this comes from my days in the US Air Force back in the ’70s. I was a technician on the Minuteman III ICBM in Cheyenne, WY. “Minuteman” became my handle over all that time and I’m honoring that period of service by naming my site after the Minuteman. I maintained the nuclear weapons poised in deep holes in the ground throughout Wyoming and Nebraska. It was quite technical and quite cold. This was the first time I really noticed the right and left sides of my brain in combat with each other. I started writing and playing in coffee shops and hotel lounges – anywhere I could. I began to notice an ability to affect folks with my music. I did my 4 years service and used the GI BILL I’d earned to follow the technical path and became an Electrical Engineer. And yes, my right brain was saying “what the hell are you doing to me!” I continued to write over the years. Mostly for myself and a small group of close friends. It was my diary of sorts. My therapy. I promised myself that one fine day I would make a go of the music. But first, 4 kids, the mortgage, and a major health scare had to be attended to.
So here I am now – keeping my word to myself. I need to see if I have enough juice left to take a good run at this. I don’t want fame. Don’t plan to get rich. I am already blessed beyond my wildest dreams. I simply want to write good songs and share them with you.
I started my music publishing company JUG’S CREATIONS, LLC in September 2016. I’d never used Facebook, didn’t have a website, never streamed music or used any services of any kind. But I’m getting there. This website is a work in process. My Facebook artist page is listed under Ronnie W. Scott @jugscreations. I use SoundCloud to serve out my tunes because it is free and easy. I suppose I’ll have a YouTube channel, an iTunes account, a Spotify something or other, sooner or later. I do want to reach out to people and connect with them. I want to learn from others and share what I know. Songwriting is communicating and I look forward to that conversation with you as we move forward
You can listen to some of my compositions on my SoundCloud account. This streaming service contains some of my songs like Rosie, My Father Says It’s So and more.
I am a child of the backwaters of the Mississippi River, just south of Memphis, TN. I fought and worked hard to rise up from these beginnings. Like so many of us, I couldn’t wait to break free and go as far away as possible. This area was poverty stricken with little hope for most. I found my way out and rarely looked back. Until recently. Where is home, really? What does it mean? I’ve come to realize that this tiny, godforsaken place was a deep part of me. One that I could no longer deny. Home is where you go to be with family to spend the balance of eternity. Home is that which forged who you are. Home is a reflection of what you’ve become. If that’s the case, then I am a Mississippian. A proud one.