A long time ago, I played in a rock band, called The Right Profile. It was a great deal of fun. We wound up getting a record deal with Arista. Here's a picture of us with Clive Davis, who was willing to take this picture pretending we'd already gotten a gold record (I'm the guy shaking his hand):
But I quit the band about a year later. We were in the middle of making our first record. I decided I didn't want to try to be a rock star after all, as much fun as it was. Writing suits me better.
I pretty much went cold turkey and have performed almost no music since then. But all these many years later, The Right Profile is set to ride again, if only for a few songs. We were asked to participate in a concert by the Vagabond Saints' Society at a centennial celebration for the city of Winston-Salem, N.C., on Fri., May 7, from 7-10 pm.