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From Russia (and California) With Love

Back on August 4, 2007, in my “Summer Happenings” blog, I wrote: Speaking of the other side of the world, I’ve been collaborating with a Russian songwriter and producer, whose name is Alexei Ustinov, on a new song and recording to be released sometime later this year. Alexei is producing the instrumental tracks over in … Read more From Russia (and California) With Love

A Blog About Nothing

No, there is no connection to Seinfeld and the notion of “a show about nothing” implied by my blog title. It’s just that I’m starting out writing not having the slightest clue what I’m going to write, or even what topics I might address. I just feel a bit guilty for not having written a … Read more A Blog About Nothing

What’s Goin’ On

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 more What’s Goin’ On

That Time of Year

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 more That Time of Year

Cheap Thrills (a.k.a. I Get Around)

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 more Cheap Thrills (a.k.a. I Get Around)