the spring of 1991, I was employed as a singer-dancer on the Sky
Princess cruise ship. Since my job consisted only of performing
and rehearsing the production shows, I found myself with a lot
of free time on my hands. I spent a good deal of it playing the
grand piano and writing songs in the show lounge late at night.
By the end of my six-month contract, I had managed to write
around a dozen songs.
few days after I left the ships and returned to Los Angeles, I
met a man named Norman Arnold backstage at a Gloria Estefan
concert. It turned out he was a percussionist and composer who
was just starting to work with other artists. I told him about
my songs and that I had hoped to make demo recordings of them
and he agreed to work with me.
began a decade-long collaboration that culminated in the
completion of my 12-song CD, The Water's Fine. A few of
the songs on it, like Against the Grain, Forget You Again
and Change Away From Me, were actually part of that
original batch that I wrote on the ship. Others, like Shotgun,
The Last Time and Afterthoughts were written more
recently. I'm proud of all of them and eternally grateful to
Norman for helping me realize my dream of having a CD of my
been a long, fun, frustrating, exhilarating, fulfilling ride. I
hope you like what you hear.