I always wanted to write a book. But so far the book has not allowed me to write it.


Recently I was busy thinking about not writing that book when I realized that a book is not my story. Music is my story.


So this blog will be my little story told in songs I’ve written from about the mid seventies until this very minute. The dirt, the humor, the hits and the flops, the agony and the ecstacy — I’ll hold nothing back.

It will be told in no particular order; like one of those movies where the scenes are out of sequence and it’s up to you to put the pieces together? By the end you’ll know who did it.

So, self conscious and narcissistic, I lay my guts open for public viewing, like a volunteer patient at a surgical academy. Listen, read and comment if you like. Or simply listen. Just sew me back together when you’ve finished.


And by the way, if you want to follow this story, click the subscribe button and add your email address. You’ll be notified whenever a new song is posted. Click HERE for Chapter One!

– Skip Adams

PS: FYI, in case you stumble across, that’s not me. I don’t know how two people on the same planet could have the same nickname, last name AND both be songwriters, but there you have it. On the other hand, if I owe you money, please do contact him. It will serve him right.


30 Responses to “Introduction”

  1. Arya says:

    This is all music to my ears! I love this idea.

  2. cat says:

    Nice Glad things have worked out Remember Naples

  3. Dorie says:

    The genius store called, they’re rnnuing out of you.

  4. Diane Steinberg Lewis says:

    This is giving me more motivation to get started on my own blog. Love the layout and love your humor. Can;t wait to start reading the chapters!

  5. Rick Sciascia says:

    I don’t know how in the world I ran across your blog…..I was your drummer in JonSam! I moved from D.C. to San Diego in 1989 and have been here ever since. I’d love to talk to you Skip. Please give me a call, I’m in the San Diego phone book.
    PEACE Man!

  6. Jinty says:

    Hi what a great story.! loved reading it. I know the house in Laurel Canyon where you lived with Rabindra Danks. I stayed there too in the eighties. He is my father! Great house, fantastic road. Wonderful feel. Most fantastic time i ever spent x

  7. Terri says:

    I love you honey!

  8. How about “You hit me with that Love Bomb baby”…from the Funkenstein era.

  9. Sheri Schneider says:

    Oops -didn’t get to write the quote

    Music gives soul to the universe
    Wings to the mind
    Flight to the imagination
    Gaiety and life to all things

  10. Casey Kelly says:

    To me this says more about you than any book could. I’m enjoying it. More chapters please.

  11. Deborah Maclean says:

    You continue to amaze me with your prose. You express in song many of my life experiences…I look forward to a continuing journey through your eyes.

  12. Tried to post this in FB, but it is broken. What a great idea! It is as close to perfect a way for an artist to “write a book” (not just musicians either–photographers, painters, poets). One thing that really caught my eye was the musings about songs never being finished, only the time to write them (or something like that). That thought hits close to home at this point for me. I’ve been “engineering” music of late–I have to say that I have a new respect for what it takes to make music sound good. I have never started a hobby that was so addicting and utterly frustrating at the same time. I subscribed via my iGoogle portal, so I’ll follow along to see how it all unfolds.

  13. John Nagy says:

    Clever idea. Haven’t seen enough yet to comment.

  14. Jacqui says:

    Yay! I love it!

  15. Kelly says:

    True wonderfulness. What a beautiful idea!

  16. Linda McLenon Young says:

    If you think about it Skip your songs are really short stories. So you really have written a book of short stories, you just didn’t realize it! Just keep it up! Music and songs are what keep the world turning!! Thanks for sharing,,,,,,,Linda

  17. sharon says:

    You are too funny. I love tawdry will look forward to the song story.

  18. Terri says:

    what a beautiful idea!

    i intend to follow along until the end – and then some.