Here’s one of my songs called “Right Outta Nowhere.” Hopefully you can hear it. Let me know if this doesn’t work. It’s a test. I’m putting this song up in honor of Doug at Service Untitled, who had a mild rant (Well, not really. I think he wrote, “Ugh.”) the other night during Liz Straus’s open mic for bloggers. (Go read Liz’s Creativity at Work series. It’s excellent!) Doug apparently doesn’t have RealPlayer (which you need to have if you want to listen to one of my song clips on my CDs&Lyrics page) or iTunes (which is where all my songs can be bought for 99 cents). I wasn’t aware that I was discriminating against some people. So here’s a song. Listen away. If you like it, it’s at iTunes. (Kathy Mattea recorded it too.) If you don’t have iTunes, then it’s at amazon.com. Click on the CD in my sidebar.
Or if you just want to send me a big fat royalty check for no reason other than you like me, then you can do that too.
I had started this song several years ago, and when I met Steve Seskin, I played the unfinished stuff for him. (I think I had the whole second verse about the guy in Key West, and half of the chorus.) He loved it, and then we finished writing it together on cell phones. I remember calling Steve from a Kinko’s in Madison, Wisconsin and interrupting a dinner party he was having. I screamed into the phone, “I’ve got it! I’ve got the first line!” And I made him leave his dinner party and get his guitar and listen.
It’s a somewhat autobiographical song. I was pretty terrified when I left the “real job” world right out of college to play music and write. In retrospect, it was the best thing I ever did. When people say things to me after shows like, “You should be famous!” I think to myself, “I’m better than famous! I’m brave!” That’s what this song is about and why it means a lot to me.
I’m not sure if every computer will be able to play this song. Let me know if you have trouble.