Photo of the “In The Absence of Red” album cover by G.
Happy birthday to singer/songwriter Jim Emmons. It still goes down in G history as one of the most surreal experiences of my life when I was contacted by Jim after my involvement in working on the “Ultimate Prince” CD and my book “Sketches of Verbal Alchemy.” Jim got in touch with me via email (as we live in different states), one thing led to another and the next thing you know we were making music together! I provided the lyrics, Jim arranged, produced, played all instruments and sang the songs! This collaboration has already yielded two albums: “In the Absence of Red” and “Throwing Stars.” The first album was released and was for sale on I-Tunes before Jim and I ever met face to face! If that’s not a Bernie Taupin/Elton John-esque type situation, then what is?! As Elton and Bernie are two of my heroes, I couldn’t be more pleased with our willingness to take some creative risks and collaborate. Check out Jim’s website as he often posts “in-progress” songs he’s working on and he’s super creative, so there’s new content all the time. There are also some exciting new projects Jim is working on, but that’s an announcement for another day. Happy birthday Jim! I look forward to many more collaborations!