Friday October 20, 2023
And a good Friday morning to you from beautiful Port St. Joe, Florida. 80 degrees and nothing but sun today here on the Forgotten Coast.
I made the drive from Nashville to Port St. Joe for the Blast on the Bay Songwriters festival and was greeted with perfect Florida weather. This is going to be fun. Our “Hits & Grins” trio with Steve Dean, Victoria Venier and myself are headed to the local school for a 30 minute show the kids there and then we play at a great venue on the water this evening The Scallop Republic at 5:30 pm.
The trio got settled into a three bedroom house that the festival set up for us. Thank you. Everyone was tired from the road trip in two separate cars so we skipped the VIP party because of late arrivals and went to dinner at a place we like here called the Krazy Fish Grill which is one of the venues this week at Blast on the Bay.
We’re not playing this venue this week which we hate, but we did see THIS sign outside the Krazy Fish that made us laugh.
Then we stocked up on some groceries and got into bed to get up for the early school appointment we have this morning.
MERCY CHEFS CONCERT
On the drive down I had time to reflect on the amazing evening I was part of Thursday night with some great musical friends hosted by Lang Scott & Linda Davis for the Mercy Chefs organization. Find out more about their amazing work at the link.
All the talent was so great and wonderful to hear. And my friend Lauren Mascitti who sang brought along her Nana who raise here and Nana takes LOTS of pictures and videos which we all appreciate. She sent me this one of the song I wrote with Lauren and Jimmy Fortune titled “Apple On The Tree” that I thought you might enjoy.
Truly a wonderful evening with a lot of big talent and big hearts. You can find out more about that concert in yesterday’s blog if you’d like.
Our “Hits & Grins” trio will return to Puckett’s in Franklin for a Christmas show on December 9. We just played there a few weeks ago but Steve Dean could not be there because his Father Frank passed away and songwriter Danny Wells had to fill in. So the entire trio will be there spreading some Christmas cheer. Details are on the Tour part of the website. But plan on joining us and getting into the Christmas spirit.
A health expert tells us we should pass on complimentary snacks served at a restaurant. (And my first thought after reading this was, which restaurants?)
Meanwhile a major study claims to identify the root cause of obesity. Fructose.
Word is that Pfizer is doubling the cost of Paxlovid.
“Instead of cleaning my house, I just watch an episode of “The Hoarders,” and think, “Wow! My house looks great.”
A writer asked his reader to list some simple things that make them happy. Here are a few that caught my eye and made me happy.
Hitting the EXACT number when getting gas.
Hearing your favorite song come on the radio.
Hearing your baby’s first words.
And my favorite…getting constant green lights. Hallelujah!
SPEAKING OF FAVORITE SONGS
An album of frog noises is available to purchase. I can’t make this stuff up folks. And apparently a lot of FOLKS have hopped on line to buy it.
Just so you’ll be able to sleep at night…my wife and I will NOT be trick or treating in this costume. You are so welcome.
BEST COUNTRY SINGERS
The publication Singers Room listed their top 5 country singers of all time. 5. Willie, 4. Garth, 3. George Strait, 2. Hank Williams. And their number one choice was the Man in Black…Johnny Cash.
We’d all pick a different list I’m sure but that’s not bad. I might have included George Jones in my top 5…they had him at #11.
HEADLINE OF THE DAY
Bride To Be Disinvites Sister Over Fear That She Would Flash Wedding Guests With Racy Dress. (You can pick your friends folks but you can’t pick your sister.)
Off to do a 30 minute show at the elementary school here in Port St. Joe. Then this evening at 5:30 pm another show here at Blast on the Bay at the Scallop Republic. Having fun on the beach this.
Tomorrow two more shows and then I have one more on Sunday before I make the trip from here to Gulf Shores for MOTM where over 3,000 Parrot Heads are expected for the week.
Have a great weekend!