All my original songs I have written are about my memories and actual life experiences. The "best" example of this I have is from a past relationship I had below. I have written a lot of songs from this experience in my life and I have mentioned only a few of them.
As I continued down my musical career, I thought it would be a good idea to actually record a couple of my songs and make a record and try to get the radio stations to play my songs.
It was during this time that I met "my gal". It was the "first time" I ever "fell" for someone. We were "SO HAPPY" and we had it all just like "Bogie & Bacall" in the song, "Key Largo". Everything I wanted in my life "was there" and happening for me. My gal loved music just like I did and was a little silly like me which "I thought"
made us the "perfect couple".
I was so wrong. This "happy time" in my life inspired me to write the songs
"Cos' You Know", "My Woman Is Mine" and “Summertime In Our Lives".
Then suddenly in 1979 my Mom started getting sick and wasn't going to get well. Things then started to fall apart for me. No one seemed to notice or care what I was going through including me. I didn't care about anything or anyone anymore. I was very upset and confused and lost direction of my life for a while.
We decided to push forward with my recording plans because my Mom would have wanted that so we went into the recording studio for the very first time and I recorded two of my songs. The first of my original songs I
recorded was recorded in 1981 called “Love’s Little Heartaches” and "It Can Happen Anytime Of The Day". A lot of work, money and effort went into this project with no success. I remember stopping by radio station WICC radio in Connecticut and talking to WICC and being given a very difficult time when we asked if WICC would play my record even though I had performed at numerous fund raising events through the years that their radio station was also a part of. I also remember radio station WDJZ in Connecticut that was run by Frank Derak who did know me from some of the fund raising events I had performed at. He was very kind to me and played my record often on WDJZ radio.
As bad as everything was already going for me at that time in my life because I was worried about my Mom, I was performing at a beauty pageant at the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Connecticut. After I performed I was backstage and I was introduced to a crazy gal who wanted to meet me by her boyfriend who was supposed to marry her that I wish I never met. She became very obsessed with me and started stalking me. I wasn't a big celebrity but I remember reading how Jodie Foster and John Lennon had a stalker following them around. The stalker somehow found out where I lived and started stalking me at my house and at other places. Later when the stalker saw I had a gal she started coming around even more and even stopped at my home very late at night deliberately just to harass me and try to break up my relationship. I thought the best way to deal with the stalker was by talking to her. I spent many hours and nights talking to the
stalker trying to reason with her
"calmly" to leave us alone because she seemed very violent and aggressive and I didn't want to anger her. I wasn't worried about myself but "I was afraid she might harm my gal". She just wouldn't go away! The stalker became very obsessed with me and would sometimes even show up suddenly when I was out with my gal and cause all kinds of problems for me and my gal. I didn't know what to do about the stalker back then to make her go away. I wish I had known about restraining orders back then. If I did I would have had one placed on the stalker and would have had the stalker arrested. My gal was very unfair to me, even though I got no help or advice from my gal on how to handle the stalker, I got "all" the blame for the stalker being there and my gal started to not trust me or believe what I told her about the crazy gal stalker even though I was "always true and honest" to my gal. I wrote the song "Are You Still Mine " for my gal because I then found my gal cheating on me with another man at a diner.