Songs Of The Day 1/12/2017: John Howard – “Goodbye Suzie” + “Maybe Someday in Miami”
Two more Howard albums came out. Radio wouldn't bite on any of the singles. Many excuses why were offered, but Howard's A&R manager at CBS believed it was because Howard is gay, and his style of musicality drifted into effete piano-and-vocal pieces that ran counter to the alpha-male image CBS preferred their artists to project. Screw 'em. These two pieces are from Kid in a Big World and I love them deeply, even though I've only known them for about six hours. Howard's still around, by the way, making new music for a hopefully more tolerant environment, at least until a week from tomorrow.