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Dreamwalkers Play Sabrosa 

Dreamwalkers Band played Thursday night at Sabrosa. It was a great experience for our group. A highlight for me were hearing original songs from Jeff Hocker, "Dolphin" and Tony Sheppard, Road Song. It was great to hear this new material played live. Jeff Dillon's drumming on 'Two Insomnias" was stellar. I loved singing my original songs, especially The Redemption, No Footprints in the Snow, and Machiavelli's Daughter. We had wonderful contributions from keyboard wizard Ethan James Alexander and harmonies from Pamela Clements. Playing and singing Tom Petty's Last Dance With Mary Jane was such a hoot. I love hearing Tony Sheppard's guitar solos. All in all, a sweet evening. Thanks to Shannon Lugannani for providing such a great place to play and I thank all my friends who came out to support the band. 

Peace, 

Dr Dreamwalker

Happy New Year 

During Sunday's Dreamwalkers Band rehearsal, we went through all three sets of music for our performance, Thursday, January 4, 2018, 8-11 PM, at Sabrosa. Playing with my bandmates, Jeff Dillon, Jeff Hocker, and Tony Sheppard is such a blast. Songs are like children. They seem to come out of nowhere when you don't expect them, and then grow from infancy through a life cycle until they become adults. My songs have had great godparents in my bandmates and are sounding wonderful. We are also having great fun with the covers we do and will have a few surprises in store for Thursday. I hope to see all our friends as we start the year right. Happy New Year everyone from Dreamwalkers Band.

Peace,  

Dr Dreamwalker

 

Dreamwalkers Rehearsal 

Here we have four tired, but very happy Dreamwalkers after a strong and productive rehearsal this evening. Making music, especially original music is such great fun. The white board is our putting the puzzle together for three sets. We are preparing for shows at Sabrosa (711 Osprey Ave., Sarasota) on January 4 & 18, 2018, 8-11 PM. We invite you to join us, come out, and please say hello to the band.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

New Dreamwalkers Demos Up on Music Page 

Demos of tunes by Jeff Hocker and Tony Sheppard are now up on Dreamwalkers Band website Music page. Jeff's songs "Dolphin" and "Flow" (he likes one word titles) and Tony's "Road Song" (inspired by Hendrix) are now on the page. It's a chance for everyone to hear what is emerging from the band's creative flow (so to speak).

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Dreamwalkers First Gigs For 2018 Scheduled 

Hello Dream Gliders,

Dreamwalkers Band has scheduled our first gigs for 2018. We will be playing at Sabrosa 711 Osprey Ave. in Sarasota on January 4 and 18, 2018. Should be a lot of fun. We focused on Sunday's rehearsal on revisiting songs long on our set list and moving through the new material we plan to include in our performances. It's amazing to me how strong the memory of well played songs can be in one's mind and body. The old stuff is locked in pretty solid. New things require some arranging, especially original material. The band is evolving into an eclectic group reflecting our many loves and experiences expressed in both original songs and the choice of covers. Personally, I am loving the new material from our bass guitar player, Jeff Hocker, and lead guitarist, Tony Sheppard. Will get details to you soon. So, 2018 is time for a manifestation of our dreams. Hope so for you, as well.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Dreamwalkers: Something in the Air, You Bet  

Although we play a lot of original songs, we love playing cover songs by other artists. Do you remember the song 'Something in the Air,' by Thunderclap Newman? We spontaneously started playing it, and it sounded good, so it will likely join our set list. It's also a lot of fun to play. Did you know Pete Townshend played bass on the record under the name "Bijou Drains" and it was his first and only #1 hit? How ironic he didn't have one with The Who. It's a message from 1969 that seems very powerful for today's world. There is something in the air, and I feel that part of our "mission" is to reflect what people are feeling in the songs we write and those we chose to cover.

