I’m on AXS TV‘s The Top Ten Revealed again tonight, Sunday, ranking the best crooners, which covers a wide body of tuneful mouths! You can set your DVR starting at 8:30/7:30c with this link: https://vupulse.com/c/2991 Be-de-ya and la-la-la.
“Carousel“ was the first of many songs I co-wrote with ShyBoy over the last couple of years. That also includes rearranging/co-producing some of my earlier hits like “Neutron Dance” and “What Have I Done to Deserve This”. Jason Arnold a.k.a. ShyBoy and other half of everything Mark Nubar are some of the best and most fun collaborators I’ve ever worked with. Throw brilliant engineer Jeff Hoeppner Into the mix and it’s a Red Vines and M&Ms + party revolving around excellent musical tastes!
Just remembered I’m on the new episode of The Top Ten Revealed AXS TV! Tonight! This Sunday, we’re ranking the best songs of ’79, which was QUITE a year for me with almost 100 songs released, including “Lead Me On” by Maxine Nightengale, “Boogie Wonderland” by Earth, Wind & Fire – those two chased each other up the charts finally getting to #2 and 3 – and all but two songs on EWF’s I Am album. The show tonight is a full examination of all sorts of hit singles that came out that glorious year. So set your DVR starting at 8:30/7:30c with this link: https://vupulse.com/c/2991 and see you soon!
Yes, it’s Lily Tomlin in the photo with me but its who we’re holding up on the phone and both massive fans of who’s most important, my latest and favorite collaborator ever, Ronan the sea lion. MUCH more about Ronan coming later but check out her moves to different rhythms of my EWF hit, “Boogie Wonderland” (co-written with Jon Lind). Ronan is the first non-human mammal ever to be proven to have rhythm (not mimicry like parrots, cockatiels, et al). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYisjieeKK8 And I’m unbelievably pumped for Grace and Frankie on Netflix TODAY!
If you haven’t seen UCLA’s Katelyn Ohashi’s perfect 10 floor routine from last Saturday – though it’s everywhere you look – check it out now. WAY funkier than usual and how these things should be! Her music is perfect 10 too, including my “September”.
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Girls night with (L-R) Prudence Fenton, Pamela Adlon, Pam’s mom Marina, me, and Diva Zappa. I’ve known two of these gals since they were teenagers – Pam, now a brilliant two-time Emmy Best Actress in a Comedy nominee, not to mention my favorite animated voice of all time, Bobby Hill on King Of The Hill, was 17 when she was my art assistant when I was doing a ton of music videos in the late 80’s. And Diva was the baby Zappa when I camped out at the Zappa abode for many a year starting in the 90’s on. Lots of cheese consumed.
With Suzanne De Passe, my friend for 30 years and with whom I recently shared a burger and much gossipJanuary 9, 2019
Anyone who knows me knows I have a severe MOTOWN fixation. And it don’t get more severe than Suzanne De Passe, my friend for 30 years and with whom I recently shared a burger and much gossip. First Suzanne become Berry Gordy’s top creative assistant when she was 21, then she discovered the Jackson 5, then became President of Motown Productions, then co-wrote Lady Sings The Blues, produced Motown 25, the show that provided the sacred ground upon which Michael Jackson debuted the Moonwalk, and on and on to this very day.
With Lisa Loeb Official, my ol’ friend and neighbor and mom of the best Girl Scout cookie saleswoman in the world, at the SONA celebration for #1 songwriter this month, Sam Hollander’s celebration at The Hotel Cafe a few weeks ago. Although we’ve never written together – which is SOOOOO stupid there’s not an adequate word for it – Lisa won a Grammy last year, rocks on hard, and is also a phenomenal cake and cookie maker herself, as evidenced by the Allee cake she brought to my birthday about 10 years ago.