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Just a reminder from the get-go here: 

YOUR BEST ON-LINE LISTENING EXPERIENCE
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AND NOT YOUR LAPTOP SPEAKERS

News and Technical Bulletins

JULY 17, 2022

All songs on this website are eligible for private and commercial
acquisition via PayPal, GBBM order forms accessable here, 
LIVE hyperlinks within this website, and GBBM
video playlists accessable on-line at
PaxtonRob The Songs Remember.

JULY 17, 2022
 Productus Interruptus
Torn rotator cuff, left shoulder; operation scheduled.

JUNE 16, 2022 
The new and improved PayPal Integration is here should you wish to download tracks and albums.

Quote of the Day

"Speech is free; lies cost you."-- Final statement by attorney prosecuting Alex Jones, conspiracy theorist and false-monger extraordinaire.

CD BABY RELEASES FORTH COMING

 July 17, 2022 

 "Waiting For You"- 95% Complete
"Love Song for Ukraine"- 85% Complete
(Switching DAWs on "Ukraine" will add 3-days in production)
"Where Corn Don't Grow"-10%
"MaryAnn Sent Me"-95% Complete
"Everything That Glitters Is Not Gold"-5% Complete
"Rain Just Falls"- 85% Complete
"Please Come To Boston" - 0% complete
"Tatoos and Scars" -50% Complete
"Unplug Ron, Please" (Life Before PaxtonRob) - 95% Complete
"Deeper Tracks" - 10% Complete
(Lord knows what might be here in "Deeper Tracks" from the Rick Ott Era: river songs, First Day of School, SMR... clandestinely taped pejorative conversations... music from musicians surely gone on by now... don't know whatall.  Rick was good to me.  At this ripe old age pushing 80, I may not get it all done, but for my friends, family, and both of my good fans, I'ma gonna try!)
 

 

FEATURED CONTENT


"WHAT YOU ANSWER TO"
Featured Artist: Mr. Lance Miller
Writers:  Robin Branda/Paul Harbin/Ron Patrick
Release Date December 23, 2021
Greater Big Bend Music, BMI
Click the player to listen!


ABOUT THE SONG
"What You Answer To" is a collaboration between primary songwriters
Robin Branda and Paul Harbin, with a finishing line
offered late-night by Ron Patrick. The line was
accepted and the song was recorded in style
as a demonstration project by Nashville
Recording Artist, Lance Miller, in 2004.

THE TEXAS CONNECTION

 KEVIN WELCH SONGWRITING WORKSHOP 
Wimberly, Texas 

          For starters let me say to TEAM YouTube... "Thank you" for helping get Texas Connection up and running.  Here are 2 personal videos from this Texas mega-trip featuring Artist/Master Songwriter, Kevin Welch, and son Dustin Welch, Artist/Songwriter, and Dobro-aficionado.  Give them a visit at dustinwelch.com and kevinwelch.com.

Texas Connection 1 -
Kevin Welch  

Texas Connection 2 -
Kevin Welch, Dustin Welch, and
The Great God-A-Mighty Choir

                   I am a proud student of this once-in-a-lifetime songwriting workshop in Wimberly Texas, 2015.  I measured the round-trip distance between Tallahassee and Wimberly to be 4 "big ol' jet airliners", 2 rental cars, 4 motels, 2 Excel spreadsheets with 6 Gant Charts, and a mid-night waiter who opened the door for us at a closed Appleby's, fed us, and helped us get our bearings when we arrived in San Antonio.  Said he was a friend of Kevin's.   

          And with some expert planning by Marie Eileen (my wife and State Senator's Aid, let me say)... the trip came off like clockwork , except for MY getting us lost on the return trip between Pensacola, the town, and Pensacola, the airport.  Go figure. 

          This 3 day workshop at Kevin's home-place in Wimberly was a friendly rustic dream amid the picturesque low-lying Mexicali trees between San Antonio and Austin.  While Kevin, and son Dustin, an artist in his own right, double-teamed us "students" with different takes and perspectives, it is fair to say there was friendly and respectful give and take from both sides on the two-way street of all things songwriting. 

          The best part for me was one-on-one with Kevin walking around his grounds and hearing his responses to my questions about the story behind "Beneath My Wheels".  Kevin explained the idea for the song was born riding "shotgun" on the way to a gig in a car driven by Gary Nicholson.  Said he watched that rear tire spinning in the passenger door  mirror for a long period of time;  then said the song was of redemption and was 10 years to completion.  Awesome song.  Wife Marie Eileen enjoyed visiting with Kevin and discussing books they've read. 

