I Even Wrote for Jay Leno One Time…

Starting to write a song is sometimes as easy as taking a cliche and twisting a word or two. (Of course, starting a song is easy. Finishing it is another matter, but that’s best left to a future entry.) While…

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I Owe Tom Petty $15.16

The recording effort on the CD is about 2/3 done. The working title is “Spotted Mule”. (Why a mule, you ask? More on that in the “Mule Shots” entry farther down on this page.) I decided on one cover tune…

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Baby Emma

A few years ago my cousin’s daughter had a gorgeous little baby girl. Named her “Emily”. (That makes her my third cousin, if you’re doing the math at home.) Meanwhile, I had a song in the works about a baby,…

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Googling Myself

I came across an article awhile back that described recent technology evolution in this order: First there was the personal computer. Then came the Internet. Then came Google. Think back to the stone ages – like five years ago –…

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Mule Shots

Okay, so what’s with the mules? It started with this bluegrass song Spotted Mule. A month or so back, I dropped by the ranch where the mule lives and gave a copy of the song to Krista, the mule’s trainer/owner.…

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The Original Storyteller

Today is Thanksgiving, and I received a Christmas present a whole month early: This morning I tuned into KPIG, and what do I hear? Thanksgiving Day, a BRAND NEW RAY DAVIES SONG. Well, it’s a big deal for me. Everyone…

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Me dot com

I’ve been resisting the whole me.com thing for years. Always seemed a little pretentious, the thought of a web address with my name in it containing photos of me, my dog, and links to sites everyone already knows about (“Hey,…

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