April 27, 2016

Trade Winds and Westerlies

Hush, now, and listen in suspense
To that which claims omnipotence,
A clamor, yet so intimate
As if a breeze would break it.
A secret knows when it’s been kept
Just as a tear jilts those who’ve wept,
Even if one dare not accept
The charge that shall forsake it.
Entrapped, entangled, intertwined
As thorns and roses grace the vine
That feeds one’s soul, yet, leaves one blind
To all that they’ve aspired.
Some wish to see, yet, fear such sight
Concerned the truth, however plight,
Would only serve to expedite
They’re fate upon the pyre.
Thus, joy amassed in light of such
A grim and ghastly hallowed touch
Is laudable, and yet too much
Is deemed rather unwitting.
So let’s put to the plight a plan
And fix not on fate’s slight of hand.
Remember, lightning turns one’s sand
To glass once struck…how fitting.
Now, eyes uncluttered, brave the tide
Of realization brimming wide
Within those craving to collide
With preference and conception.
For, once exposed, once interlaced
With what one wants, one can’t erase
One’s gospel, thus, one should embrace
One’s own obliged perception.
So, here, one might find one’s regard
Amply arrayed among the stars
To revolutionize the scars
That threaten all-consumption.
Yet, irony would seek to claim
It’s loathsome spot within this game,
Reminding those that with such changes
Come the need for gumption.
That being said, a hope remains
For those inclined to fan the flame
Of enterprise, yet ascertain
Such purpose is protected.
Intent of such a magnitude
Can, without any doubt, exude
Upon one’s faith, and, thus, collude
With that which is expected.
So, climb the mountain, scale the slope
Of transformation, hold the rope
For dedication, grasp the scope
Of what, now, can transpire.
Atop the peak, from shore to shore,
A fearsome cry, a shout, a roar
Of victory forever more,
If one should so desire.
One final thought, one last refrain
That cannot help but entertain,
Shall find its way, just as the rain
To earth, into this rhyme.
To those with whom these words relate,
With whom this poem reverberates…
Ahhh, never mind, it’s rather late…
Perhaps another time.

 

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March 16, 2016

An Opinion On Fun

Earlier today I was approached by a peculiarly enthusiastic “housing-challenged” individual in a subway station. He wasn’t asking for financial contributions, and I quickly found myself engaged in conversation due in no small part to the fact that he was boasting the biggest smile on his face I’d seen all day.  He asked me, in English, no less, what my opinions were in regards to what I felt was one of the most important pursuits for an individual throughout his/her life.  I thought about it briefly and went through all the normal clichés such as satisfaction in one’s career, financial prosperity, family dealings, love, romance, etc.  And while all of these pursuits are indeed advantageous to one’s psyche and while they all are, without question, fantastic and, in one way or another, fulfilling pursuits, I found a common thread woven throughout them all that struck me almost immediately…A theme that, upon successful execution of any one and/or all of the previously mentioned pursuits, seems to consistently accompany them all…A theme that, even as a child, is ferociously and fantastically monumental to our day to day lives.  Thus, after brief but careful consideration, I looked at him dead in the eye and proudly spoke a one-syllable response:  “Fun.”  That was my answer.  In no shape, form, or fashion do I presume that this opinion is universal to everyone as I’m sure a whole variety of ideas could be presented and argued convincingly in regards to such a question.  I’m simply recognizing that which is most prevalent in the way I see the world.  Fun, in my mind, can be found in all of the pursuits mentioned above: a satisfying career, family, financial prosperity, love, romance, as well as any other worthwhile pursuit of choice I could imagine.  Enjoying something is a choice.  It’s a decision.  It’s not necessarily a result of any particular circumstance, rather, it’s a choice that is made in response to that circumstance.  Life is too short to choose not to have fun.  Thus, I was privileged to have to define that which is paramount in my life’s pursuits as a result of an oddly delivered and timed question from an oddly enthusiastic and contagiously jolly individual.  I hear the universe speaking loud and clear…and it’s saying, without exception, “Have fun.”

January 13, 2016

SFH Acoustic Round Live @ The Highlander, Vienna, 5.2.2016

The time has finally come again to bring on some beer-fueled, acoustic-styled American music in good ole Vienna, Austria…courtesy of Yours Truly and the Highlander Scottish Pub. I’ll be playing on February 5th from 21:00 to midnight at the Highlander on Garnisongasse 3 in the 9th district. It’s always a unique experience there..no doubt due to ample amounts of Guinness and Jameson mixed with a care-free and fun-loving environment..so, if you’re down to enjoy an evening of booze, tunes, and sarcasm, come on out and enjoy the brilliance of “spirits-inspired” entertainment. As always, clothes are optional…*sarcasm*
Cheers,
SFH

August 11, 2014

SFH’s “Randy Rockedelic Rhythmic Circus” LIVE @ Music-Oase on 29/8!!!

Hey people!

So, I’ve got some news. By popular request, I’m jamming on another new, big, beautiful stage at the brand new Music-Oase in the Bohmischer Prater on Friday, August 29th from 8:30 to 11:00pm. This place looks awesome with a killer sound system and a big, ravishing stage. Looking forward to playing here. As always, get there early since I must be finished playing by 11:00pm.

Bring your thirst and your enthusiasm for alcohol as well as your enthusiasm for music ;) I’m gonna lay it down ;) And, of course, at some point I’m sure there will be nudity…

Cheers,
SFH

SFH Site Size- Arena Beisl Shot 1

July 1, 2014

The Arena Beisl in Wien welcomes Scott Foster Harris!!!

