This is Debbie’s Song. It sounds a lot like sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. Debbie’s Song chronicles my adventures and misadventures with the people I met as a female A&R executive. Some stories are just about sex, or just drugs or just music or just life as a single woman living in the West Village in the 90s. Believe me, truly colorful people traipsed through my life, and so what happens next? Well I’ll tell you. I cut a vein and bleed all over the page because these are my stories and they deserve all of me. Songs run through my head all day long…and party everyday…it’s just a kiss away…phony Beatlemania has bitten the dust…oh say say say…has anybody found the bridge? You too? I think you’ll like it here. All the young dudes and the boogaloo and the love, oh we can love are sung in my song. I hope you’ll read it and walk away humming.
About the author: I have been in the music business for about 30 years now. I worked as an A&R executive for Rockville Records, EMI, A&M and was a VP of A&R for Interscope Records. I signed Queens of the Stone Age, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, DGeneration, Uncle Tupelo (later Wilco), inherited Monster Magnet and worked with an intensive and extensive group of incredible musicians from Ryan Adams to Chris Cornell. I was kind of a rock-n-roll supermodel in the 90s (a term one of my best friends coined and I like it). I did jet set around the world. I worked in some of the most esteemed recording studios. I think I know where the Ladies Room is in every club in America. After all the extensive layoffs (thank you Napster) in the early and mid 2000’s I lost my job. I went back to school and got a Masters Degree in teaching. I did that for about 8 years. Mostly in the inner city because I’d survived many an Ozzfest on tour with QOTSA and figured I could walk through chaos and not even recognize it, which I can do. But I still burned out. On teaching! Swimming in the shark tank at one of the most misogynist record companies as a female executive was easy compared to America’s school system which really sucks. These days I do some independent music consulting but for the most part I write. Yep, I write. I figure I’ve babysat long enough. It’s my turn now.
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