For example, while Davis is indeed looking forward to Saturday's acoustic concert at
He was, for good reason, just as excited a few months ago to receive an invitation to work with
Bergling is better known by the moniker Avicci.
Davis said he had been introduced to the electronic musician when he heard his sampling of
Davis was soon out the door.
"That might be perceived as weird," he noted. "Some 70-something guy working with this 24-year-old kid. But Avicci is doing interesting projects. So I said, 'Yeah, I'd like to write with him.'
"Avicci took one of my old country ballads called 'Addicted to You' and changed it into his format. He hired
Davis added, "He also recorded my song 'Black and Blue,' for Internet play.
"It's amazing. I'm hearing things on the Internet from when I was recording with my first band, The Zots, back when I was 16 years old."
Don't expect to hear these tunes Saturday.
Davis told The A-J earlier, "I decided it would be fun to get out and play some of my music, and maybe tell a few stories about how these songs all came about.
But this time, Davis was willing to talk more about how he felt when the city of
Previously, it had been
Location and timing seemed perfect.
The location was just right because this was only one block away from his birth place on the shorter
The change was timely because many know Davis had questioned whether he would forever stand in the great
Indeed, Davis recalled a weekend when he flew into
Davis recalled that, when the two friends made the drive from
"I told E.J., 'Man, Buddy is just everywhere.
Not helping matters then was Davis' burning memory of a local hotel assigning him to its
"I'm just wondering what I need to do to earn some respect," Davis recalled telling Holub, to which his friend smiled and responded, most likely tongue in cheek, "Die, Mac.
"You may only need to die to be just as remembered."
Davis continued, "And I told my friend, 'E.J., you are so right. Buddy had to die. I am alive, and I am the luckiest man on the planet.'
"So I shut up about it right then, and I pledged to never complain once more about that. Not once.
"But E.J. knew I'd always been very proud of where I was from. He did not say anything about it, but I'm pretty certain it was E.J. who talked to the mayor and
On the day the new street signs were unveiled, Davis told the media he felt "prumbled -- both proud and humbled."
In the next few years, Davis had committed to become an official spokesman for
Recall, too, that Davis was born in a "little bitty, tiny house on
Davis' family members lived in rooms separated from the motel's office only by a curtain.
One of his earliest memories found Mac and his sister, Linda, shoveling sand. He said, "We lived across the street from
Memories from today's visits to
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