Red Dirt Rocker

Red Dirt Rocker
Y/A novel by Jody French--Inspired by the adventures of musician- Forrest French

Thursday, June 28, 2012


I've never been a coffee drinker.  I drink it on occasion, but would rather have an ice cold Red Bull than a hot drink in the morning, unless it's a cold day.  My cup of joe is to roll over, put my reading glasses on, pull my lap top over to my pillow and click on my emails and facebook to see how the world is turning.

I got a pleasant surprise this morning as I, with bleary eyes, clicked on my f/b page to see that a freind of mine had notified me that our largest radio station in the Tulsa area, KMOD had posted a pic of the cover of my book Red Dirt Rocker on their f/b page!  I had sent two copies to our two favorite morning DJ.s, Phil and Brent. They have a brash, very witty sense of humor that's laced with an incredible self -mocking country seasoning.  They were also the very first ones to ever play a song byForrest and his band on a radio station.  I do believe Forrest was just 13 at the time.  They are great guys.

I just had my 30 year class reunion two weeks ago, and had broken my old memory book out.  As Forrest and I flipped through the pages he noticed that I had a KMOD card taped to one of the pages with the caption, "my favorite radio station!" below it.  It gave me cool points with my son...thirty years later and they still rock...they're still my favorite radio station to this day!

KMOD and good old Phil and Brent are mentioned in Red Dirt Rocker.  They're the best!  If you get a chance, tune them in.  They stream on the world wide web, so even if you're a soldier in Afghanistan, you can dial them in on the internet if your fortunate enough to have the availablility.

Like I always say...turn on some good music and make stuff happen!! And thanks again KMOD!


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Amazing Grace~

Forrest is heading to Falls Creek on Monday.  It's an amazing church camp here in Oklahoma.   My husband and I had our first "hand holding" experience there :)  Wonderful, touching memories. Such a blessed place for young people to gather, have a blast and express and explore their faith.

He's been practicing his blues version of "Amazing Grace" to play there.  I've enjoyed my trips by his bedroom door this afternoon, where I've paused just long enough to get an inspiring earful.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!  Saw the movie, "What to Expect When You're Expecting" tonight.  It made me cry and cry.  So sentimental at the end...anything having to do with babies always makes me get all weepy and sappy.  Reminds me of when my babies were first born.  They are 24, 23 and 18 now!  But they will always be my babies!!!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012


My favorite news headline in a long time, "Calf roper ties up suspected car thief."

Apparently a part time calf roper was bailing hay and saw the suspect stealing a car.  He
and his buds started tailing the guy, and when he got stuck in traffic they yanked him out
and calf roped him, suspending him from a fence until officials arrived on the scene to
arrest him!

Yee-haw!!  Gotta love Oklahoma, and the hard working field hands that rodeo on the
weekends!  You go cowboy!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

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Hey guys!!!  Follow the link above to enter for a free copy of Red Dirt Rocker!  It's also the site for my first on-line interview, which was a blast to do.  My favorite question was---If Red Dirt Rocker became a movie, what actors would play the parts!  Forrest wanted Tatum Channing to play him...I told him he'd have to play himself!! lol---Have a great Monday all!  Turn on some good music and enjoy your day!   Jody

Friday, June 8, 2012

Personal Concerts Are The Best--

Forrest is sitting in my room---lazy Friday vacation day...I'm getting a free mini concert (he plays for food...and I make his bed and clean his room every day.)

He's working on a new song about a brown eyed girl.  Van Morrison watch out!

Brown eyed girls are the best.  Trustworthy, fun-loving, real, and what do ya know...his mama is one as well :)

Have a great weekend guys...turn on some music, and let the good times roll!


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Oklahoma Thunder!!!!

Hello, my name is Jody French.  I live in Oklahoma.  I am a THUNDER FAN!!!!!

It got a little stormy here tonight!  Way to go Thunder!!!!!!!!!  BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Durant is the man-----