pk800's Profile

About me:I am a writer who specializes in collaboration. I have written books with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Carville and Mary Matalin, Gov. Ann Richards, Sumner Redstone, Hakeem Olajuwon, Mayor David Dinkins. I am the former editor of Crawdaddy Magazine. I have written songs with Chris Hillman, Steve Miller, Freedy Johnston and E Street Band bass player Garry Tallent that were recorded by Chris Hillman, the Oak Ridge Boys, McGuinn Clark & Hillman, the Desert Rose Band. I love the funk. My favorite bands are Flearoy and Captain Coconut.
Member Since:October 24, 2003
Last Login:July 18, 2014
Location:New York, NY
Music means to me:Life. It's good for the body, good for the soul. I was one of those kids who fell asleep with a transistor radio in my ear. I knew all the groups and all the riffs and all the lyrics. The first record I ever bought was a 78, the Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Suzie". I collected 45s. I was young, music was important. I'm no longer young and music is just as important as it ever was. I was lucky enough to run a magazine for ten years - Crawdaddy, "the first magazine to take rock & roll seriously" - that reflected that passion. If there was going to be a revolution, I figured it would need a soundtrack and I would help pick the cuts. The revolution didn't happen but there were things worth listening to along the way. Pete Seeger was my music teacher in second grade, he pointed the way. I come from the Muddy Waters/Bob Dylan/Otis Redding/Ray Charles/Aretha Franklin/Van Morrison/Bruce Springsteen school of inspired music.
Schools:Columbia University, School of the Arts, Creative Writing Division; Middlebury College, Elisabeth Irwin High School
General Interests:Baseball, writing.

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