music

memphis in may

My friend Majed told me if he ever did anything for a charity, he’d donate to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital. I asked him where that was and he said” In Memphis” I had no idea! Here I am, a kid’s songwriter, a mere 3 1/2 hours away. I emailed them immediately and worked with a wonderful woman named Jessica to set up a gig. In my life, I never would have dreamed that I would play my music in Memphis! I told my bassist and drummer that I was going and they jumped at the chance to play! Very cool.

holiday bonus track

After having a blast calling in to the xtra 99 morning show, with dj’s neil and carl,(they’re playing my songs,ma) I was scheduled for another call in interview . the day came, I was up early and tried the number . busy . busy again..hmmm i tried another number and got the Dallas offices..they were…

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…