES, I became aware that I was two songs short, that I needed about  five more minutes of music on the record. First, I decided to use a song that I recorded during my NOT UNCLEAN sessions, TWO, as the “closing credits” music (more on that later).

I recorded all of my initial records with my dear friend, Pastor Weston Burnside in the studio he built in his Southern Baptist church in Kingman, Arizona. There were hymnals everywhere and I grabbed one hoping to find…

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When I think about what we have... 

As I’m coasting through the eve of what is generally my biggest performance event of the year (the Phoenix Fringe Festival) , I am troubled and somewhat amused by a recent revelation. As we humans prepare to walk through our most recent rites of passage (marriage, babies, graduations, homecomings, award ceremonies, loss of loved ones, and, of course, big-ass performances), there’s always a Who moment. Y’know the one where that damned song floats through our minds: “How many friends have I really…

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Two are better than one... 

Like so many of us, I spend too much time on Facebook. I do love bouncing about and seeing what everyone else deems post-worthy.  The pics, the videos, the political tirades… I could get lost forever.  But nothing moves me more than relationship status updates.  Once I posted a pic of myself with a buxom mannequin with a message that stated, “Paisley Yankolovich is in a relationship” and someone I dated ONCE wrote me and let me have it. (Uh, it  was a mannequin, a joke). That’s when I knew I was…

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