Friday, June 16, 2006

You may not know this man, and believe it or not, this is his happy face, but he has written some of the most beautiful songs ever written in recent history. I had a chance to talk to him last night (Thursday) at the American Singer/Songwriter Induction Ceremony. He's written songs for Celine Dion (My Heart Will Go On), Steve Winwood (Higher Love), Joe Cocker & Diane Warner (Up Where We Belong), and Eric Clapton (Tears from Heaven). Specifically I asked him what inspired him to write such a moving epic of a song. He told me that James Cameron came to him, told his the essence of the movie and the yearning of the old women on the boat. It inspired him to write the Oscar winning, Golden Globe Winning, Grammy Winning single. I told him that he was an unsung hero, that Celine Dion and all the perfomers of his songs are just the vessals for his lyrics, and I thanked him. As she approaches her 16th birthday, newcomer Cheyenne Kimball has reasons to be cheerful. Several weeks before her debut album, "The Day Has Come," drops, her MTV reality series, "Cheyenne," premiered May 31 with solid, if unspectacular, ratings.During its 10:30 p.m.-11 p.m. time slot, the show was watched by 1.9 million people Kris Kristofferson will be 70 years old June 22. Mayer's new album, entitled Continuum, is due out on September 12th, 2006. The reason I went was to see this trio. I wasn't happy with this photo and waited 3 hrs for them to exit the hotel where the party was held. I then found the answer Blowing in the Wind, that they were staying at the hotel overnight. Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee. Others at the Gala were folks I had shot before, Whoppi, Stevie Wonder, Solid as a Rock - Ashford and Simpson and Alycia Keyes (although had she not slipped out so quickly I would have shot her). Ok folks that 4 events in 4 days, and I worked a regular 8 hr day, its 2AM I'm off to bed, and will hopefully wake in time for the Prince concert at Bryant Park before work - 8:30AM.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey hughe! its your waiting buddies from le cirque at the bloomburg buildings.. what happened to the pics of paris??

6/16/2006 10:28 AM  
Blogger HughE Dillon said...

I wish I was more organized. Could you send me your email again and I will send them. My friends will attest to the fact if I don't send it in the first 24hrs it might never get there.

6/21/2006 3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said..., thanks!

6/21/2006 5:18 PM  

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