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November 29, 2007

TAXI Road Rally in LA: What You Missed

Had a great week in Los Angeles earlier this month. Here are a few photos and captions to show you what happened and what you might have missed if you weren't there.

I was fortunate enough to spend a little time with John Braheny, author of The Craft and Business of Songwriting. He and his wife JoAnn are wonderful people.

TAXI CEO Michael Laskow (white shirt) grills panelists during the A&R panel. I'm the lone indie guy seated on the left under the A.

About 2,300 people attended the Road Rally in 2007. More than half of them crowded into the main ballroom during the A&R panel. Probably the largest crowd I've panelized in front of so far.

Gilli Moon and I presented a workshop in Philip Horváth's fantastic loft space at the Brewery Art Complex in Los Angeles. Cool space, cool people.

About 75 people or so packed into my Drivers Ed class on music promotion at theTAXI Road Rally. My one-liners were particularly effective with this lively group. (Perhaps they'd been drinking :-)

Finally got a chance to meet Jason Blume, author of 6 Steps to Songwriting Success and This Business of Songwriting.

Hanging near the famous Improv on Melrose in Hollywood. Believe it or not, 20 years ago I performed there after I won a stand-up comedy competition in St. Louis. They have since erected this fence to keep me out :-)

All photos above taken by the lovely and talented Pooki.

For more photos from this and other music events, check out my Flickr page.


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