Duke Michaels

Duke Michaels

BandCountryRock

Biography

Duke Michaels is a singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. He and his wife, Peggy Baldwin, own their own Publishing Company, "BSSB Music-No Bullshit Music", and Recording Studio in LA. Duke works independently as a composer for iSolve.Inc., a multidisciplinary creative firm with a top reputation for building interactive content for feature films and is a free lance jingle composer/producer.

He recently finished co-producing a CD with his wife, Peggy Baldwin, who is a professional cellist in the LA area. The CD is available on CDBaby and ITunes and songs from this CDcontinue being forwarded through TAXI. They are currently playing together in local LA clubs - cello and guitar - to help promote sales of CD. Both their individual artist web sites, and BSSB Music's are under construction and should be finished soon. Check out bssbmusic.com.

Duke is also busy producing his own alternative country CDand just finished recording his bass and drum tracks with the Bissonette brothers. Yes, Matt and Greg. They seem to play on just about everything. Duke is now busy tracking violin, mandolin, banjo, and pedal steel at the moment and will be hiring a Producer/Mixer with a Pro Tools HD/ Neve Board studio set up to mix finishing touches on his songs before the end of this year. Duke loves digital but nothing beats running signal through good old vintage analog gear.

The alt country tracks currently uploaded are all rough demos which are being recrafted either lyrically or musically at this time using feedback from TAXI as a barometer. 14 new songs will be on this album and they are really sounding great which includes complete new and enhanced versions of the three songs uploaded in his artist profile. Don't get to used to these versions or you won't recognize them . Lotta Heart is now Shotgun Smile which has a completely different chorus musically and lyrically and is now quite the little barn burner. I love this job and Easy To Love have both been improved. Musically by adding more punch and definition. Lyrically by focusing lyrics on selling the chorus and making sure that the chorus can stand by itself and still tell the whole story.

Duke plans on going out to Nashville for a month at a time to promote himself once his CD is complete and putting a band together in LA.

Lyrics

Easy To Love

Written By: Duke Michaels

Easy To Love

I’ll be in for a pound
I’ll be in for a penny
I’ll be in for a whole lot more if my baby she be willing

We’re in it for the love
In it for the life
We’re on this windy lonesome road we both feel the hesitation

We’re not alone baby
No we’re not alone
We can’t always bend we can’t always break

It’s not so easy
Not so easy to love
It’s not so easy to love

You know we go around
Seems we always fight in circles
Yes we go around and round and round
Never get past good intentions

It’s all about her
Or it’s all about me
If this is love how can so many of us need it

It’s not so easy
Not so easy to love
It’s not so easy to love

We’re on this highway down from Memphis
Might as well be a chopper from Vietnam
Because it’s more painful to love
Than it ever was to break or bend
Dig

Words and music by Duke Michaels

I Love This Job

Written By: Duke Michaels

We’ve had a lot of good baby
A lot of things to smile about
Baby we can’t complain much about
The way things have all worked out

I know we got each other baby
And I know that that’s a lot
But I know
We both want more

I wanna see the day when I can finally say
I wanna see the day when I feel good about what I say and do
So we’re not just gettin’ by
I wanna see the day when I can look at you and say

I love this job
I love this job baby
I love this job
I love this job baby

We’ve already done so much with
With all the time we’ve had
We go so good together
Yet we’ve had our share of bad

Yeah we got our own lives baby
Lives we can smile about
But the life
We still want ain’t ours

If only life could be so good
If only life could be so good to me

I can see the day when I can finally say
I can see the day when I feel good about us not just getting’ by
Or barely getting’ through
I can see the day when I can look at you and say

I love this job
I love this job baby

Lotta Heart

Written By: Duke Michaels

She stands like a lollipop
Doesn’t miss a single drop
Her smile makes your stomach hop
She don’t act like something she’s not
That’s what makes her hot

Our friends all wanna go where she’s goin’
Our neighbors wanna know where she’s been
It’s like everybody wants her for somethin’
From big George to little baby Evan

She gotta lotta heart to be giving
She gotta lotta life to be thankful for
She gotta lotta – A lotta heart

She gotta lotta heart to be given
She got life she got love and more
She got -She gotta lotta heart

She fizzes like a soda pop
Kick’s you like a lemon drop
Rock’s you with her cherry top
Roll you til your flip flop blows
That’s what makes her hot

No words in a song can’t describe her
Her style-Her hair the way that she dress
It’s all about what she’s got on the inside
Ain’t nothing gonna come between friends

She gotta lotta heart to be giving
She gotta lotta life to be thankful for
She gotta lotta – A lotta heart

She gotta lotta heart to be given
She got life she got love and more
She got -She gotta lotta heart