Paperback Writer

This morning, I was interviewed on a radio program to promote Abby Road. Cool, right? It was meant to be between 3-5 minutes. I was on the air for 13. A lot of that time we spent talking about one of my favorite subjects. The Bealtes. 

I’ve never claimed to be an expert. Lke Abby Road’s Abby, I just love their music. When my lovely interviewer started quizzing me on songs and albums, my mind (naturally!) went blank. While pulling answers and non-facts out of thin air, I made two errors…of which I didn’t realize till after we’d hung up. 
Mistake #1: “Hey Jude” was the Beatles’ biggest hit. I said “All You Need is Love.” Sorry, lads!
Mistake #2: “Carry That Weight” is not off the White Album, but off Abbey Road. Sheesh. How could I get that one wrong?
I should’ve turned the table and quizzed him about Gwen Stefani and Taylor Swift. Of course I didn’t think of that until an hour later.
We did agree that “A Day in the Life” is an amazing song, and we both have a soft spot for the rare “Mr. Moonlight.”

All in all, it was a pretty successful interview. I did refer to myself as a liar but I didn’t mention Brad Pitt or cupcakes. *nods to self* That’s an A-plus in my book, people.

Paperback Writer

This morning, I was interviewed on a radio program to promote Abby Road. Cool, right? It was meant to be between 3-5 minutes. I was on the air for 13. A lot of that time we spent talking about one of my favorite subjects. The Bealtes. 

I’ve never claimed to be an expert. Lke Abby Road’s Abby, I just love their music. When my lovely interviewer started quizzing me on songs and albums, my mind (naturally!) went blank. While pulling answers and non-facts out of thin air, I made two errors…of which I didn’t realize till after we’d hung up. 
Mistake #1: “Hey Jude” was the Beatles’ biggest hit. I said “All You Need is Love.” Sorry, lads!
Mistake #2: “Carry That Weight” is not off the White Album, but off Abbey Road. Sheesh. How could I get that one wrong?
I should’ve turned the table and quizzed him about Gwen Stefani and Taylor Swift. Of course I didn’t think of that until an hour later.
We did agree that “A Day in the Life” is an amazing song, and we both have a soft spot for the rare “Mr. Moonlight.”

All in all, it was a pretty successful interview. I did refer to myself as a liar but I didn’t mention Brad Pitt or cupcakes. *nods to self* That’s an A-plus in my book, people.

celebration time…come on!

Who knows what today, February 26, 2013 is?

If you guessed that eight years ago today, Halle Berry accepted the Razzie award for her portrayal of Catwoman, you’re close.

If you say it’s Johnny Cash’s birthday, you’re getting warmer.

If you guess that it’s ONE MONTH until the release of ABBY ROAD, you’re exactly right!

How can I let a momentous day like this pass without some celebrating and giveaways?

How to enter. It’s super easy. Just leave me a quicky comment saying your favorite Beatles song. (Abby LOVES the Beatles, by the way. You’ll see!) If you don’t have a favorite, just throw one out there. It might be a goodie. If you don’t like the Beatles, I don’t want to know about it….this is a CELEBRATION, people!  And don’t forget to leave your email addy so I can give you the good news!
 
I’m going to pick a winner tomorrow at the stroke of twelve noon CST (or sometime around there in case I step out for some TexMex. I’ve been craving that lately). The winner will be chosen at random and will received a SIGNED COPY of ABBY ROAD and some other delicious bookery swag! 

If you need some Beatles inspiration, here is one of my favorites. Enjoy and rock on!

celebration time…come on!

Who knows what today, February 26, 2013 is?

If you guessed that eight years ago today, Halle Berry accepted the Razzie award for her portrayal of Catwoman, you’re close.

If you say it’s Johnny Cash’s birthday, you’re getting warmer.

If you guess that it’s ONE MONTH until the release of ABBY ROAD, you’re exactly right!

How can I let a momentous day like this pass without some celebrating and giveaways?

How to enter. It’s super easy. Just leave me a quicky comment saying your favorite Beatles song. (Abby LOVES the Beatles, by the way. You’ll see!) If you don’t have a favorite, just throw one out there. It might be a goodie. If you don’t like the Beatles, I don’t want to know about it….this is a CELEBRATION, people!  And don’t forget to leave your email addy so I can give you the good news!
 
I’m going to pick a winner tomorrow at the stroke of twelve noon CST (or sometime around there in case I step out for some TexMex. I’ve been craving that lately). The winner will be chosen at random and will received a SIGNED COPY of ABBY ROAD and some other delicious bookery swag! 

If you need some Beatles inspiration, here is one of my favorites. Enjoy and rock on!

McFly. McWow. McSing more. Me McLike.

“Little Joanna”

One of their most heavily-produced songs, with lots of lovely overlapping four-part vocal harmony. Listen to it here completely stripped down: one singer, one very pink ukelele.

And, forgive me for saying, but I suspect, fifty years ago, a member of another British band might’ve done something similar to, say “Revolution,” had there been Youtube. Oh, speaking of….

Enjoy!