          The Welches and supporting staff were gracious hosts and made all of the some-odd 12 of us, give or take, feel welcome in their home.  It is a cherished time I look back on fondly.

Kevin Welch Songwriting Workshops
Wimberly, Texas

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ALBUMS RELEASED

Two albums have been released: a 10 song album and a 6 song album.
          The 10-song album ("The Songs Remember EXTENDED VERSION") is for digital and physical distribution and includes four new tracks (two of these tracks, "COWBOY" and "NOT ENOUGH JIM BEAM" were recorded LIVE at Songwriter Listening Room events).
          The 6-song album ("The Songs Remember") is for digital distribution.

The Songs Remember EXTENDED VERSION

"The Songs Remember EXTENDED VERSION" is for physical and digital distribution.  

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The Songs Remember DIGITAL

The Songs Remember

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This album is digital only.

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FREE DOWNLOAD

State of the Union 2020 - A Thing Called Hate

PaxtonRob

"Yeah, you take all the credit, Puto... but you never... you never... take the blame." ~ PaxtonRob

"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept." ~ Dr. Angela Davis

"What can be said, now... of the One once holding the highest public office in the land?" ~Anonymous

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COMING-The Songs Remember 2

The Songs Remember 2

PaxtonRob

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Volume 2 will be a 14 song CD (including 4 licensed cover songs). The target release date is November 2023.

TRACKS: Boyfriend/ If Love Was/ Tatoos and Scars/ Mary Ann Sent Me/ Bar Room/ That's What Christmas Means To Me- guitar solo Poison Where Corn Don't Grow The Wild Mountain Thyme/ Clear Blue Eyes/ Cowboy-Studio Version/ Do You Remember Me/

Volume 2 will be a 14 song CD (including 4 licensed cover songs). The target release date is November 2023.

TRACKS: Boyfriend/ If Love Was/ Tatoos and Scars/ Mary Ann Sent Me/ Bar Room/ That's What Christmas Means To Me- guitar solo Poison Where Corn Don't Grow The Wild Mountain Thyme/ Clear Blue Eyes/ Cowboy-Studio Version/ Do You Remember Me/ Mayflower/ W.M.D. - State of the Union 2008/ Rainy Monday Rain Just Falls Something About You

Bonus Materials may include one free track and background information on the songs.

Expected release: November 30, 2023

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SONGS THAT REMEMBER

WAITING FOR YOU

New section

The song "Waiting for You (Havana)" was inspired by the motion picture, Havana, starring Robert Redford and Lena Olin.

ANGELINA WITH HORNS

This is a remix of the original "Angelina with Horns" posted on Youtube in 2018.  Shelley Weiss on fiddle; Sammy Tedder, horns; PaxtonRob, vocals.

Easy to Learn to Be Green

          This is a music event designed for raising environmental awareness. The songwriters are Craig Reeder, Bill Peterson, George Gray, Ron Patrick presenting original material in a listening room format hosted by RethinkEnergy, Florida, and held at the United Church in Tallahassee.   

BLUE MOUNTAIN SONG REVISITED

BMS REMIX w/Ron Voc

BMS REMIX w/Ron Voc

The 2020 REMIX has modifications to the original version that significantly changed the vocal presentation as well as the instrumentation heard in the original version.   

The original version of Blue Mountain Song is a more traditional presentation of the song many years ago as a bluegrass band demonstration version intended for pitching.  The original version has not been submitted for publication but the likelyhood is high.

ORIGINAL BMS w/ Dan Voc

ORIGINAL BMS w/ Dan Voc

Blue Mountain Song

          This bluegrass video remembers the Great Depression when many chose "last resort" measures of "hopping" the southbound freight cars in hopes of finding jobs to send money back home to their families. 

W.M.D. State of the Union 2008

WMD Aftermath

         "HEY, I SUPPORT THE TROOPS, IT'S YOU GOT IT WRONG,
AND EVERYTHING IS ALLRIGHT!"

           "W.M.D. State of the Union 2008" is a reminder and caution of how easily war can become protracted with unexpected consequences after being started with the best of intentions.    With the Iraq War, there was real concern caused by seeing the actual use of poison gas against innocent Iraqie men, women and children... in the streets of Bagdad... by the brutal dictator Saddam Hussein.  Then markers were laid down by faulty intel that Hussein was building up a nuclear capability.  In the end, that didn't pan out. 
          The events in this song are true... amid a parade of Talking Points that were excuses and made up shit.  One such Talking Point was "The war was launched to find nuclear WMD."   When that didn't pan out the Talking Point became "We did it for democracy."  This song remembers those years, with some fact checking, and was completed in 2008. 

