I’m sorry that it’s been a while since I posted a new blog but after the Love Affair reunion I took some time to enjoy my last few weeks of vacation from the road. During that time off I went to New Orleans for a few days with Kellie, attended some events around town, did some recording, performed a few times locally & was able to perform with the Praise Band at my church for 6 consecutive Sundays. The touring resumed on May 19th and I’ve already been to Minnesota, Washington DC, Ohio, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois & Washington.
Of the events I attended, one was the annual Taurus Party. It began in the heyday of WMMS years ago and John Gorman still host’s it every year…a great time to catch up with old friends.
I was also a guest for the Alan Freed Memorial as his ashes finally had a resting place at the Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, the city where Alan Freed coined the phrase “rock-n-roll”. And backstage I met the hall of fame songwriter & Stax musician David Porter (Soul Man, Hold On, I’m Comin’, etc.)…that was a real treat! Especially considering the years I worked with Sam Moore, to finally also meet the man that wrote and played on those songs was very cool.
I’m finally selling t-shirts of my latest CD on my website. They are 100% cotton, pre-shrunk and come in 3 colors. There’s also a long sleeve t-shirt available but that one only comes in black.
I usually don’t get real personal with my life in my blogs but this time I will make an exception. While on break during a routine check-up with the vet we found out that our dog, Diva, had cancer. She had only just turned 11yrs old and was extremely healthy and so full of life that surgery was scheduled for May 27th.
During the surgery they found that the tumor was much larger than the ultrasound had shown. Sadly, she passed away just after the surgery was completed. Not only was she a special, loving dog but she also was a wonderful companion for my mother and an incredible watchdog/protector for my 96yr old father. Losing her was a shock. She was an angel on this earth and I’ll always miss the long hugs she demanded every time I came home from the road.