Two posts, same month- Crazy!!
I have been writing songs since my middle school days in the late 1970's, and there has yet to be a year where I didn't write at least one. Still, every year, I always wonder / worry, "When is the first one going to come? Is this the year I don't get a song?" So, I am really happy to say that, thus far in 2023, I already have two!. A couple days ago, after a nice Valentine's Day dinner with Laura, I wrote "The Smile You Couldn't See", using that dinner with her as a means of reflecting on a few things. A couple weeks earlier, I wrote a 20-minute "story song" called "I Ain't From Here (But, I Live Here Now)" that chronicles my 1993 move to Minneapolis and my life here since then. And, even though it was a 2022 song, another recent one is titled "Christmas '22", an ode to my maternal Grandfather that I wrote for my Mom. I wrote and recorded that one in December 2022. So, all in all, it's been a fertile few months!
In other news, I am really looking to playing IceHouse again in June, and am working on / hoping to book a few shows before then.
The days are getting longer, the snow is melting and, though we're not quite there, Spring is on the way!
Take care, Everybody!