Saturday, November 29, 2008


Thought I'd share a video of one of my new favorite artists: Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent performs "Wolves" for The Black Cab Sessions. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Movie Recs

Guy has moved in and my new brother-in-law has moved out. Thanksgiving is tomorrow. I watched two movies in the last couple of days I would recommend:

Sukiyaki Western Django - It's Bruce Lee meets Clint Eastwood. A kung-fu/samurai/spaghetti-western showdown. If Sergio Leone was Japanese this is what you'd get. The film draws heavily on Django, a 1966 western. My only gripe was having to see Quentin Tarrantino in it.

Papillon - This is the true story of Henri Charrière's life on Devil's Island. Played by badass Steve McQueen and supported by Dustin Hoffman as the French counterfiter Louis Dega, Charrière is falsely accused of killing a pimp and sent to a life of work camps on the island. It's long, but an amazing story of determination and obsession.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Return of the Blog

So I haven't written on this thing in God knows how long. I'm pretty sure no one even reads it anymore. Which is quite alright. But I figured it was time to pick up the axe again.

As of right now I am with Over the Rhine in Chicago. We played North Park University last night and watched Obama become our next president the night before that. Getting to Grant Park in a gigantic van and trailer was not do-able but the night felt historic nonetheless. After his speech Jake and I toasted our president elect with a Stella Artois in the hotel bar. I told Linford that second to the state of our nation, I'm glad the election went the way it did for the sake of the morale of this tour. We don't need no dark cloud hangin' over us.

I'll be out until November 15th with these wonderful folks and then I return to Texas to lay off the touring. Things I am excited about doing when I get home:

Seeing Carra and my family
Working on recording some more songs
Not touring
Going to my sister's wedding
Sleeping in

I've got a handful of songs which I'm going to be recording under the name Lassitude. That plus a couple covers I really want to try. Hopefully I'll have them available for free download on my good ol' Myspace by the end of the year/beginning of the new year.

Today I drive to Greensboro, North Carolina. Wish me safe travels!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Trying to chronicle my favorite songs ever. So far I have 2:

Suzanne - Leonard Cohen

A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall - Bob Dylan

Friday, July 06, 2007

The Bear

I just read an article about Stanley Owsley in the Rolling Stone I borrowed from Jacob. In the sixties, Owsley was an underground LSD chemist and sound engineer for the Grateful Dead. At age 72, he now lives in the Australian outback with his wife in a series of homemade shelters, tents, and buildings awaiting what he believes is the coming ice-age. I'm working on a song about him:

Out on the lonesome plain
There's a sound that falls with the rain
I collect it night and day for you

I'm a broken man, I'm a broken man
But you take my hand, help me to stand
There's no future or past but this age won't last
We will stave off the cold, and make our stand

The cancer it came for my life
And it cut my throat like a knife
But I fought it day and night for you

I'm a broken man, I'm a broken man
But you take my hand, help me to stand
There's no future or past but this age won't last
We will stave off the cold, and make our stand