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Thursday March 16, 2023


And Thursday morning has rolled around. Yo Yo weather going on in Nashville right now as it will warm up to 67 today, but by Sunday it’s just a 42-degree high.



I wrote with Larry Frick over in North Carolina on our computers. Larry and his wife live about 40 minutes or so outside of Raleigh. They have 50 acres with rescue dogs and horses and some other animals. I did not know until he told me yesterday that he used to train horses.


That led to me telling him about my expensive disaster of being a partial racehorse owner for a short while when I lived in Cincinnati. The horse was named “Flashing Magic “and by the time he was sold I was calling him “Flushing Magic” because of the money I was flushing down the equestrian toilet for training, and hay, entry fees etc. I sold him after the racing form said by his name one day…”one step ahead of the glue truck”. Yep. Time to sell.


Anyway, Larry had a great idea for a song that’s told from an old man’s point of view about how different we all are and how that’s not a bad thing in life. Larry’s a great young traditional country singer, and I can’t wait to hear what he does with the song.



In April I’ll be on three one-way flights. That’s because our “Hits & Grins” trio with Steve Dean & Victoria Venier have a show in Morgan City, Louisiana on April 20 and then another show April 22 in Pampa, Texas. It will be a plane-rental car kind of tour for sure. Complete details for both shows are in the Tour section of my website here.




A Dr for the Center of Cardiovascular Diagnostics and Prevention at a clinic in Cleveland says that the sugar replacement called erythritol that’s use to sweeten has been linked to blood clots, strokes, heart attacks and deaths.


A study says that those who consume foods from the plant-based Mediterranean and brain focused MIND diets had fewer of the hallmark signs of Alzheimer’s.


Some are suggesting that 3D Printing could be the future for organ transplants. Just print out a kidney or new heart? Wow.



Coming up this weekend. After getting to see Ireland a few years ago it’s hard not to have visions of what we saw during our stay there. We married our only daughter on the north coast, but my wife found a VRBO that was in this castle that you see. Pretty danged amazing. It kind of makes you wonder how much fun it would be to be in Ireland ON St. Patrick’s Day. There’s a lot of beautiful places to see in the world, but I would certainly have Ireland on my list of places to visit at least once.




And I want to say congrats to my Irish friend here Clare Cunningham who I write songs with. She’s Irish, moved over several years ago. And she gets to play the Grand Ole Opry this weekend for the first time as the Opry too will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. Quite the honor. Way to go Clare!




And what’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend without a St. Patty’s joke?  Here’s one.


Paddy, the Irishman texts his wife, “Mary, I’m just having one more pint with the lads. If I’m not home in 20 minutes, read this message again.



The world’s longest bar is set to open in middle Tennessee in the town of Shelbyville. The Humble Baron Bar opens March 23 and the bar will be 525 feet long. There’s an indoor stage and 15,000 folks can get in for concerts. Already tourist folks are predicting it will become one of the most visited spots in Tennessee. 



The only place in the Rocky Top state that might pull more visitors is the new Buc ee’s that recently opened. No bar, but really clean bathrooms.



I’m buying coffee cans. With the banking crisis?  I think stock in Folgers, Maxwell House and Hills Brothers coffee cans might shoot up big time. And somewhere there’s a grandfather or two nodding there head thinking, “I told ya so”.



Up on Capitol Hill some are trying to push through a 4-Day work week as a law. I’m sure there’s a lot of folks who would welcome that in their lives. Since I don’t work by a clock anymore, I’d be more excited is someone proposed a law outlawing Daylight Savings Time.


It’s not that I totally abhor Daylight Savings Time, it’s that I hate walking around the house all morning changing clocks and trying to remember HOW to change some of the digital clocks!



I’m putting on my teacher’s hat as I’ll be working with someone I’ve never met online who’s a songwriter and wants to make his song better or pick up some tips. I’m one of 4 or 5 writers that works for Songwriter Pro in freelance way. Songwriting coaches if you will. And today I’ll be coaching a new client that I’ll meet for the first time at noon today. Looking forward to that.


Have a great Thursday!
















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