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Thursday March 23, 2023

Thursday morning and it’s warming up. 76 today, heating up, with storms on the way because of the rising temps.



I had an off day that sorta kinda got filled up with stuff to do. Guess that’s what happens when you have an off day. I ran and got a new order of CD’s for our “Hits & Grins” trio as we sold all of our second CD. And with road dates ahead in Texas, Louisiana, Virginia, Alabama, and Arkansas…we’re going to need them. 



I tweaked the song I wrote with my Air Force veteran Christine Brooks this past Saturday at our Freedom Sings USA retreat in Murfreesboro, TN and sent that to her. Her story now in a song that we’ll record sometime later this year which will be special.



And I also added another show to the calendar with  Steve Dean and Victoria Venier and our “Hits & Grins” at the Terry and Wanda Seay house concert in Franklin, Tennessee on Saturday evening August 26. The opening act will be on at 7 pm and we follow that. Terry and Wanda truly have one of the great house concerts in the country. They built a new house with a big room designed especially for these shows. And they are HUGE supporters of songwriters. It’s open to the public…$20 at the door and bring a little drink and food to share as everyone else does. 




Gosh…what a great article in Bluegrass Today, one of the leading online sites for all things bluegrass. Check out the article about Troy Engle’s first single release off his upcoming album that we wrote together. The song is there, so you can listen to it, and keep in mind when you listen that Troy is playing every instrument and singing every part of the song…harmonies included. Have I mentioned how talented my Pennsylvania friend is? Really happy to be a writer on this.




Yet another round of COVID booster shots could be coming for older folks and those considered high risk come Spring according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


Meanwhile the Moderna CEO is coming under fire as their vaccine is set to quadruple in price. $130 per dose is what they want.


The White House officially announced it will shut down it’s COVID Response Team as the public health emergency will end in May.


A new study is suggesting that exercise may be a better way to treat depression and anxiety as opposed to meds.



Folks get fired for weird reasons sometimes. Here’s one that stand out a bit.


A guy was trying to get a Twix candy bar out of a vending machine and the machine would not dispense it. So he went and got a forklift and lifted the machine up and dropped it. Out came three free candy bars. And his walking papers.


Maybe even worse the time that the Stanford Tree Mascot got fired once for being drunk on the job. Nothing worse than an inebriated pine tree mascot.




All of a sudden the new Camaros from Chevrolet have stopped selling. So Chevy announced they are going to stop selling them for now. Still a cool looking car…but they’re not selling. Can we get a redesign on a 56 Chevy please? With a little bouncing head dog on the rear window panel?



Never buy flowers from a monk. Only you can prevent florist friars. (Don’t say I didn’t warn you)



For the first time in a long while I’ll be online writing with Rob Bellamy out east. He and his bride Ayla Brown moved back there from Nashville after his wife-singer-writer Ayla Brown got a job offer from the big country radio station there to become part of their morning show. We used to write a lot when they were in town and Ayla and Rob have both recorded some of those songs and I actually helped Rob write this wedding song "New Last Name" that he surprised Ayla with when the two of them said “I Do” to each other. So it’s going to be fun catching up with Rob today.



Have a great Thursday!


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