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A green flash is a tropical phenomenon.
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But, I just wanted to compile songs that I thought kids would like, and that I would like too.
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But, the big push came in 1964 when the Beatles invaded America and I found myself needing a guitar.
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But, the music that works and expresses inner thought the best is created from true feelings.
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But, this album was well put together and the tones all sound good, the kids who helped were great, the arrangements are not too busy. And it's not overproduced.
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By and large music is a medium of the senses, expressing emotions.
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Children's music is a strange niche.
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Classrooms are great, don't get me wrong.
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Dad was a Missouri Synod Lutheran minister in the St. John's district of Portland, Oregon.
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I just took a right handed guitar and learned like that.
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I searched through a local college placement office and found that the only direct dial phone call overseas was to Guam. I called and while I was still on the phone, they said they would hold positions for both my wife and I.
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I was born in Portland, Oregon in the early 50s, to Felix E. and Francis C. Janssen.
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I'm left handed and do everything left handed.
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I'm still writing and thinking kids music.
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I've been down lots of roads, musically and physically.
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If you go back to music I've written since I began. Varied. But, there's a thread of similarity.
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In 1989 the school district that I was working for in southern Oregon lost funding for a full time elementary music specialist.
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It didn't occur to me that I should restring the guitar.
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Life deals us strange turns.
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Music was important in my life as a part of the religious training in the Lutheran Church.
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My wife and I had always wanted to teach and live overseas, so opportunity knocked.
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People get very into pigeon-holing music.
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Say something, do something that means something in this world.
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So, bad luck turned into good. I believe it can always be that way.
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Someone told me years later that I played a wicked rhythm guitar, they said that was because I hit down on the top strings first which gives the guitar chords a stronger dose of treble.
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Sorry to get political, but 98 years of territories staying only territories with no true voting representation in the US congress is too long.
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That similarity is in the melodies that I've written.
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The best thing about this particular type of success is that I feel like the biggest teacher in the world.
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The first short period of time I was homesick.
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The music I've created has almost always connected.
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The plans are on the board to record a couple tunes with my brothers Bob, and Tim, and my good friend and former Diamond Jeff Patterson.
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They've taken me to rock and roll land, country rock land, and spiritual land... and that's all inside of me.
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When I saw Paul McCartney playing bass left handed I thought, hey, that's ok.
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When I was young I always said I wanted to be a minister like my dad and granddad.
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When you do kids music, you don't get played on the radio.
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