Daily Discovery: Jon Decious, “Do I Ever”
ARTIST: Jon Decious (songwriter)
SONG: “Do I Ever” performed by co-writer David Kroll
BIRTHPLACE: Somerset, KY
AMBITIONS: Write great songs.
TURN-OFFS: Laziness and boredom.
TURN-ONS: Guitars tuned good and firm feelin women.
DREAM GIG: The Devious Angels, The Rolling Stones and James Taylor on a 3 way co-headlining tour.
MY PREFERRED MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Walking.
TV ADDICTIONS: Anything and everything on Investigation Discovery.
5 THINGS EVERY MAN SHOULD OWN: Pen, paper, can opener, comfortable shoes, and a shirt that buttons all the way up.
THE BOOK THAT CHANGED MY LIFE: Not sure that any book in particular has “changed” my life, but i’ve continually read and reread “The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway” for the last 10 years.
I NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: thinking that I’m forgetting something.
I WROTE THIS SONG: with David Kroll 3 or 4 years ago. I remember bringing in this “Do I Ever” idea, sitting down with him, and saying, “Let’s try to write a George Strait sounding verse with a Baby Face sounding chorus. No, I dont know what in the hell I mean, but whattaya think?” And we just went with it. For better or worse, i feel like we accomplished that goal.
You can stream “Do I Ever” at American Songspace.
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