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Our first Christmas together, I decided to visit Brenda and stay at the Red Roof Inn which was close to her house. She and her boys, Anthony and Casey, were going to church together that night on Christmas Eve. I didn't feel quite comfortable enough yet to join them. This was the year of the George Bush – Barack Obama transition. The stock and the housing market crashed, GM was going under and people seemed to be genuinely scared. It was snowing outside and I had a bittersweet feeling in my heart as I looked out to see only two or three cars in the parking lot at the Red Roof Inn.
I saw a young woman who seemed about nineteen years old and roughly eight and one-half months pregnant. She was with a man wearing long hair; both a little scruffy. They were really very grateful having found a room at the inn. The whole scene had an unreal feeling about it. I sensed the presence of angels and then I realized this was how it was with Joseph and Mary, except they didn’t get a room at the inn. I thought to myself, Christmas/Christianity, over time, has been made into so many different things other than the humble beginning it really was. Two young, and seemingly poor, people were looking for a place to stay at the inn. This reminded me of a song I wrote for Christmas:
Don’t forget the presents
The wrapping and the bows
Don’t forget the eggnog
And the mistletoe
And don’t forget the star
That hangs upon the tree
And don’t forget your family
And don’t forget about Me
And don’t forget about Jesus
He’s the one from Galilee
He was born in a stable
But He died for you and me
Don’t forget about Jesus
There was no room at the Inn
And if we’re not careful
It could happen again
Welcome to My World, the memoirs of Cleveland musician Denny Carleton is a wonderful and inspiring read! Journeying from the 1960’s to present day, this book takes a nostalgic look at Cleveland music as seen through the eyes of an accomplished musician/composer and teacher. More than a mere historical review, it is a moving and spiritual work, well with its time.
Bob Soeder – Director of Music/Liturgy, St. Monica Church
Friday October 7 I'll be playing the grand opening of the coffeehouse at the Hildegarden 630 Plum Street Fairport Harbor from 7:30 -9 . I'll do my originals and talk a little about each song. My CDs will be available to purchase and also my book which is my memoir Welcome to My World.My book is also available at Amazon and kindle.
Ill be leading praise and worship for the Charismatic travelling mass Friday Sept 30 at St Mary of The Immaculate Conception in Wooster . Praise starts at 7 and the Mass starts at 7:30.
Sunday Oct 2 I'l be leading praise at St Cosmas and Damian in Twinsburg from 7-9. Fr Michael Stalla will speak and coordinate the meeting.
with Gerry Wrobel.Fr Mike was in El Salvador for 7 years before becoming the pastor at St Cosmas and Damian
Starting on July 17th at some time during the day you will be able to download the kindle version of my memoir fwelcome to my world for 99.cents and then the price increaing during the week to 4.99..of cours you can still purchase the paperback at regular price
A Dream Deferred ( A Prayer For Non Violence)
was inspired when I read a music history book which said "Madrigals were songs sung by minstrells often about societies problems and were often sad".I thought of our racial division and misunderstandings and this song came about.
A Dream Deferred ( A Prayer For Non Violence)
Left and right, black and white dream deferred sleeping
Stop the fight, see the light my guitar is weeping
Oh sweet Lord we cant afford another night of grieiving
Where's the fruit, within in the root of those that are deceiving
Still I'm sad, makes me mad, wher is hope growing
We must go on, we must stay strong till mercies overflowing
To all my friends on face book. Since 1965 I have been playing music with good health.In Jan 2015 I went for a colonoscopy,and they found I had a 5 inch growth growing on my appendix and wrapped around my colon.The appendix was removed, the growth was benign and the colon was reconstructed. After a 5 week recovery I was told I had a severe 4 plus mitral valve problem and also two by passes, were needed.if they got in and operated soon (like in a year)
Denny Carleton's music explained in one paragraph
I (Denny Carleton) started playing and writing music in the 1960's which was e very different musical time than today.One of the albums that influenced me the most was the Beatles white album which explored many different genres of music. They did blackbird acoustic to helter skelter which was hard rock to Mawelle silver hammer to child like songs like obla di obla da. That made sense to me and i have nevr varied from that style in my own writing.But in todays marketing techniques you should go with a certain style of music capitalize on it by focusing on your target market that will like your specific style. So i have come to the conclusion that there may be some confusion about my many styles of music and text. My music is retro, singer songwriter acoustic,Christian, Catholic,theatrical, avante garde, satirical,classical,jazz and Brit pop So here is a Guide a musical GPS.These are all available on I Tunes and CD Baby except the mass of St Gabriel which is a free download with sheet music on this web site.
