Somewhere in the next few days we’ll reach that point in time where, no matter what we have in progress, those of us who celebrate Christmas will start to shut down our “life as usual” mode and switch into “Christmas celebration” mode. I know that, when I get to that point, I sometimes go quite … Read moreA Christmas Gift for You
Oh, yes, it’s here, that time of year, The whole world’s filled with Christmas cheer. – from “Santa’s Best” by Rick Paul Whatever your personal feelings toward the holiday season, from eager anticipation of family celebrations to dread of crowded malls and the seeming hopelessness of trying to choose just the right gift for a … Read moreThat Time of Year
Being a mostly unknown songwriter has a few advantages. For example, when you’re performing for an audience and mess up your lyrics, no one knows. Try getting away with that once you’ve had some hits that everyone knows by heart! There’s a silver lining to every cloud, right? Of course, most of us who write … Read moreCheap Thrills (a.k.a. I Get Around)
Back in late June, after being on MySpace for just under a month, I picked my initial 8 top friends, and told anyone who was reading my blogs at that time a bit about them. That blog was called “Introducing My Top 8”, and you can still find it here. Some of the specific comments … Read moreMore Top Friends
Dear MySpace Friends, Sorry it has been so long since I’ve written. I’ve been really busy. Please send money. Love, Rick Yeah, I admit I’m feeling a bit like a college kid who’s been remiss in writing home for awhile. I got off to a pretty good start on the blogging front, with intentions of … Read moreWhere Have I Been?
At some point in the last six months to a year, my wife, Louella, and I decided we’d make a trip to Europe this summer. After, deciding on Europe as a destination, it was time to narrow that down to something manageable in 2-3 weeks. Our college-age son, Sean, didn’t want to go, so the … Read moreParlez-vous Français?
When I write a song, that song may be inspired by any number of things, from the personal to the global. However, the song gets conceived, though, when it’s finished, I have one basic goal. You may be guessing that is to see the song at the top of the charts, but that’s not what … Read moreNow Playing in China
Yesterday it was my birthday I hung one more year on the line I should be depressed My life’s a mess But I’m having a good time – from “Have a Good Time” by Paul Simon Okay, so by the time this gets posted, it will have been two days ago instead of yesterday, but … Read moreBirthdays and Concerts
Well, here it is, the beginning of July — time to introduce a new Christmas song. If you’ll kindly turn to, er, click on, my main MySpace page you’ll find a new song, “The Day After the Day After Christmas” (written with Mike Parker), among your choices. If it doesn’t automatically play when you bring … Read moreChristmas in July
Maybe it’s because I spent fifteen years in the corporate world, but when the end of a calendar quarter comes around, I tend to start thinking about what I have, and haven’t, accomplished in the previous quarter. When it’s also the end of a half year or full year, I also tend to look back … Read moreAnother Half Year