We’re heading up to Port Townsend this Friday to play some tunes at Sirens, 9PM start, bring your dancing shoes.
Fri Nov 9
823 Water St
It’s almost Halloween, and I’m super stoked to have a song that fits the season.
I wrote a love song for witches last year called ‘Casting Spells’, enjoy!
Dear friends around Kitsap County, I’m singing this eve (Wednesday) at the Dugout in Bremerton from 5:30-8, no cover, all ages, and it’d be lovely to see you there! I’ll have a couple of new tunes to try out on you, and during my breaks we’ll be playing Galaga and/or Ms Pacman, if you beat me, you get a slice of my pesto pizza.
I was arguing with a conspiracy theorist the other day and became very frustrated and decided to stop wasting my time and wrote and recorded a song on my phone instead. The chorus has a bit of potty-mouth in it, so you may want to cover your ears during that part, although it’s super fun to sing it.
I’m pretty sure I’ve performed well over 1000 shows, especially considering how many I’ve played over the past five years around the Pacific Northwest, and I decided to try to compile a list of types of venues I’ve had the pleasure (usually) to experience so far:
Cannabis shops & 4/20 Events
Strip Club bar
Super Bowl Parties
Streets in over a dozen countries
Dive Bars/Classy Bars/Biker Bars
Popup clothing shops
I’m sure I’ve missed a few, this is just a quick and dirty list, but it feels good knowing I’ve written songs that fit every situation, and it’s been wonderful to meet so many people from a gorgeous broad spectrum of humanity. I hope to see you at a show soon, wherever it might be.
“Is that…is that Aretha?!?!”
In the Summer of 2008 I was getting my first record mastered at Capitol Records, it was my first time there and the engineer gave me a tour of the studios. We walked down a hall and one of the doors was shut but I could hear a voice singing that I’ve heard thousands of times before. I turned and said “Is that…is that Aretha?!?!?”, the engineer smiled to confirm and I almost spontaneously combusted in excitement. On the other side of that door was one of the best voices in rock & roll.
Throughout the day I kept walking down the hall hoping the door would open and I could get a glimpse, and sure enough it was wide open later that afternoon. I peered in, but no one was there, and the studio was covered with Christmas decorations. I figured it out quickly, Aretha was recording a holiday album in the middle of Summer and was using the decorations to get in the “spirit”, she was such a pro. I didn’t get to meet her, but knowing I was working down the hall from one of my heroes was truly inspiring.
I heard Aretha left us today, I hope she knows how much we all love her for sharing her voice.