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Sunset and The Byrds

I spent my Saturday afternoon doing homework. Learned the last verse to a Gordon Lightfoot cover I’m going to try. Decided what my new song is going to be about, and it’s kind of fun, can’t wait to hear how it ends up. Now listening to The Byrds live records and to the sunset. Fragmenting and running on sentences. But there’s this:

Best,

SJ

Memorial Day Rain City Rock Concert

Dear friends in the Seattle area, we’re performing at the Rain City Rock Concert at the Nectar Lounge on Memorial Day, May 26th!

Saint John and the Revelations Rain City Rock Concert

It will be a great night of live music, and the proceeds go to benefit a local college honor society scholarship. The Nectar Lounge has a cool outdoor patio with a full view of the stage, perfect for live music on Memorial Day!

See you there!

Best,

SJ

Writing Cello Parts

Phil Hirschi and I had a fun rehearsal last night, we’re working on cello parts for one of my newer songs, ‘ Suite: Maid of the Guillotine’. Since I don’t write music notes, this is often my view of Phil as he tries to make sense of what I’m looking for while I’m singing smatterings of melodies and using nonsensical words to describe how it should sound. Fortunately, Phil is very clever, and can find the notes and styles I’m trying to communicate and comes up with great suggestions.

We’ll be performing ‘Suite: Maid Of The Guillotine’ soon, it has a neat feel, we hope you’ll dig it.

Best,

SJ

Plectrum Plethora

I know it may seem like a small comfort, but having a bunch of guitar picks makes me feel like I’m rich.

I strum too chaotically for non-flexible picks, these are Jim Dunlop .60MM nylons, in case you’re curious. If you’re not curious, you should still come and listen to me use them:

http://www.sjatr.com/shows

Best,

SJ

Great Deal?

I just got an email from a show booker in Los Angeles asking me to sell 50 tix for a show at $15/ticket. I wouldn’t get any of the ticket money, BUT I’d get to keep 100% of my merch sales. Sounds like a great deal to me. Maybe they’d also let me wash the dishes after? Bookers like this are why LA is a live music wasteland.

Would somebody please throw Dobby a sock? (Harry Potter friends will understand).

SJ