#AtoZchallenge — Reflections of A to Z April 2013

Posted by admin on 10th May 2013 in Inspirational

Huzzah! I successfully completed the April 2013 Worldwide A to Z Blogging Challenge. Every day except Sunday last month, I blogged using a successive letter of the English Alphabet. Thanks to my beloved wife Tonya (an expert and avid blogger and talented novelist http://www.tmycann.com/ who is a veteran AtoZer) for kicking my degreed journalist and professional writer butt into gear. Got me started and hooked on regular blogging!

I have begun recording my new songs. Always slow at first, but the new songs are coming along and sound compelling and professional. I will be posting tantalizing snippets in the weeks ahead. VERITAS!





#AtoZchallenge — Z is for Zest for Life

Posted by admin on 30th April 2013 in Inspirational

Thanks to overcoming my personal darkness and demons, I have found a Zest for Life I have lacked for many years. I truly look forward to playing my music and working on This.Living.Mask. every day. I have made a commitment to my health and my art in a way I never thought possible. I now live it. I now love it!



I am nervous, I am joyous, and now I truly live the path I shunned for 20 years. With much gratitude and even more attitude, I am now in FULL-ON JINGO mode.

To Begin Again... ...For the First Time.

To Begin Again…
…For the First Time.

And with that I successfully completed the AtoZ

challenge for April of 2013! Viva Jingo!

Carpe Diem!

#AtoZchallenge — Y is for Years and Years

Posted by admin on 29th April 2013 in Inspirational

“Songs for the Numb” was released in December of 1993…

Songs for the Numb by compulsives

Songs for the Numb by compulsives

For Years and Years, the darkness won and the many songs I wrote were never finished, never recorded, never released. 20 fucking years have passed. As the song says “Now’s the Time!”

To Begin Again... ...For the First Time.

To Begin Again…
…For the First Time.

The image above is the working cover of the 4-song EP I will release in June, 2013. “To Begin Again, For the First Time.” How did the Years and Years pass me by? Why oh why?





#AtoZChallenge — X is for XMAS

Posted by admin on 27th April 2013 in Inspirational

Every day is fracking XMAS when you have an infected molar that becomes a festering abscess! I have now gone one week of intense pain and a haze of pain pill fogginess as I wait for the antibiotics to kill the alien invader so I may have the joy of a root canal (run-on sentence, I don’t care).

Every Day is XMAS

Every Day is XMAS

I can proudly say that despite a week of this abscessed molar joy, I have continued to practice at least 2 hours each night. Even in pain, This.Living.Mask. brings me…

Joyful Jobediah -- Jing Moon Rising!

Joyful Jobediah — It’s XMAS again?!?

It actually calms me and brings the pain down… way cool!


#AtoZchallenge — W is for Wakey-Wakey

Posted by admin on 26th April 2013 in Inspirational


Wakey-Wakey! This is your life calling. Time to take charge of your actions. Wakey-Wakey! This is your body calling. Time to honor God’s gift to you, not abuse it.

Wakey Wakey -- Boy Howdy I did!

Obesity is an American epidemic. It is second only to stupidity in its destructive impact on this country. Why is stupidity number one? Because it is only mass stupidity that willingly and eagerly consumes processed garbage masquerading as food, toxic sickening fast food, poisonous and life-threatening GMO frankenfoods, as well as tons and tons of chemically treated artificial non-food snacks, candies, soft drinks, energy drinks, and desserts.

Wakey Wakey! I lost an anorexic model!

If I can do it, you can do it!

The JingWakening lifestyle is a sane commitment to health in a country ruled by an insane corporate-controlled food-distribution system. NO FAD DIETS! NO QUICK FIX WEIGHT LOSS YOU YO-YO GAIN BACK ALL THE WEIGHT!

I am writing an E-Book with complete details of my system and my successful return to healthy life and healthy weight. But the basics are:

  1. 60 carbs per day.