Remembering Gamble Rogers

          The Florida Folk Festival is the grand-daddy of Florida folk festivals.  It was home to Gamble Rogers who perished attempting to save a drowning swimmer caught in a rip tide at Flagler Beach.  This song was living in the Old Slave Market in downtown St. Augustine.  I just happened to rest there in the cool for a while.

STRICTLY "ORGANIC"

One of the greatest country songs ever written... any time, any place.
Written by Fred "Butch" Burns and Ken Yon. 
Performed by Fred "Butch" Burns.
 ~Greater Big Bend Music, BMI
 

Fred "Butch" Burns, Ron Patrick, and the late Judge Charles Miner.
Performed by Fred "Butch" Burns
 ~Greater Big Bend Music, BMI

LISTENING IN SOPCHOPPY

          The songwriter said:
"Well, I got this new song here, but I have just this one verse; and I don't have the chorus; and I DON'T have the bridge!"  --Rick Ott.

          My partner, Morty Beckman, and I played at a "listening room" event in Sopchoppy, the Music Capitol of Florida,  where a savvy and motivated audience attended.  It was a totally FUN night!   Presenting original material were Rick Ott, Kim Thomas, Ron Patrick, and Morty Beckman.  You will probably notice in the video that the event lighting was dimmed for ambience, so please... turn off the lights in your room for better viewing.

LISTENING AT THE OLD CONCORD SCHOOL HOUSE

          The "Original" Tallahassee Songwriters Listening Room hosted by the Tallahassee  Museum and featuring our late great friend... Bill Gay, with Sharla June, Morty Beckman, and Ron Patrick performing in the Old Historic Concord Schoolhouse.  The video is in editing.  90%complete.

ABOUT LISTENING ROOMS

          My partner, Morty Beckman, and I founded the "Original" Tallahassee Songwriters Listening Room in 2012.  "Listening rooms" have always been major outlets for songwriters, pro's and unpublished alike. The concept goes back to before the early days of Bob Dylan, and they existed in all the major music hubs:  Nashville, New York, LA.  Miami maybe?  Probably. 

           You won't find a more fun format anywhere than "listening rooms."  This form of entertainment will rebound in Tallahassee and surrounding areas  as the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 subsides.  Most of these rooms generally practice the "Shhhhh" factor taken from the world-famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee where almost every night new songs get heard and new deals get made.  http://www.bluebirdcafe.com                               

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SET

COMING SOON 
Up On The Road--Sam Jones' War--Rainy Monday Blue--The Mighty St. Johns

The 2 minute Goodbye Song

Many thanks to the Florida Folk Festival for the opportunity to play some of my Florida songs.  Hope to see you soon!

SONGS FROM THE ATTIC

Attics are places filled with forgotten stuff: cabinets full of yesteryear's stitch and fold; old photographs; old recordings; old  memories.  More old footlockers full of more old stuff.
Priceless.

MAYFLOWER--A true story of a small town in Arkansas, POP 2000

DO YOU REMEMBER ME--True events remembered and love shared

MOCKINGBIRD LOVE--A love story inspired by a conversation

WIDE OPEN--How my dog thinks

RAINY MONDAY BLUE--Totally made up bits and pieces

MARY ANN SENT ME--One of the best "wreckage" love songs ever written

YOUR OLD FLAME--An unfinished work remembering Jende

 

SONGS & LYRICS

Book of Lyrics-The Songs Remember EXTENDED VERSION This first "Book of Lyrics" contains performance sheets with chords (landscape) and lyric sheets without chords (portrait) for the 10 songs included in the CD "The Songs Remember EXTENDED VERSION". 1.16 MB
From The Attic-"MARY ANN SENT ME" Link to track. Recorded by the songwriter, Rick NesSmith, using vintage analog recording equipment. Sweet! 37.2 KB
From The Attic-"YOUR OLD FLAME" Link to track. Recorded by the songwriter,"Jende", using professional ADAT equipment at From the Heart Recording Studio mixed by Rick Ott. Ron Patrick accompanies on acoustic guitar. 49.2 KB

FAIRNESS DISCLOSURE

WHAT SHAPES US

"THERE AIN'T NO MONEY IN IT!"

AMERICANS OF 2020

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