Tuesday, November 24, 2009

T and Mrs Claus


Hit "play" and sing along with my lyrics:








T and Mrs Claus
They got a thing goin' on
They both know that it's wrong
But the night's so long
With Santa gone now

They meet every day
Behind her own sleigh
Six reindeer have been told not to stare
Holding hands, making all kinds of plans
While a trusted elf sings their favorite songs

T and Mrs Mrs Claus, Mrs Claus, Mrs Claus
They got a thing goin' on
They know Santa's gone
Sometimes until dawn
To get his work done

They gotta be extra careful
That they don't get caught by the paparazzi
Cause she's got her own obligations
And he don't want another Hawaii

T and Mrs Mrs Claus, Mrs Claus, Mrs Claus
They got a thing goin' on
But it might not last long
Since the elves shouted strong
"North Pole Soul Patrol!"

Well, it's time for them to be leaving
It hurts so much, it hurts so much inside
Now she'll ride her sleigh
And he'll ride the cone
Tomorrow they'll meet
At the same place, the same time

T and Mrs Mrs Claus, Mrs Claus, Mrs Claus
They got a thing going on......

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Taylor Hicks: Indiscriminate Act of Kindness

"Indiscriminate Act of Kindness" is the bonus track on Taylor Hicks CD "The Distance" if you buy it at Target. I wish it were on every CD because it's powerful, it's the kind of song a serious musician produces. What moves me more than the lyrics is the mournful sound he creates with his voice. I would have felt something even if he were singing in a foreign language.

Standing ovation, dude.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cougar Town

I wrote yet another song for Taylor Hicks to add to his repertoire. No need to thank me, big guy. I'm glad to do it.

To the tune of "Funky Town." Sing along!




Gotta find a girl on the road that’s right for me
Girl who’s really movin’
really groovin’ with some energy

Well, I talk about it, talk about it
talk about it, talk about it
Talk about, talk about, talk about lookin'

Gotta find one!
This is rule one:
She gotta be young!



I never go to
cougar town!
I never go to
cougar town!
I never go to
cougar town!
I never go to
cougar town!
(repeat)

Every time we move to a town that’s on the tour
Gotta keep aware
-Listen close for a cougar roar!



Well, I talk about it, talk about it
talk about it, talk about it
Talk about, talk about, talk about no girlfriend

I long to hear,
"I like grey hair
and one night stands!"

But not if it's in
cougar town!
I never go to
cougar town!
I never go to
cougar town!
I never go to
cougar town!
(repeat)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

God Keeps Him Grounded

These two paragraphs from a recent interview with Taylor Hicks stuck with me for a couple of weeks. I thought I should post them in case you missed it. It's very sweet:

Taylor sings one of his songs on stage after every Grease show and then signs CDs and visits with fans afterwards. It is a connection he does not take lightly. “Reporters have to take a negative slant. But they don’t see the down syndrome child who comes up and throws his arms around you and gives you a big hug, while you and his family share a few moments of joy,’’ Taylor said before a recent show in Biloxi.

“That’s something I see every night. I do eight shows a week and I’m on the floor with the public in every part of the country.
“Something like that hits you hard and it’s real, and it gets to me,’’ he added. “It’s not about what you’ve been talking about in interviews all day. It’s what happened right then and it brings you right down to Earth. God has a way of not letting you get carried away.


That's nice, isn't it?

The only thing the following videos have in common with the above article is that Taylor is signing CDs after Grease. (ha) I shot them in Houston after the Sunday matinee and was very impressed by the amount of people waiting to meet him.

Here's the thing. I did a lousy job of taping this. The first video cuts off too soon and the second doesn't show the whole line. And why did I pan outside to look at the city? Who cares what it looks like behind Taylor? Well, at least I gave you a nice close-up of the floor at the end! I'm posting them both so you can A. bask in my video-taking greatness or B. meet in a chat room later to laugh at me. Your call.

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