The Holy Smokes Blog

Holy Smokes is a band with a rotating cast of players. The group meets every Monday in Long Beach, CA. It’s all about harnessing the healing energy of music through composing, playing as a band, recording and experiencing the natural high only music can produce. At each meeting an original song is written and recorded in about 90 minutes. The weekly sessions – presented by HomeFront Rising and Rock to Recovery, and hosted by Century Villages at Cabrillo – are free to attend for anyone who wants to participate. No experience is necessary. This blog documents our works in progress.

August 6, 2018

Darkness Needs The Light

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” – Anne Frank

“As God needs the devil, darkness needs the light.” – Holy Smokes

July 30, 2018


It's not what I had in mind when I came in here, but I think it's better. - John Elkins


July 23, 2018


July 16, 2018



July 9, 2018

What Would I See?

You Make Me Squeal     

June 25, 2018

Is Anybody Really Happy?


June 14, 2018

Scrappy (Version 1)


Scrappy (Version 2)


Scrappy (Version 3)


June 9, 2018


June 7, 2018

Paper Tiger