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inspiration for

Damn Lucky

In Spring of 2020, I’d just done a zoom dance class and was seriously missing my friends on the floor, the mirrors, the fun of dancing in community. My family was on lockdown, and we all had our share of anxiety. I kept coming back to being grateful. The gratitude for when we finally found toilet paper and flour. So thankful for the love I get to experience on this earth at this time.

The video is a patchwork of home shots, dog-walking, sky views, sun and rain – and an hour on the beach with my friend/photographer David LaPorte and daughter Delilah. My daughter Hannah helped me with the editing.

LYRICS: DAMN LUCKY

Yeah yeah
I guess It’s time to assess
all the things that we’ve done
As we wipe down the desk
take a walk in the sun
gonna choose to believe that this curve’s gonna bend
And pretty soon we’re gonna be
out on dance floor again

Tho we’re stuck on our own
We’re lucky to have a home
Lucky to have a peaceful place
to rest our heads
I can see my friends
zooming thru the camera lens
Pretty soon we’re gonna be down at the beach nd then
Pretty soon you and me gonna be within reach again

Damn lucky damn lucky
Lucky to have this peace

I’m getting to know my cat
As he’s splayed out on the couch
Has he always snored like
that during the day when I go out?
And I’m listening to the back yard birds I’m
singing along
Realizing I don’t even know the words
to my favorite song

Tho we’re stuck on our own
We’re lucky to have a home
Lucky to have a peaceful place
to rest our heads
I can see my friends
zooming thru the camera lens
Pretty soon we’re gonna be down at the beach nd then
Pretty soon you and me gonna be within reach again

As we lock it down
I intend to keep us safe
Holding to my faith in science
I’m gonna fix my gate (home school)
I teach my kids
How to forage in the fridge
At night we track the stars
And make a lucky wish
Damn lucky
Damn lucky to be

Pretty soon pretty pretty pretty please
Pretty soon pretty pretty pretty

Pretty soon you and me gonna be on the dance floor
And kickin’ the waves around

Inspiration for

Chasing Lunatics

Chasing Lunatics Album by Deborah Poppink

In the ’90s and early ’00s, running around L.A. and trying to launch my recording career while always on the lookout for true love, I ran into a lot of lunatics. I got so accustomed to their never-a-dull-moment love style, that the lunatics became my go-to in the romance department. The songs on Chasing Lunatics reveal those struggles (That Married Man, La Dee Dah, Sagittarian Girl), the motivation behind the struggles (Sugar, Do You Love Me Anyway?), and my awakening as I began to snap out of it and grow (I’m Here Now, The Wheel, Home to You). Three songs on my self-produced album air in movies and TV: The Wheel (Jack and Jill), Hit Girl (The X-Files), and Addicted (Love Thy Neighbor). Featuring Michael Jerome – from Better than Ezra – on drums (That Married Man and Chasing Lunatics), Berton Averre – from the Knack – (guitar – I’m Here Now), and Vinnie Colaiuta, John Beasley, Bob Glaub, and James Harrah on Home to You. On the album, I handle the vocals, pianos, guitars, drums, and the rest of it. Mastered by Gavin Lurssen. Photo by Michael Segal.