A Short Story by Tim McMullen
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A collection of musings about music, songwriting, politics, education, humor—including occasional videos of relevant original songs.
Why another blog?
I have a MySpace page (with a blog) myspace.com/tcbijou; a YouTube page (showing my latest comments to others) www.youtube.com/TimMcMullen; and several family blogs which I created and to which I contribute. A number of my videos appear on Manfred Helfert's Woody Guthrie site www.woodyguthrie.de/lyrics.html; my "Second String Songman" is featured on Mary Muehleisen's tribute site to her brother, Maury www.maurymuehleisen.com, as well as the Jim Croce Tribute Page www.jimcrocefans.com/tributeY.html.
I also contribute comments regularly to two great blogs: Craig Bickhardt's "90-Mile Wind," ninetymilewind.blogspot.com, a thoughtful blog about songwriting from an extremely successful writer who worked in Nashville for over 25 years with some of the greatest country writers but who has returned to full time performing; and Bobby Jameson's bobbyjameson.blogspot.com , a remarkable biographical epic chronicling the harrowing life of a young performer who achieved early but fleeting fame while crossing paths and swords with Tony Alamo and other infamous music business types, and who played and recorded with the likes of Mick Jagger, Frank Zappa, Randy Newman, Jesse Ed Davis, Red Rhodes, Crazy Horse, and Curt Boetcher, to name a few. His reminiscences of his own downward spiral, and his daily tribulations are told in remarkably insightful prose, intriguing poetry, and creative videos set to a number of his songs written from the early '60's to the '80's.
So why another blog? Just for fun! This one is going to be a random collection of old and new political and musical observations; poetical musings; autobiographical anecdotes from my collection, Tim McMullen—Aged 50 Years; comic videos from my 1982 video collection, Feast or Famine; short stories from my collection, So It's All Done With Mirrors, That's No Reflection on You; as well as the occasional new song or video.