Friday, May 5, 2006

Acid Flashback Helps Moonlighting Songwriter Tell Boomer History

PHILADELPHIA (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – At Woodstock, they told folks “Don’t eat the brown acid,” but one Do-It- Yourself songwriter hopes you’ll listen to it.

His name is Mike Dobson, but his performing pseudonym is Mick Star, and he’s hoping his songs – which range in topics from ditties about LSD pioneers to unabashed homages to Steely Dan – will someday help him quit his day job.

In Dobson’s words, “I work at Blue Cross in Philadelphia, so it’s hard to get my own music career going,” but he says his unique self-marketing and diverse song stylings will, hopefully, lift him out of HMO hell.

Dobson offers full downloads of his MP3s on his website and collectively, his work is known as The Autobiography of Mick Star.

His dream is, in his words, “To have the Dixie Chicks record one of my songs, either one called ‘Helen’ or another called ‘Soldier,’ which is an anti-Iraq war song.”

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