  2. No processed foods.

  3. No fast foods.

  4. No frankenfoods.

  5. No desserts except within the 60 carbs.

  6. No fried foods.

  7. Lots of green vegetables.

  8. Daily moderate exercise.

  9. Regular Acupuncture.

  10. Daily Chinese Herbal Formulas to boost metabolism and tonify major organs.

  11. Daily whole food nutraceuticals to give your body the nutrients we no longer get from corporate foods.

  12. No synthetic vitamins.

  13. No fad diets.

This can be you, easily, with daily discipline and commitment to your body, your temple. Because I have so dramatically improved my health, I have lifted my depression and now enjoy rehearsing This.Living.Mask. songs 2-4 hours each day. Everything in your life gets better when you live healthy!

100 pounds less of Jobediah J Jingo Jingo (yes he is naked, that's how he rolls.)


#AtoZchallenge — V is for Valor

Posted by admin on 25th April 2013 in Inspirational

Valor: strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to encounter adversity with firmness : personal bravery.



For 20 years fear, gnawing fear, won the day. The music of Jobediah “Jonny” Jingo would wallow incomplete. 2013 is the year of Valor. This.Living.Mask. is blossoming and roaring to life with the intensity of FULL-ON JINGO!  Huzzah for Valor!


#AtoZchallenge — U is for Undaunted

Posted by admin on 24th April 2013 in Inspirational, Songs, Techniques

Undaunted: Not intimidated or discouraged by difficulty, danger, dickheads, or disappointment (I added dickheads).



For 20 years my darkness, my sorrow, my wounds, my pain, my insecurities held me back. Year upon year of “creative abortions” as my life partner would call the false starts at music and writing.

Now I am undaunted. I rehearse for hours every day. I will not be stopped. I will not sabotage myself. I am UNDAUNTED!

Undaunted too

Undaunted too

#AtoZchallenge — T is for THIS. living. mAsK.

Posted by admin on 23rd April 2013 in Inspirational

THIS. living. mAsK. started as a lyrical snippet for a song.

“This living mask

is like armor, is like skin.

Grown to block out a cruel world,

now it locks a lonely heart in,”

The image resonated powerfully for me. It essentially summed up how I survived life. Then I realized it is how most people live these days. We are trapped in this sick, dysfunctional, parasitic country.

Unless you actively choose to awaken and transcend. To look inside and radiate a light that cannot be tainted, a love that cannot be smothered, a meaning that cannot be poisoned.

So the simple phrase has become my avatar, my awakening, my rebirth, my freedom.

THIS. living. mAsK.

THIS. living. mAsK.


#AtoZchallenge — S is for Sacred Songs

Posted by admin on 22nd April 2013 in Inspirational, Songs

I sing my sacred songs.

I have found my voice, literally, after 20 years. because I no longer care if my songs are embraced by the masses. All I want is to play them, sing them, release them… and see what happens.

I do it now for me, to be true to what is inside of me. They are sacred songs of what is truly inside me. It is time to finish my sacred songs. Perhaps you will listen and they will resonate for you.

Sacred Songs

Sacred Songs

#AtoZchallenge — R is for Recording

Posted by admin on 20th April 2013 in Techniques

Back in the early ’90s when I recorded “Songs for the Numb” on a Tascam 1/2-inch analog (they put the anal in analog!), you had to get your parts correct or do it again. Mixing was like playing twister, and it had to be done right and in real time… or you did it again.

Songs for the Numb by compulsives

Songs for the Numb by compulsives

Holy Phil Spector Batman!  How times have changed! I am now beginning to record my first album in 20 years. I am recording to my computer using amazingly powerful and wondrous software called Ableton Live.

Ableton Live 9 -- amazing tools for the 21st century!

Ableton Live 9 — amazing music creation/recording/performing tools for the 21st century!

With my poor track record of finding dependable bandmates. Ableton allows me to be the band and record high quality. Many professionals use ProTools, but for my requirements, Ableton Live will allow me to record professional sounding albums in the days ahead.

Once the songs are recorded, I use Sound Forge Pro 10 to achieve stellar finished product. I have used early versions of this superb tool, and the new version takes it to a whole new level. Amazing how much things have changed for the better… but ultimately you still have to have the songs and it still helps to get your parts right. Although now you can fix mistakes with amazing ease… keeps productivity high!

Masterful Mastering Software: Sound Forge Pro 10

Masterful Mastering Software: Sound Forge Pro 10