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
I’ve been procrastinating on writing another blog entry for awhile now. I have several topics in mind, but haven’t had much luck figuring out where I want to start with any of them. I think it’s a case of too many ideas without an obvious starting point, ending, or path from the former to the … Read moreIntroducing My Top 8
One common bit of wisdom I’ve heard with respect to the music industry is that, given two equally talented people, the difference between the one who makes it and the one who doesn’t often comes down to perseverance. This industry is full of rejection, and rejection is discouraging. If you stick with it long enough, … Read moreWhen Perseverance Means Moving On
Why does it seem like every other songwriter, singer, band, etc. in the world has been on MySpace for like forever now? I definitely feel late to the party. That’s kind of strange, seeing as how I was on the bleeding edge of putting my songs on the web back a decade ago, when the … Read moreA Little Behind the Times