EP 40 - HAPPY ALLEE WILLIS DAY and Randy Hits Paydirt... and MORE!
09.21.2014 - By The Commercial Suicide Songwriting Podcast
So yeah; it's been awhile. Sorry about that. We've been BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!!! Since so many of you faithful listeners have been requesting MORE episodes (and getting fewer), we decided to record 2 whole shows worth of material in one go. The first half will comprise this episode and the second will be released in two weeks as EP 41. Fair enough? We have a bunch of cool news and announcements to share as well as lots of of hints and innuendo. Randy finally makes his bid for the "big leagues" with a Sammy Kershaw cut, Steve MAYBE has a TV appearance in the works (non-music related... except perhaps for the theme song)... and OTHER STUFF! Grab your cold beverage of choice and pull up a comfy chair (NO! Not the COMFY CHAIR!!!) and listen in as: Steve talks a bit about MUSIC PUBLISHING; an extremely important and yet very misunderstood parts of a songwriting career in NOTES AND BOLTS Randy's UNDER THE MICROSCOPE segment teaches us a valuable life lesson... DON'T BLINK! We celebrate ALLEE WILLIS DAY in the LEGENDARY SONGWRITER SALUTE. Allee is one of Steve's favorite songwriters, responsible for millions of units sold and probably best known for her EARTH WIND & FIRE smash SEPTEMBER ("Do you remember the twenty-first night of September..."); as well as BOOGIE WONDERLAND (also EWF), NEUTRON DANCE (Pointer Sisters), WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS (Pet Shop Boys) and I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU (The Rembrandts and the theme from FRIENDS) among others. Be looking for a future episode devoted to Allee soon... Randy discusses what must be a truly amazing woman; one who inspired at least two all-time classic rock songs in YOU THINK YOU KNOW We make a pitch for the TENNESSEE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL (TENNESSEE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION); an organization that any songwriter would benefit from membership in. There's no better way to have direct access to Nashville publishers and producers who want to hear YOUR demos. The yearly dues are cheap too!!! We play not one, but TWO LISTENER SUBMISSION songs: PARADISE MOTEL by JAMESTOFFEE CONRAD and BOTTLE OF SUNSHINE by THE WINDOWPANES featuring Superfan PAULIE COCONUTS!!! Then stay tuned as do answer a pile of emails, give a load of "shout outs" and close the show with the song that started it all: "40" by none other than "Nashville" Steve Rempis