Words and Music

Words and Music

Recently I announced a new series of short memoirs, Stories from My Life. If you missed it, you can read about it here. There are eight memoirs in the series. The first four are Dream Baby, Asses Anonymous, Chops, and Forced Air.

Today I’m introducing Words and Music, about my friendship and collaboration with composer Anthony Plog. Here’s an excerpt:    

I write the words. He writes the music.

“Our careers are parallel,” he often says, and they are. We built them, side by side like train rails, first one inching ahead and then the other, headed toward the horizon. 

Parallel tracks never touch, and for years our careers didn’t. He asked me dozens of times to collaborate, and until recently I said no. To be honest, I was afraid of what might happen. I’d been taught never to borrow money or go into business with friends, because friendship is too valuable to risk.

Professionally he is known as Anthony Plog. That’s how his name is shown on concert programs around the world. On my books, I’m Ronald Kidd. But for fifty years we’ve been Tony and Ron.

Use this link if you’d like to learn more about Words and Music. It’s available in paperback and Kindle editions.  

Next month: Dream Girl: Growing Up with Maggie.