Episode 188

Published on:

29th May 2021

3 Song Set: Sam, 34th and Vine and Better Each Day with Bruce Hilliard

Welcome to episode 188 of the Better Each Day Podcast and all sunny spring day. All is how they pronounce oil in Texas, all is good, all is ducky, and its and all request...it’s a Jimmy crapped corn and I don’t care show.

This will be a short listen featuring three of my songs. Sam, 34th and Vine and the intro/outro song for this show...and it’s namesake written in 1980 Better Each Day.

First up, Sam. Sam was the name of the young woman that used to book interviews for the show. She was fun to work with, oh so cute and oh so in England. I used her name and the rest is made up. I wrote the happy little ditty to sound like a comedy sitcom theme song. The guy is writing a letter to Sam based on her Facebook photos of friends and fun.

He writes the letter knowing all along he’ll never send it because he doesn’t know her address.

Oh Sam. I hope you’re listening. Next up, and this one is really a stretch, a song about a guy telling his ex’s that after all this time he’s moved on from the split ups and has finally “arrived”...he’s found his Super Bowl Halftime Show fame in a dive on 34th and Vine.

There’s a 34th and Vine everywhere. All you have to do is look for it. The next song was the epitome of the song that writes itself. And in about one minute, the time it took to write it down with a pencil while waiting for a call back.

I don’t know where the lyrics came from. The horse, the new horizon, riding high in the sky tonight. It must have been good scotch.

Thanks so much for listening to my stuff. My music can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and all the digital platforms. I’m looking forward to more live performances and meeting more people in person.

Until then, honor your future, it comes with a lifetime guarantee. This is Bruce Hilliard...over and out!

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Bruce Hilliard

Born in Seattle, raised in Aberdeen WA, Bruce Hilliard is a singer, guitarist and songwriter with a song list influenced mostly by pop/folk rock of the 60s-80s. He has been an opener for Heart, the Ramones, Dr. Hook, Wishbone Ash and Eric Burdon.
Early in his career Bruce completed Bachelor Degrees in Music and Journalism from Washington State University and, while never allowing a hiatus from performing and songwriting, joined corporate America in marketing and sales. That rocky road led him back to his passion and now records and performs live and with great appreciation to be back in his jam.
He currently resides in Mukilteo WA and hosts the Better Each Day Podcast Radio Show. His musician interview based show has featured recording artists including John Oates; Grand Funk Railroad’s frontman Mark Farner; Steve Fossen, bass player and co-founder of Heart; drummer Carmine Appice; and Dave Bickler, lead vocalist (Eye Of the Tiger) of Survivor. The weekly half hour show has over 181 episodes and is becoming a strong platform for musicians of all levels to showcase their music and their backstories.