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Dreams Come True

By Ginger | August 12, 2009

“Dreams come true, say they do, say they do, say they do” Maria McKee

After a criminally insufficient amount of sleep (thanx Taylor, boy am I gonna keep YOU up when you get older) we are ready to leave for Sweden, where I will perform with the greatest living female vocalist and writer on Gods earth, Maria McKee. We will hang out, maybe even write a song or two together, but the point is I will get to thank her in person for the years of great music and inspiration she has given me. This whole thing came about because I was talking to a friend of our manager about Maria. This friend not only knows the great woman but invites her to stay at her little Countryside retreat in the heartlands of Sweden. It was mentioned that I should visit too, next time.

No more thought was given to this, slightly drunken conversation. And now, through honesty and positivity, I am about to get on a plane to this very retreat.To meet Maria McKee. Honesty and positivity, the energy of dreams. If you ain’t got both you ain’t got any dreams coming true, and you sure ain’t making any come true for anyone else.


Then, after a brief acoustic show with my buddy Conny Bloom I’m off to Finland to write with Michael Monroe, one of Rock’n’Roll’s last true icons. He’s planning a new solo album and I’m helping write it with him. Who knows, I may even play in the band he’s going to put together for it? Stranger things have happened.

And usually to me!

Stay positive out there and remember to be honest. Not just for yourself but for everyone around you. It works, it really does.

Now, where did I put that passport?


6 Responses to “Dreams Come True”

  1. Iain Smith Says:
    August 12th, 2009 at 12:57


    Have fun in Sweden, its a great country and they love a man in a kilt!!

    Rock out with Conny too!!

  2. James H Says:
    August 12th, 2009 at 15:43

    Hey Ginger – all sounds incredible – you mention three of my all time favorite musicians in that one post – saw three dates on Hanoi’s last tour here in Japan recently and hope to see you over here in October –


    James H

  3. Steve (Lob) Says:
    August 12th, 2009 at 16:42

    Hi ginger, positivity, honesty, creativity – love those ‘ty’ words. I envy you the Finland trip – had a holiday there last year, fishing and swimming in a lake, saunas and bbq’s. fantastic place and lovely people but watch out for the Mintu tastes like glacier mints bites like a prize pike!

  4. Gallifrey Seven Says:
    August 12th, 2009 at 17:07

    Sounds like a dream come true – and like you say, dreams are achievable if you keep your positivity and hold out.

    Good luck with the writing too – you’re a busy penguin at the moment…just don’t forget to come back for the tour y’know? ;-P

  5. John Channing Says:
    August 12th, 2009 at 21:03

    Have fun in Sweden and Finland Ginger 🙂

    Q) What’s the musical connection between Maria McKee and Michael Monroe ?

    A) Maria McKee recorded “I Wish I Was Your Mother” by Ian Hunter and Ian Hunter wrote songs with Michael Monroe for an album!!

  6. Kenneth Says:
    August 15th, 2009 at 09:26

    I always feel one thing when reading your writing, your accessible musings about your life, shared with your fans; inspiration. Your inspiration and attitude travels. And for all the shit mine, most everyone elses and at times surely your mind does for you, having the solid ground of the mentioned y-words helps.

    I don’t think you understand how profoundly you affect some of us (even MOST of us). The effect is the all mighty combo of fun, honesty and heart among other things.

    Have a continued great time in Sweden. Hope the South continue to treat you well and have fun in Stockholm. Can’t make the pub gig but recommended a friend to go. Always something but if you read this, give Conny our appreciation of the Sweden Rock gig earlier this summer



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