October 28, 2011

Dope shot by Karina Rykman

One of my biggest inspirations.


Dope shot by Karina Rykman

One of my biggest inspirations.

October 18, 2011

theecloudd said: hii i saw your post about funeral music... and i have thought about what music i want played at my funeral too and i only have one song... i want "send in the clowns" cause its like ill be making my exit but something or someone will be having there grand entrance it.... idk its kinda of confusing but i like your choice as well :]

Oooo, that’s a good one, very good choice! I thought of another one: from the movie Dr. Strangelove by Vera Lynn - We’ll Meet Again 

October 18, 2011

This may sound a bit morbid, but as a life long music fan I’ve always thought about what songs I would want played at my funeral.  It would mean a lot to me to have my own mix tape played at my funeral whenever I meet my maker.  Hopefully that time is a loooong ways away, but these are the things that occasionally occupy the brain of a music nerd.

These are the ones I’ve come up with so far:

  1. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain.  Pretty much goes without saying.  The guitar solo and the feel of the tune just says it all.  (Maybe cut it off about half way through, just saying)
  2. Pink Floyd - Great Gig in the Sky.  Another pretty obvious one.  It’s cliche, I know.  I’m lame, but it would certainly fit the mood of the day.
  3. Stevie Wonder - They Won’t Go When I Go.  A perfect choice—the feel, vibe, chords, and meaning of the tune say it all.  

If anyone actually reads this, I’d love to hear back some other peoples’ funeral songs!

September 28, 2011

This is a quick solo guitar jam cover of Herbie Hancock’s chameleon I recorded.  No overdubbing, just one guitar track

September 27, 2011
"It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony."

— Benjamin Britten

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September 26, 2011
Sly Stone is homeless living in a van. Damn that's sad.

September 24, 2011

This is a song I recorded about 7 months ago.  I can’t even describe the feeling of putting this one together.  It truly just grew naturally and morphed into something totally different and personal.  I think i’ll always be proud of this recording.

September 22, 2011


propers to oldsoulmusic:

Syl Johnson Concrete Reservation. 

This song will get stuck in your head.  From the Complete Mythology Boxset from the Numero Group.

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September 22, 2011
Jazz gigs

I’m excited to be working with a booking agent (who was also my former bass teacher), getting together some duo jazz gigs for me and a great guitarist I’ve played with.  I have a deep love for jazz, but haven’t had that many opportunities to do jazz gigs as of late.

September 22, 2011
"In my music, I’m trying to play the truth of what I am. The reason it’s difficult is because I’m changing all the time."

— Charles Mingus

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