Thursday, August 16, 2018By: Ted Nugent Nothing worthwhile comes easy. This is one of life’s many truisms that continually serves us well for time immemorial. My dear old dad relentlessly pounded many such quality of life colloquial ditties into my thick, mushy, youthful skull pretty much every day of my life! Lord have mercy do I ever look to the heavens and thank him and God daily! Be the best that you can be. Do a job right the first time so you don’t have to do it again. Keep your nose to the grindstone. Never give up. Aim small miss small! Anything worth doing is worth doing to the best of your ability. Tell me who you go with and I will tell you what you are. Never take the easy way out. Put your heart and soul into everything you do. When in life you come to a fork in the road, take it!
Thursday, August 9, 2018By: Ted Nugent Ahhhhh…… Home sweet home! There are no words to adequately describe my love of being home. As I plunge joyfully into the 70th glorious fall hunting season of my life, I rejoice the soul cleansing dynamo of being home with my amazing Queen of the Forest soulmate wife Shemane, family and dogs on my sacred wildlife home turf more than you can possibly imagine. My phenomenal The Music Made Me Do It 2018 summer tour was the most fun, exhilarating, intense, musically outrageous and thoroughly gratifying tour of my life and I wouldn’t have traded all that running around, rocking, travel, flying, driving, hotel after hotel gig after gig for anything in the world.
Thursday, August 2, 2018By: Ted Nugent Ethics is as personal a thing as anything in life. We all have a conscience and we all know what is right and what is wrong. Everybody is different and we are all capable of varying judgement calls, decisions and choices. We can all agree that the 10 Commandments and the Golden Rule are good basic guidelines for righteous, ethical conduct and behavior in a free society. When it comes to laws and regulations, especially in the hunting world, things start to get rather murky.
Thursday, July 26, 2018By: Ted Nugent I shoot arrows. I shoot a lot of arrows. I shoot a lot of arrows all the time. I love shooting arrows. I’ve been shooting arrows for more than 67 years! The mystical flight of the arrow turns me on and is good for you. I think I may very well have a chronic arrow addiction and I like it! Full-on concentration archery immersion takes us far, far away to a much better place and is good for the mind, heart, body, spirit, soul and psyche. When done properly with genuine Zen, Samurai dedication, life is better lived and fulfilled. Gungho archery epitomizes the physics of spirituality. Being that as it may, for this old arrow flinging bulls-eye addicted backstrapper, the archery and life battlecry of upgrade never ends. Excelsior!
Thursday, July 12, 2018By: Ted Nugent The air was wet, dank, dark and intoxicatingly delicious and wondrous. To nonhunters it would have just been another boring, uninspiring, dull October day, but for us deerhunters, the most important day of our lives. I’m crazy lucky, or as some would say, crazy goofy, because every day of my life is the most important day ever, and when it happens to be in October in the sacred swamps of my Michigan family bowhunting heritage, it is off the charts thrilling, titillating and invigorating beyond words. My buckpole was already sagging in protein overdose hangage, but with a pocketful of much appreciated she-deer tags, my work was cut out for me. Killer SpiritWild VidCamDude Ethan Whisker and I were perched in a towering, ancient white oak tree overlooking a vast marsh, eternal swamp and muck-heaven deer paradise, and duty called to reduce the agriculture devastating and highway bloodying cervid infestation. And I had the arrows!
Thursday, July 5, 2018By: Ted Nugent I often reference all this hyper modern high-tech electronic insanity as a good opportunity to gather round and celebrate this amazing global “electro campfire”! Everyone knows there is no better environment available to mankind than the down to earth, grounded openness of family and friends sharing our deepest thoughts, ideas, prayers, observations, laughter, emotions, dreams, beliefs and hopes around the eternal flames of a blazing, inspiring campfire. From the very outset of the Internet and all this intergalactic WiFi phenomenon, I have thoroughly enjoyed the heretofore unprecedented limitless communication capability in this digital age.
Thursday, June 21, 2018By: Ted Nugent Celebrate the amazing wildlife management success story of North America and say Hallelujah and pass the backstraps like you mean it. It really wasn’t really that long ago when America woke up to the heartbreaking disaster of the irresponsible, runaway, indiscriminate market hunting slaughter of our precious wildlife. With bison nearly wiped out by a corrupt government program to eliminate the spiritual beast that supported the Native American culture and the near decimation of so many large and small game species for the world market, thank God a small but determined cadre’ of hunter/conservationists stepped up and sounded the alarm, thereby implementing the simple science of sustain yield and regulated harvests based on sound scientific productivity reality. Whew! That was a close one.
Friday, June 15, 2018by Ted Nugent I was jamming away on my Gibson Byrdland guitar again this morning after doing my chores, shooting a few arrows, running my varmint trapline and working my Labrador retrievers. Something very different happens musically when one comes straight from the enchanting Spirit of the Wild swamp directly into the guitar room with dirty, earthy essence of the wild under the fingernails. With Happy and Sadie all tuckered out resting on the floor, I turn up the amplifiers and unleash a flurry of exciting notes, patterns and licks that truly have a life of their own. Stream of swamp consciousness makes the best music ever! My adventurous near 70-year clean and sober being instinctively goes for sounds and rhythms heretofore undiscovered, and the sonic experimentation is thrilling beyond words. Not a jam session transpires where I fail to discover new, strange and always enticing licks and sounds, and the newness of it all inspires me even further into uncharted territory to seek notes and grooves that I have never attempted before.
Thursday, June 7, 2018By Ted Nugent I am fortunate beyond words to have been brought up by loving parents in the ultimate disciplinary environment of the outdoor and shooting sports lifestyle. As I maximize my quality time with my grandkids and our Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids boys and girls, I see myself quite dramatically in their smiling faces and excitement when enjoying these positive activities. With summertime upon us, now is the perfect time for all concerned parents and families to push harder organizing such outdoor activities for not just our own kids, but also for schoolmates and neighbor kids to get this powerful hands-on guidance for a critical True North compass setting in life.
Thursday, May 31, 2018By: Ted Nugent I fling therefor I am! No really, I repeat ad nauseum ad infinitum- As goes the mystical flight of the arrow goes our soul! I have often repeated in my writings and media interviews and it seems constantly on our Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild TV show how the origins of Zen and the Samurai forces originated with archery for the ultimate controlling forces for quality of life. Now I can’t promise my grasp of history is sequentially all that accurate, but I do believe the gist of my observations and theories are basically good, and I am here to tell you, through simple utilitarian pragmatism they certainly serve me well.