OK, you can stop me if you’ve heard this before. But I’m gonna share the story of Feed Me again. And relax. I’m not one of those guys on the street corner asking for a handout. No, this is about my music on the radio. The story goes…
~ Back in 1989, I had moved back to Colorado and had been there for about a year. And I was in my little apartment, B17 (yeah, like the old Olivia Newton-John song), listening to the FM station, KBCO. Because they played a cool variety of music I liked. But also because they had this segment they called “Home Grown.”
And I had sent a song of mine in to them. But they didn’t send out advance notice if and when your song was chosen. So, I guess that’s how they got you to tune in regularly. Well, at least if you were one of the songwriters who sent in music. Like I did with my song, Feed Me. ~
Yeah, if you’ve heard this before, you’re thinking “Yeesh, there he goes with Feed Me again.”
Hey, tune out if you have to. But tune back in at the end. Because there’s a reason why I’m sharing this again.
Back to the story…
~ My music fit right in with their wide variety of styles at the time. And to their credit, the people in charge of choosing which songs were played on the KBCO segment, picked good stuff. And yes, I’d say that even if they hadn’t played my song. But they DID play my song.
And, as any songwriter who’s experienced it, hearing your song on the radio never gets old.
For a long time I even kept a cassette recording of the DJ introducing me and the song. But the hazards of time and the full-time road life took their toll. And I don’t know what happened to it. Too bad. It would’ve been fun to share.
Feed Me is one of the baker’s dozen songs on my “Do Right”CD. And that CD is now officially vintage. Because I recorded and released it 25 years ago.
I’ve been sharing how I only have a few dozen of those original CD’s left. And I have a special request. Would you prayerfully consider buying one to help support a pastor’s wife who just lost her husband in September? I call this offer the Do Right 25th Anniversary Cheryl Care Package.
It’s $20 for this stout-hearted, vintage music. And all proceeds, minus shipping costs, will go to help Cheryl and her family as they deal with the loss of a husband, father, pastor, and provider. If you already have the music, but you know somebody who might enjoy it (and enjoy helping out), send them the link, below.
And thank you from the bottom, top, and middle of my heart,