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Tuesday February 7, 2023


Tuesday morning in Nashville and the temperature is set to climb up to 66.  That’s what I’m talking about. How many days until Spring Training baseball?



After a long road trip I spent a lot of Monday catching up. I pitched songs to a new group that reached out to me for songs, hoping I might have sent them something they will love. You just never know. It’s always a nice thing when the artists reach out to you and ask, “do you have anything”? I got songs, the question always is did I send the right songs?  It is a bit of guessing game sometimes.



I also agreed to do the narration for a musical project that Dave Clark wrote. Dave is and has been one of the top southern gospel writers forever with numerous number one songs. He's a creative director of a publishing company, does a podcast and he's a great musician as well. And when he was young he was part of the Gospel Group “The Spear Family” that I remember playing on a gospel music radio show Sunday mornings at my first radio station KPCR in Bowling Green, Missouri. I didn’t know that until Dave called yesterday and asked if I could narrate his children’s story after our mutual publisher suggested me. I said “yes” and I’ll record that this coming Wednesday. I’m the voice of the engineer on a train that kids are riding. Cool story, and I happy to be a part of it.




Darin and Brooke Aldridge and I were set to write online but Darrin got called in to play on a recording session, so it was just me and Brooke last night. She on her couch in North Carolina, me on my desk chair in Nashville. Darin and Brooke just got off a Grand Ole Opry Cruise that featured a lot of Grand Ole Opry stars like Jimmy Fortune, John Berry, and others. And while she was looking at a sunset off their cruise ship Brooke got an idea for a song that we wound up writing last night together. And now I’m glad she went on that cruise because we got such a good song out of her idea. 




Two “Hits & Grins” shows with Steve Dean & Victoria Venier have be moved on the calendar. Instead of being in Fort Smith Arkansas on June 23 & 24….we will be there on June 16 & 17 instead. Both shows are private, one is for contributors to the Fort Smith Military Museum, the second one is a house concert for our hosts Gary and Lana Taber Hunt. It will be my 3rd time playing in their gorgeous living room filled with their friends and guest with a beautiful view out the big windows while we play music. Looking forward to it.




Yet another new study on COVID says the new COVID pill from Merick is actually mutating the virus. It’s the Lageurio pill. (I know…I never heard of it either)


In New York, Mayor Eric Adams has ended the COVID mandate for all New York workers. Wonder if those who lost their jobs because they refused the mandated jab will get them back?


The Tripledemic of the flu, COVID and RSV reportedly has affected 40% of all U.S. households.



Politicians and diapers have one thing in common: they should both be changed regularly…and for the same reason.



Rotten Tomatoes just listed their pick for Top 30 Worst Movies of All Time. I figured that I probably had seen several but no, just one. And that was the movie “Look Who’s Talking Now” starring John Travolta and the late Kirstie Alley. Several in the top 30 were awful sequels. But here’s the Top 5 worst in their rotten opinion.


5…Pinocchio starring Italian actor Roberto Begnini. That’s the guy who jumped over some chairs when he won an Oscar at that award ceremony many years ago. Pinocchio did not win.


4…Gotti…starring John Travolta. (John had a few movies in the Top 30)


3…A Thousand Words starring Eddie Murphy.


2…One Missed Call (not a clue)


And their worst movie of all time?





AMC Theaters have announced they are going to bump the price of their better seats at the movie theater. The middle seats. They will cost you one or two buck more in the future. They call them “Sightline” seats. I’m an aisle seat guy myself, so I’m good. I keep looking for a movie theater that will allow me to tailgate so I can save some concession money…but so far…no.



In England a Shell Station got rid of all their gas pumps and installed charging stations instead. The first to do so. A reporter wrote that it’s the “Gas station of the future”. Except there’s no gas.


Wonder why those electric car charging stations don’t have another outlet so you can plug in your phone and charge it too? 



Venezuelan Man Becomes The First Person Tattooed By A Monkey.


Pretty sure the monkey misspelled “Bad Buoy” that went on the arm of that guy.



Well, my writing appointment got cancelled, so I have a day free. So I have no excuse not to get out and get a sun today with the temperature in the upper 60’s.


Have a great Tuesday!




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