Fall Reflections and Mr. Toad

First, the news on this Eileen Bernstein blog channel. Hey I’m a journalist – reporting on my own music career ha ha. On October 22, I will be playing a very special writers round in Monteagle, TN at 8:30 PM. Randy Finchum is the host who kindly invited me. He has written hits for Sammy Kershaw and has 60+ songs recorded by various artists. Randy recently played a song I wrote with Bob Huston on Randy’s radio show on hleradio.com WKLF 95.5 FM and 1000 AM in Clanton, Alabama. 

I’m working on a video for an upcoming release of a solo write. Hint – it involves water. Another song, which I’m cowriting with Scott Barrier and got delayed due to the pandemic is now finished.  We are in production mode and trying to find a male pop demo singer. This one will be for sync licensing – film/TV/ads so we won’t be releasing it. 

It’s easy to get caught up in regret for the goals we have not accomplished, especially when periodically reevaluating whether life is going in the desired direction. I encourage you to think instead in terms of what you HAVE accomplished. Here is mine (spanning many years): 

Studied Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, Russian, and Hebrew. 
Lived in Spain and traveled around France. 
Became a translator. 
Raised healthy, happy, independent kids. 
Made new friends in Nashville and reconnected with old friends.
Learned to record songs at home. 
Got some songs on the radio.

Will you share your positive accomplishment list with me for celebration not judgement? I wish you as beautiful a fall as the bright colors of the changing leaves. 

Musically yours,