I love the Folk and Blues (folk n' blues).During my life I have written songs and reflect to my situation's good therapy.
Like what Neil Diamond said "Song Sung Blue everybody knows one, you sing it out you feel good again".
I’ll be 64 this Christmas and it is my hope to be at least semi-professional when I retire for my supplemental income.
Still kick'n'. Life is busy, getting older etc... . Still writing. Put down the guitar for the summer. Live on a hobbie farm now.
Who I am Volume 1
A bio- Roy Liljequist
I was born in Minneapolis Minnesota. I was surrounded by music. Every Christmas my family would sing, play guitar, accordion, the buitar (a six string banjo you tune and play like a guitar). At least that's what I call it.
My sister taught me the guitar at age 10. I learned various gospel songs, like Do Lord (a old southern gospel song) etc....
I played the guitar off and on thru my life but when I reached my teenage years I played the stereo more.
I loved Black Sabbath, Nazareth, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles, basically all the classic rock. I wrote a song or two during this time. None that you'll probably hear in the near future. And I played a lot of air guitar.
Around 21 years of age I dove into Gospel music. I was in a rock band called Eternity Band. I wrote some good gospel songs with titles like Heaven, Joy Deep inside, I used to walk around with a Big hole in my soul Etc... .
I wrote a song called Everybody is a Freak, Come back Froggy, Come Back, Killing bugs in the Month of May, and others. We played a lot of churches, parks, coffee houses etc....
I Got married and moved to northern Minnesota. I got devorced and thru other heartaches,breakups and life's dilemmas (good and bad) I wrote Yesterdays Corn, and other various songs.
During my life especially in my music I have always had a high regard for blues music. Looking back thru my life every thing I listened to or wrote seemed to be blues influenced.
(Just a passing thought)
Where I am I can hear the distant music,
I feel it calling me,
it seems to be drawn me close.
I think which song is that?
What direction is it coming from?
These are some of the questions my mind wonders.
The Music Box
(by Roy Liljequist)
I put my soul on hold to reflect,
To ease mind, time to direct.
Notes to reach,
Feelings to catch,
Spaces thru walk,
Walls to breach.
A Lure For Music
The Lure of Music
(Just a passing thought)
Where I am I can hear the distant music, I feel it calling me, it seems to be drawn me close. I think which song is that? What direction is it coming from? These are some of the questions my mind wonders.
I never go or chases it down to find out the where it is. I do ponder on it more than most people (At least that's what my girl friend says). She said "You can't just let it go".
I say "why let it go". It's fun and interesting. I enjoy figuring out who it is. A lot of times it's me making others wonder.
Hey I remember when I was younger, well most of it (laugh). I enjoyed blasting my music. What? Oh never mind. I couldn't hear myself think for a second. (People tell me that I think too much anyway).
I've always turned my music up especially when people were passing by. Not always just because I'm a loud teenager, the music was good. I do have to admit that I have tried to use the lure of music for attention now and then, but now that I'm older and wiser I listen around me and I realize music has a lure onto itself.