Archive for July, 2015

25
Jul
15

Scared not afraid

Having one of those moments where I want to release something and am doubting its significance.  I read the news almost everyday, followed by social media posts which can be a combination of inspirational followed by a huge downer and vise versa. Patrick Galactic, one of my favorite songwriters said on a blog post a while back, “I write sad songs, so I don’t have to be sad.” What a beautiful statement. As we’ve all seen there is a lot of unfortunate news going on in our world today, it saddens me that we don’t seem to evolving but rather backtracking to a time of hate. We have to share this earth, and the whole reason I’m writing this post is a hope to feel significant, it’s all it ever is.  My struggles feel so insignificant compared to someone else’s but they’re still my struggles.  When I wrote the song “Self righteous suicide,” the feeling was already there, the words came quick and the music even quicker.  I wanted the feeling to be thing that drove it along, as it’s about someone’s struggle with contemplating life and the thought of ending it. It’s something I imaging a lot of people deal with, go through and don’t want to talk about, which is exactly why I’m still hesitant to even put this out because suicide is a tough subject. But I did. My next show is July 31st at the Skylark and I’m thrilled to be joined by Ian Harper who will be playing monster drums alongside. It will be a relentless rock set and I’m stoked to get nasty.

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06
Jul
15

Tour notes day four

Enter Santa Barbara. Creek side Inn, 2 sets, 2 1/2hours, day drunk fan man, cops, cuffs, abandoned dog, volume knob 3, grandiose compliment, jacksons, fish tacos by the pier, vatos cussing through family conversations, bikers inside & outside through congested lanes playing with death. Onto Palm Springs.

05
Jul
15

Tour notes skip day two day three

Exit Oregon, Enter California, drought, 6 car wrecks, one fire, Montery, cool weather, nice people, 2 sets, Lincoln, Jacksons & fifteen dollar salads, on to Santa Barbara.

03
Jul
15

Tour notes day one

Tendencies to want to impress, let go of all of those and play, when you’ve got something to say you cannot be afraid. How swell that rhymed well, forget the plans and be. Slept under the full moon by the cottage grove lake with a pocket full of jacksons to spend on coffee and petrol. Day two Ashland Oregon.