Jerry Silverstein

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Stacy was another of the Dramatico writers whom I met through the sessions in Manhattan. I was immediately drawn to her unique and clever piano stylings. Her songs reflected a range of emotions, and as she sang, she threw herself wholeheartedly into the core of each song. I didn't know what kind of songs would emerge if we co-wrote, and as it turned out, she didn't either as she had only written on her own.

The first time that we wrote was in her apartment in Brooklyn where we tentatively found our rhythm. She and her husband Randall have since followed his career to LA and we so far have written between NY and LA by Skype. The first song that we started that day in Brooklyn still remains unfinished (a happy birthday song welcoming the world's 7 billionth baby) but the first song that we completed was written last year. It's a wonderfully quirky song called "You Can't Ask Why About Love." The song actually references Bill Nye the Science Guy and ugly manatees, as well as yaks and monkeys!

Stacy's current "day job" is playing piano bar at night, but she has also released a Kickstarter project that is her second album. Both of her CD's can be purchased on her website. Her live performances on both coasts  are totally entertaining, clips of which can be found on You Tube.

To follow Stacy on the web, get information about her upcoming shows and purchase her CD, go to StacyRock.com.

Performer: Jerry Silverstein
Writers: Stacy Rock/Jerry Silverstein

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Writing with Stacy is a blast and this was a fun one to write. The hook came from a coming attraction to the latest film version of Anna Karenina, and was spoken by Anna in a very thick Russian accent in an intimate moment to her lover Vronsky. "You can't ask why about love!" Stacy and I brainstormed a bit and expanded the idea to places that Tolstoy never explored.

"They say yaks and monkeys both do it

There's romance each day at the zoo

Ever since Noah matched up protozoa

They've been pairing us up two by two

We all fit into nature's grand plan

From the walrus to the turtle dove

Don't question why it's you and I

'Cause you can't ask why about love"

It's an AABA song that's quirky and fun. I can't wait to write song #2 with Stacy in this bi-coastal collaboration.