End of the Line album cover by American Zen

Coyote MasonKung Fu Cowboy in Las Vegas

My life is a rock opera.

You've heard me say that before. I'm anxious to end this tale though. Being in Las Vegas has been a catastrophe for me... but I'm still looking for that silver lining.

Whether my life's good or bad, when I sit down with my guitar, I often have to ask myself, "Do I want to write a song?" Sometimes I say, "No," to myself, because I don't want to remember what's bothering me. But yesterday, I thought, "Well, let's not leave this nightmare in Vegas without at least one song." So here it is, "USE ME."

The blues requires some hardship and sorrow--so this is a real blues song, "Use Me," by Richard Del Connor, The Hippy Coyote. I hope you like it. I've listened to it a few times and I find it somehow inspiring--despite its desperation.

Tell me how you like it. My contact info is always at www.RichardDelConnor.com

FREE SONG by The Hippy Coyote: Free Coyote Song

Coyote and his RickyKung Fu Cowboy Album

LEVEL 4 = Kung Fu Cowboy

King Solomon's Temple


 1.  Kung Fu Cowboy
          This is the first song I ever recorded in ProTools back in 2002? I was still recovering from the Black Widow spider bite and downloaded the FREE version of Protools 5. It was only an 8-track program so I decided to fill up the tracks with the tongue-clicks for percussion. Some of those original tongue-clicks and acoustic and vocals are on this song. I added more to when I started this album project. Little did I know it would be the title song of this album, back when I wrote this song.

          I have a really cool music video planned for this...Cowboys around a campfire...

This will be where we jump back in time to KING SOLOMON'S TEMPLE.

 2.  Boy and King poem

 3.  Spirit Gun

 4.  A Lucky Man

 5.  33 Bass Players poem

 6.  My Life Belongs To Me

 7.  Elaine

 8.  Christmas Is

 9.  Dear Lara poem

10.  You're Lazy

11.  You'll Find Me

12.  Flintridge Fire

13.  From Within

14.  Horses and Harleys

15.  King Solomon's Temple Penny Whistle

16.  Hiram Abif

17.  Kill The Spider
          This song was written back in the 1970s. I can't even remember what girl or girls inspired it. My band was called THE RICH, and we lived in Venice, California, at that time.

          I discovered this song in my music lyrics, after recovering from the black widow spider bite. I figured out how to play it to amuse my kids. They really liked it. It's a lot of fun to play. Here's an acoustic performance of it at a Tujunga house concert:

of Coyote's Alvarez Acoustic

Jarrod Weinstein captured this SOLO COYOTE SHOW.
"Kill The Spider" performed live.

18.  I've Been Thinkin'



The Chinese believe that people are divided into 3 basic levels:

  1. Warrior Athlete
  2. Scholar Warrior
  3. Spiritual Warrior

The first LEVELS of American Zen are:

  1. LEVEL 1 = Peace Of Mind
  2. LEVEL 2 = Christ Killer
  3. LEVEL 3 = I Want You To Love Me
  4. LEVEL 4 = Kung Fu Cowboy

This is a spiritual evolution of an American ROCK BAND, featuring The Hippy Coyote and produced by Richard Del Connor

What LEVEL of LIFE are you on?

Visit www.americanZEN.org to find out.
American Zen website HOMEPAGE

Coyote inside The Lake



book cover Kung Fu Cowboy Original DraftThis book is handwritten by Coyote and
completed on his birthday, February 4, 2009.


Kung Fu Cowboy


The Path of the Grasshopper

Actually, I don't like grasshoppers.

They weren't even fun to play with as a kid. Their hind legs have sharp spikes on them, and they spit on you. Really. They spit.

So, over the years that I've been doing Kung Fu, I just snickered when I got called, "Grasshopper."

Coyote Live with Stetson HatOne of my friend's mother had a better nickname for me. She called me, "Caine." I may spell it wrong, but David Carradine's name in the TV show, KUNG FU, was Kwai Chang Caine. She said it was my floppy Stetson cowboy hat that she liked.

Funny thing. Since I've been a kid, my friends have always complained, "My mother likes you more than me. Stop acting so nice around my parents!"

I wasn't trying to make my friends look bad. I've always enjoyed good manners. Even in the old western movies, I admired actors like, John Wayne, and Chuck Connors, and Sean Connery, who seemed to even be polite to the bad guys when they got beat up by them.

I do believe in chivalry. Cary Grant is about the most cynical of the actors I admired. He made me laugh the way I hope other people laugh at me. I don't mind being silly or exposing what I don't know. But I do want people to know I'm honest, trustworthy, and loyal.

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