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Friday, April 11, 2008 

Madalyn taking notes at Jon Bon Jovi interview

What a great first day at the ASCAP Expo! Kelly and I spent time walking around, checking out the trade show booths and visiting with many old friends. We ran into a bunch of GoGirls too As usual people recognized me from Myspace. Very cool!

The best part was the interview with Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora. What a great pair! I thought Bon Jovi was extremely articulate with intelligent answers. He thought "Livin' on a Prayer" wasn't good enough for the record. Interesting! He said, "you just don't know".

Bon Jovi said their music theme was optimism. He said the song "It's My Life" is a timeless classic with an underlying theme of having faith in faith.

He relayed an interesting story about his duet "Who Says You Can't Go Home" with country star Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland. When asked who's idea it was he said he wanted a female singer after originally having Keith Urban record it. He said their voices were too similar. Bon Jovi stated he needed a singer that had a voice and songs he liked AND needed to be able to interpret his lyrics. She was a perfect fit.

So to recap: ASCAP Expo good! It's well worth the cost. It's well organized and extremely professional with serious attendees. No wannabees!

Until tomorrow...

Madalyn Sklar
Madalyn's Music Biz Blog

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