18 – “The French Song” (also “The Bicycle Song”)

Just a song that I wrote some time ago…..

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October 19, 2020

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17 – Three Funny Stories

Three Short Stories “Big Time Willie” I live in a small suburb of Flint, Michigan called Burton. If you go a couple of miles from our house, in one direction, there’s a little corner...

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August 13, 2020

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16 – Woodsy Tour/Tragedy in the Family/Run in with Watergate

Promoting Our New Single (MGM Records) and Woodsy the Owl In the middle 1970s my partner and I went on a promo tour for MGM Records to get radio stations around the country to...

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July 17, 2020

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15. Learning the Piano and Drums and Getting Close to Roy Rogers and Dale Evans

I have played the piano ever since I was six years old. Lessons cost twenty-five cents each and my mother and I would ride the bus from our house in Montrose, California to Glendale....

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June 16, 2020

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14. A Backstage Pass To David Bowie’s Concert

During the early and mid 1970’s I went to a lot of concerts, mainly because of working at the Hollywood Guitar Center (where I ran the keyboard department). I don’t really like going to...

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May 26, 2020

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13. Locking Horns With John Williams

This piece is a little longer than usual because I have more time due to the Coronavirus…or maybe less time! ! Before I start this story I would like to send a shout out...

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April 21, 2020

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12. Meeting Royalty in Australia

In 1979, I signed a one year contract with Rose Music/Yamaha to go to Melbourne, Australia and then travel around all of Australia and New Zealand and show the Yamaha keyboards and synthesizers to...

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March 4, 2020

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11. Surfing with James Arness & A Scavenger Hunt at Malibu

Besides growing up next to Hollywood, the entertainment capitol of the world, I also lived about an hour-and-a-half from Malibu Beach and the Pacific Ocean. After seeing the movie “Gidget” when I was 12...

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February 16, 2020

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10. Standing next to Elton and Dead Man’s Curve

In the 70’s, before I moved to Australia, I was working at the Guitar Center in Hollywood. I think I’ve have mentioned, before, that I was the head of the keyboard/synthesizer Department. As a...

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January 31, 2020

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9. Fitting in, and, Falling Down in Australia

Fitting in and falling down in Australia I spent the 1980’s in Australia. I was initially hired by Rose Music/Australia who distributed all of the Yamaha musical equipment including grand pianos, pro-sound equipment and...

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January 20, 2020

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