A true artist... a legend....  MANUEL.

I attended his 86th Birthday Party today.  He shared, how he designed his first dress...when he was seven. 

The image maker of the stars.  



What better place to be, New Years 2018, than HOLLYWOOD.   Starting the new year, where I want to end it.  Another sign?  Maybe, maybe not.  Not everything is "a sign".  Sometimes "a sign", is simply a test, which will cause…


Last Writer Show of the Year

Lsat night's show was stellar. Host Rick Stevens, at the Commadore Grille does it up right.  I was invited into the round by Effron White, who also invited  Jim Martin.  These guys have very interesting songs... I hope whoever reads…


Tips for Recording Better Vocal Tracks

Tips for Recording Better Vocal Tracks

From getting a livelier vocal sound and selecting the right mic, to choosing the proper room and more.

Posted in MusicWorld on November 15, 2017 by Dave Simons 

It’s easy to fall into a…


GSC Holiday Mixer

Tonight, I was invited to the "Global Songwriters Connection Holiday Mixer".  It was held at the CMA Building on Music Row.   This organization is a great resource and networking connection for songwriters.  Met some great contacts tonight and reconnected with…


Writer Shows

Different formats, for different writer shows.

I really enjoyed Kimbro's Pickin' Parlor tonight.  The venue is in Franklin, TN, and the owner is hands on.  The food was GREAT!  I had the jerk chicken, with sautéed spinach and corn bread…


Write, Write, Write

Writing..... Write.... Write....   Even though I'm only writing a summary treatment of the story... it is natural to embellish.   Write, Write.

I heard from my son last night.  He is getting ready for his Arizona elk hunt.  It's been awhile…


I are one!

I wanted to be a story writer, now "I are one" 

Today was fruitful.... my rear end tired from sitting. The curls are all out of my hair....from periodically pulling it.

I'm still not as diligent as I should be…



Was on the phone with a dear friend tonight.  We shared positive affirmation ideas.  Tools for a paradigm shift.  Love it!!

Beginning my story writing/album writing quest again.  I never really stopped.... BUT, I've never finished either.  Another friend told…


Writer Show & Blues Jam

Last night, found a great Writer Show Venue, and heard some great writers.  After the writer show...there was a Blues Jam...featuring some quite talented and well known Nasvhille Blues players.  Even ran into an old acquaintance, who invited me to…


The Album

My next album has been a walk with life.....  I've never approached an album this way, and I look forward to how it unfolds.  As with anything, it has come to me in bits and pieces, heartbeats and heartaches.  It's…


Hell Town

If you listen to somebody long enough, you WILL be amazed... truly....  

Here in the Copper Country of Michigan (The Keweenaw Peninsula), during the summer, it stays light so late, you don’t realize you haven’t eaten yet.   It was quarter…