Valley of the Dolls!

May 6, 2019

With some of the unparalleled stars of a staged reading of the ever-brilliant, never-fading Valley of the Dolls, at a benefit for


A meeting of the hair and minds!

March 26, 2019

A meeting of the hair and minds! Writing lyrics here in LA to the four songs Ben Jaffe, mighty leader of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and I started in New Orleans a few months ago. Four songs in two days, working around the inspiring and constant banging and screwing sounds (in the construction sense of the words) of the workmen right underneath the studio mounting my new air conditioning system to the ceiling. Plus the dulcet harmonies of the portable air conditioners in the room while it’s installed. And then there are the planes from the Burbank airport. A cacophony of sound floating in, out, around, and above Willis Wonderland. But we have our hair! BTW, I’m writing on my phone, not taking time to text. And please notice we are wearing four different colors of shoes.


Girls lunch with two of my oldest, greatest friends

March 19, 2019

Girls lunch with two of my oldest, greatest friends, the esteemed Ms’s Pamela Des Barres and Cassandra Peterson a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress Of the Dark. None of us have make-up on and photos weren’t meant to be taken, but as an avid archivist I could not let this moment of supreme friendship pass without capturing it.


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With Lily Tomlin

January 18, 2019

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). And I’m unbelievably pumped for Grace and Frankie on Netflix TODAY!