Tag Archives: Jim Paczynski

A Better World

I came accross this image for the first time in a few years and it has always reminded me of Jack Johnson’s music, which in turn reminds me of the the time I saw him perform. It was with my … Continue reading

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What Are You Reading?

I was reminded today that I was supposed to be reading a book that was given to me by the man who could have been the inspiration for the  movie, “School of Rock.” Yes, I’m referring to the one and … Continue reading

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It Must Be True. I Saw It On FB

Tonight  it was announced  that Livin’ Like Larry would play out live, one more time under the name of “Larry’s Last Stand” before we fade into the sunset. . . Jim “Mr.P” made the announcement on his FB page. Look … Continue reading

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Yea, He Can Play Like That

While searching for something to post this evening, I came accross this video on the globaly acclaimed  Presurfer Blog.  Couldn’t help but think about my bass-playing brother in arms,  Jim, aka “Mr. P.” Yea,  “P”  can play like that. . … Continue reading

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Final Preparations

The boys are getting ready to play at a fundraiser in two weeks and we added a few songs  to our set list tonight.  Here is last year’s story Nonsense, a Guide to Living A Full Life. As we practiced … Continue reading

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Reading and . . .

Earlier, I mentioned/thought that I would be spending most of the day reading since the band I play with  was not going to be playing at an event that was rained out and re-schedled for next week. So far, the … Continue reading

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Nonsense…A Guide For Living A Full Life

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient of living. It is a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you … Continue reading

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I Got Them Long Range Forecast Blues

Hi, my name is Ray and I am a recovering work-a- holic.  I have been struggling in my recovery and unfortunately, am not following my program.  My sponsor is having the same setbacks and hasn’t been much help. These days, … Continue reading

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Not Enough Hours In The Day And…..

…not enough “right brain cells”. My creative side is temporarily being overrun by the “analytical” side of me and whether all that theory is correct, I’m simply using it to illustrate that there are a few things going on that … Continue reading

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Waggin’ My Tail Again in Barkaritaville

This PSA brought to you by the band filling in for LDB. Three weeks until Barkaritaville. Enjoy all the beverages, food, and fun Barkaritaville has to offer and then vote on your faves! Barclay Bishop and Jay Jeffries will emcee … Continue reading

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Movin’ On Up

If you have been reading this blog for any period of time, you know that I play guitar in what best can be best described as a garage band of middle aged dads. (Some of the boys may take offense … Continue reading

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Y’all Come

My oldest daughter shared this video (link at bottom of post) with me yesterday and I felt it was worth sharing with y’all. (Said with a North NJ accent) The beginning and end of this was shot at the Aiken … Continue reading

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Heading Down South…

It pays to have your grown children around the house now and then…. The other evening, Elissa, (aka Jelly) told me about a song she thought we should play as it would encourage audience participation. We (the band) have come … Continue reading

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A Wild Night

A few days have passed since the Oyster Roast and I am surprised by how many notes I have received, asking how it went. The whole idea of playing in a band is still a little sureal for me….let’s face … Continue reading

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Just Like Running, But Different

Before my ankles gave out in 2004, I used to run….a lot. Not as much as Forest Gump, but for a little over a decade, I ran 30-40 miles/week. For me, running was more emotional than physical. It was the … Continue reading

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