Rick Cutler

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Transmitting From Los Angeles, CA... Sitting in my room (pardon me, my suite) at the Radisson near LAX. It's nice to get a suite every once in a long while. This one has a living room just as big, if not bigger, than the one in my NYC apartment! I wasn't marked for one originally. I was told I'd have a room with 2 double beds at check-in. Not cool....not for a 4-night stay. I asked for one with a king-sized bed (my usual preference) and...presto...was given the bed, and the suite...no questions asked. Nice. I'm here for the 4th consecutive year to play drums in the house band for the Chabad Telethon, a Jewish orginization doing great things for people in need from many different directions. We rehearsed throughout the day today. It was fun to see actor Keith David (in many great films....my favorite being John Carpenter's remake of "The Thing" from the 1980s) dancing in the opening sequence, a take-off on "Fiddler On The Roof." Hope to get the chance to meet Elliot Gould this year, who I missed last year due to my commitments on-stage. There'll be a nice long break from life on the road after this trip, if things remain as is. I'll be continuing on with my band project at home, inching slowly but steadily towards entering the studio to record some things soon. I really hope to have something to release next year. Also, a possible new outlet to get my music heard through more commercial channels such as film & TV. More on that soon if it happens. If nothing else, I'll be sending out news from the Liza Italy tour beginning in late October. Happy Autumn & speak to you soon.