Not much to report aside from my shirts being available. I am preparing to start sessions for a new album but I'm sure like a lot of you out there things aren't easy right now and I'm dealing with many other things while being in a little bit of a funk. With that said I do expect to start these sessions very soon and very excited about the songs. The one thing I do want to say is I'm truly appreciative of the the friends I've made new and old who message me and support me. I love that you guys share my music with your friends and I'm stoked that you've been grabbing up my shirts so keep sending pics wearing them and I will keep posting them. Every stream and shirt helps big time! Love you guys!
Sure we still aren't playing shows yet but that is giving me time to work on other things. I signed with a merchandise co to produce and sell all kinds of gear which I'm happy to announce I will be providing links today or tomorrow. Items are available now and my favorite is the clown shirt in black! It's sick!!! So check back in the next day or two for the link or if you cant wait I have a few on hand I can ship out. Also I've been writing new music throughout this whole pandemic and honestly I had enough music for an album before it all but now I have a ton of stuff that I'm really excited to start on. I expect to start creating sessions in the next few weeks. Also I've been shipping out a lot of signed CD's and still happy to do so if you download the CD hit me up and I'll send out a hard copy. I also want to give a shout out to my publicist Al Geiner who's been pushing my music all over the world.
Here we are day 185,000 of this messed up year at least it feels like it with summer almost over. It's been hard for me to keep up the blog because quite honest not sure I want to keep writing about the anxiety I have ha ha. Still I have a lot going on in my life so I might as well fill you guys in on a little of it. First of all thank you for all your support listening and buying my music. I've been pretty fortunate to pop up on some pretty cool sites with some great articles and that has been amazing! I've continued to write material for my next album and though I do not know the exact date I will start, I can say it will be very soon. No matter what happens or where I end up I will continue to release music and play live so that much is certain. As far as where that will be who knows though I do think my days in Venice are numbered. I also shot a music video a few months ago but have serious doubts now about it being completed so I've just about given up on that. I'm a bit of a perfectionist so I can't just put out shit, I have to believe in it. Something will get done whether its off this record or the next.
I've always said that I will not discuss politics on here or on Facebook because I really don't think you can change someones views. My friends know who I am and what I believe. With that said It's really disheartening seeing all the racism that has been popping up all over the country and the political games that are being played while the regular people suffer. Jobs have been taken away from people while their bills including rent keep stacking up and people are scared. This is me being real not political. With all this going on all I can do is continue to create and do some live streams for you guys until this is all over. So give a friend you haven't talked to in awhile a call and lets take care of each other.
Finally finished the video for "Just My Heart On The Line" I think it's going to be really cool and should be ready soon to blast out so look out for that. I'm trying to do what I can during this pandemic so that, live streams and a lot of PR is what I'm focusing on. Every record I do starts in my head before I even start sessions and that's actually a big thing for me when you have 20 songs you want to produce. Figuring out the arrangements, melodies and all these things are the first steps for me in the beginning phase of my next record. i have some great songs that I really want to come out and just blow people away and if i take my time I know this will be my best yet. So I guess what I'm saying is that I'm starting the next record :) Again I'm not going to rush it because "A Perfect Life" is still fairly new and good things are happening because of it. I just want to time it perfectly so I will be posting updates in regards to that.
I also want to say that I try to keep my social media and website about my music and away from politics but whats going on in the world is beyond politics its just about being human. We can't stand for racism of any kind and I have no place in my life or heart for anyone who has it in their heart period! It's been a roller coaster for me the last couple years along with some health issues and I know my time on earth is less now ahead than what's behind me so it just makes me want to focus on being a good human, creating great memories with loving people. Thank you to all my friends and all my new friends that my art has brought for your continued support!
"An Intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way." Bukowski
Sitting here having coffee, pondering the future and trying not to get caught up in the moment but I won't lie there's nothing like isolation to completely keep you stuck in your head. All the sudden I'm thinking things like do I want to live in Venice anymore, do I want to go somewhere far away and why have I never been married? It's a perfect storm of crazy inside my head right now. lol I started out strong writing a handful of new songs but lately have barely even picked up the guitar. This is mostly normal for me and I know to ride it out but it's like I'm at an intersection in the middle of nowhere. Music is my direction and hopefully sooner than later I will be out playing. I have a new album I'd like to do but my current is only just now a year old and in many ways doing better now so I also don't want to rush the process so we'll see how this goes. For now I have no idea what I'm doing or where I'm going maybe I need another cup of coffee....
