"You hear a lot of sad love songs on my albums," he said, "but it's not because I had 15 failed relationships. It's more about not finding anything that rhymed with metastatic melanoma."
Dan Yablonka with Mark Turnbull, Steve Wood, Beth Fitchet Wood and others at the Marine Room, 210 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach, (949) 494-3027. Tues., 8 p.m. Free—and there are cookies! 21+. Those interested in performing at the showcase should contact Fitchet Wood through her website, www.bethfitchetwood.com. Yablonka's CDs are available through www.danyablonka.com.