Archive for August, 2007

Stage Talk 2007

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

As I trim up the stage performances to make videos, I collected the bits of conversation with the other artists, sound techs, or the audience as I lead into a song, or just talk to folks, and made a special video with it, the start of the Stage Talk videos

She’ll Always Be Beautiful To Me

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

I wrote this song many years ago, after meeting a ladysinger, a beautiful soprano, in Alaska. Though we connected, she had a boyfriend already, and there’s lines I won’t cross, so we just sang together. And I went on with what I had to do, haunted by her, or the dream she was so close to being, of a woman I could sing with, sitting at the piano together, doing what we both loved best.

Dinah, Blow Your Horn

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

As I explain in the “Stage Talk” video, kids songs are good because kids have no problem telling you if they don’t like something, so they have to be good, and they’re usually pulled out to make kids happy, so they’re pretty upbeat, happy music often enough. And it’s Kid’s Day at the State Fair!