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Aussie Co-Write...Colorado on the Horizon...Fins


Tuesday May 23, 2023


Hello Tuesday morning. 82 degree high today in Music City.



I wrote with Katrina Burgoyne for the first time in several months. My Australian buddy is staying busy writing, and performing a lot, and she and her husband Steve also keep their calendars pretty full producing music videos for artists and labels. The two of them filmed this very fun VIDEO of “Don’t Let The Barn Door Hit Ya” that I wrote with Paul Bogart and Dan Wilson that was the first single for former American Idol Alex Miller on the Billy Jam Record label a few months ago.

Kat has a great sense of humor to go along with her singing talent and she brought in a funny idea about the ole “Dating Pool” that we wrote yesterday at my publishing company. Might be something she’ll release somewhere in the future…we’ll see. 




This month I have road dates in Memphis, Bowling Green, Kentucky, Fort Smith Arkansas and then a trip to beautiful Colorado. This will be my third visit to Montrose, Colorado with Freedom Sings USA where a group of songwriters including me write with our veterans. The event this year will be June 21-24 and American Idol Star Hunter Girl will be joining us like she used to before American Idol filled up her tour calendar. So it will be fun seeing her and her full band play a show after our songwriter show Saturday evening out there at the outdoor amphitheater in Montrose. And that concert is free and open to the public.



We will have time to enjoy some of Colorado while we’re there. Heck the view from our golf course rooms itself is always breathtaking. 



And on our off day out there the organizers are taking us to Telluride for a day. Never been, always have wanted to go so that’s something to look forward to as well. 




It’s allergy season and a lot of folks start downing Zyrtec to help combat that. But they say for some Zyrtec can cause drowsiness, dry mouth, headaches, constipation and more. Ever read the side of almost any pill bottle these days?  It’s like reading a novel just to get through the possible side effects. Geez.


A study says a diet that’s high in red meat and processed meats increases our chance of getting all kinds of cancer and heart disease. (The don’t list side effects on the side of a cheeseburger folks. At least I haven’t seen any)


For women they tell us that it’s age and entering menopause that could cause one to grow chin hair. Or hair on other parts of the body that’s unwanted. Who knew?


It’s nice to read that Jimmy Buffett is out of the hospital and feeling better. He had to cancel at least one show and now says he’ll be rescheduling it soon. So don’t sell your portable margaritas and inflatable sharks quite yet as the King of all Parrotheads is getting ready to party again. Fins to the left. Fins to the Right.




In order to be noticed a little quicker (I guess) weird band names take holds. Here’s a few bands you never heard of despite their odd names.


Beverly Beer Bellies (I’d have to go see them)


Jabbering Trout


Mary Kay and the Cosmetics (Arriving at shows in a pink tour bus of course)


And of course the Not With My Camel band.


I once wanted to name my own musical group the “Above Average Whyte Band” but I could not get anyone to go along with that.



Some folks are REALLY into Legos. Like this guy who made a full size Ferrari out of Legos. It took engineers and designers over 1,800 hours to put this thing together. Dang thing weighs over 3,000 pounds and is on display in Legoland in California. Yes…a Lego theme park. 



Wonder if anyone has ever designed a full size house of Lincoln Logs?



That rich Amazon dude Jeff Bezos proposed to his 5 year old girlfriend Lauren Sanchez on his 50O million dollar yacht. I think his boat is named “I’m Rich…You’re Not Yacht”. 


He slipped a 20 carat ring on her finger valued at 2.5 million bucks. The good news is the ring arrived the same day he ordered it on Amazon.


Any graduate who walks into a Krispy Kreme wearing school clothes or wearing a school ring, or anything proving they just graduated will get a dozen free Krispy Kremes. And I’m pretty sure you can fill out an application form to make donuts when you pick up your 12.



Busy day that starts with a writing session with Jenny Tolman and her husband Dave Brainard who I have not seen or worked with since they delivered their first child they named “Bear” who’s already 4 months old…or older. So even if we don’t write a masterpiece today, I get to meet their true masterpiece. Can’t wait. 



And then tonight I get to sit behind homeplate and watch some of America’s pastime. Play ball.


Have a great Tuesday


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