GD: You came here to the Keys to be here with your bride Caroline. And you became very active once again writing songs and producing CDs. Te two that you’ve recently produced — “Te Sunset Kid” is one — the style of the music is dif- ferent then what you wrote earlier. PC: Along with “Te Sunset Kid,” I did an album that took 10 years. It started in ‘94 out in California, and I worked my way to Nashville and finished it in Houston with ZZ Top as the producer. Tat became an album called “When the Coast is Clear,” but it’s totally nautical. Seri- ous nautical. Not Jimmy Buffett nautical. Closer to a Procol Harum kind of heaviness to it, lyrically speaking. Moving to Key West has inspired those kind of scenes again for me. It’s like I’m continuing on.
GD: You recently performed at the Schooner Wharf Bar. Tell us about the people you’re playing with now in the Paul Cotten Band. PC: Yes, the Paul Cotten Band — Russ Covelie on bass, who you see around town here with his lovely wife Laura as Blackens Coboota. Tey play at Sloppy Joes and the Conch Republic Restaurant; Joel Nelson, who you see at Hogsbreath three to four days a week plus Conch Republic; Joel plays har- monic, acoustic guitar. Oh, my goodness, he’s the Macygyver of the band; Marty Stonely on horns, who you see around with everybody, in- cluding Howard Livingston; then Greg Shanley, who also plays with Howard off and on.
GD: Are they working with you on this new CD you’re developing? PC: Yes, they are.
GD: Tell us about the songs on it. PC:What I call the borrowed line from Chris Rio, one of my favorite artists. I’ve covered his tunes in the past. He’s got an album that’s called
“New Light Trough Old Win- dows.” Tat’s kind of what I’m doing with these older tunes that I wrote with Poco and my solo album. I’m kind of reinventing them Key West style. Using these players and having a ball doing it. It should be out this spring.
GD:We’ll have you back in the stu- dio to talk about it. Since we do three live music shows, maybe we can bring some of the musicians in. We’ll pack them in. PC: I’d love to. Tey would be here in a heartbeat.
GD: Paul, do you have any desire to do touring or anything like that? PC: Yes, I do. We’re setting that up for this spring and summer, proba- bly in the Northeast and a West Coast tour as well. We’re looking at that.
GD: Like a venue to venue to venue thing, like in the old days? PC: Yes, but probably with rental cars. I don’t do well on buses. I’ve tried that for 10,000 miles and could not sleep a wink.
GD: You’ll be touring with the band that we’re talking about? PC: I’ve got a band in Corvallis, Oregon, who will help me do the West Coast tour. I’ve got some guys, ST, who just played Hogs- breath here for 10 nights. Probably will use a couple of those guys once I get down to California. And my son in L.A., he’s on drums. I’m going to mix it up all the way down.
GD: It’s nice to see that so many people can blend and understand the music. I want to thank you for coming into the studios here. It’s been a great venue. You’ve been lis- tening to Paul Cotten and his his- tory in rock music. Stay tuned. e
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L E G A L I T I E S W I T H Louis Petrone
ome interesting sex activity going on in the outside world! When the frolicking
exceeds normal, the law generally becomes involved. I concede imme- diately that I do not know what normal is. Te line is vague. But when something is out there, way out, you automatically know the line has been exceeded. Te term fantasy sex has been
with us in the news this past week: Arthur Sedille resides in Oklahoma with his wife Rebecca. Rather, Arthur did reside with Rebecca. Rebecca is now dead. Arthur is age 23. Rebecca was
50. Last week, Arthur and Rebecca were having sex. Arthur says that they enjoyed using a handgun dur- ing the act. Arthur would pull it out and threaten to shoot Rebecca. Te last time they played the
game, the gun went off. Rebecca was shot in the head and died. Arthur says the gun accidentally discharged. Arthur immediately called 911.
Te police came. Arthur was re- morseful and totally cooperative. Te police at first were not sure they were going to arrest him. Te shooting appeared to be an acci- dent. Since then Alfred has been ar- rested on suspicion of murder. Te police are still questioning whether the murder was intentional. Te national news media has described the occurrence as fantasy sex. Ten there is the divorce case of
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Lily Shang. Lily is married to in- vestor David Rucker. A divorce suit is pending. Lily and David made sex tapes/videos while sexually en- gaged together. David now threat- ens to release the tapes/videos on the Internet if Lily does not agree to a lesser or more reasonable set- tlement from his perspective. Lily is not taking the threat
lying down. She has applied to the court for a protective order pro- hibiting David from showing the tapes/videos. Decision pending. Incest is in the news. Uncom-
fortably so: Recently it has been al- leged that a Columbia University professor, David Epstein, has been having sex with his daughter. For three years. Te twist is the daugh- ter is an adult. She is presently 24. Te sex is alleged to have been on- going since she was 21. David, the father, is 46. He has
been arrested. New York criminalizes incest.
You would think all states would. It is not the case. Had David and his daughter played across the river in New Jersey, there would not have been a problem. Incest is not a crime in New Jersey. Incest is in the news interna-
tionally: Switzerland has an- nounced it is seriously considering legalizing incest, except where chil- dren are involved. I have a concern with this one. Morality seems to change with time. We have seen it Continued on 23
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