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Jesse Winchester

One of my all-time songwriting heroes and favorite singers has passed, sadly way too young at only 69. Jesse Winchester wrote beautiful, distinctive songs from folk to funky. His tunes were covered by many other artists and songwriters, whose respect … Continue reading

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Common Side Effects Include (song)

We all know (hopefully) that humor is an antidote to the seriousness of life. Sometimes we forget it can also be a shock absorber for the occasionally rocky road of romance. Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke. (Lynda … Continue reading

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Best Break Up Line?

We all have our “I got unceremoniously dumped” stories, and sometimes there’s more than a modicum of pain involved. Occasionally however, especially if it’s been a short-term thing, it not only doesn’t hurt too much, it can be kind of … Continue reading

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New Song: “How ‘Bout That Game”

I have to let you know right up front, the idea for this tune comes from the lovely and talented Lisa Firestone.  (More about her in a minute*)  It’s one of those clever song ideas that made me laugh, then … Continue reading

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Want Sheet Music? Which Songs?

It’s a well-kept secret that I have a small songbook (7 songs), but I’m getting ready to sheetify even more tunes. To do ‘em all would take forever and cost a fortune, so I’d like to know which ones you … Continue reading

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“All These Atoms” Wins A Posi Award

In a shocking upset and thrilling finish, my tune “All These Atoms” came first in the featured “Most Uniting Song” contest Sunday at Orlando’s Marriott Airport Hotel. “All These Atoms” was a longshot underdog, going off at steep odds behind … Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons To Go To The Posi Awards:

10. You’ll be so inspired your brain cells will explode like happy confetti. 9. You’ll make great new friends the old-fashioned way: in person, not on Facebook. 8. You’ll hear amazing songs, maybe in genres you didn’t know existed. 7. … Continue reading

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Six Months To Live: The Story Of Evy McDonald

NOTE: By request, I have excerpted this story from my book, Atilla The Gate Agent: Travel Tales and Life Lessons From A Musical Laf-ologist. During 1990 I lived in the Cayman Islands, working as an entertainer at a posh resort. … Continue reading

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Business And Life Lessons From Songwriting?

Yes, amazingly, there’s a correlation. Here’s a short list: 1. Influences Are Important Or at least count for a lot. For example, there are many great love songs in the world, but there are a lot of other songs — … Continue reading

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