THE LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE.
Y’know? I hope we all feel that way about our lives. But man, I gotta say… when I’m really paying attention I’m totally amazed at this ride. Think about it.
For the past 25 years I have made a living and a Life as an artist. Okay it’s been almost completely under-the-radar, but that almost makes it more fascinating to me. I’m not a famous artist — just one who writes songs and sings them for people… hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people. I’m just a man who writes plays and experiences amazing actors bringing them to Life. I live a life in which one day rarely resembles the day before… because new ideas, new dreams and new possibilities are born almost every day.
Okay, I just played a nearly sold-out Merkin Concert Hall in December and shared the stage with the usual incredibly beautiful and gifted fellow-artists. We laughed as much as we sang. A brand new songbook with 28 of my original songs was released. And I opened the show with a song I ad written a few days before in reaction to the recent election.
But today, I find myself sitting on top of 3 incredible Creative projects that seem to be exploding into the world as I’m writing this: the new play “The Green Room” – the video for the song “Dreamers Like Me” – and the Creation of a NEW MUSICAL… which is the off-spring of the workshopped musical “Possibility Junkie”.
Look… before give you a chance to listen to the newest song, scroll through some photos to give you and idea what I’m talking about.
And then, I get to do concerts at places like Symphony Space and Merkin Concert Hall in the off-season and share stages with the finest artists and the best people I know. REMEMBER THIS!?
Here are a few images from the concert last weekend, captured by our photographers friends David Hayase and Sean Friedman.
Okay, and now you’ll see why I’m excited about my newest song. I have a feeling it might actually make it’s way into the score of the new musical. These things are so inter-connected lately. It’s amazing.
So I think you also get the idea…
I’m still living this Life with open arms and Love, but ZERO tolerance for people who voted for or continue to support the abomination that is Donald J Trump. As the song says, “I hope they feel like joining us someday.” but until that day, the rest of us have work to do!!!
We plan on releasing at least 2 different versions of this song..
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Thanks so much for hangin’ out.