Vlog: Half Deaf Cover Videos

The Deeper Story Behind this Episode I was born deaf in my left ear. A congenital condition. One that can not be fixed. As a child, I wanted to become a musician and was always told that I couldn’t since I was deaf or people would make fun of me for thinking I was Beethoven. […]

Video: “Run Baby Run” by Sheryl Crow (Instrumental Cover)

My Thoughts on Sheryl Crow I am a fan. A big fan! Ever since “Tuesday Night Music Club”, I have found several songs to like in her every release. So, this is just the first of many songs from Crow that I will be covering. I won’t say which songs are on my list. You’ll […]

Vlog: My First Wife

No Spoilers I have decided that I won’t include separate notes on this vlog episode here in my blog. You’ll just need to watch this one in order to know what this one is about. OK, maybe just one note: The guitar has had this name well before I met my wife and she’s cool […]

Video/Music: First Lyric Videos by Jose

A New Experiment I have made my very first lyric videos. They’re very basic and certainly not flashy like most lyric videos are, but they’re a first step into a new thing for me. I decided to pick the two songs I had co-written with my friend Eric Ecklund, which were released in my 2006 […]

Video: “Lightning Crashes” by Live (Instrumental Cover)

“Lightning Crashes” by Live The Inspiration Behind this Cover Video Back in 1996-1997, during my junior and senior years in high school, I was in a cover band called Rejemillz. I played drums in the band. This was a song we used to play. I have a lot of great memories from that time. Especially […]

Vlog #2: “A Story of Winter, Recording, and Ice Hockey”

My 2nd Vlog Episode Since I’m not going to do daily vlogging, I will stitch together vlog episodes from stuff that happens to me. I am not scripting any of it, but I am thinking about what I want to say and how I want to film it. So there is some premeditation, but there […]

Video: “I Do” by Lisa Loeb (Instrumental Cover)

Covering Lisa Loeb’s “I Do” I was originally planning to cover something totally different this week, but then remembered this song. I always liked this song. It has just the right combination of retro and modern which makes it timeless. This song used to be one of my “warm up” songs before a practice session […]

Vlog #1: “I’m Not a Singer”

  My First Vlog I became intrigued with vlogging last year (2016) when I happened upon Casey Neistat on YouTube. I was hooked and quickly realized that there were so many people vlogging! There was Fun for Louis, Ben Brown, Shonduras, Sawyer Hartman, etc. What’s the goal? I highly doubt that I will turn this […]

Video: “Ordinary World” by Duran Duran (Instrumental Cover)

“Ordinary World” by Duran Duran I have a long list of songs I’ve wanted to cover for many years. This week, I decided to tackle “Ordinary World” by Duran Duran, and make a quick trip over to the 1990’s in order to contrast my last three covers which were songs from the late 1980’s. This […]

Video: “Lost In Your Eyes” by Debbie Gibson (cover)

“Lost In Your Eyes” by Debbie Gibson I remember it almost as if yesterday when I first heard this song. It’s one of my all time favorite ballads. I can’t even begin to explain just how much I love this song. I believe I heard this in 1989, although it was released in the US […]