Thanks for all the music suggestions yesterday ... it's always nice to hear what folks are enjoying.
About six months ago, I did an interview for public television here in Kentucky for a show called "Louisville Life," and the super smart producer turned it into a pretty cool segment. It's re-airing this week, and since I forgot to tell everyone about it the first time (I'm really not the publicist I should be, clearly), then here I am telling you now. This week's airdates are:
Friday, July 9 at 5:30/4:30 pm CT on KET2
Saturday, July 10 at 7:00/6:00 pm CT on KET
Sunday, July 11 at 10:00/9:00 am CT on KET
Sunday, July 11 at 12:00/11:00 am CT on KET2
Monday, July 12 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2
I must admit, I'm still getting used to being on the other side of the interview chair. I mentioned a few days ago that I don't like TV all that much, which is weird for someone who used to be a TV Producer. A few of you messaged me to ask "where did you work," and I'm sorry I haven't replied to you yet. Thought I'd just answer that here.
During and after college, when I lived in New York City, I worked for CBS News. I began life there as an intern, doing classic intern things, like learning the difference between a cappuccino and a latte, and how to collate. I also happened to have an awesome boss who let me go out on interviews for her. So my basic first-job training was in journalism and how to interview a subject. (My first interview was with Susan Lucci and my second was with Colin Powell.) After switching from news to documentaries, I did longer interviews, usually for the show A&E Biography or History Channel programming.
Thus, it's still very weird when someone sits me down and asks me those very same questions I'm used asking. It's even weirder to see an edited version of them with a nice frame and storyline.
Anyway, that's all got me thinking that I really have no good excuse for not posting more video blogs. I've taken hours and hours of footage, and I've given you nothing in a year. That is just silly. So look out for some new video blogs, long overdue, from my UK trip and various other antics.
Here's a quick video of a new song. It was shot at the Derby Museum Grand Re-Opening in April, just about a minute after the mandolin player from the band on-stage before me dug a mic stand into the finish of my beautiful Gibson, then conveniently disappeared before the end of my set. Not that I'm still angry about that or anything ... anyway, apologies for the crowd noise, but I thought y'all might like to see a new song. It's called "The Kentucky Waltz." Yes, I know there's already a song called that, but I wrote a new one.