This is the second stage of my personal Strategy for a Rich Life. Seek Tranquility. I believe we have to actively seek it. There is just so much noise, confusion and out-right stress in the world that the quiet and still aspects can be drowned out. If we are to do good to others, to…

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Yes. Embrace creativity. Your own. And that of others. Can ART be seen as: what thou art? Everyone is creative. It is what we are. Sometimes, it is obvious. Dancer, musician, film-maker, singer, painter, poet, writer. Other times, it is not so obvious. Our thoughts are free. Dreams, hopes, aspirations. They, too, are art. Unfettered…

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I have decided to write more frequent blog posts. I’m thinking weekly but maybe 2-3 times a month is more realistic. After finally completing my book I see I’ve become accustomed to sitting down, gathering my thoughts, and writing about them. Also, I’m always seeking greater congruity in my activities. I’ve been putting a lot…

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Love, Magic and the Guita by Scott Mateo Davies

Yes. That’s the big news, I guess. After 2 years, it’s hard to believe but this project has finally come to fruition. I’m really very happy with the way it turned out. I had an insane amount of help from my dear friend, Janice Jahn, who typed, edited, proofed and did a million other things…

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I am back in Minneapolis MN after grabbing a last-minute flight out of Madrid. O’Hare airport was—–harrowing, to say the least. We are all attempting to deal with this very difficult time. At the very least, it is an EXCELLENT time to stay at home, set up a regular practice schedule and Play alot of…

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That’s the Spanish equivalent of “shelter in place.” It seems to be the most effective means of checking the spread of this dreadful and fearsomely deadly virus. Here in Madrid, just this morning the government put in place another order to stay inside for the next 15 days, at least. Spain had a very bad…

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Here I am, on lock down, at my apartment in Lavapies. Ironically, the weather is magnificent, with temps in the 70s fahrenheit. Spain has been very hard hit and it happened quite suddenly. Hard to believe that when I arrived early Wednesday morning, there was little furor and no panic. That changed rapidly. For the…

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Yes, indeed. Since September, I’ve been doing a lot of writing, specifically, for “the book.” Love, Magick, and the Flamenco Guitar it is called, at least as a working title. I’m generally happy and satisfied with the results so far. I think it’s time to pull back, collate all the material—a lot of it is…

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Eerie. And frequently recurring 25 year old Matias drives in his cab Looking for a fare Dispatcher’s voice comes over the radio An order for a pickup Its in Morse code Matias copies it, typing On the guitar’s fretboard In a Jeff Beck style Blues improvisation Good God! What have we here? Multi-tasking Or locura?

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…the 4 year old remains glued to the black and white TV screen. Les Paul accompanies his wife, singer Mary Ford. He plays a black Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar. The guitar is gorgeous, the playing out-of-this-world. It is the coolest thing young Matias has ever experienced, and, when it’s over: “Mamma, Mamma! I wanna…

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