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Author:  horizonfound
E-mail:  kendallmiller@sbcglobal.net
Date:  3/5/2016 5:00:48 PM
Subject:  Re: Joe Zeimer's help?
Message:  Hello Everyone. I haven’t posted since 2003…and for this I sincerely apologize. Back then, I received emails from Ron Lyons who had just finished his audio biography of Mickey (he kindly sent me his work-in-progress which I still have …). He was interested in my memory of an entry in a PBS Concert Series, that I mentioned in my post on this site, that was entitled “Mickey Newbury: One Of a Kind.” Ron was unaware that Mickey had ever had his own TV special in the early 1970’s. There was a tiny picture of him in our local Daily Pilot Television guide, that alerted my curiosity, mentioning that this promising singer songwriter was coming to PBS. I was intrigued as I’d never heard of him….I have additional information about this show including the broadcast dates and the titles of all the songs performed by Mickey. As I mentioned back in 2003, this show was a solo performance (with a stained glass back-drop) …it was as if the Live at Montezuma Hall Concert had been videotaped…absolutely spellbinding: I’ve been haunted by this show since it originally aired in 1973 (I’m 59 today…)…it was my introduction to Mickey Newbury. I saw this program twice…it was repeated a short time after its initial airing. Apparently, of all the members on this board, I’m the only one who saw this program…well, it WAS 43 years ago now (and I’m not getting any younger!). I’m willing to wager it still exists and I hope to prove it . “ Jim Croce: One of a Kind” is still repeated by PBS in California (where I live) during pledge drives (…the Croce program was another contemporary entry in this short-lived PBS series that was produced in Los Angeles). So, there is reason for some optimism, correct? If someone here has the “ear” of Joe Zeimer, could they alert him that I’d like to pass along this new-found program information to him directly. In addition, as I mentioned back in 2003, I’m an avid guitarist. Here is the REAL news: I’ve just completed an examination of Mickey’s guitar playing style (both hands!) ….I‘d appreciate Joe’s advice and input (if he has the time or interest). Warmest regards to All, Kendall Miller

 Re: Joe Zeimer's help? by horizonfound  at 3/5/2016 5:00:48 PM
 Re: Joe Zeimer's help? by Joe Z  at 3/6/2016 7:59:48 AM
 Re: Joe Zeimer's help? by horizonfound  at 3/6/2016 1:10:46 PM
 Re: Joe Zeimer's help? by horizonfound  at 3/6/2016 1:26:01 PM
 Re: Joe Zeimer's help? by Joe Z at 3/6/2016 3:59:21 PM
 Re: Joe Zeimer's help? by Joe Z at 3/6/2016 4:17:22 PM
 Re: Joe Zeimer's help? by karen runk  at 3/6/2016 5:09:08 PM
 Re: Joe Zeimer's help? by horizonfound  at 3/8/2016 6:02:43 PM
 Re: Joe Zeimer's help? by aussiedave at 3/8/2016 9:36:56 PM
 Re: Joe Zeimer's help? by Joe Z at 3/9/2016 7:53:58 AM
 Re: Joe Zeimer's help? by Joe Z at 3/9/2016 7:51:19 AM
 Re: Joe Zeimer's help? by Bill Smith  at 3/10/2016 4:30:28 PM
 Re: Joe Zeimer's help? by horizonfound  at 3/12/2016 8:51:57 AM
 Re: Joe Zeimer's help? by Joe Z at 3/13/2016 8:06:42 AM