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STUDIO TIME...MO MO FESTIVAL...HUNTER GIRL

 Monday morning in Nashville, getting ready to head to the airport to pick up my friend  Brent Burns  who will be in town a few days starting work on his next album.

And no, I missed the blood red moon lunar thing last night. Forgot to look up…again. But my friend  Madeline Williams  in Texas sent me a gorgeous photo of it that she snapped in her backyard with her husband  Don . Thanks for sending me that picture Madeline!

THE WEEKEND

Well, mine started Friday morning in an odd way. I made the 30-minute trip to my publishing company to write with  Rick Lang . In person. I thought. Turns out that Rick was home in New Hampshire and that I had somehow gotten the wrong info. My fault. Thank goodness for technology. Some folks want to “unplug” they say, but for me technology is a very good thing many many times. In this case I was able to open my computer, send Rick a “live” Google Hangout invitation, and then the next thing you know we’ve written and gospel song to be considered for an amazing country-gospel project that will feature many different singers and groups to follow up his Grammy nominated CD “ Gonna Sing Gonna Shout ”. And I do think this one will have a chance to make it onto that project. We’ll see. Either way, a day saved by our computers.

A MONSTER OF A DAY

I’ve got more information now about my “Mo Mo” show in Louisiana, Missouri that the Louisiana Area Historical Museum will host. My show will be at 7 pm on July 1 at the Elks Lodge in Louisiana, a small town that sits on the Mississippi River. 50 years ago a supposed sasquatch roamed the hills there and the story became legendary, and still is. My first record was about that event and that monster. So I’m thrilled to be part of  the celebration . I’ll sing the song and we’ll talk about that crazy event as part of a regular solo show I’ll be doing there.

I’ve seen pictures of the T-shirts with the monster on the front that will be available for purchase. I’ll be getting one of those. Tickets for the show are only $5 that one can get at the Historical Museum or at the door the night of the concert. All the details are now on my calendar here on the website.

IDOL

My wife and I were very happy to see  Hunter Girl  make it to the finale on American Idol last night. She has been part of the organization Freedom Sings U.S.A that I’m also involved with, a group that writes veterans personal stories into songs. One day you’re sitting alongside this young lady writing songs or participating in retreats with her, and the next day she’s a superstar. Her life is about to change big time and it could not happen to a nicer person. Congratulations Hunter Girl!

VIRUS NOTES

Yet another new study reveals that the Pfizer COVID vaccine protection against Omicron fades just a few weeks after the 2 nd  and 3 rd  doses.

Four Air Force Academy cadets may not graduate now because of their refusal to take the vaccine.

The White House COVID-19 coordinator just issued a dire warning that the U.S. will be increasingly vulnerable to the coronavirus this Fall and Winter if congress doesn’t swiftly agree to funding for even more vaccines and treatments.

HALL OF FAME LAUGHTER

Did you know there’s a Hall of Fame for jokes? There is. And they just added some new jokes to their collection. Here’s a classic from the late great  Groucho Marx t hat just made it into that funny Hall of Fame. “One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas I’ll never know.”

TRUTH IN COMEDY

A wife caught her husband standing on the bathroom scale sucking in his stomach. She says, “That’s not going to help.” The husband replies, “Sure it will. It’s the only way I can see the numbers.”

EVERYTHING GOING UP

Electricity rates in NYC are expected to jump 11-12% this summer. Look for a run-on window fans soon.

Then there’s the news that the U.S. Postal Service looks to be increasing the price of a Forever stamp from 58 cents to 60 cents come July. (Thank goodness for e-mail. It’s free and I don’t have to lick my computer.)

And gasoline? New record high at $4.45 on average across the country. No wonder Nissan announced that it’s considering opening a third plant to make electric vehicles. I’m still fearful that if you buy one the price of electricity is going to shoot way up too. So I’m looking for a  windmill powered car  myself and a lot of windy days.

POLL

NBC just released a very simple poll. The question was, America, right or wrong direction?

The answer: 16% said right while 75% said wrong. Isn’t there some kind of GPS that would allow politicians to steer us in the right direction?

DUMB THINGS THAT COME OUT OF MOUTHS

True story. A guy asks his buddy how the guy who donated his heart to him was doing? Uh huh. Here’s your sign.

BASEBALL

I’m a Cincinnati Reds fan. They may put together the worst ever season for a Major League baseball team this year after they sold off all their stars before this year’s season began. Hard to watch. And here’ how bad it’s gotten. Last night the Reds pitched a combined NO HITTER and STILL lost the game 1-0. That’s hard to do. Really hard to do.

SNAKES

Man I do hate them. I read that there really isn’t more snakes in our yards. It’s just that since the pandemic with folks staying home more, we get out in our yards more often to landscape and be with nature. And then we see a snake and wet our pants. Okay, I do. The experts say to see less of them to mow your lawn, landscape, and trim. And if you’ve still got any leaves in the yard? Get rid of those so they don’t have places to hide near your house.

I still think asphalting my lawn is a good idea.

HEADLINE OF THE DAY

“School Accidentally Sells Mother’s Day Roses With Thong”. Dear Mom, smell the roses, don’t wear the thong. Thank you.

TODAY

Time to get to the airport to pick up my friend. Today we’ll be going over songs that Brent Burns will start recording in the studio tomorrow. We’ve got an all-star group of Nashville musicians that will be part of this session so it will be fun recording a couple of these stupid funny songs we’ve written with that group.

Have a great Monday!

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