It’s A Long Way From Heaven

2009 is rapidly coming to a close and what a trying year it has been for many of us. It’s truly amazing how things could change so quickly. The security that took us years to attain, once thought was safe, has all but vanished. We will survive but it will take a while to recover, and music is a powerful healer. Listening to music has pulled me through some rough times in the past, thank you Beatles, CSN, Peter Gabriel and so many more. The changing world supplied plenty of inspiration for my “Old Man Dreamin’” CD, which so many of you so generously helped me become a reality. I thank you again. The CD has gotten off to a great start with lots of airplay in many countries and as of January 2010, I am starting a US and European radio promotion. I am convinced that if heard, this record speaks to the masses. The only way I can prove my point is by re-investing in the project. Everything is in place including the four fantastic music videos that Michael McLean made happen. Not only is he a great writer, but an even greater friend. We may be a little long in the tooth, but we “still got game”! I am looking forward to the mighty challenge of surviving another year in this ever-changing music business I have chosen to be a part of. Wow, this marks my fourth decade now. It’s a good thing I started so young! I wish everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year.

Onward and upward…

John Batdorf