Dreamwalkers Band had a strong and productive rehearsal on Sunday, as we anticipate playing out soon. We started by working on songs by Jeff Hocker and Tony Sheppard. We spent time preparing Tony's "Road Song" for playing out and made excellent progress. Road Song is a fast paced instrumental that echoes Southern California in the early 60s, when the music was all about surfing, girls, and cars. The song is lots of fun to play, and Tony's guitar wizardry is certainly on display with this one. Then Jeff presented a new song to the band called "Flow." "Flow" is sweet and funky, with lots of jazz overtones. We are just learning it, but I love it and I'm sure it is a winner.

We also went over some of our original songs, as we haven't played in a few weeks. We changed some of the arrangements, as I am now playing electric guitar on about half the songs. I'm enjoying playing my Gretsch Tennessee Rose. George Harrison played an earlier version of it called a Tennessean in the early 60s, and was the reason I wanted the guitar in the first place. What 12 year old in 1965 didn't want to be like the Beatles? You know, long hair, pointy boots, electric guitar...

We hope to have some news about a steady gig in the near future. By the way, if anyone has ideas about cover songs they'd like to hear, send us a message and we'll check it out. 

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Jimi Hendrix Birthday Celebration in California 

Greetings. I have returned from my trip to California. While there, I attended a Jimi Hendrix birthday celebration from a local music shop, Loud and Clear music from Cotati, California. What a terrific idea. I'm thinking we organize something here for Jimi's birthday, which comes around Thanksgiving time, and I always give thanks for Jimi.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

Thought For Today 

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. - Charlie Parker

Peace and Happy Thanksgiving

Dr Dreamwalker

Birthing A New Song 

I thought it might be interesting for people to hear a song being developed. Here is a demo of a new song called "You May Be The One," written by Tony Sheppard and myself. We were playing around with various chord shapes and three distinct themes emerged. The lyrics started with a conversation with my friend, Lisa Brandy, and were written and rewritten with the theme of transformation being the central core. It seems as if transformation is all around us these days. The music on the demo was recorded by me using Logic Pro X and I play and sing everything except the drums, which were provided by the computer. There is a lot of space for Tony to stretch out and put in lead guitar work. Scroll down to the Latest Track section of this page or go to the Music section if you would like to take a listen.

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

New Lyrics: Last Transformation of This Man 

A few days ago, I spoke about my writing process. As luck would have it (some would say it isn't luck), the inner writer was activated. These days seem to be pushing us, both as a society and individuals, towards transformation. It occurs to me, as a species, we have to transform or die. The clock is ticking. So here are some new thoughts turning into a song.

Last Transformation of This Man by Dr Dreamwalker (Richard Schulman)

Kids are healthy they are grown 

Spread their wings, now they have flown 

Ex wives with husbands of their own 

Here I find myself alone 

 

Can’t tell if I’m warm or I’m cold 

Symptoms come symptoms go 

Getting younger or growing old? 

Heart open painful raw exposed 

 

It’s the last transformation of this man 

Heading into the unknown 

Wish I knew God’s plan 

Weary to the bone 

No buffer no safety zone 

 

Is pain of the heart anxiety’s call? 

Won’t find passion staring at the wall 

I search the darkness for insight 

A shadow yields to any light 

 

Emotions hold arthritic seeds 

Independent man with no needs 

A pretty voice must learn to sing 

Tell your story make it ring 

 

It’s the last transformation of this man 

Heading into the unknown 

Wish I knew God’s plan 

Weary to the bone 

No buffer no safety zone 

 

Friends I say, I had the most 

Most have turned into ghosts 

Those who remain have golden hearts 

They are my candles in the dark 

 

The camera’s iris is stuck unfurled 

Not quite reborn, enter a new world 

Unsure of the path I am to hold 

Hard to let it just unfold 

 

It’s the last transformation of this man 

Heading into the unknown 

Wish I knew God’s plan 

Weary to the bone 

No buffer no safety zone

 

Peace,

Dr Dreamwalker

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