They say that travel broadens the mind

“I’ve been wading through all this unbelievable junk and wondering if I should’ve given the world to the mokeys…” -Elvis Costello from “God’s Comic” The Mocha Monkey aka Jay Jao that is… Jay was kind enough to document the last gig visually. Click on “jay’s week” then you’ll find a link for Feb 17. I … Continue reading They say that travel broadens the mind

Where Did They Go

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] I love the ensemble playing on this one. We did this in one take, then layered some pump organ and percussion after. Musically, I wrote this with the band in mind, a simple melody that they could run circles around. What beautiful circles they are too. I didn’t … Continue reading Where Did They Go

Shoulder

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] This song takes place at one of my favorite bars Doc’s Clock in the Mission District in San Francisco. The last verse and chorus take place at the famed Farolito tacqueria a few blocks down from the bar. Writing this is making me hungry. Recording the song was … Continue reading Shoulder

Section of Sky

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] This was written on the same day that I wrote Flowers circa 2005. The recording was basically the same set up as Flowers, in that I played live with Tim on drums while strumming and singing. Immediately after, we added Sadie to the mix, she really makes the … Continue reading Section of Sky

Flowers

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] I wrote this in Pacifica, after a rough day at the bottom of an emotional well. I had to write it to light the way out, though it might’ve plunged me further. The original demo was done in one sitting, lyrics, melody and all. When I went in … Continue reading Flowers

Red Balloons

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] This is another song about long distances, which seems to be a common thread throughout this album. I recorded the basic guitar parts at home and had 2 verses written, with the last verse and chorus instrumental. A couple of months later, I was staying in a hotel … Continue reading Red Balloons