Geologic time scale always makes me feel young

Posted: July 15th, 2015. 0 Comments.

Summertime with kids means a desperate search for things to do to keep them occupied without burning up in the heat. So we have been in lakes, rivers, and even occasional thoroughly air-conditioned museums trying to make it through the afternoons.

I was looking at this geologic map at the Texas Memorial Museum, looking ahead to where my shows are happening in the next few weeks, and I found out that I'll be singing and playing on land that's:

 

 

 

 

You can click the image below to see a larger version or you can click here to see all the tour dates.

My gigs plotted on geologic map
 
If you ever feel old, just look at a geologic time scale and see if afterward you don't feel relatively young.
 
COLLABORATION RECORDINGS IN THE WORKS
 
In more recent news (by a few million years), Jamie Lin Wilson and I were in the studio in June, and we've got a new project in the works that you will be there first to hear about. More details coming soon!
  
Here's a view from the studio - a panoramic picture I took: that's, left to right, drummer Rick Richards, Jamie Wilson, audio engineer Carter Greeves, and producer Gabe Rhodes.
 
Panoramic view from the studio
 
Also, Jamie, Adam Carroll, Chris Carroll, Kelley Mickwee, Michael Hearne, Chuck Hawthorne and I will be playing our songs at shows over 3 days on August 6, 7 & 8 at Frio River Song Festival in Concan, Texas near Garner State Park.  
 
On Saturday, August 8, Adam Carroll and I will be hosting a morning songwriting workshop from 10am to 1pm that is open to Two Day Pass holders. Get your Two Day Passes here and more details will be sent to you via email so you can join us.

Frio River poster
 
Keep cool and safe travels y'all,
Owen
 
Upcoming Shows
 
Events for July 15 - 31
 
Sat
Jul 18
6:30 pm Outrigger
515 Commerce St, Palacios, Texas
Ends @
9:00
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Reservations recommended
Audience limited to 60 

Monthly Concert Performances
with Buffet Meal $30 at 6:30  Concert at 7:30
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Sun
Jul 19
6:00 pm Greenfest
Lone Star Floathouse, 7430 River Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132
Ends @
8:00
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Greenfest
Exact time TBD
 
Fri
Jul 24
8:00 pm Main Street Crossing
111 W. Main St, Tomball, TX
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10:00
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Acoustic show with Adam Carroll
 
Sat
Jul 25
4:00 pm Do Good Texas Flood Relief Benefit @ Billy's Ice
1193 TX-337 Loop, New Braunfels, Texas
Ends @
5:00
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Thu
Jul 30
7:00 pm Gruene Hall
1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX
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11:00
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Owen Temple and the band at Gruene Hall
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Upcoming Events for August 2015
Thu Aug 6 8:00 pm Frio River Song Festival @ House Pasture Cattle Company (2 N River Rd, Concan, Texas) Click to add this event to your calendar
Fri Aug 7 8:00 pm Frio River Song Festival (2 N River Rd, Concan, Texas) Click to add this event to your calendar
Sat Aug 8 8:30 pm Frio River Song Festival @ House Pasture Cattle Company (2 N River Rd, Concan, Texas) Click to add this event to your calendar
Sun Aug 23 6:00 pm Templin Saloon (621 Saint Paul, Gonzalez, Texas) Click to add this event to your calendar
Thu Aug 27 9:30 pm McGonigel's Mucky Duck (2425 Norfolk, Houston, Texas) Click to add this event to your calendar
Sat Aug 29 8:00 pm Tavern on Main (116 N Main St, Buda TX) Click to add this event to your calendar
Sun Aug 30 4:00 pm NPD's Songwriter Sundays @ Riley's Tavern (8894 FM 1102, Hunter, Texas) Click to add this event to your calendar
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Classifying the different types of songs

Posted: June 17th, 2015. 0 Comments.

I made an attempt to put together a list of different song types or differnt kinds of songs-

I know it's incomplete, but what's missing? Let me know in the comments!

 

- How I am, my attitude, my point of view

    - Metaphor: I am like a ____, you are like a _____, we are like ____ 

- I want... / my dreams

- We're gonna have a good time

- The blues

- Love 

    - I want to find love

    - Passion - Falling in love, admiration, attraction

    - Mellow- Devotion and family

    - Heartbreak

        - early: surprised and sad

        - later:

            - wish I could fall out of love, longing, wish you would change

            - I’m over you, self confident, self righteous, angry 

- Origins / autobiography

- Hallucinogenic / dreamscape

- Advice / wisdom

- Inspirational, endurance

- Supernatural forces are at work

- Religion - faith & devotion

- End of the world

- Focus on setting

    - Report from a journey

    - I like this place

    - I like this thing

    - I hate this place, I'm leaving

- Change - things are changing / I am changing / focus on time 

- Existential / transcendental / nature / wide or close perspective

- Character portrait - told in 3rd or 2nd person

- Story - told in 3rd person

    - Murder/crime

    - Journey

    - countless other characters changing and doing actions in settings

- Poetry - linked images, symbols, metaphors with no concrete narrative

- Nonsense

- Children’s songs

- Comedy songs

    - Satiric

    - Silly

- Protest / political / message

- Instrumental, focus on melody 

- rhythmic groove driven, dance, jazz, western swing

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What do you find in Kerrville out in the hills? Great folk music

Posted: May 23rd, 2015. 0 Comments.

 

Growing up in Kerrville, my elementary school mascot was the scorpions.

Scorpions, cedar trees, and great folk music are abundant in Kerr County this time of year, so I'm headed to Kerrville Folk Festival on Monday, May 25 to play songs as part of the Celebration of Life for Segle Fry, Kent Finlay, and Steve Fromholz. 

Songs also to be played by Bill Hearne, Bob Livingston, Craig Hillis, and HalleyAnna Finlay so its bound to be a big time-- 7pm in the Threadgill Theater

 

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