Did you ever wonder where the pop star Carly Simon got her start? It turns out...she had a sister named Lucy and they both started in Greenwich Village together. I didn't know that until I saw this fantastic documentary directed by: Laura Archibald! I thought Carly had come out of L.A. along with James Taylor back in the early 1970's. It turns out, she had a whole different persona with her sister Lucy in The Village in the early 1960's. In other words...that's where she really got…Continue
Posted on April 1, 2014 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments
In 1974, I was 14 years old and attending junior high at the Madrona school in Edmonds, Washington. I was in the 9th grade. But, ironically, I was the only kid in my junior high who idolized Bob Dylan. 14 years old is a little young for such intellectual material and idolatry.
This was also the year that Nixon resigned from the Watergate scandal so us young folks really needed our heroes…Continue
Posted on March 17, 2014 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments
In 1978, Bob Dylan was fed up with his ex wife Sarah and decided to write at least an album's worth of material about it. This is just about one song on the album.
The name of the song is: "Is Your Love In Vain?" and contains some of the most directly spiteful lyrics Dylan ever wrote. He does not pull one punch in this song...and that is why it is my favorite song. Maybe as a fellow songwriter, I could relate to the pain Dylan was going through? And despite his pose for this album as…Continue
Posted on March 6, 2014 at 11:00am — 12 Comments
Sometime in the late 1960's, Mickey wrote: "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" for Kenny Rogers and The First Edition. although based out of Nashville with publisher Acuff/Rose, Mickey had crossed over into pop. Then, in 1973, Mickey arranged and copyrighted "American Trillogy" for Elvis Presley which was beamed by sattelight from Hawaii all over the world live when Elvis performed there. There was also a double album that went with the concert and it…Continue
Posted on January 10, 2014 at 7:30pm — 31 Comments