Monthly Archives: March 2008

Where have I been?

I’ve got a studio set up in my house and am learning how to use it. Really, I have homework! I got some great comments about the ‘peanut butter fish‘ cd. Like the one from a friend whose son only listens to the first song. Now, I’m glad he likes it, but there’s a lot…

boobird

call it a rite of passage, call it the big shot, call it ” if i can make it there i’ll make it anywhere “, call it auditioning for the bluebird. for songwriter’s it is the mecca, the pinnacle, the historical place for every songwriter who has ever poured out his soul with a rhyme…

nashville

my friend elizah and i were having lunch off broadway one day and after putting our names in for a table, we walked outside. there, in the doorway. was a pretty, shapely woman with long brown hair, tight black jeans and cool sunglasses. i whispered to my friend that i thought that was matraca berg.…

the nashville shuffle

i was working at ernest tubb’s record shop and met two guys, doug and arnie. they were musicians, guitar and bass, respectively. we spent a lot of quality work time talking music and nashville. one day, they brought in a live tape of a label showcase that arnie had played. this woman singer, i’ll call…