As a largely unknown songwriter, who has yet to have a mainstream (or even cult) hit here in the USA — I make this geographical caveat only due to some minor international success, including a local radio hit in Norway and a top 5 radio and video hit in Mongolia, back in 2003 and 2004, … Read moreStory Behind the Song: “The Day After the Day After Christmas”
The year was 1982, and I was attending graduate school at USC in Los Angeles, California. I’d been attending the Newman Center (a small Roman Catholic church geared toward college students) near the USC campus and was planning to attend a Christmas party there. I don’t recall much about the party, but I do remember … Read moreStory Behind the Song: “It Started in a Manger”
Wow, can it already be March? It’s hard to believe we’re already in the third month of 2007. Honestly, I’m not sure where the first two of them went. So, will that work as my excuse for not having written a blog in the last couple of months? Oh well, at least I tried… Anyway, … Read moreWhat’s Goin’ On
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
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?
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