I’m so excited to kick off my new interview series, “Artist’s Entrance: Tracy Newman Takes You Inside the Music of Richard Goldman” on Thurs., Jan. 9th at 8PM at The Talking Stick (1411C Lincoln Blvd, Venice.) Richard has been my friend since the 1970s. He’s funny and original and I thought you might enjoy a night at The Talking Stick devoted to him. He’s also a copywriter. A lot of movie and TV posters out there have his tag-lines. You can see some of them here. I’m in awe of the mind that comes up with stuff like that. I’ll interview him and he’ll sing — alone or with his wife, Christie Mellor. I’ll be singing, too. My band will be on hand. I’ve been wanting to do this for some time, and 2014 seems like the right year. To purchase Richard’s CDs: Girls N’ Cows and Dreadful Sorrow. Tickets: $10 at the door. No RSVP required. Ample free parking. Vegetarian food and non-alcoholic beverages. Happy New Year and see you there!