1960s and 1970s
Retro---Cuts from the Lost Souls,the Choir and Moses and some Brit Pop
Hello Cleveland Cuts from the Lost Souls,the Choir and Moses and some Brit pop
Whiskey Island- Acoustic with rock and jazz and blues influenced
Between a rock and a hard place-Folk
Everything I want(money cant buy single)
This is your life
My rust belt-single Denny with Randy Klawon
Beautifal Spring -Acoustic
I can see a rainbow-Acoustic Rock
Get Back to The garden-Acoustic with a Beat
Thank You for the day -Light rock
I want to be where Angels sing-Contemporay Christian with Randy Klawon
Living Saints -songs about saints
Mass of St Gabriel the guardian Angel
Psalms-responsoriel songs for mass
Color with crayons
Journey to the manger-single
Christmas comes once a year
Don't Forget about Jesus
- See more at: http://www.dennycarleton.com/denny_carletons_music_explained_in_one_paragraph/#sthash.LPSbXotg.dpuf
In the past times I would write a song then play it for my friends and then play it out either with a band or solo then wait a while till I had 12 songs and pu out CD.Now you write a song play it live someone tapes it and puts it on Facebook and you tube then you release it as a single make a home made video send it To CD baby then see how many downloads and streams you get on Spotify and I tunes at times because I write a lot I'm not sure what I should do next.I could do this all day sending more music making videos etc. All of these projects does not include my book I have written or the 7 years of radio in would like to archive.I could use help but I do have faith in the Lord that there is a plan to all of this.my music for me is a labor of love.its artistic expression.it's almost and I say almost to me a sacrament .I!m not complaining I'm beginning to blog
Denny Carleton's Book Now Available At Libraries
My book Welcome To My World which is available on Amazon and Kindle is now available at the following libraries.
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County ,Mentor,Willoughby,Eastlake,Wickliffe, Twinsburg, Euclid
and Oberlin's Conservatory of Music.
Here is an excerpt from my book about being thankful
Steve, Sandy and I were asked to play at the Charismatic Conference. Speakers at the conference included Father Larry Richards and Mark Nemo, a wonderful speaker from Keyna who now resides in Chicago. Mark performed a skit that I will never forget. He brought three participants to the stage. Each was given a big balloon by the actor who was playing the part of God. One participant was afraid and sat on the balloon, another broke it in anger, but the third participant was grateful. He played with the balloon joyfully and began to throw it to others in the audience with complete abandonment and hillarious joy; the balloon was then thrown back to him. Of coure the balloon bounced in several weird ways which made it even more colorful. The message; use your gifts, be thankful and share.
I have written the parts for a mass, and St Gabriel in Concord Ohio is using it for all weekend masses until Advent. It's part of a year long celebration commemorating their 50th anniversary as a parish.What an honor.I originally had titled the music the Mass of The Guardian Angel, but they asked if it could be called Mass of St Gabriel. You can hear sound samples and a lead sheet of the Mass of St Gabriel on my website www.dennycarleton.com. Click on the link mass of St Gabriel .It's a free download of the lead sheet and music and everyone has copyright permission to use it.
Welcome To My World Blog
I am entering into a new season of my life.My memoir "Welcome to my world" will be published within the next couple of weeks as a paperback and in a kindle format. i am going to enter activities of my little section of the universe a few times a week, with small stories, updates, and links to stuff. Stay tuned if you want to and if you don't that's ok.Writers write, and musicians play because if we didn't we wouldn't know what to do and we would either get depressed or bored.
Two new singles and CD on CD BABY