Taking the Train Back To The Keys


I’m taking the train back down to the Keys until mid July. ( But I think it will be a bit  more  modern than this and maybe a little more comfortable.  I have developed a love for the train. A bit longer to travel be a whole lot but a lot less stressful. I’m hooked.

I’ll be first stopping first in Ft Lauderdale for a couple days to visit an old friend I haven’t seen in far too long, and hopefully make some music. We had a heavy metal band in 1982. He was also my voice coach. Eventually, from singing too much and abusing my vocal cords, I developed callouses on my vocal cords. I started sounding like Rod Stewart.

I quit singing from forcing too much power out and singing in smokey bars. I had to quit. I could sing for a short while and the callouses would swell.  Nothing came out.  So I thought letting them rest would help. But even talking too much made me sound too gravelly. My ego wouldn’t let me be someone’s sideman on keyboards.

I’ve spent years developing my own sound on keyboard without singing. Now it is maybe time to write lyrics and try again. My lyrics had become poetry. I think I should get the old vocal cords checked out, sing softer, learn a different style and practice some good voice exercises. Broaden what I’m doing. What do you think?

Anyway – time to go!  See ya on the train!