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Austin, TX – 06/28/18

Who
Last Thursday's Songwriters
When
Thursday, June 28, 2018
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
The Tavern (map)
12th and Lamar
Austin, TX, US 78723
Other Info
I'll be joined by Jean Synodinos and Michael Elwood

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Del Valle, TX – 06/19/16

Who
Tribute to Kerry Polk
When
Sunday, June 19, 2016
3:00pm - All Ages
Where
Arhaven House Concerts (map)
Arhaven House Concerts – Kerry Polk
PO Box 1085
Del Valle, TX

Del Valle, TX, US 78617

Contact Joe Angel at www.arhaven.org for details

Other Info
Tribute to Kerry Polk by Jenny Reynolds, Todd Hoke, Danny Britt, Jan Seides, George Ensle, Mark Viator and Susan Maxey, Karen Abrahams, Sherry Brokus, Him & Her, Jean Synodinos, Phil Lancaster and Alison Moore, Lisa Fancher and Joanna Howerton of Gal Dangit, Paula Held with Jane Gillman

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Austin, TX – 03/28/14

Who
Jean Synodinos at NeWorlDeli
When
Friday, March 28, 2014
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX, US 78705
Other Info
It's Jean's show, but I'll be doing the break set, sometime around 8 pm

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Austin, TX – 02/02/14

Who
Sunday Afternoon Songwriters, hosted by Jan Seides
When
Sunday, February 2, 2014
3:00pm - All Ages
Where
5775 Airport Blvd.
Austin, TX, US 78762
Other Info
My guests will be Jean Synodinos and Jonathan Bookout.

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Tales of 14-Songs-in-14-Days: Just a dream – the sequel

So, when last we met, I described how in the first week of the 14 Songs challenge, two of the songs came to me in dreams.  In the second week, it got even stranger.

I did a show with Jean Synodinos and a man named Mike Silver, who was in Texas from Cornwall, U.K.  The woman who brought him here had heard him in a club there and paid for him to come to the U.S. She booked gigs for him, and one of them was my new songwriters showcase at Star Company Coffee in Round Rock.  It’s scheduled for the second Saturday of each month from now until … eternity. Or at least that’s the plan. Anyway, Mike turned out to be an incredibly good songwriter, and he had one of those beautiful Celtic tenor voices.  I was very enthusiastic.  I gushed. We traded CDs.  I listened to one of his, and realized that I had decidedly not gushed enough. You can find him at http://mikesilver.jigsy.com/  Listen for yourself.

So a couple days later, I was driving down Highway 130, listening to Mike’s CD, and one of titles catches my ear.  So I shut off the song he was about to sing, to see where I would make the idea go.  And sure enough, it went somewhere completely different than what Mike did with it. So that was that day’s song.  (What if?) It’s one of my favorites from the whole 14, and I will be including it in this post.

About two days later, I dreamed of my Dad, who has been gone about 5 years.  It gets less painful after awhile, but I still think of him pretty frequently and miss him a lot.  So dreaming about him wasn’t that surprising.  But I dreamed that he had sent one of my daughters a gift, and it was being delivered 5 years later.  And I was explaining how remarkable that was to the UPS guy, as he’d been gone for that same amount of time, and the whole thing turned into a song. (Many Years Ago)

So in other words, I got three dream songs in less than two weeks.  I think that’s pretty bizarre. Don’t you?

This was one of my most successful challenges ever, or at least since the very first ones where I got three of the songs that are on my new CD, Siren Song (which is doing very well, thank you.) If you’d like to listen to some samples, and perhaps acquire the CD, you can find it at http://janseides.com/music

My only complaint these days is how many songs I now have to practice. Which makes me pretty happy, actually.

What If

Many Years Ago