In case you were wondering if I sing in the shower here's the link to an interview I did with TheHypeMagazine
It's been a minute since my last post so I thought I'd share some things. First of all I hope all of you are safe and doing the best you can. I won't lie my anxiety level is off the chart. In addition to everything that's going on I've also been dealing with stolen identity which has affected me financially. You see I make a little money in music but not enough to live on so i have to bartend as well so just like most I was laid off and had to apply for unemployment. Well a month in and I'm still dealing with EDD to sort this out and it's so frustrating. Other than that I've just been trying to keep a regular workout and stay healthy. I've been continuing to work my album and have been featured in a few online magazines thanks to my publicist Al Geiner, as well as artist of the month on a UK Blog that has yet to be put out but will very soon. I also have done some live streams from home including some for some websites promoting virtual tours. For now i think I'm just going to do the ones I'm asked to do for these sites since I've found it's really hard to keep peoples attention on Facebook and Instagram so I will post links for those as they come about. As far as live shows after this is all over I'm really anxious to see how this all shakes out because I can't deal with not being out there playing all the time and I know all my friends feel the same way. Until the time we can all get out there again back to our lives I hope you guys continue to stay healthy. Also some of you don't know i did a cover of Whiskey and you so here's a link so you can check it out. My ex didn't like it because she doesn't like the talking parts of the song...lol
First of all I hope everyone remains calm amidst the chaos because this will pass. I deliberately keep my thoughts on politics to myself though I see a lot of "it's just the flu" "people are overreacting", conspiracy, etc. Well I have an 80 year old father who is vulnerable and I'm not quite ready to lose him. It's not about you or me, yes I have no doubt I will be fine but then again it's not about me it's about those who are our parents or grandparents or those who are vulnerable so please just keep that in mind. Now on to my music. I have 4 shows booked for April and as of this moment I'm not sure if they are going to happen or not so I will keep everyone updated on that front. I've got a few other things going on which include my new publicist Al Geiner who I'm really excited to have in my corner also I picked up another residency so when the dust settles I'm going to be busy. In addition to that I'm excited to say next week I will be featured in a big UK blog as Artist of the month. I will be posting that as soon as it's up so stay tuned..... Until then I will be writing new material to go on my next album and as of now I've got about 15 songs to choose from so hopefully that's enough ha ha... I'm curious to know what your favorite song off my album is because it just might help me shape up this new one so tell me!
Taking a short break to recharge, work on new music and work on some tour dates outside of Los Angeles. I love playing here at home but really need to get out of here for a minute as I don't want my music or shows to become stale. So I'm already thinking about my next album and I'd like to have something ready when the time is right. Right now I've got 10 - 15 songs for it including the 3 I just finished and I will say I'm very excited because I'm writing some of my best work. I'd love to write 2 or 3 more before the end of the month and then get back to playing come March. No intention of letting up in regards to "A Perfect Life" it's still my priority as it is still moving along. As of today I'm sitting on 1/2 a million streams worldwide of the album on all platforms and that blows me away because I think 1 million is right around the corner! Thank you to all the stations worldwide that have been playing my music I'm getting streams in places I can't pronounce and had no idea existed Ha Ha.... I also want to say thank you for all the great messages and conversations I've had with you guys who are finding my music and liking it. If I don't get back to you quickly it's only because I get busy and sidetracked. I do love the messages though so keep them coming and I'll do my best. Please keep tweeting and sharing my music and I will keep making it for you!
There's a few other things I'd like to do this year as well. Last year someone got me over my fear of flying and I ended up having a blast so I'd love to get on a plane and fly somewhere this year like maybe New York. Anyone interested? I'm looking for a drama free 2020 all about music and good times so if you want to join in on that let me know. I appreciate all the support. Back soon with March dates and more!
Just a reminder that tonight is another night at The Viper Room9:30pm and then tomorrow is our Alt Country night at State Social House starting at 7:30pm which is going to be a lot of fun! Not going to make this a long one just wanted to express my thoughts on a few things. First off I'd like to thank the people who have reached out with their well wishes after surgery, though I'm gonna have a nice scar on my cheek I'm happy to be over it and not really concerned with the scar ha ha. Also man what a week losing Kobe and my Niners losing in the superbowl. I grew up watching Kobe and had the pleasure of meeting him and seeing him every day at our gym so this was a tough one! It really does make you stop and think about how short and precious life is so go out and enjoy it and be good to people. I've been dreaming a lot lately and a lot of old feelings have been stirring inside so I've been trying to put that into new music which is working. I've got a ton of new music I'm putting together and really want to make this next album my best and I think the content is there to make that happen. If you want a shirt, coffee mug or any of the gear I'm selling on my site I'm giving away 10 free signed cd's with any purchase. Keep coming back to my site as I keep it updated with shows and content regularly. Gotta go get ready for my set tonight so I hope to see you guys there to celebrate life and music!
I had a few minutes so I thought I'd talk about a few things. First thing is I've been given my own night at The State Social House which will be "Alt Country Night" there are gonna be some heavy hitters in the industry as special guests so you don't want to miss this one. These guys are doing it for free! Aside from that I will be back at The Viper Room Jan 27th, Feb 03rd and 10th. I also want to thank all you guys who have been reaching out all over social media in support of my album its fun meeting and talking to all of you from all over the world it just blows me away! It gives me faith in what I'm doing and that music truly brings us together which has always been my goal. Money is great too but lets be honest the industry is completely different these days. You can have a million fans and still need to bartend to pay the bills lol. Good thing I like bartending! Seriously though music really saved me this year you really have no idea and all the messages and new friends have gotten me through it so Thank You again!