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ARTIST: Vincent Poag
SONG: “For the Girls“
BIRTHDATE: Old enough to know better
HOMETOWN: New York City
CURRENT LOCATION: New York City
AMBITIONS: I would like to see some of my songs covered by other artists like Phillip Phillips singing “Forever,” James Taylor singing “Little One” and Barbara Streisand singing “This Christmas”. I also think my songs naturally lend themselves to Disney movies, independent films and television.
TURN-OFFS: Traffic, waiting, know it alls, asshole drivers.
TURN-ONS: Family, friends, good food, music, movies, tennis, golf, the streets of NY and of course girls.
FAVORITE LYRIC: “How many ears must one man have, before he can hear people cry?”
CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: They have either mellowed or are dead.
SONG I WISH I WROTE: I can’t do just one…
· “Blowin’ In The Wind” –Bob Dylan (How does anybody write something like that?)
· “It Had To Be You” –Isham Jones and Gus Kahn
· “Under My Skin” –Cole Porter
· “Send In the Clowns” –Steven Sondheim
· “Just the Way You Are” –Billy Joel
· “Maybe I’m Amazed” –Sir Paul McCartney
· “Marie” -Randy Newman
· “Whistle A Happy Tune” – Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein
5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: I can’t do just 5… John Lennon, Steven Spielberg, Jack Nicholson, Nelson DeMille, Warren Buffet, Billy Crystal, Woody Allen, Jerry Seinfeld and Ellen DeGeneres (to keep it light)
MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Sir Paul McCartney and seeing Neil Young solo twice 30 years apart!
WROTE THIS SONG: “This Christmas” because there’s something in the air during this time of year. This season seems to bring out the best in people. I love the standards but was inspired to write something with a more contemporary message.