Watch him explain the music to "Tiny Dancer."
"By the time we got through it, my dad was crying, I was crying. The bottle was half empty."
Sager's five-decade songwriting career is among the most impressive in all of the music business. But after writing hit after hit, Sager's most recent offering is not a song at all. She has penned her memoir.
SOMETIMES I HEAR Simon and Garfunkel singing, "Slow down you move too fast." They're in a little bubble following me around as I scurry about my day.
The demos created during Bali's 2016 Songwriting Invitational might not all end up being singles, and some of the songs created might not see the light of day until five-ten years from now -- who knows!
Prince could do it all. Play everything. And he could dance to boot. In heels. The night he died there was nothing on my Facebook or Twitter feed but posts about him. We all expressed our sorrow in our own way.
Sometimes there is nothing quite like art. When something created in the mind, in the heart, in the soul, suddenly, in the blink of an eye takes on even more significance. Everything can change, as Don Henley sings in his classic song, New York Minute.
Talk about getting an early start.
Johnny Cash was a brilliant musician. Singer. Performer. And masterful songwriter. Johnny Cash condensed high concept ideas into short, resonating stories -- ripping people's hearts in four or five stanzas -- that stayed in millions of ears and memories.