Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

ahem...

I'm updating. Not done yet, but when I am, this site will be replaced by a bigger breath of fresh air you won't be able to stand on your feet.

I've got so many ideas these days that I'm losing sleep.

But I don't mind.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

the hot shit.

i'm in love with this album.



















I don't know what it is, but collectively it takes me to a new place with music. There are definitely some old elements, straight from the 90's club area, but Dan Snaith simplifies it, and with a lot of bass (which always convinces me).

I even ordered it on vinyl, which I'm picking up tomorrow. But I've been listening to it for the last two weeks. Almost every track on the album is great. Each song I get excited about.

Aaaaaaand I'm gonna go see him (with a full band) in a couple of two weeks in Austin.

I'm also in love with Grouper. She's a one-woman show with a lot of pedals/buttons. From Portland and opened up for Animal Collective on a few of their shows.
She's amazing.


She's gonna be in Marfa on memorial weekend....I must.

Oh, and this shit goes hard.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

24April2010

i've given up on writing i'm changing my direction.

i did it, father. i've given you and mom what you've always wanted, for your children to have a formal education.

so now, i evolve. i grow into a direction that not only leads myself farther away from that secure life, i do it with the intention and gumption of a race; getting there first.

There's no harm in trying to erase past time, just as long as you remember where you came from.



I purchased a new guitar. A starburst Fender Stratocaster. I call her Betty, my dream machine. Cause that's exactly where she comes from, a dream.















And I've got my 4-track recorder on its way.
All I need now is a Boss RV-5...reverb for days.


This is probably the first time in my life nothing too complicated stands in my way. I miss my home, so much...more than I thought I would, but I remind myself everyday why I'm here and that settles me...for now. So I'm working, pushing myself to the limit. My hands are tired, my fingertips are cracked. I almost burnt a tip off because I couldn't feel the heat, the callouses are so thick.

But it's just me, doing what needs to be done. My movements, my mind, my desire.


I've been talking to two old friends of mine a lot lately. They've been so inspiring to me. They have the drive and knowledge that matches mine, which is hard to find, especially with music and playing and creating. I want to just talk to them everyday, throw ideas back and forth, allowing the energy to grow.
I make discoveries that are so hard to find because of them two, freeing myself in a new way that most men only dream of, let alone any woman. It's scary because I'm really looking at myself, but necessary.

You have to be the most honest with yourself than out of every person in your life when making music-listeners pick up on that shit. And although this has been a struggle for me, I'm grateful because it clears up my path. I see where I need to go and what I can leave behind.

Jill tells me during my difficult times that I'm finding all of this because I'm here, that it's good for me to be here.

So....

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Life to me right now is like being in one of those really big inflatable castles.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Much Needed Update

I can safely say that my views have doubled over the last couple of months. I mean, it's a number and numbers don't lie.
But considering that I've only had one follower (love you my brave friend) and I averaged about two new views a month, I didn't see any real incessant need to write. Not to mention that I've been so busy that I'm on this new Redbull diet that consists of, well...Redbull. Oh and espresso.
But ok...the views and my need to write and this whole new type of space I've never experienced before...and Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 album...they all make me want to write more. To push myself. To know what I've always known, but experiencing it in a way that makes me do...I get it now. Or at least more than I ever have.
(Ok, just for a side note, I'm watching the rest of that Moog documentary, which if you love music by any means, please watch it...it will blow your mind. But I'm watching it and Stereolab is on and just for the record, their lead singer sounds blonde. Right? Well, she isn't. She's a brunette. But she sounds so much like Beth Gibbons, who is blonde....Shit, Moogs are so crazy.)

Anyway, I'm here and I have this new space. I mean, it's half gorgeous-tiled-carpet and half hardwood, with this small christmas tree that has more style than many people I see walking down the street, with Jesus candles in the faux-fireplace and it's good. Great. And this shit is crazy because the other day I was told I was "very organized." I fucking love it.

But it's like I'm out in Alaska like Emile Hersch/Christopher McCandless, with all the trees and the bears and that bus, finally doing what it is that I've always told myself I needed to do.

But Stevie Nicks says, "what's with all these girls and their myspace and facebooks...mystery is the key." And I love her...so, yeah.


Have you ever noticed how inspirational hip hop is? I mean, gospel is well...GOSPEL. I mean, spirituality just summons every emotion when provoked by arms waving and hands clapping.
But I can just sit in my car, listen to hip hop, rhyme along with Pharrell or Mos Def or Kanye and just believe. It's amazing. They all motivate you to do your best, to never let go, to not stop and pass tha....you know what I'm saying.

My point is, I heard this track today and well..it brought me to this spot, where I am right now. Tangibly communicating, movement to action.

....Gin and tonics never really hurt anyone, right?


I'm so in love with this video/track. I think I might start listening to it in the morning when I wake up. A nice side item to go with my daily Redbull.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Give it Up

Major props to Knuckle Rumbler for doing it again.

Check out a preview to their latest installment to their amazing parties...

Icelanta @ Scoot Inn 12.12.09 from Orion Garcia on Vimeo.



Shout out to DJ Orion for making the video.

The event will be held on Saturday, December 12th. Click for all the details.