The Green Pages
JUNE 1999

Photography Month

by Mark Greenawalt

What a month it has been so far for my photography hobby.  In fact it has been an award winning month.  My web page gallery of US state capitals has won the national competition for the @HOME network's "Members Gallery of the Week" for the week of June 4th.  My photos were displayed on the @HOME home page for people all across the country to view, as well as my biography and a link to my website.  Can I now call myself an award winning photographer?

Speaking of capitals, I was able to add a few more capitals to my website after a "short jaunt" to the mid-Atlantic states.  I took a rental car to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and even made it to U.S. Capital in Washington, D.C.  They are scanned and on-line...go check 'em out (after you finish reading the Green Pages, of course).

I also have had the opportunity of photographing two recording artists here in Nashville.  Kristy Deck has recruited me to shoot a cover for her soon-to-be-released CD "Sunbathin' in the Nude".  Your gonna love this CD cover, trust me.   Another artist is Terry Michael, who once played keyboard and fiddle in the Dawna Bradford band.  I haven't gotten these back yet, but the location was outstandingly (is that a word?) COUNTRY.

And lastly, I have a new picture hanging in the Photo Gallery at 100 Oaks Mall.   It is the silhouette of Tracey Johnson in a cowboy hat.  She is a beautiful model currently attending MTSU that I hope to photograph again soon.  You can find her pictures in the photography section of my website.

Gearing Up for a Showcase

by Mark Greenawalt

The Dawna Bradford CD project has been a long time in the making, but Friday, June 25th will be the kick-off showcase that should put the whole shootin' match into high gear.   Our band will be playing at Douglas Corner on 8th Avenue at 9:00 and several record labels have been invited.  The band will be sporting an additional steel guitarist and back-up vocalist and will be performing songs from the new CD as well as some of the material from the first CD.

Four songs from the new CD have been mastered and are now available on a limited basis for promotional use.  I've got a copy and let me tell you, it's a great sounding CD and the songs "rock".  Of course, I am biased since I co-wrote the song "Time For Me" with Dawna and I sang harmony vocals on three of the four songs.

(ed. note:  Please note the corrected date of the Douglas Corner Cafe show is Friday the 25th instead of Saturday the 26th reported in last month's Green Pages.)

The Magic of Songwriting

by Mark Greenawalt

Several months ago I had the chance to go see Don Schlitz play at the world renown Bluebird Cafe.  For those of you who don't know of him, you'll at least know his biggest hit song, "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers.  Anyway he played a new song that he had written that just brought me goose-bumps and although I only heard the song once, I remember it to this day.  Where's the magic, you ask?  Well, maybe I'm just sentimental, but when I heard that Kenny Rogers had recorded this song and then actually heard it on American Country Countdown, I felt like I was a part of it.  The song is the one about the boy striking himself out in baseball.  For a songwriter to hear a song "pitched" from another writer and then to hear that song get cut and played on the's incredible.  It's magic.  Do you believe in magic?

I have several friends that have new CD's and I wish them all the luck in the world with finding this magic.  This means you Chris St.Croix, John Griffin, Kristy Deck, Dawna Bradford, and Terry Michael.

Once again, thank you to everyone who has signed my guestbook. I appreciate the encouragement.  For those of you who haven't signed it yet, I sure would love to hear from you.  It can be found from the home page of FUTURE-CLASS X PUBLISHING at .

Type at you next month!!!
Mark Greenawalt

June 25th, Fri., Douglas Corner - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

copyright 1999, Mark Greenawalt