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July 3rd “Angel or Shooting Star”

It’s been nice getting back in the studio.  I used to worry that I wouldn’t be able to write the songs.   Tonight I realized that that thought never enters my mind now.   I usually have several competing thoughts playing out to determine which direction I’m gonna go musically each day.   I basically just try not to get in the way and amazingly whatever happens is usually what happens.   (I smell a song in that last line).

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May 30 “Love Rockets Over the Red Sea”

Our show at Pinehurst last night turned out to be a blast.  We had some issues getting there and getting home but we made it safe and sound at least.   Playing wedding gigs is always a lot of fun because it’s such a joyous occasion.   I played mandolin on about ten songs which I haven’t done in years.   Pinewild Country Club looked pretty nice and I’ve heard that it’s a good track as well.

Today’s song  is based on an old song I wrote when I was a governer’s page in Raleigh one week back in high school.  I remember spending most of my time reading Frank Zappa’s autobiography.

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