Mr. King, Mr. Tosh and Equal Rights And Justice  

"Everyone is crying out for peace but none is crying out for justice
Everyone is crying out for peace, yeah, but none is crying out for justice
Me I don't want no peace
I want EQUAL RIGHTS AND JUSTICE (ER emphasis)

We here at the House Of Strays wish for you a contemplative day, thinking about equal rights and justice and just what those concepts mean.

Here: EQUAL RIGHTS

It's a poor comparison, of course, but here's my song "The Other Side Of The World" (a demo version) for you. 

Contemplate....

 

State Of Grace, Pt. 2  

First and second verses (so far, as the editing process continues. Much eraser dust and broken lead....)

Been all ‘round this country from end to end 
Just one place I have yet to wend 
I’ve never set foot in the state of Grace 
‘Cause I’m not really sure how to get there 

I been on the mountain, I been in the mud 
I’ve tasted honey and I’ve tasted blood 
Been washed away and been left out to dry 
But I’ve never been forgiven 
And I’m not really sure what forgiveness means

More to come....

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State Of Grace  

New tune in the works:

Been all ‘round this country from end to end 
Just one place I have yet to wend 
I’ve never set foot in the state of Grace 
Cause I’m not really sure how to get there

More to come

We at the House Of Strays wish you a pleasant week. Be kind to one another out there - we're all we've got....

From my live record Rough, Raw Or Wrong here's "Do You Ever Think Of Me"

Happy New Year  

We hope. We strive to be better each year - better at our jobs, better partners, better friends, better parents. We strive to be more responsible, more thoughtful, more caring. 

Or we at least try to not repeat the mistakes we made last year, yesterday, just a minute ago.

And sometimes we actually succeed. Sometimes. 

But for most of us success is found in the journey, the striving.

We here at the House Of Strays wish for you a happy. healthy, prosperous new year, however you define these things. Most…

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What Else Do We Need  

What Else Do We Need  ©2018 Eric Ramsey, Not Quite Norman Music, ASCAP  all rights reserved 

Come they told me, so come I did 
I didn’t see nothing - just a little bitty kid 
No different than any other newborn babe 
So why did all these folks come all this way 

Now I seen lots of babies in my time 
And I would be a rich man if I had a dime 
For every cigar I’ve been given by a brand new dad 
Who believes his son will be the one to fix a world gone mad 

I never even knew I was a sinner 
Never understood the

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Seasons Of Peace 

Peace shouldn't really have a season, should it? Nor should kindness, or giving, or compassion. Given our nature as humans, if we didn't provide a designated time frame (and give ourselves permission) to observe these traits we would most likely ignore them altogether.

Cynical?

Yes, perhaps. 

But tell me you don't notice an uptick in civil behavior each year around this time.

Better now than never, I suppose, but I can't help wondering what our world would be like if we all tried to be thoughtful and…

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'Tis The Season. Indeed.... 

And the headlong rush into the Dec. 26th sales continues. 

Here's a song that pretty accurately conveys my feelings of what our holiday "season" has become:

JACKSON BROWNE - THE REBEL JESUS

There are any number of songs I wish I had written. This one makes the short list.

We here at the House Of Strays wish you a pleasant, peaceful week. Please think of those who, by dint of birth, socio-economic status, geographic location or personal beliefs will not have that luxury. 

Please be kind to one another -…

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Rushing Headlong Into....  

Ah, the post-Thanks Giving downhill side into the Holidays. We love it so, don't we? I mean, we love Black Friday and Cyber Monday and Twofer Tuesday and Threefer Thursday and the carnage of the feast is scarcely done and we rush headlong into our quest for the perfect gift, the perfect tree, the perfect outfit, the perfect latte. 

This quest for perfection seems oddly placed, juxtaposed as it is with the culture of overindulgence America's Holiday Season demands. Drink more! Eat more! Work out harder…

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Artists You Need To Know, 5  

My friend ADRIAN BAMBROUGH is a singer songwriter who lives on a small island off the coast of Morocco. Now, exactly how a Brit ended up on a Spanish administered Canary Island off the coast of Morocco is best explained by Adrian himself, and you can find out more about him HERE. I suggest you do.

We here at the House Of Strays wish you a pleasant week. For those who observe we also wish a Happy Thanksgiving (with appropriate apologies to my Native friends for what their ancestors' largesse started.)

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Artists You Need To Know, 4  

I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with ANDREW ADKINS this past summer in Charleston, WV while on my Summer Soul-Stice Tour. Along from writing, recording and performing his original material all over the country and the world, Andrew is also a luthier of renown, and does much to support and promote music in his Fayetteville, WV area. He's the real deal, friends. He can often be found in the company of multi-instrumentalist CLINT LEWIS

Find out more about Andrew and his music HERE

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