Dear Friends, After four years in the making, my second album, Ulysses, has officially launched! Whereas Daylight Savings, my first album, was written and recorded in solitude, Ulysses is a reaction to that; a celebration and collaboration with artists and people whom I’ve had the good fortune to meet through the first album. The call … Continue reading Ulysses: A Call To Arms
So, in surreal news- I wrote some of the lyrics to the song that plays during the end credits of the movie “Body of Lies” entitled “Bird’s Eye”. I think I played some bass on it too… The track features the vocals of one of my all time favorite vocalists, Mike Patton of Faith No … Continue reading Heavy Metal Dreams Do Come True
Thanks for stopping by, it’s been a long time since this blog has been up, and a lot of interesting (and not so interesting things) have happened since I last posted here in May. I’ll try my best to recap the last 5 months here in the upcoming weeks- but my memory is blurry of … Continue reading Welcome Back…
Adam’s such a powerful and sophisticated musician. I’ve seen him rip the most complex chord structures to shreds with his bare hands, navigate perilous harmonic mazes without breaking a sweat. He’s a monster composer in his own right, and to hear him play such a simple and fragile song as El Camino is a huge … Continue reading El Camino
A few years ago I got an email from my friend David Rhodes asking if I knew anyone who had a television they were getting rid of. He needed twenty four of them actually. Turns out he was creating a multi-media concert experience fittingly titled “Music for Two Cellos and Twenty Four Televisions”. This is … Continue reading Who Would Think That What Was Needed
I love the depth of this song. Is she singing about a car accident, or the wreck of a love affair? or both? “we were crossing the line, before you tell the truth, remember there are two kinds of lies- there were the things that you did, and the things that were done to you…”
Classic, brilliant Invisible Cities. I met Han and Sadie through the Apature festival and approached them as a rabid fan. Eventually I started playing gigs with them and started sitting in with them, the ultimate fan’s dream! I’ve always loved this tune. It has a zillion guitars on it, and contains imagery of a darkroom … Continue reading Take My Picture
The melody and phrasing of the lyric “Smile and hang your head” kills me everytime. It’s like a 3 page short story that leaves you breathless with the amount of soul and imagery in such little space. Man, I love this tune.
By some stroke of luck, I got a message from Tomo of Grand Hallway to play a show with them (and Odessa Chen) in SF this summer. Their set was was heartbreakingly beautiful, and I became an instant lifetime fan. Tomo’s voice and phrasing are unearthly, and instantly recognizable. This song makes me imagine walking … Continue reading Seward Park
I wish I wrote this song. I heard him play it live and my head was exploding, it was so good. There’s also a rumor that Nyles is one of the nicest guys in indie rock. I’d like to confirm that rumor!