For me, today’s anniversary highlights the love, appreciation and admiration I hold for the city I grew up in and the people who make it so special. I’ll never forget how I felt as I watched everything unravel on a TV in Venice Beach 14 years ago. I wrote this song upon my first return to NYC, in an airplane, shortly after 9-11. A few people have brought it up today so here it is, I hope it gives you some musical solace and/or time of reflection on this hallowed day. Peace. T.
Hi Fellas and Gals, what a treat to be making music for a living and for a giving . . The summer started out with a big bang of a musical weekend:
Then on Friday, a killer set at our hometown Venice Spot The Del Monte Speakeasy – photos online at instagram
Here’s a video of “Collapsible Plans” at Claremont Folk Festival (kids Included) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOXXIDisXow – it will lead you to others as well . .
A String Of Summer Shows (more TBA) in CA and NY:
Sunday 28 June 2015 McCabe’s
Santa Monica, CA, US
Saturday 04 July 2015 Palisades Charter High School
Los Angeles, CA, US
Wednesday 22 July 2015 The Crepe Place
Santa Cruz, CA, US
Saturday 25 July 2015 Doc’s Lab
San Francisco, CA, US
Thursday 30 July 2015 William R. Mason Regional Park
Irvine, CA, US
Friday 07 August 2015 The Falcon
Marlboro, NY, US
Hi, heading to the Post Office now to get my taxes in, but before I do . . .
Coast to Coast, this songs for you America! Thank you Paul Simon for penning one of the finest songs ever written. Have a blessed day.
*This concludes the PledgeMusic covers for #TwoMoons You All picked for me – Special thanks to Sergio Villegas for choosing this song – he said he heard me do a version in NYC not long after 911. Peace, T
Miss Liberty photo by William Warby and Uke Shot by Jos Kafoe
Doug Sax a true hero of sound and mind. I met him first when he mastered my duo record with Ben Harper some 22 years ago at #themasteringlab in Hlwd and then I returned with my latest #TwoMoons this past year in Ojai. It felt full circle to say the least. First thing I did when I walked in the door was have this master mind and gentle (and very humorous) man sign this album of ours #PleasureAndPain from back in the day. He was welcoming, gracious and his ears as tuned up as ever. He mastered some of my all time favorite and most influential records – please look him up. We will miss him incredibly but his Spirit and the music he touched will Live On Forever. Thanks for ALL THE MUSIC. Godbless and godspeed Doug.
Hey LA peops, if y’all feel like sharing this, it’ be great!!! It’s an honor to be the “Top Tune” on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic today – here is a link to Todays Top Tune: “Angel Eyes” from “Two Moons” – A great group of musicians on this one including back ups by Ben Harper lap steel by Ben Peeler Bass and cello by #GabeNoel drums by Michael Jerome Moore bridge synth by Zac Baird Recorded and mixed by Robi Banerji