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My newest book, “Thirty-Three Wednesdays” is finally complete and will be available soon. Please stay tuned for updates !!

Here is an excerpt :

Introduction

 Love can be a confusing thing, an elusive thing to chase. And finding it, and having all the factors line up. Maybe you meet right after one of you gets married, or decides to take a job cross country. So not only are we looking for true love, but we have to time it right or it won’t work.

 That’s where this story begins, by finding true love. No the factors did not line up. I had missed my window by a little bit. But I was determined. I would never give up on love, not even if it took years. This wasn’t something I set out to do, fall in love with someone so far away that, whether or not she was happy, Janelle was not available. There was family to consider and other road blocks I was never privy to. But all I knew was that I was feeling true love for the first time in my life, so yes, I kept the blinders on.

 So what you hold here is the tale of something special.

 Why 33 Wednesdays you ask? The end came on a Wednesday, and as we had never gone long without talking, I started counting the weeks every Wednesday as things progressed. Finally, at 33 weeks I stopped counting.

 That being said I think it’s time to put a few things out there. The first is that I will own all of this, all the mistakes and hurt. I could have left at any time, but I chose to stay in it and keep trying. I’ll also own the fact that I have issues that contributed to all this. I’m a fixer by nature, so the harder things got the harder I tried. It’s not in my nature to walk away.

It’s up to me whether I stay or leave; I can’t blame anyone other than myself. No one can hurt me unless I let them, period.

Ken Barr

 

 

 

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Hallowed Ground Cast Photo

Photo of an amazing cast, for my new indie film, “Hallowed Ground” . First day of shooting went well. Please watch for it.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hallowed-Ground-The-Movie/369134913201112?ref=hl

 

My movie, “Conversations With The Devil” will be premiering this week, Saturday the 23rd, at the Copper Rocket Pub at 8 PM, please stop by. Thanks, Ken

www.copperrocketpub.com

 

If you love someone, accept them as they are. If you need to change them, it’s not really love after all.
Ken Barr

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I have just started a facebook page for my film work, please check it out if you can. Thanks, Ken

http://www.facebook.com/KenBarrFilms

 

 Starting in 1978 and ending in 2000, I worked in the music indusrty as a technician. My journey started in the bars and rock clubs on Long Island, New york, and eventually took me to arenas and stadiums around the world working for KISS, Alice Cooper, Stone Temple Pilots, and many other groups. This is my story. From club gigs after school as a teenager, to concerts on every continent on the planet. I’ve been there and back, and survived to tell the story. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed living it.
 
 
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Happy Thanksgiving !!

Posted: November 22, 2012 in Day to Day
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Just wanted to take a moment and wish everyone a safe, healthy and Happy Thanksgiving today !!

This picture was sent to me recently, it was taken of one of the tribute bands that played during the KISS convention tour. That’s me on the far right, back when I worked for KISS. Those were great days!!

My book, “We Are The Road Crew” recalls my days touring as a technician for KISS, Alice Cooper, Stone Temple Pilots, Rainbow, Debbie Gison and many other artists, it was a career I loved and was fortunate to have. This book is my personal tribute to a career I loved.  Here’s a link:

http://www.amazon.com/We-Are-Road-Crew-Vol/dp/1450538673/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1349464836&sr=8-3&keywords=we+are+the+road+crew

From The Ashes

Emerging from the ashes,

Much like a Phoenix reborn,

So unrecognizable,

Charred to the bone in places,

Horribly scorched, but standing,

Standing and moving forward,

Leaving the ashes behind.

As the flames consumed my life,

Some chose to fuel the fire,

Others watched and did nothing,

And some turned their backs and left,

Leaving the fire to burn.

Few tried to put out the flames,

And they are the special ones,

They are my humanity,

The soul that kept me alive,

Burning themselves just to help,

Help pull me from the fire.

Starting over now feeling,

Just like a force of nature,

Unstoppable, powerful,

Tempered by the flames, stronger,

So much stronger than before,

Able to do anything,

Surviving the fire means,

There’s nothing you can’t survive,

And there’s nothing you can’t do,

Limitless, the world is yours.

Ken Barr