Hi, everybody — long time, no check in. I’m currently in Dallas, TX working at Hyena’s; a tremendous low-ceiling club with a great staff and crazy owner (Randy Butler). I’ve brought along all my recording gear and will be finishing a lot of the new songs before I leave for the Mediterranean on October 8th. It’s the 50th anniversary of the JFK assasination, so I’ve incuded Mom’s Little Secret (All The Way With JFK) as a FREE DOWNLOAD below in the Audio Downlods section. My personal life is in limbo, but growth is at an all-time high. Keep your fingers crossed and bet on love!
I’ve released Excess in Moderation and Reindeer Games from the mid-nineties. I finally got permission to put both of these albums up on iTunes. I was never really happy with the original Excess in Moderation cover so I begged my brother James for the piece of artwork I used. Not bad, eh? You can preview full songs in the Store section of the website.
Both of these albums were produced around the same time by Philly’s David Ivory and were a blast to record. We would switch from some of the darker material like Say It’s Alright, to more lighter fare like Let’s Put Christ Back In Christmas, without blinking an eye. In hindsight, the serious nature of 80% of Excess in Moderation was a little tough for some folks to take, seeing as I was a full-time comedian when it was recorded. However, Philadelphia Enquirer music critic Jonathan Takiff said this about the album… “It’s not easy to be both profound and funny, but Godwin does the trick often.” No, I didn’t pay him to say that (I had compromising photos).
Click on this, John, Paul, George, Ringo, And Me (with an intro by Sir Paul McCartney), for a free download of one of the more popular songs from Excess In Moderation. Paul was accidentally asked a question about me from the late-great Scott Muni on WNEW. I was working for their sister station at the time, WMMR, and we sent the question about me to Scott as an inside joke. He wasn’t supposed to ask it… oops!
I unearthed some video from my first year on the road, sometime around 1995, and posted 2 clips to my YouTube page. One of the songs, What Is That Thing? (The Aaron Neville Song) was played a lot on The Howard Stern Show at the time. Check out my crazy David Cassidy hair flipping out from under my baseball cap and my neophyte swagger.
I’m still up in the air about a podcast and will let you know in a few weeks whether or not I’ll start one. The new CD will be recorded in January in Indianapolis and will be out in time for a Spring release. I’ll be changing the nature of my tour schedule in January, also… so stay tuned.
As always you can go below to Audio Downloads or to the Store section for some free songs. My tune, “Cest La Vie”, just took 2nd place honors in the International Songwriting Competition, so you may want to have that on your iThingy!
You can listen to me every Wednesday at 9:45 AM on the 2 Guys Named Chris Show on Rock 92 in Greensboro, NC. Check their show out on the TuneIn app on your smartphone.