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June 8th “Looking Out for #1″

I’ve collected all of these random 70’s self-help and psychology books much to Adair’s annoyment (that’s not a real word).  They’re all over the basement and in obscure sections of my studio.   On my piano for instance, someone has lined them up like a bookshelf.  I’m all for alternative placement of objects so I’ve left them there (even while recording).   And as I’ve anticipated, they’ve been a great source for song material.  That’s where today’s song comes from, I sat down at the piano and wrote this (pen to paper) while looking at the titles of the random books on the piano.  Obviously the book “Looking Out for Number One” by Robert Ringer was in the mix.   The song’s actually pretty good.

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April 25th “Seven Ways from Sunday”

I got the quote that started today’s song from a great book I’m recording editing for author Kathy Godfrey called F’d.  It’s really good.  She’s got a lot of great phrasing in it and “Seven Ways from Sunday” is one that popped out at me.

I love to revert back to my major jazz chords to write.  I guess that’s my signature songwriting move (aside from trying to be funny).  Thanks for listening!!

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