Tuesday October 4, 2022
Hello Tuesday morning. 79 degrees here today in Nashville.
Middle Tennessee is having some incredible weather right now and the leaves are starting to turn a bit and drop to the ground. We have some walnut trees in our backyard, so we get free entertainment watching the squirrels gather them and hide them for the cold days of winter. I had nothing on my calendar yesterday, so I got in a little squirrel watching as well as getting in a little Fall walk. Good timing considering how much I’m going to be on the road starting later this week.
SPEAKING OF THAT BUSY SCHEDULE
Here’s a look at my October show schedule.
October 5, tomorrow.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. It’s a private corporate songwriter show with me, Jenny Tolman and Steve Dean and a big surprise guest star. I’ll let you know who that is on Thursday’s blog this week after the show because, it’s a SURPRISE for those corporate folks. But it’s very cool.
Sunset Cork Room in Gulf Shores, Alabama with Brent Burns. 7 pm show.
The Peoples Room in Mobile, Alabama with Juanita Smith. A comedy evening.
Krazyfish Grille in Port St. Joe, Florida with “Hits & Grins” featuring Steve Dean and Victoria Venier. 1 pm songwriter show. Part of the “Blast on the Bay” songwriters festival.
October 21 (doubleheader day)
Scallop Republic in Port St. Joe with Jerry Salley and Lauren Spring. Show time 6 pm.
Haughty Heron in Port St. Joe with “Hits & Grins”. 5 pm start.
Indian Raw Pass Bar. Songwriter round with Steve Dean, Victoria Venier, Alan Rhody and Jerry Salley.
Flip Flop Stock in Sarasota Florida with a bunch of Trop Rock artists. My stage time for that is yet to be determined.
The CDC says it will no longer maintain a country-by-country list of travel advisories related to COVID-19. So many countries are doing lest testing or even reporting COVID that make it almost impossible to track how many cases there are in countries.
Because of long COVID, the numbers show some 4 million folks have been out of the workplace.
Ringo Starr is the latest celebrity to catch COVID forcing him to cancel a bunch of shows.
OH YEA THEY CALL HIM THE “STREAK”
So, I’m a big fan of Peyton and Eli Mannings coverage of Monday Night Football. I watch it more than the regular broadcast with two of my favorite football announcers Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. They’re insightful, and funny all at the same time. And last night when the Rams lost to the 49’ers a streaking protester took to the football field and Peyton and Eli had this call on that streaking play. Too funny.
Gosh, the death toll now in south Florida is nearing 100 from that devastating hurricane. And some of the drone coverage flyovers really do show how devastating these things are. And now the weather guys are monitoring two more tropical disturbances out in the Atlantic.
And here’s a concerning headline. “Home are not livable on islands cut off from Florida mainland, with alligators running around”.
I read an article this morning that claims that every blue-eyed person (and I are one) can trace their ancestry back to one individual who lived between 6,000 to 10,000 years ago. Until this gene mutation happened ever person had brown eyes. Who knew? No name on this blue-eyed individual yet. I guess all of us blue eye folk can call him “Daddy” for now.
And now they tell us we’ll have trouble finding butter on shelves for the holiday. A butter shortage. Geez.
A lot of folks now have chickens in their backyard. Might as well add a cow or two and butter churner.
I found this cool video of one of my favorite songwriters Mac McAnally talking about how he wrote a song called “Tonight I Just Need My Guitar” with Jimmy Buffett. Mac plays guitar out on the road with Jimmy and the Coral Reefer Band and he’s a great storyteller as well as an all-star session player and recording artist himself.
I think one of the things that folks like when they go see a songwriter show is that they get to hear the stories about some of their favorite songs. What inspired them, how they were written etc. This STORY fromMac made me smile, and I bet it will make you smile too.
DON’T DO THIS
I can’t believe National Park Officials have to put up signs asking tourists not to try and pet a buffalo, or a bear or in this case a bull elk! These things never go well for the tourist. I always wonder, “what part of ANIMAL don’t you understand”? Go home. Pet your puppy, pet your cat. But don’t get out of your car in Yellowstone National Park and try to pet a bull elk. Geez.
The folks that make those expensive sports cars say they will NEVER build a self-driving car. Thank you. If you own a sports car, I think YOU want to drive it. I had a little Toyota MR-2 once. It is still the most fun car I’ve driven in my lifetime. Stick shift on the floor and it scooted. So much fun to drive. Same thing with a motorcycle. I don’t want a self-driving motorcycle either. You want to grip the throttle and hold on. Nope.
Now if I had a minivan THEN I’d want it to drive itself. I wouldn’t want my guy friends thinking I was DRIVING a minivan. Don’t want to lose my Man Card.
SPEAKING OF WHICH
Yes, there are a list of things one can do as a guy that will make them lose their Man Card. Brent Burns and I wrote that thought into this song “Man Card”. Click on, listen, and see if you have violated any man rules. And if you have…turn in your Man Card.
HEADLINE OF THE DAY
“Paris Hilton Says 7 Pet Psychics Told Her That Her Missing Dog Is Alive”. I hope it is. But how much was the bill to get 7 opinions from 7 psychics’? And secondly, am I the only one who did not know there were pet psychics?
I’m online this evening with my North Carolina bluegrass duo Darrin and Brooke Aldridge to write something new together. They’ve had a very busy summer, and just got back from the big bluegrass convention and award show in Raleigh that I’m going to try and get to next year. Can’t wait to hear some of their stories about that later this evening.
Have a great Tuesday!