The result was “what’s the score?” and “b movie”, neither of which worked as a musical. And then, at a party in the early 1980’s given by the renowned jazz singer annie ross, i met an enormously tall canadian fellow in a cowboy hat, david pierce, known to all and sundry as big dave. We managed to write a few decent songs, but poets are not necessarily lyricists and he went on to scale the literary heights. I’m a lyricist”, he said.
Why are you ok
He had been working with a fine 70’s band, meal ticket, which happened to include another old friend, one rick jones. We have been at it for so long now that we seem to speak a kind of shorthand.