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Tweaking Songs...Baseball Night...Road Trip Packing


Thursday April 13, 2023

Rolling into Thursday morning in Nashville. Another perfect day on tap with sunshine and a high of 78. It's not a bad thing when the view out your front door looks like this.


 Beats the heck out of the monsoon south Florida is experiencing.



Wednesday started with an online songwriting session with Brady Seals which is always fun.  I had an idea for a song in my back pocket that stayed there because Brady wanted to rewrite some on a song we wrote a couple of years ago. He actually recorded the song and it’s never been released, but after the re-write yesterday I’m fairly sure that it’s going to be make this new solo album that he’s working on. The first single off the album will be released in June and it’s something he and I wrote that came from a title my wife Kathy had. 



And then the first single of the Seals & Crofts 2 album he’s also been working on will also be something we wrote together that he and Lua Crofts recorded that sounds so great. I truly can’t wait for this one to get out so I can share it here.


A productive day for sure with Brady yesterday.



Last night I caught my first baseball game of the year on a perfect evening weather wise. Our Nashville Sounds won the game, and I got to see a grand slam help us come from behind. Nothing better than baseball, hot dog, and a beer.


 Although last night I noticed a new food was added at our baseball ballpark. Hot donuts Made on the spot. Donuts?  In the almost words of Tom Hanks, “There’s no donuts in baseball!” What kind of beer matches up with danged donut?




Yesterday in the blog I mentioned how Nashville has become the 5th most moved to city by retirees. Last night at the ballpark I sat by a guy with a Dodgers shirt on. I found out that he had lived in LA working for American Airlines loading baggage for over 30 years. They owned a house in Long Beach, so if you own a house in the LA area for that long imagine how much they must have sold it for. He told me after retirement they wanted to move out of California. High taxes, high gas, you name it. They did their homework and chose Nashville. So I guess that Census Bureau report is right after all.



In Philadelphia the Phillies had $1 hot dog night at their ballyard. In true Philly fan mode, a lot of them started a food fight tossing their dogs at each other. Remember that Philly is the same city that booed Santa Claus at an Eagles game once so this is no surprise.

I can’t wait until they hold $1 watermelon night there. 



In the first 3 months of 2023 get this. 10,824 more New Yorkers fled the state for Florida. A “more alligator” and “less rat” kind of move I suppose. Look to hear a lot more accents there in the future, and maybe more Deli’s.



Here’s a sign of the times. During the pandemic one High School in New Jersey used “Zoom” photos of their students for their yearbook.


They’re telling us that Vitamin D on top of its other benefits helps to promote hair growth. I’m increasing my dosage today.


Pfizer just received approval for its migraine nasal spray that they claim gives relief in 15 minutes. If you’ve ever suffered from a migraine then you know what a blessing that could be.



If you wear dentures, you might want to lay in a little extra trip. Especially if you’re going to lay on a vibrating machine like this English lady did. The dentures fell out with the vibration. Probably should not laugh, but that’s danged funny now.



A new Harry Potter series is coming to HBO Max and there will be an entirely new cast. With any luck you’ll be able to use your Hogwarts wand to start the show on your TV with a wave.



HBO will also roll out a prequel to the highly successful often violent series “Game of Thrones”. I never watched it but a large number of my friends did. Though I did not watch it I do have some history with it as our daughter got married in the Dunluce Castle ruins on the north coast of Ireland. It’s the same castle that they used a lot in the Game of Thrones show.



If you ever visit you can see why they chose this location. Truly stunning perched over the sea in northern Ireland. Oh, and if you ever go to Ireland I do highly recommend not missing the north coast line.




The unveiled a full-size statue of Charley Pride at the Ryman Auditorium here yesterday. Charley’s statue now joins the other three that includes Little Jimmy Dickens, Loretta Lynn, and Bill Monroe. Pretty great choice there considering the color barrier Charley helped break down in country music. 




In New Jersey they are trying to get folks to stop flicking the remains of their cigarettes out the car window when they’re driving. So much so that the put up this attention warning signs.




It’s packing day as tomorrow morning I’ll be on the road with some other songwriters headed to Shiloh, Illinois for another Freedom Sings USA retreat where all the songwriters will write a veteran’s personal story into a song. Shiloh is right outside the gates of Scott Air Force base where I played at the NCO club a lot with my band back in the day. Looking forward to being in the neighborhood again.



Have a great Thursday!



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