Friday February 10, 2023
Friday morning and Superbowl weekend is on us. Sunny and 55 in Nashville and fairly calm compared to a forecast that calls for possible 70 mph winds in east Tennessee today. That’ll blow ya off Rocky Top if you’re not hanging on tightly.
I wrote with Nathan Woodard…and it’s been a minute since we last rhymed. Nathan is a talented singer-writer and has a lot of his songs have been recorded by both Contemporary Christian artists as well as Southern Gospel acts. He writes for the Christian publishing company Daywind and I write for Billy Blue Publishing which is a bluegrass-American publishing company. Billy Blue is part of Daywind so when Nathan and I get together we could write most anything. Yesterday I had an idea started that he loved that started out as kind of a “gospel” thing with a little edge to it that quickly turned into a country rocker type song with a gospel tinge to it, if that makes any sense. It turned out to be a very fun co-write that we finished pretty darned quickly. And Nathan decided on the spot to take this one into the studio and record a demo on it so we can pitch the song to artist. A good day at the office.
I got out late last night to see my friend Irene Kelley do her thing with a full bluegrass band at the Station Inn downtown. It was a 9 pm start and folks were treated to hearing every song off Irene’s new CD release “Snow White Memories” including the song we wrote together “Satan Get Behind Me”.
It was pretty special getting to see both of Irene’s talented daughters join her on stage to sing harmony parts as well.
I feel blessed to have such a cool song on this new album. Thanks for recording it Irene.
This show in Stephens City, Virginia is selling their tickets quickly for our “Evening in the Round” show coming up on April 1. No April Fools here as Linda Davis, Lang Scott and myself are looking forward to returning to this church stage for a second year in a row. If you live in that region, get your tickets.
VIRUS AND HEALTH NOTES
The CDC is saying stomach flu is spreading like crazy. Yikes. I can just say “stomach flu” sometimes and feel queasy.
The U.S. may test vaccines in poultry as a way to help curb bird flu outbreaks.
A health expert says that cutting calories may slow aging in healthy adults. Which means if I can just stop my addiction thing with Mac and Cheese I may live to be 100.
THIS LOOKS INTERESTING
There’s a fun movie coming out called “Air” which is all about Nike and the empire they built. Good friends Matt Damon and Ben Affleck star in this one. I’ve got this one on my list of must see after watching this TRAILER of the movies.
SIGN SIGN GIMME A SIGN
A guy in Colorado has fun with a sign board. He puts or tries to put something on it every day that will make people laugh when they drive by and read it. I want to do that!
Here’s one I like.
If You Drink Coffee Nude, Your Less Likely To Spill.
Ever wonder what the world’s fastest magic trick looks like? Me neither, but this is short and pretty impressive. Watch what this guy doeswith pull tab coke can. How do they do that?
AND NOW LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…A MUSICAL JOKE
Judge: “Haven’t I seen you in here before?”
Man: Yes, your Honor. I taught your daughter to play the drums”.
Judge: (Banging the gavel) “Twenty Years!!”
Phillies-KC. Hard to pick a team. I’m leaning towards the Eagles but man it’s hard to bet against Patrick Mahomes.
I am looking forward to seeing and hearing Chris Stapleton sing the National Anthem. The over/under betting line in Vegas right now for the length of the anthem is 1 minute 59 seconds. I’m taking the under.
I’m also looking forward to what they say is a great batch of entertaining Super Bowl commercials like this Pepsi ad with comedians Ben Stiller and Steve Martin.
I will say that if you ever get a chance to go to a Super Bowl…do it. I’ve covered 4 of them when I was in radio and sat in the stands for two of them that were two of the best ever, with two of the absolute WORST half time shows.
The two I saw were the Bengals-49’ers with Boomer Esiason vs Joe Montana in Miami that Montana won at the very end with that pass.
The second on was Green Bay vs Denver in San Diego. Brett Favre vs John Elway. That’s the one where Elway made a spectacular play for a first down flipping end over end and gave Denver the win.
I can only hope this weekend’s Super Bowl will be half as exciting as those two nail-biters were.
I’m writing with my very fun Australian friend Kat Burg who just got married recently. I think this song “Wife Trial” that we wrote together helped to convince her now producer-videographer husband Steve to pop the danged question! She’s getting ready to record this song of ours AND do a video with it. Can’t wait to see and hear that.
Have a great weekend!
Post a Comment