Hot Dog!

Jun 18 2013

Inspiration can strike at any moment. Just ask singer/songwriter and San Diego resident Jack Tempchin. Jack’s song “Peaceful Easy Feeling” was covered by his buddies The Eagles and ended up on the biggest selling album of ALL TIME (Eagles Greatest Hits). I met him back in 2002 and have heard the story of how the song originated. He was at Der Wienerschnitzel on Washington St. in Hillcrest, when a girl walked by and he thought to himself, “I like the way your sparkling earrings lay, against your skin so brown.” She continued walking….he finished his hot dog and later….the song. The rest is history!

Jack wrote another song that ended up on that greatest hits album as well called “Already Gone”, containing the lyrical line, “Then you’ll have to eat your lunch all by yourself.” Can’t remember where he said he was eating that day?
Check out this video from Handlery Hotel of myself and the lovely Elise Ohki on violin (formerly of The Grams, 2-time SD Music Award Winners for “Best Americana”) covering The Eagles “Already Gone” written by San Diego’s own Jack Tempchin.