Nearly Landed a Sugar Mama
My wife has always wanted to go to The Price is Right... actually, she's always wanted to be a contestant... and actually she's always wanted to play Plinko. So what did she do? Just that. And it wasn't just a standard game of Plinko. It was Plinko with a reward possibly more than they've ever given away on daytime television. Crazy. Watch and see what happens.
BTW, I'm the incredibly nervous one in the front row. Super serious.
Today someone asked my what my dreams are... like my goals or something. Goals & dreams are so different. If you ask me, goals are achievable, but dreams are luck. You gotta fall asleep on the right night with the right things going through your head in some simultaneous combustion. That's a dream. You can't predict it. You can hardly remember it. You can hardly believe it.
Well anyway, my goal is to have 500 fans show up to a show in any given city countrywide. Right now I've got anywhere between 1 and 200. Those 200 shows are fun and those 1 shows aren't but this is what I signed up for when I decided to chase this dream ten years back. My goal may be achievable with a high amount of luck... and maybe it'll even sustain with a higher amount of luck. But when all said and done, let's face it. Luck is it. Luck is the main ingredient in all of our dreams.
Was my favorite song as a 6th grader, and probably still is today. Spent the past week in Cali with fellow musician & friend Theo Katzman (check him out, he's incredible) and had an amazing time. I'm not really sure why anyone lives in the northern part of the country... it just doesn't make sense. Not only was the weather nice, but I was able to eat cheap mexican food for every meal. That is my paradise.
Though I don't plan on moving there anytime soon, I definitely plan to come back more often. We had lots of fun playing in San Fran, as well as to a packed room at the Mint in LA. See you again soon, Cali.
Sunking Studios & the Album
Wow, been way too long since I've written here. Guess life's been pretty normal as of late. I've been mainly focusing on the amazing mixes I've been getting from Stephen Kaye at Sunking Studios for my latest album, which will be coming out... soon. I wish I could post a tune now, but why not anticipate? It's way better...
It's a soul record whom I had the pleasure of recording with Dan Molad of Lucius. And it you don't know them, check em out at www.ilovelucius.com - they're amazing.
Thanks for checking in, and more to come soon!
Favorite Part of the Grammys
So, I wasn't able to see all of the Grammys cause I was playing a show (unfortunately, not at the Grammys), but I caught the last half of them. I was glad to hear so many humble speeches, my favorite coming from Gotye and Kimbra after being awarded record of the year from Prince. I mean, what's cooler, getting a Grammy or having Prince say "Ooh, I love this song"? Since half of their acceptance speech was aimed at the purple one, I'm pretty sure they were happier with the latter.