This month’s Dallas Songwriter Association’s guest speaker was Sir Earl Toon, of Kool and the Gang fame, writer of Celebration and Ladies Night, among others. He brought with him a couple members of his production group… young musicians/songwriters with great talent. His main message to us was the importance of working with — and hanging out with — other musicians and songwriters.  He told us of his early years when he was mentored by Otis Blackwell, writer of “All Shook Up,” “Fever,” and countless other timeless songs. He looked out at the roomful of songwriters and told us we had the key “right here”… in each other.

Maintaining Connections: the single most important thing ….not just in our professional lives, but in our spiritual lives. Without them, how can we connect with God? With them… we are “loving one another” as we were commanded.

I’d like to thank Sir Earl for gracing us with his wisdom and talent, and for wearing that VERY cool t-shirt with a sparkling Jesus on the front. Thanks for bringing Him, Mr. Toon.


~ by jackiedoss on October 12, 2007.

One Response to “Toon”

  1. Since I’ve met Sir Earl Toon, my life has changed directions and there are new possibilities and I love it. He has given me the inspiration to write better songs and for any production I may do in the future.

    I look forward to a very bright future.

    Jose’ Volante

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