Saturday, September 7, 2013

Don't wait say it now..."In The Living Years"

As a somewhat successful songwriter, I am always moved by well written lyrics that touch upon a truth in life... "Say It Loud, say it clear, you can listen as well as you hear, it's too late, we we die" - "In The Living Years" I have just returned from two memorials today. Both of these events have helped me to reflect on spending time with those in our lives that we love, and really being engaged, since tomorrow is never promised... One memorial was for the Father of a dear friend who was very old, and had lived a distinguished life of community service, as a Teacher, Leader and Father, the other one was for a friend who was a Musician, Songwriter, Father of 4 young children and well known Pro Audio Consultant who I knew, and had worked with, but didn't know what he had going through... Martin Joseph Conroy, was the Father of my good friend Bill, whom I met via a Bible study group I was leading. Bill's Dad was the son of Irish immigrants from Castlebar and Claremorris. He received his BA from Loyola University in 1955. Martin earned his administrative credential at USC in 1978. He created a public service program on CBS called "StepsTo Learning" which showcased the excellent teaching in Los Angeles. He served for 37 years as a Teacher and then as a Principal. Martin retired as Principal of Reseda Community Adult School. Then at Pacoima Junior High as Director of the Television, Film and Arts Center, he helped create the groundbreaking program "Newseekers" which aired on PBS.
I only met Martin once when he came with his Son, my friend Bill to our Bible study....What a life he lived, Huh? Martin touched my life profoundly, simply by showing up for his Son. It meant so much to Bill that his Father was there for him, and with him. It was just that simple.... Mr. Conroy passed away August 31, 2013. Troy Dwayne Morris was a Husband, Father of four children and a well known and well liked Pro Audio Consultant who started out by studying at The Full Sail Recording Arts program in Winter Park, FL. Troy moved to LA with his wife, in 1992 where he began working at the legendary Westlake Audio Recording Studios. Troy moved from the Studio group into the Sales group and became a well known fixture in our community. We worked together from 1999 - 2001. At the time of his passing, he was a Pro Audio System Designer at Westlake Pro, which had been bought by West LA Music.
Although I had known and worked with Troy, and I also saw him regularly at our neighborhood grocery store, I could have known him better. I should have known him better. I did not know everything he was going through, nor did I see the pain he dealt with on a daily basis. It wore him down. This struggle took him away from us. I would have liked to have known Troy more deeply and been more aware of his life and struggles... Troy passed away July 21, 2013 Moral of this story, don't wait to ask someone how they are, don't give up on people when they are down, don't just ask "how's it going" and then keep on walking... Take some serious time to invest in peoples's really worth it. You never know how much it might impact their life.... To donate, and help Troy's family, please go to this link:

Friday, September 6, 2013

Well folks, I'm back at it! I have neglected my blogging because of life changes and challenges, but that has never stopped me from moving forward in the past! Keep your eyes open for more frequent Blogs here! The NEW NEWS, is that I have most excellent fans in the Great White North of Canada, who have graciously decided to sponsor a website for me since I never got around to making a page!!! YES, FINALLY a site with music and my new CD project as the MAIN focus!!! I'm SO excited, since the site looks AMAZING!!! I'm highly flattered by this honor since we are STILL (yes, it's still being recorded) working on "Forever Plan". We'll be posting some new and some old stuff up here, and mostly things that just fall out of my head. Life's STILL a struggle for creative people like me, but with God's help...we carry on! See ya soon! Gussie

Thursday, July 28, 2011

YouTube video, new songs, my amazing teen talents...

I am amazed at the success of my YouTube hybrid Video for "What More Can I Say?" which has taken off like a rocket in less than 3 weeks! I am so happy that you have excepted my vision of the story...

It was supposed to be just a temporary video while we worked on the full HD live action video being produced by Kellie Yackie and directed by Jonathan Lewis, but it's really taken on a life of it's own...Wow!

I have new songs in the pipeline which are still on the hard drives and a few that we have released rough versions of from a radio interview I did for KBPK Fm a really hip Adult Contemporary station from Fullerton, CA

I have some really cool stuff coming out soon from two very talented young ladies, one of whom is my daughter, Alexandria (Alex) who is doing her summer "Daddy write me a song thing" the other is a discovery of my Son Nate's named "Nikesha" and you will LOVE both of them as they are both seriously talented...

Stay tuned!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

New EPK posted!

Don't miss the new EPK video for "What More Can I Say" from the forthcoming CD "Forever Plan"!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Gussie Miller joins Last FM!

Gussie Miller has recently joined Last FM to help promote the the upcoming release of the single "What More Can I Say"from the forth coming CD "Forever Plan"!

The single "What More Can I Say" is now available on Last FM as a "pre-release rough mix" version. Look for the final mix soon which will be created by multiple Grammy winner David Isaac. The single will then be released worldwide on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and all major music retailers. A dance mix by DJ Eric Angel will follow.

The single features Gussie's soaring vocals with the help of Drummer Tris Imboden of the group Chicago, Saxophonist Cleto Escobedo of Jimmy Kimmel LIVE fame, Keyboardist and musical director Alex Alessandroni jr. on Keyboards and Legendary Austrian Mega-Producer Peter Wolf on Bass.