SO…FINALLY…….it looks like I’m playing a show at the Arena Beisl on Monday, the 14th of July.  It’s about time!  I’ve been asked to do shows there many, many times over the past few months by many, many people, but I was never able to due to scheduling.  Well, after lots of schedule mangling, we were able to figure out a date where I was free and, as a result, booked the show at the Arena Beisl!  FINALLY!
I’ve been writing a LOT of new songs…very “dark, haunted blues” oriented songs…and I’ll be debuting a number of them at this show.  So, if you like those “Johnny Cash” and “Rolling Stones” type songs I’ve played at previous shows, you’ll dig these ;)
In addition to that, I’ll be celebrating the upcoming release of my newest League of Gentlemen album with Tracii Guns.  So…I’ll probably play a song or two from that album.
And, to all the LA GUNS fans out there, I’ll FINALLY play one of our LA GUNS songs for you all since I haven’t done that yet at any of my solo shows.  People keep asking, so I figured, “Why not?  I guess it’s time” ;)
And, last but not least, I’ll be celebrating my two-month long break from Jack Daniels by drinking a lot of Jack Daniels ;)  So, if clothes come off and it gets loud, just know it’s all part of the experience…and, of course, we can simply blame it on the whiskey ;)
Don’t be shy, now…  See you all there.
Cheers!
Scott
Cookie Monster Kong

June 1, 2014

SFH Live in Vienna @ “The Little” on Saturday the 7th, 2014!!!

Hey guys, I’m gonna be “holding court” at “The Little” this Saturday, the 7th for a few hours.  It’s my living room stomping grounds!  I’ll be getting back in town from Graz that afternoon so I’ll be ready to roll for a homecoming!  ;)  Thus, I’ll allow myself to drift away a bit, which is always my favorite, and just jam some of my favorite tunes (both original and tribute) as well as go on a few random jam session tangents…as is my style ;)

So…come out and join me for a night of music, enthusiasm, light-hearted and fun-loving people, and a few pints of my favorite golden beverage….I believe it’s pronounced in German….“biiiiiieeeerrrr.”

I’ll start the show a little before 22:00 and I’ll play til about 23:30.  Bring it on like Donkey Kong!

Bis bald, leute!

SFH

Scott Guitar Handing Gallery

May 14, 2014

SFH Live in Vienna @ Bar 13 – 15.05.14

Hey Guys,
I’ve had a lot of requests from a lot of friends to play another show in Wien soon so I figured, “What the Hell?!?!” :)
So, given my schedule touring outside the city, I decided to play on a Thursday night since I don’t have any free weekends. Thus, I’m gonna jam for a few hours at BAR 13 on Himmelpfortgasse 13, 1010 on Thursday the 15th!!!
I’ll be there around 21:00 and will start playing around 22:00. Beers and laughter at my original Viennese stomping ground ;) You’ve been warned…
Cheers!
SFH
Hilarious Cookie Monster

March 20, 2014

Enthusiasm In Contagious

Enthusiasm is contagious.  I find it amusing that people will listen to you as long as you SOUND like you know what you’re talking about regardless of whether or not you actually DO know what you’re talking about.  It seems as though many people are looking for someone to talk to and are excited about listening to someone who SOUNDS like they’re informed and legit.  Enthusiasm is contagious in that regard.  I’ve been in many situations (which are entertaining to me) where I get excited and enthusiastic about something (of which I completely fabricate) and speak “intelligently” about it just to experiment and see what people’s reactions are.  Oddly enough, many of them smile and jump on the enthusiasm bandwagon with me!  I always reveal afterwards, of course, so as not to ultimately steer someone in the wrong direction, that I completely made it up…but it doesn’t change the fact that their initial inclinations are to believe!  Enthusiasm is contagious…regardless of whether or not it’s caused by some concrete culprit or by some element of fabrication.  Use it wisely.

Star Shirt Gallery

January 16, 2014

SFH’s Final Pre-States Show

We’re here…my last show before heading to the States for a bit is happening tomorrow night (Friday night) at Molly Darcy’s on Teinfaltstrasse 6, 0101.   Love this place…one of the only pubs in Vienna that serve Newcastle!   I’m beginning tomorrow at 21:00 sharp and will play for a couple of hours.  Come on out and wish me a good journey with a pint and a grin and/or whatever.  May it be a night to remember.  The road awaits!

Prost,

SFH

Haunted Forrest Road

December 24, 2013

A Christmas Thought…

Here we are…at the time of the year when most people look back and reflect on their lives, experiences, successes, failures, relationships, and beliefs. Most are also looking ahead, planning for the coming year…preparing and constructing their goals, purposes, and aspirations as the old year draws towards an end. Many people enjoy the comforts and pleasures of reflecting on past accomplishments and experiences with loved ones…sharing meals together, exchanging gifts with one another, and generally being thankful for having such people in their lives. This is a time where most individuals really embrace the idea of “family” and truly slow down just enough to realize what that entails. It is my purpose to fully embrace this recognition of family and love during this beautiful Christmas season, the end of the old year, and perpetually and indefinitely throughout the coming year and on. Past successes don’t always guarantee future successes. Failures don’t always condemn impending doom. Family, however, on whatever level one chooses to acknowledge or experience it, is the heartbeat of everything. It is one thing that will always just “BE.” Love makes the world turn. It is the creative power in the Universe. Embrace it and accept it on any and every level during this wonderful time of year and try to carry those thoughts, intentions, and feelings with you throughout the duration of the coming year and watch the world open up and shower you with blessings. Every day is Christmas if you let it be.
Merry Christmas, everyone.
Scott

Sun Shadows