December 12, 2011

Recording some new stuff today

laying down some preliminary tracks with Chris today :) :) been getting over a 2 week cough (shoot me in the face) so I'm finally in good enough voice to lay down the "rough draft" with him. when we finish today/tomorrow will post some previews ;)
hope you're having a wonderful day. it's rainy here in LA! puddle playing time!!! reminds me of home.


October 5, 2011

steve jobs

my favorite living genius just passed away. it's a very strange mixed sadness i'm feeling. feels sort of like my favorite composer just died, or maybe even the inventor of the piano or the guitar or singing. just about every creative act i take part in other than live performance is executed using tools he created and refined. feels weird to write so heavy-handedly about it, but the apple computer has played an enormous role in my creative development since childhood. my dad brought home an Apple 2GS in the mid-eighties and i was on it constantly. i was mezmerized by LOGO and even used it to write my papers in jr high. in the early nineties, we got an Apple Quadra 660AV. i logged hours scouring CD-ROMS of the encyclopedia, playing games, and using Claris Works to draw and design. in 2000, i got my first iBook and to avoid a much more lengthy explanation, it made college a possibility for me. it was then that i got my first copies of finale and protools. since then, i've been writing, recording, mixing, producing, notating, and listening to music constantly. all on the apple computer. i feel that my life would have gone in a much different direction had i been without the device that i'm typing on right now. it's been the means by which i've brought almost every creative idea i've had in the last 25 years to fruition.

so long, buddy. thank you for giving my creative mind an enormous vocabulary and a voice box. =)

September 23, 2011

Post-travel day shows!

Just finished a 6 hour drive after about 5 hours of sleep. I am mega-tired! hope I wake up before this gig gets rolling. Perhaps one more coffee...?

September 22, 2011

My android speech transcriber, doing its best with what the captain is saying:

"free this afternoon new york new york practice please push back a new york charlotte news offices of myself a stone's throw the end of 1 st new york new york clear fork they want anything to her about 425 charlotte"

September 13, 2011

We're coming to Seattle!!!

You guys! We're going to Seattle again :) Wahooo! We love this city and can't wait to hang out with our Seattle homies. Seriously, need to get a party train going.
Every time we have been to the Seattle it has been sooo beautiful. Not a single drop of rain. Crazy, huh? Well, we'll see this time. I wouldn't mind playing in some puddles. I'm just sayin.


August 21, 2011

What to do when the rain won't stop coming down.

Schedule a Disneyland day and know that the sun will shine again.
It always does.