My blog virginity here on Google is being broken…I’m typing my very first blog here…make way for madness!!!
Ok, first thing’s first…if you’re not a coffee drinker, don’t start now!
Coffee has become the new cigarettes, the new oral fixation, I believe. I’m an artistic spirit (I’m a triple Pisces) and feel kindred to underdog coffeeshops that have small clientele and bohemian artists sipping latte- none of the large corporate conglomerates…but my first confession here is that I am a Starbucks drinker.
Yes, I flatline in the mornings (no sign of brainwaves or upper cortex movement) until I have my Starbucks fix- which by the way I’m pretty sure is laced with a form of crack in the caffeine. Diner coffee I could bathe with- it does NOTHING for me. It’s water turned brown. I’m thinking it’s time to switch to green tea again, and ween off this great coffee addiction. Words of advice anyone?
Now back to my other addiction- SONGWRITING. So, for all you amazingly awesome folks out there who have been asking about new songs- and when the next album is coming out…here’s the latest. I’m working on about 15 songs now. Not kidding. I have a bit of mania (no coincidence I’ve loved “MANIC DESPRESSION” by the great Hendrix since I was a young whippersnapper).
So, I have tapes and tapes from the last few months (yes- I’m old school- I record all my ideas on a ghetto Sony tape cassette recorder that honestly may break any minute) of material…of snippets of melodies, lyrics, verses, choruses…but btw, I’m not the only one who writes this way.
I was very, very lucky to be able to write with an incredible and legendary songwriter, J.D. Souther (he was considered, I believe, the honorary 5th member of The Eagles- he wrote classics like “Peaceful Easy Feeling”) recently in Nashville, in J.D.’s mansion/wooden lodge. Filled with Penguin chatchkas and totems, btw. Anyway, J.D. kept a large 20-lb looking tape cassette recorder right on his piano, he didn’t seem (unless I didn’t see it somehow) to have $20,000 worth of crazy studio gear that you always see in documentary footage. So it’s good to know that even some of the greatest writers still use their ancient tools to create- I’m not alone in my cassette usage!
So much more to write- will post another puppy soon!
Love you all ad infinitum (Steve Jobs- please create an infinity sign on the Apple Powerbook keyboard soon!)