Welcome to the ad-free version! With this app you are able to read all the stories and listen to all the songs found in my book Life in the Key of Gibson.
The blurb: "What do a roadside wedding, a broken flowerpot, and a petrified cat have in common? They are all memorable elements of a newly released story and songbook by Mike Gibson. Inspired by true events, Life in the Key of Gibson is a collection of sixteen short stories and nineteen original songs. Filled with humor, helpful tips, and tender insights, Life in the Key of Gibson reminds you of the sweet and simple moments of your life and of those things most important."
How To Use The App:
-Launch the app
-Read the story behind the song in the white text box
-Push the play button to listen to the song
-Push previous or next buttons to read and listen to a new song. Note: Some stories have more than one song so you may change songs and the same story appear. It is not broken.
-For more information click the Home button at the bottom of the screen and click the link to visit my website
Thank you for downloading Life in the Key of Gibson. I hope you enjoy it!
Copyright 2016 Mike Gibson
Copyright 2015 Mike Gibson
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any other information storage and retrieval system, without written permission of the publisher.
Gibson Heritage, LLC
A careful effort has been made to verify the accuracy of the stories and quotes used in this book. If any error or omission has occurred, it is completely inadvertent and due to my faulty memory.
First Edition 2015
Second Edition 2016
ISBN 978-0-9792341-4-9 (eBook)
ISBN 978-0-9792341-3-2 (Paperback)
*** Dedication ***
I dedicate this book to my family. Without the inspiration they have been to me, the stories and songs in this book would never have been written.
Thank you for the part you have each played in my life.
To my wife the very love of my lifeforever
To my children who taught me more than I ever taught them
To my parents whose love and sacrifice in raising six children is now extending to the generations that follow
To my four sisters and my brother, and their familieswho tolerated me in my youth and who have been a blessing to me ever since
You are the stories and songs of my life!
*** Preface ***
Several years ago I was asked to speak to a group of youth about music and songwriting. The topic was, How Music Has Blessed My Life. In preparation, I thought back over the yearsI remembered the excitement of discovering mom's old guitar tucked away in the back of a closet, learning my first three chords, and writing my first song!
I relived the nervousness of performing on a local TV station for the first time, albeit at three oclock in the morning; all the songs, each one a hitat least in my mothers opinion; the silly songs, the love songs, the sad songs, and spiritual songssongs for family and friends, songs for the love of my life, including those I wrote for her before I was brave enough to say I love youand the songs for our Savior, who gave all that He had to give.
Before this experience, the thought had never occurred to me that the songs I have written over the last 40 years have become a journal of my life. Until now, I have kept much of this journal to myself. In this book, I will share it openly with anyone who cares to read or listen. All the stories and songs were inspired by real life.
In the process of looking back on memories near-forgotten, I have been reminded of so much good that existsin the world, in the people I have encountered, and, yes, in my own family. I hope as you read and listen to Life in the Key of Gibson, you will be taken back to the sweet and simple moments in your own life and remember those who have influenced you for good.