Slaid, I love your song,"I Love You More Than Texas". Being from Texas I can relate to it. I told my significant other to listen to the song (she is from South Carolina), and emailed her the lyrics. She wrote back:
And for you, my man from Texas
I know that would seem reckless
But if you love me more than Texas
Heck, I'll give up my Lexus
What a great response. Have you thought about writing a sequel? Might be a great response from the likes of Miranda Lambert or some other Texas Country Western singer....(-:
Thanks Ben. No sequel - I'm done coming up with Texas rhymes for now.
JSuper performance on Cayaomo. I first listed to a concert in Pittsburgh about 10 years ago an have listened to your compelling story telling since then. Along with 6 friends who have cruised with Sixthman for 6 years we've been recommending they bring you on board every year. We were thrilled you were invited this year. Check out the Cayamo Facebook site from time to time and you will see how much you are appreciated. It will be challenging for any performer to be invited to the 10th anniversary cruise considering talent pool yet I'm sure you will receive votes from many fans. My impression from seeing you all over the boat is that you and Karen had a fun time!
I'm studying at the university of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) and am currently writing my Master thesis about the (re)functionalization of songs from the Vietnam War period to Iraq. I am planning of including "Still fighting the war" in my analysis (I hope you don't mind). In an interview you stated that you were inspired by your co-writer Ron Coy, who told you the story of a Vietnam veteran. So my question is twofold:
1. Why did you change the setting from Vietnam to Iraq?
2. Do you see any differences/parallels between Vietnam veterans and Iraq veterans? Particularly with regard to their treatment?
I would really appreciate a reply.
Thx in advance.