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Road Ahead...New Christmas Classic...More Beatles

Nov 30 | Posted by: Bill Whyte |

Tuesday morning in Music City and it’s the last day of November. How can that possibly be? More beautiful weather here today. Sunny with a 63-degree high.

 

YESTERDAY

Monday found me at the gym for a bit and like Jim Carrey, I think I kicked my own ass. Just a tad sore this morning. I looked in the mirror expecting to see a difference after one workout trying to remove 500 pounds of eating during the Thanksgiving weekend but didn’t really notice any difference.  What’s with that?

 

I also had time to catch up and work ahead. One of the work-head items was finding out I’m back on the road again this Friday and our “Evening in the Round” show with Linda Davis, Lang Scott and I will journey to Abbeville, South Carolina for a show at their Opera House this Saturday night, followed by a Sunday evening show at the “Down Home” in Johnson, Tennessee.  This trip will end the traveling for the year so I might put my suitcase up in the closet for a few weeks instead of just leaving it out to repack as I normally do.

 

After that I have a two in-town shows to wrap up 2021.  Saturday December 11 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at noon with Steve Dean for a songwriter show at the Ford Theater. Former American Idol star Lauren Mascitti is going to be in the house, and I’ll get her up to sing our song “Never Been in Love Like This” that she recorded on her current album That should be a moment!

 

Then Monday evening December 13, the last show of the year is at the Bavarian Bierhaus located at Opry Mills with “Hits & Grins” featuring Steve Dean, Victoria Venier, and me and yes, we’ll be playing some Christmas tunes too. Beer, pretzel, Christmas.  Come see us if you can.

 

SPEAKING OF CHRISTMAS

My friend Brent Burns 16th CD “Somewhere South of Here” is now out everywhere with 8 songs on it we wrote together including this Christmas number, “Grandma Got A Glock”. Destined to be a high-caliber Christmas classic…maybe.

 

GET BACK

I watched the 2nd episode of the documentary “Get Back” last night. It’s fascinating to watch the footage of the Beatles rehearsing for a show. One even gets to see Paul McCartney write “Get Back” while they’re rehearsing and filming. It is LONG so be prepared to settle in if you watch this. Watching Yoko hang out in the studio is something too.

 

My friend Steve Dean who I mentioned above knows more about the Beatles than anyone I know. He and I wrote a song called “Blame It on The Beatles” that we perform regularly in our “Hits & Grins” show, and one of my favorite lines we wrote is, “I still don’t get Yoko”.  And after watching the documentary even more so.

 

And overall one of the things revealed is how much FUN they had as young men creating music that will stand for all time. I’m totally glued though and can’t wait to finish watching the rest of it this evening.

 

VIRUS NOTES

The stock market is set to fall again after gaining back a little yesterday on the 900-point loss Friday. That’s because word is from Moderna that the vaccines may not stand up against Omicron.

 

Meanwhile other experts are saying to “booster” up against the new variant. Back and forth. Back and forth.

 

A judge blocked Covid-19 rules for health workers in 10 states. While California and New York get tougher with their rules. And on it goes.

 

JELLO

Word is now that he’s out of prison, Bill Cosby is working on a new TV show. Wonder if Jell-O Pudding Pops will sponsor this one?

 

BLACK FRIDAY

Those sales dropped a bit this year. First time in a long time. Still, over 8.9 billion was spent compared to 9 billion last year. So there were a lot of new big screens bought.

 

One guy bragged that he got a new iPhone for his wife at a Black Friday sale and considered it to be a really great trade.

 

THEM AND US

As Waylon and Willie once sang, “Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys”. Let them grow up to be athletes instead.

 

Brian Kelly, who was paid a LOT of money to coach Notre Dame football just left to go to LSU. Seems weird. But, weird to the tune of a 100-million-dollar contract for 10 years. That will make a coach leave a Touchdown Jesus for “Go Tigers” in a hurry, I guess.

 

Even better, shortstop Corey Seager of the Dodgers just left that team for a 10 year 325-MILLION-dollar deal with the Texas Rangers.

 

So Mama’s, don’t buy your kid a computer. Buy him a jockstrap instead. He’ll thank you later.

 

CREATIVE

A woman in England got rich after buying ambulances and turning them into tiny homes. Sold the heck out of them, I guess. That reminds me of a funny but true ambulance story that I read about when I was on the radio in Milwaukee.

 

An ambulance company there sold advertising space on the inner roof of the ambulance and sold that to an injury lawyer firm. So, whomever was riding on their back in the ambulance on the way to the hospital laying on their back could not miss the sign on the ceiling that read, “If you’ve been injured in an accident…call us”. With the phone number right there. Still makes me laugh.

 

TODAY

I’m doing another consultation today with someone who needs help with a song. He’s from California, I think. We’ll get to know each other online this afternoon and I’ll see if I can be of help to him with his songs he’s having me peek at. For me, it’s a nice way to give back as I had several writers help me when I first started trying to pen tunes.

 

Have a great Tuesday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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