Video premiere

September is here! the folks over at Americana Highway are hosting a video premiere of the new single, As I went Down in the River to Pray, on their site, in case you’d like to see. Single available for download on the Music page. Hope y’all are staying cool and hydrated if you’re in the hot zones, nice to see fall on the way ๐Ÿ˜‰

May Day

Songs cover

So, there’s a new album of songs coming and it’s avail for pre-release orders as of the 15th of this month over on Bandcamp ๐Ÿ˜‰ It is a project not close to my heart, but it IS my heart: a tribute to my mother who died in December, it’s a collection of songs she sang all the time with us-my dad and us three kids- but since it couldn’t be 800 hours long, we had to peel it back…. to 21 tracks. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But! They are pretty snippet-y tunes, some under a minute, and recorded with my bother Aaron and my daughter Juliet this winter. I hope you love them as much as I do!

They are going to be wrapped up in June ( i.e.: mastering, cds, etc) with liner notes and bonus & hidden tracks- well worth the tiny price tag of $7 hopefully! Thanks so much for listening and PLEASE, people, feedback! I wanna know what you think! xo

most this amazing

so i recently came across a whole bunch of unprocessed film rolls in cannisters in my things which had been stored basically since 2004 when i packed up my house in studio city and pretty much went on the road. anyway, ive been getting them developed and posting these old shots from, i dont know, 2002? ’03, ’04, ’05? in the last few postings. funny to see what we had been in the middle of. where we went. how things are. different world, really. hope you enjoy.

bk to the max

in which we gather in cold sunset light at riverside park and play a few tunes, me and andrew anyway, and juliet and david build an empire in miniature, made of found cards- what freedoms, eh? ๐Ÿ˜‰ my ass was wet from the lawn and well, that just had to be endured. most other folks wouldnt have complained but there you are…..

just in case you’re interested.

from the top of this hill, the world looks very big.

hilarious: ive prob already quoted this but it’s right anyway:

two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
and sorry I could not travel both
and be one traveler, long I stood
and looked down one as far as I could
to where it bent in the undergrowth;

then took the other, as just as fair,
and having perhaps the better claim,
because it was grassy and wanted wear;
though as for that the passing there
had worn them really about the same,

and both that morning equally lay
in leaves no step had trodden black.
oh, I kept the first for another day!
yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
somewhere ages and ages hence:
two roads diverged in a wood, and Iโ€”
I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.

(Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken)

been walking around on the upper eastside- of america, that is. man it’s been awhile, seen a bunch of folks i havent seen in a long time, got to see juliet perform two pieces last week (link ups later, too dang tired on the road) but shit you should see em. funny how the air smells so different here, and summer actually looks like summer. comes from growing up an easterner even tho im texan. hoo haa.

so of course everything’s changed and nothing really has too. no, everything’s changed. anyway i have. the record has taken so long to get done with, all the details and whatnot, and in between planning the next projects, doing next projects, travellin. coffee, of course, and a whole lot of it.

today there was swimming down in the springs off in c’ville and the day was hot and perfect. apparently they’re redoing the gravity lounge, to be bigger. for more big number of people in venue or whatever. the last we played a show there we had to get to CBGB’s shortly after. devon sproule and tift merritt played great shows there. nice joint!

summer’s comin on, is all. nothing for it.