Shining in a Temporary Sun
I'm a native nebraskan (go huskers!) and, when i was a kid, i heard 'wichita lineman' and that did it for me. i spent twenty-five years in Los Angeles focusing on songwriting, recording and producing. Currently, i'm on a sabbatical from California, taking time off in the midwest to work on releasing a couple of new cds and writing a musical. A few of the strange/great highlights that have supported my songhabit: piano player for harry anderson at harrah's tahoe; top 40 cover band new year's gig with THE zsa zsa in the crowd dancing the night away (in a plunging gown, might i add); cinemax comedy special tunes; soundtracks for cable; 'nightstand with dick dietrick'; and various songs placed with various publishers. A few of my song heroes: * jimmy webb * burt bacharach * joni mitchell * james taylor * steely dan * randy newman * billy joel * mason williams * michael McDonald later on guys like marc cohn and elvis costello started killin' me, not to mention remarkable players like bill evans and coltrane that forced my brain to stretch. I pride myself on being a stylistically diverse writer whose sense of production and arrangement doesn't get in the way of the tunes. And i am passionate about form and rhyme. The song IS the thing. Hope you enjoy mine...