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"You can't campaign with a machine gun."



I'm not sure what that means, but apparently I said it in a dream one night last week. A couple of nights later, a guy came up to me in another dream and said "You can't campaign with a machine gun. I heard you say that the other day. That was so cool!" It got me to thinking about dreams...mine, and dreams in… Continue

Added by Kurt Fortmeyer on December 18, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Liquor? I Hardly Know Her! Part 2: I'm Not A Fool



           This is a hook I came up with based on all those old Robert Young (Marcus Welby, M.D.) television commercials where he would say "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV". It had several rough permutations ("I'm not a fool, but I play one when you wear that dress" and things along that line) before I settled on "I'm not a fool, I just play one on Jim…

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Added by Kurt Fortmeyer on December 5, 2014 at 7:49am — No Comments

Liquor? I Hardly Know Her! Part 1: Jack In Common

          I've been thinking lately about how all the research I did when I was younger has helped me write drinking and barroom songs now that I'm sober (32 years!). One of the first songs that comes to my mind is the third song I ever wrote with my friend Bo Thomas Biermann. Bo is one of the better singers I've ever met, and a pretty danged good writer, but he is much…

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Added by Kurt Fortmeyer on December 2, 2014 at 9:31am — No Comments

THE HEART OF A HOBO

THE HEART OF A HOBO

          My late friend Billy Phillips once told me that he had originally moved to Nashville to be a Gospel singer. Billy had Muscular Dystrophy and by the time I first met him at Bobby’s Idle Hour Tavern, he was pretty much confined to a wheelchair. He told me that at one time earlier in life he had been able to walk, and even though he was a “wheelie”, he felt certain that he would walk again one day.

          Billy also had a great love of classic…
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Added by Kurt Fortmeyer on November 30, 2014 at 8:15pm — No Comments

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