Hello world! I'm proud to present the third "Pat Huggins and A Damn Good Band" CD. In one sense, I guess you could say this album was begun whenI first composed "Lobotomy" way back in 1980. Or, regressing even further, it's possible the seeds were sowed as a kid while reading "Mad" magazine or listening to songwriters who were slightly left of center (Roger Miller and Ray Stevens come to mind, for example). Regardless of the initial inspiration, in reality, two of the songs in this collection were written in the 80's, three in the 90's, and the rest were composed between 2000 and 2006. My method for deciding which songs will go on an album is somewhat random, I must admit. More often than not, the final selection is typically based on whatever seems like the most fun at the time. I have a fairly large backlog of unrecorded material, so coming up with 12 or 13 tunes usually isn't a problem. "Write On!" was at the top of my to-do list, so it was one of the first songs chosen and the working title for the project as well. Musically speaking, it was a nod to all of those great horn bands that I listened to in the 70's. I used a funky groove and a semi-clever play on words (hopefully) to describe the songwriting process. As with my previous albums, this collection is pretty much "audiobiographical", and was written while in a variety of moods--ranging from reflective to ironic to tongue-in-cheek. As always, I had a lot of fun making this record. To all of the musicians and singers who helped me bring it to fruition--and to those of you listening to the results of our efforts--I extend a heartfelt "thank you". Pat Huggins June 7, 2009 P.S. And now that I think of it, a couple of other words come to mind as well. Write On!