Wednesday February 8, 2023
Wednesday morning in Nashville and we have a little windy weather and more on the way. 35 mph or more today, possible hail, power outages are possible. All the fun stuff.
It was baseball like weather here yesterday. Up near 70 and more to come today. And Monday there wasn’t much on my calendar so I got out and enjoyed the warm weather a bit, running some errands and hitting the gym for a bit. We have a view here of Old Hickory Lake outside our doors so sometimes it’s just nice to have some time to soak that view in. I worked ahead on some songs, pitched some more songs and that was pretty much my Tuesday.
GOOD MUSIC NEWS
I got a nice note Jessie Ritter who’s a young artist I write with who’s from home state of Missouri originally, and now lives in Pensacola with her husband and little boy. She’s getting ready to record a new album and is going to put two of the songs we wrote together on this project. Always good to hear. Jessie opened a house concert I was part of in Nashville years ago, and I thought she was great. So we started writing and have become good friends. She LOVES what she does and it comes across when she performs. Here’s a VIDEO EXAMPLE of that. This is Jessie singing a song we wrote “Take Me There” that she performed at the world-famous Florabama Bar that straddles the Florida-Alabama line. Thank you for recording our songs Jessie!
Next road date for me will be next weekend in Benton, Arkansas for Freedom Sings USA. This songwriting retreat is a “National Salute To Veteran Patients Week”. Myself and 4 other Nashville songwriters will each sit with one of our veterans and write their story into a song on Friday February 17 at the Benton United Methodist Church.
Then on Saturday evening February 18 each of us will perform those songs with our veterans beside us in concert. The concert is open to the public, so if you’re anywhere near come on by and be moved by the heroic stories and songs.
STATE OF THE “LOUD” UNION
I did not watch, but apparently it got crazy at the State of the Union address last night. And folks wonder why I hate politics? Lots of shouting. Predictable insanity. There’s actually more civility now on an episode of “Desperate Housewives” than there is at a State of the Union address.
The late Will Rogers nailed it when he said long ago, “Congress is so strange; a man gets up to speak and says nothing, nobody listens, and then everybody disagrees”.
VIRUS NOTES & HEALTH
Here’s a weird one. According to Frontiers in Psychology less attractive people are more likely to wear a masks more often than attractive people.
They are laying off 1,300 folks at that company and the CEO is taking a 98% pay cut. Wow. I guess folks really are returning to offices.
Word is that there is drug-free relief from chronic constipation in the form of a new vibrating pill. Do I want a pill that vibrates?
A publication that keeps up with retired folks, retirement and WHERE to retire just printed that Panama is the best place to retire internationally. It’s the 11th time Panama has topped their list. Cost of living, health care, climate are some of the factors. Plus, I’m pretty sure you get a free Panama hat if you choose to retire there. It do look pretty don’t it?
TASTES LIKE CHICKEN
KFC really wants us to download and use their app. So much so, that they will give us a bucket of chicken for free with our first order on the app. 6-pieces. That’s a finger-licking good deal. And YES…their slogan is what inspired this song I helped write “Finger Pickin’ Good”. Thank you Colonel.
SIX DAYS TO VALENTINE
And I have no idea what to get my wife. Sigh. Maybe this? She gets flowers, and I get a new beer glass. Maybe?
HEADLINE OF THE DAY
700 Pounds of Acorns Found in California Home.
Just your normal hoarder here folks. Nothing to see.
I’m falling back into my past a bit this morning as I’ve been asked to narrate a children’s a 6-song musical for kids that’s Christian based. I’m going to be the voice of a choo choo train that the kids are riding on, with stops in different places. They’ll be riding and getting off at Bible stops on the “Good News Loop”. Happy to be part of this. And thank you to the writer Dave Clark for thinking of me for this.
Have a great Wednesday!
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