Tuesday, October 16, 2007

i'm published?

So, technically, my first official publishing credit is actually not in any traditional journal, but rather a song on a CD that is now available. The album is by Leah Tysse (rhymes with spicy) and is called Real Good Fire. Leah is a San Francisco musician, best known for her blues vocals. The last track on the album, Tender Rain, is co-written by me and Rich Armstrong, best known for his work with Michele Shocked, but also, Thomas Dolby, Boz Scaggs, and Lydia Pense & Coldblood. The song is based on a poem I wrote, which was then slightly modified to become the song lyrics, with the music written by Rich, who also sings backing vocals along with Leah, and features Fiachna O'Braonain of the Hothouse Flowers on guitar. Again, it's a strange place to start, and it is sort of a strange turn of events that brought the song into being and eventually to this album, but it is my first publishing credit, printed in the liner notes, if in tiny, tiny type. :) Anyone interested in the album can visit Leah's website at www.leahtysse.com