Thursday, November 10, 2011

having great day

How is  everyone edoing today,if you checkout youtube  you will find 3 videos,all put on their by  my publicist  Judy shannon .two  these videos" party town" and "picture of you"were written by  my good friend Bill Starrett from Austin Texas.I am wrting a few new songs  in between a busy school schedule. School is a means to an end.Hopefully I'll gain a job  that can afford  me some money for recording Equipment  and a small med room PA system.other than that ,lifes awesome.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Life is So awesome!

I haven't been writing much lately. For many of you who know me I apologize for that I've been very busy. I recently took a trip to Austin Texas to visit  recording artist Lou Watson. While in Austin happend to meet a very good songwriter and good friend Bill Starrett who wrote four songs on my first album. The songs are: Picture of You, Wasting Time, One Too Many Times and Party Town. Each of the songs are getting airplay on . I appreciate very much the opportunity that Jimmy Lawson and Judy Shannon his sister-in-law have given me. I also would like to thank my sister-in-law Liz Haley for all her efforts helping me with my website and encouragement through the years.
I was looking online the other day and saw  my video" Looking through the window through the pain" on "youtube", a beautiful video done by Judy Shannon . I have always said "Never give up on your dreams. "My dreams as a young child in leg braces, was to be "Normal". Having a disability like Cerebral Palsy as mild as it is still in a field such as music and entertaining has been anything but easy .At 52, I still have that dream of performing on stages and on tour full-time. Shortly another video"Picture of You" written by Bill Starrett will be coming out on"YouTube",  Being persistent and allowing people to help me has always been difficult for me. Life is awesome ,life is hard , faith in yourself takes years to have when so many didn't believe in me and my dreams. Most of those people
now are seeing this dream becoming a reality.
To all my Fan and Friends thank you  for listening and being there for me when I was down ,Many of you helped pick me up.I am curious I have a fan who keeps checking into my site from Mountain View California ,Please let me know who you are? I always make it a point to personally contact all my friends and fans here's my e-mail:  thankyou "Never give up or give in" believe in your dreams and your dreams will be living in you!" Don haley the California kidd (copyright 2001)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Patience,Determination and Believing You Can !

For years I heard from many learned adults , some were teachers , some were in the social services /humane services field say to me "Your a Dreamer"I am ..... and have been steadily going forward on my own after my dream.I have also had a few friends not so educated but extremely wise and genuine say to me "Your Dreams are what make you who you are". I have often wondered if any of those degree'd people ever had or have dreams ? My dreams, one by one have unfolded slowly over the years. As a young boy,I wanted to sing like Glen Campbell my Idol and make my living as a singer and songwriter.I have made money playing and singing over the years.I have also seen the downside of this music business (Full of Pimps ,Thieves and Users).I still forged ahead,sacrificed a marriage and several relationships. In 36 years of of trying to get Noticed I find I am known in the music business by some heavy music is on Internet radio live 365 and also .
In 6 days I will be In Austin Texas,working with Lou Watson and networking and laying the ground work for his latest project and setting up a tour down the road.I have been looking for Lou for the last 20 years.His album is doing quite well on the Country Indie Charts at # 1,His single is in the top 20 on the country Indie charts.Lou Watson and I never gave up on our friendship and our common dreams. "You Can Do and Be Anything as long as you are determined,Patient and believe in yourself enough to never give in to the negative defeatists,who are jealous of those of us who have the fire to succeed at all costs and Capture dreams no matter how big or small they may be.Do checkout and become a fan of his and thanks for being my fan and reading my blogs and listening to my music."Life is a Box of Chocolates"and "I think All the good Chocolates are Still Yet to be Eaten" I Keep y'all posted!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

It's been a year of .......................................

The last time I wrote in my blog was in Oct of 2010.I have been busy.......going to school ,Networking and Promoting my Cd."Picture of you". is playing and Promoting my Cd. I have also been asked to go on tour with an good buddy of mine who hired me years ago for a few shows.Checkout .I would appreciate fans and friends to support
all in all 2011 has been awesome.I always say "Never give up or give in ,go after your dreams".People who do not dream ,do not acquire the true rewards of a good life :a sense of accomplishment.My Cerebral Palsy is an inconvenience,I just have to work harder at achieving my dreams and goals then the average guy.That's why I'm a resilient man.