Added by Kurt Fortmeyer on December 18, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
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…
Added by Kurt Fortmeyer on December 5, 2014 at 7:49am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kurt Fortmeyer on December 2, 2014 at 9:31am — No Comments
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.
Added by Kurt Fortmeyer on November 30, 2014 at 8:15pm — No Comments