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It's All Coming Together 

With the help of Jane Harbury, publicist extraordinaire, I'll be launching JIGGERY POKERY on June 26th at The Painted Lady in Toronto after about half a dozen radio interviews and performances.  So if you'd like to see and hear what I'll to with these tunes armed only with an acoustic guitar and a peck of courage, I'll get you on the list - let me know!  And continue to be awesome.  WB

How about them videos? 

The latest batch of lyric videos has been a blast to create.  When I shot all of that Super-8 film footage decades ago I could not have imagined where it would end up.  And the vintage film archives have been an outstanding source of great footage - in fact, I’m going to do an alternate version of “Danger Pay” with some crazy olde daredevils that I just came across.  I hope to do some “proper” videos with actors and crew and script and lights (!), but in the meantime I hope these are tickling your musical…

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New Look, New Record 

If you've been here before, you've noticed that it does not look the same.  Finally!

Welcome back, and welcome to the new record.  The official release is still some ways off, but close friends get benefits around here.

PLEASE let me know which song is your favorite, as I love feedback.  And after about two years of tinkering, waiting, and tinkering, I'm more than curious about your take.

Jiggery Pokery - it's the right thing to enjoy right now.  (I know - I should have been in marketing a few decades…

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"Blue Skies" on your ceiling?  

Hello and happy Wednesday - it's a beautiful day and here's the song to prove it.

"Blue Skies on the Ceiling" did not make the cut for the new record, but it does wake me up quicker than a double shot of espresso.  If there's a new morning show that you'll be producing anytime soon then this should be it's theme song.  I hope it has you dancing in your sleeping clothes too. -W

Get That Funny Feeling 

This week's video post is a preview from "Jiggery Pokery", a lyric video for one of the bonus tracks.

"I Got A Feelin'" is quite the toe-tapper, if we do say so.  We left it off the record because 1, we had too many tracks, and 2, because... it's quite the toe-tapper.  Have fun with it and I can send you a copy with the rest of the record, if you like.

And please rock your Wednesday!

Ah, Saturdays 

Our folks liked to laze-in a bit on Saturdays, so we would create our own morning meals to enjoy in front of the TV.  Cartoons were an important ritual.  Then we were all set to our tasks, either something that didn't get done all week or a bigger project that we'd been holding off.  Either way, the soundtrack was always agreeable.

Happy & Jiggy 

If you have not yet noticed, many of these instrumentals were named after departed loved ones, human & 4-legged.

Dad was a pretty chipper guy and he loved to sway to some good rooty tunes.  I hope he would have put this one high on his list.

Enjoy "Harold's Jig" with a big grin, if you would.

Boodles Doodles 

I just wanted to see "Boodles Doodles" on the screen.  And I thought it might be justified as this week's video offering fits the title.

I will run out of these at some point, then it will be time for the vaunted lyric video.  One can almost look away when there are lyrics on the screen.  Almost.

But I digress.  I hope "Boodles" rocks your day.

Doodle videos 

You may have seen my recent doodle videos.  I thought they might make an interesting alternative to the other slide-show videos I've seen around, and which you will certainly see here at some points over the coming months.

Please let me know how they sit with you and I'll consider another batch.

This week's installment is a revisit of a very old tune of mine, originally recorded in 1982 and re-imagined for "A Few Small Strings".

Please enjoy vigorously, and let me know how the toe-tapping works for you -…

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Prodigal songs? 

Whatever we may call them, they're overdue.

The artist is working on the cover, a couple of lyric-videos have been put together, and a million other things. 

And it's Wednesday, so we will call this the first "Willodious Wednesday" post.  Feel free to look forward to a new bit of creative each and every week, at least until I run out of material.  (I have about 8mos at this point.)

This week is the simplest video of them all, "One-Eyed Cat" (from "A Few Small Strings"), which was for my main man-cat…

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