Pre-Memorial Day Karaoke with Stephanie Miller Show, Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner, and Lesley Ann Warren at Stephanie’s and Jody Hamilton’s party.
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TONIGHT, Sunday, though there will be much else to focus our eyeballs on, I’m on @axstv’s #TopTenRevealed again, ranking the best 60’s folk songs, all still especially relevant now. Set your DVR starting at 8:30/7:30c. #folksongs #top10folkies #protestsongs #axstv #songwriter#badeya
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.
I wrote my very first song in 1972. The music was SO GOOD that year that despite not knowing how to play an instrument I just started writing because I was so inspired. My very first song was written to the melody of “Alone Again Naturally” by Gilbert O’Sullivan, one of the biggest records of the year and easily one of my all time favorite records ever. Then I called a friend who could play piano and he brought over the sheet music to “Never Can Say Goodbye” and played the chords backwards, from the end of the song to the beginning. I always could sing a melody to anything, the clock ticking, birds singing, anything that forms a rhythmic pattern. And so my first song, “Ain’t No Man Worth It” was born. Which got me a record deal on Epic for my one and only album, Childstar, the title of the second song I ever wrote. This Sunday on AXS TV‘s show The Top Ten Revealed we’re ranking the most epic songs of ’72! It’s an all-new episode starting at 8:30/7:30c.