I’m looking forward to summer. We are hoping in to be back in the studio by my 43rd bday on July 7. I’ve been trying to add some polish on the weaker lines of the remaining 10-12 tunes. I’m planning on 10-14 tunes to be on the forth coming double EP tentatively titled “Lost Vegas Hiways “. My friend Tom Meny said isn’t that an album? Yes but but remember those cool double albums as a kid that you’d lie on the floor with the headphones and listen to over and over? That’s what I have in mind. A big mixed bag of tunes that will bounce from rock to country to bluesy and places in between, yet tied together by a common thread of their stories. I am also aware that “Hiways” is spelled wrong. At least I am now. I think that is an accepted way to spell it in some of the circles that I run in though. Hiways has a real meaning to me. It was the first song I wrote when I was 10 years old. I recorded the song on a cassette tape and gave it to my friend Jimmy Cliff. The following day I said, “So what did you think? Jimmy said, ” I couldn’t understand any of the words.” I thought awesome, like a real song. Here are the words to the song I made up in 4th grade.
I saw you going down the hiway with a man in your passenger seat
The first offer is in when you get home would you like a lemon drink
The second offer is would you like to go to bed the third offer is yes I would
The fourth offer is we’ll get some coffee in the mornin
As you can see I had things figured out at an early age. Drinking, sex and coffee. Since an early age, my songs have seemed to have some kind of, being on the road thing. Not only that, I get inspired to write on long road trips or simply driving. Girl’s Got Gold and Sky Is Blue were both written, for the most part, pulled over on the side of the road. You just never know when the inspiration will hit you.
The double EP will feature 2 discs of 6-7 tunes each.The first set of tunes take place in a seedy motel. These tunes first came to me after I had a convicted con man looking at 2 million dollar homes. Not sure what his end game was but more importantly I was so enamored with his ability to lie about being an ex pro baseball player, playing overseas and just about everything else that out of his mouth. The only truth he may have told me was he really liked The Eagles. I thought about him in his motel room coming up with scams and I thought this man needs a song. Then I figured why not write tunes about more people in the motel and the stories they may have. This is where this started. The second set of songs will be tunes about lost loves and of course songs about the lonely side of life that the highway brings.
Two of the tunes are done already. Fremont Street which was recorded on April Fools Day and Find My Way which we recorded with Americana legend Gurf Morlix in Austin in January. We also have all of the filming done for the Fremont Street video. The filming for Find My Way will be shot next month with SMP Vegas with the 25,000 music video I won last year from the No Harm Done project. We have some nice things all in place and I think we can can make a real splash with these tunes. I’d rather skip the kickstarter route to raise funds and rather fund this entirely myself. Then I can just hound you to buy CD instead!
All I need are 2.
Rather I could take just sell a couple of homes from referrals of friends. This will be 2 deals from friends that, likely wouldn’t of happened, because you wouldn’t of been thinking about it. I’m asking now. Give me a referral. This is what I’ll return for the favor.
Sellers I’ll list your home for 2% on listing side compared to the standard 3%. Example, a 200,000 house sales price would save your friend 2,000. I know someone out there, know’s someone who is looking to sell.
Now if you know someone who is looking to buy either new or resale I can help. I will contribute 1% of my commission to their closing costs. Imagine a buyer purchasing a 250,000 home, that could save them $2,500 in real money! Plus either one of these scenarios will save your friend money and help me put together the funds to record and promote this CD. Have your friends call me at 702-510-9625 and I’ll take good care of them! Thank you in advance for helping bring this dream to reality! Two of these deals would basically fund the project. No money from friends and you help multiple people in the process.
So who do you know that can help bring these remaining tunes to life?