I’ve been writing since I was a 12 year-old (over 30 years)…mostly lyrics to melodies in my head. When I was in college, I took maybe a years worth of guitar lessons from Barry Robbins, a graduate of the Atlanta School of Music. Then, I moved to Atlanta, got married, had children, and eventually ended up in a mix of commission-only jobs in 2011.
“Vagabond’s Rose” is just a name I thought sounded cool and I imagined the “Vagabond” wandering from town to town wearing a faded red rose on his ragged tweed jacket’s lapel all the while looking for contentment or peace or something that he can’t quite define…God, maybe?
Until I get some of them recorded, I decided to share a few of the lyric sheets on Scribd.com just to try and get feedback. It’s been humbling… more folks than I expected actually follow me on there based on lyrics with no melodies or music at all. A “thank you” to each one of you.
I’ve also created a Zazzle store with some print-on-demand items related to my lyrics.
I just read an article related to the state of mind the author is in when he writes as being between “a mystic and madness.” This pretty much sums it up.
I put the finger on Angus! Brian Johnson and Angus Young photo above at “Guest Services” at Philips Arena. Rock On!
Posted on February 1, 2011, in God, Lyrics, Poetry, Vagabond's Rose Publishing and tagged "Barry Robbins", Atlanta, John Conley, John Robert Conley, lyricist, lyrics, Statesboro, Vagabond's Rose, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
I think I’m entitled to some small percentage as royalties for everything you sell using “Joxbob”. Or maybe it is Wayne Kennedy, but I asked first.
Think it was you, Kev; you may be waiting a while for any check. Royalties kick in after $5.
Keep writing from your heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks, Sheila, for the encouragement…it’s coming at a good time…I needed to hear that. We’re looking forward to meeting you and your family when we make it back to the ‘Boro.