July 25, 2010


Sometimes I write a song in trade, or on a dare, or in support of a cause, or to salute something or other. This song “Smokey” was written in trade. An artist friend offered to swap a painting of my son for a song about her dog. I went over and spent a few hours chatting about Smokey, hearing about her photo being used in a giant ad in Times Square, her ¬†growing understanding of Japanese, her ability to swear at the neighbors, her various quirks, likes (peanut butter) and dislikes (other dogs), and her life together with cat-friend Banjo and her favorite human, Leslie. Here is the song that emerged:


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2 Responses to “Smokey”

  1. gbkgwyneth says:

    That is so sweet. And it also reminds me of how much I love your voice :) I hope to catch you guys again soon.

  2. Troy says:

    I agree with the post above. You have a great voice. I check everyday to see if you have a new song posted. Keep it up.
    Would like to catch a show but Cincinnati is over 500 miles away.

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