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"Hitchin' on the Highway of Life" - by Andy Cowan (will play continuously)

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ANDY COWAN is an award-winning writer/producer/performer, with Cheers (multiple episodes) Seinfeld, 3rd Rock From the Sun (both staff) and numerous other comedies and talk/variety shows among his writing credits.  He began his Hollywood career as a segment producer, writer and performer on The Merv Griffin Show during the ‘80s, and interviewed hundreds of luminaries, from Orson Welles to Jerry Seinfeld.  He produced, wrote and hosted his CableACE award-winning 60 Minutes send-up, 6 Minutes, for Showtime, drawing praise from 60 Minutes’ own creator, Don Hewitt.  He’s written over half a dozen original pilots (and hosted some) wrote for Ellen DeGeneres’ prime time Emmy-hosting stint, performed in comedy clubs throughout the country, jazz clubs throughout Los Angeles...  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spoAl1dNIDA ... and as a voiceover artist on Seinfeld, 3rd Rock, Lucas Films’ Star Wars, Dark Empire I & II audio books,Star Watch, Hollywood's Best Film Directors, HBO Europe, ReelzChannel, and numerous other projects.  He regularly contributes humor pieces to the L.A. Times, wrote for the CBS Jack FM Radio Network from 2007-'09, MyFM in 2010, and has written over 150 comic panels since 2007 (one of which sent up Tim Russert and was featured on NBC's Meet the Press) for King Features' Bizarro, the National Cartoonists Society three-time "Best Newspaper Cartoon Panel" and successor to Gary Larson's Far Side.  His 2008 short comedy feature he wrote and appears in, Knocked Down, is an official selection in the 2008 San Fernando Valley International Film Festival, 2009 Show Us Your Shorts Film Festival, 2009 Cut! Film Festival, 2009 ArtsFest Film Festival, and 2009 Southeast New England Film, Music & Arts Festival - where it won for best comedy.  Opposite Andy is his comedy hybrid he is executive producing and starring in, which centers on his exploits tackling "the opposite" in his own life, the theme of an acclaimed top ten Seinfeld episode he wrote.  Up & Down Guys, his comedy/talk radio show first profiled in The Hollywood Reporter, premiered in 2010 on KPFK 90.7 FM, Los Angeles.  Profiled in Who’s Who in America, he earned his Master's Degree in Broadcasting from Boston University and began his broadcasting career in radio and TV news in Pennsylvania.

Hitchin' on the Highway of Life has been selected for placement in two motion pictures.

IMDB profile: (doesn’t include all credits from 2000s, nor pilots…) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0184518/

 

 Jazz review:  http://www.ulv.edu/campustimes/032808/arts_stories/hipkitty.htm

This is a bare bones live vocal performance in a club, with piano & bass accompaniment.  To hear the in-studio faster paced (differently structured) country-rock demo, visit...

 

http://anthrosop.tripod.com/hitchindemo/

 

HITCHIN' ON THE HIGHWAY OF LIFE                                            

 

2007 Andy Cowan (BMI)

 

3'35"

By

Andy Cowan


TOP 20 FINALIST WINNER 2007 AND 2008 UNISONG INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITIONS; 2007 SONG OF THE YEAR “SUGGESTED ARTIST,” 2007 THE GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST HONOR AWARD;  2008 UK SONGWRITING CONTEST SEMI-FINALIST 

CHORUS 1 

I keep hitchin’ on the highway of life. And ain’t nobody pickin’ me me up

I keep aimin’ to go where the luck’s gonna flow. Where the sunshine’ll fill

my cup

I keep standin’ there wavin’ my thumb. Till the ache in my arm grows numb                                

Keep hopin’ for the ride to turn my tide. Keep lurchin’ on the sidelines

Searchin’ for the guidelines

Twitchin’ on the byways

Hitchin’ on the highway of life 

CHORUS 2

 

Keep hitchin’ on the highway of life. And ain’t nobody stoppin’ today

I keep watchin’ ‘em slow to a crawl that’s only a prelude to speedin’ away  

Keep lookin’ in their eyes to see how clear a window to a soul can be

Keep thumbin’ as my foes keep a thumbin’ their nose. Keep lurchin’ on the sidelines

Searchin’ for the guidelines

Twitchin’ on the byways

Hitchin’ on the highway of life


VERSE

 

I try thumbin’ my way to the end of a road that fails to bend

To a place I arrive where I get me high fives. And the key to the city

And the heart of a pretty is a fine little ditty to tend to


CHORUS 3

 

Keep hitchin’ on the highway of life. And still nobody’s gazing my way

I keep starin’ ‘em down with a grin till a frown gets to beat it in a twelve round fray

Keep standin’ on the shoulder of fate. I need a pick-me-up before it’s too late

Keep uppin’ my chin till my ship comes in. I’m lurchin’ on the sidelines

Searchin’ for the guidelines

Strivin’ for the entry

Jivin’ for the gentry

Aimin’ to please as I bend to my knees

And I ask, “Goin’ My Way?” Twitchin’ on the byways. Hitchin’ on the highway of life

TAG 

 

Car screeches to a halt, honks & female driver asks, “Need a lift?” 

 

 

 






 

 

 

 

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