Howdy Gang, I hope this little note finds you well! I just wanted to put the word out about a Pledge Music campaign I have going on (Pledge Music is like Kickstarter, but for music only): After eight long years, I finally have another record ready! Woot. I'm pretty excited about. It's rootsy and intimate, it's pop rocking windows down and radio up rockers, it's dreamy and wistful. It's GOOD. I think so, anyway. Alas, I don't have all the funds I need to get this sucker out there all by myself. So, …
I saw someone post this in relation to music on a messageboard recently. It pretty much describes how I felt (and feel) about my favorite records - especially in my more formative musical years, sitting in my room, headphones on, vinyl record spinning, an album cover in my lap:
"What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it."
Holden Caulfield, in Chapter 3 of "Catcher in the Rye"
It's odd that you feel like you know people when you love their music. Like you could just hang out and "pick up the convo where you left off."
Well, if you're reading this, you're either just popping by for the first time, or one heck of a persistent and optimistic fan! It has indeed been some time since I posted anything.
The new record is almost mixed. It will come out when it comes out. I seem to stink at deadlines. Ha.
A new website is in the works.
I'm still doing plenty of recording and producing! (Feel free to drop a line if you're a musician who is interested in making a record with me. I'll travel, too!)
I'm turning 40 next month. Yikes.
I've been playing my acoustic more lately. Feels good.
All the best...
Today I joined Kim Sedlock for her fine "A Red Head Spins The Blues" show on our local low power FM station, WSCA 106.1. T'was fun times! I yapped about all things music, zuzu, kids, influences, and played a bunch of old and new songs. If you'd care to hear it, You can find it archived here:
It was time to get the band some dates to play! You can only woodshed so much before you get diminishing returns. Having some dates "in the books" feels good. The band is really starting to gel, and last nights Fury's June residency gig was only the first of four this month. Woot. For real though, there's a nice chemistry in the band. Getting Dave Nebbia behind the kit is just the thing we needed. It's feeling good! It's funny to hear people's reactions to seeing …