John Gorka live at Kerrville Folk Festival 2007 Photo: Jim Dirden
Favorite CD: Mavis
Staples' "We'll Never Turn Back."
new club: Ragamuffin
Music Hall, Roswell, Ga.
Favorite house sound system: Kerrville
Folk Festival in Texas.
Seeing Anais Mitchell
Visiting the Woody
Collaborating with William
One of my all-time favorite singers liked my CD ("Writing in the Margins").
Beginning the "Longing for Eliza" show with Cliff
Eberhardt and Eliza
All Stars DVD. It should be
required viewing for every
over-privileged U.S. musician.
Cowboy stories where the good guys fight and win.
Which means any of the 30 odd Louis
L' Amour stories I've read this year.
Didn't have to vote against anyone this year.
out that slightly overweight people live longer.
Releasing a hi-def, high resolution surround sound DVD ("The Gypsy Life").
Hearing it on my brother-in-law's home theater system because I do not
Didn't get abducted by aliens this year.
|20.||Getting to hear Cape Breton and other Nova Scotia songwriters and musicians at Stan Rogers Festival in Nova Scotia.|
360 or so naps taken.
Finding out nappers live longer.
Didn't bomb Iran yet.
Playing in Jersey City, N. J., land of my people.
Public finding out the dangers of optimism.
The bright side of pessimism coming to light (things generally turn out
better than you thought they would).
Angelina, Britney and Paris agreeing not to call more than once a week.
and performing with
My mom turned 90
Having more favorites than I can remember.
||Our kids still like us.|
|33.||Singing and doing shows with Meg Hutchinson, Drew Nelson and Amilia Spicer .||
his own site John Gorka made a longer list.
Here are the numbers 34 till 36:
St. Paul, MN
|35.||One of my songwriter heroes learning one of my songs.|
|36.||Seeing how vast and varied the country is and marveling that it is not more divided and fragmented than it actually is.|
Here you can listen to the John Gorka tips.............