2014 November

One of my favorite interviews that I have recorded was with Glen Phillips from Toad the Wet Sprocket. I had been a  huge fan of the band and Glen's solo records, including Mr. Lemons, which you can hear from my link below this text. Glen is a fountain of inspiration, wit, knowledge, and experience from decades of music playing, a tragic setback in the form of a physical injury from falling through a glass table, and a good example of a songwriter still focused on his art.

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Grateful and inspired by Glen Phillips last night at City Winery Napa! Always great to learn from a master songwriter with witty banter, excellent singing, and well crafted guitar work.

I hope you enjoy this talk with Danny Hauger from Cal State Fullerton Titan Radio at the time, and Glen Phillips, one of my 5 favorite songwriters of all time. Support Glen, and me! Use the Amazon links below! Thanks for listening!

On Election Day, 2014, not being able to vote because I just moved and apparently the registration deadline in Contra Costa County was October 20th, which would have been nice to know ahead of time - - - -but i digress, before I even get started. So on Election Day I sat down with my guitar to vote with a new demo. I know, doesn't make much sense.

My new Fender acoustic electric guitar (T Bucket) and I arranged our first song recording together. A tender moment for sure, love the look of this new guitar by the way...


I sat down with a chord progression in mind before i picked up the guitar. This is maybe the only time I have ever pre-conceived of a sound before strumming it out. It led to a pretty quick rhythm recording, maybe two takes.


Then I added in some lead guitar, stayed acoustic, and stayed unprocessed. No pre-amp, just a live microphone recording the room. What came out was a nearly complete instrumental work. But I felt like applying some songwriting to it and began some lyrics which were completed with concept in mind in about 20 minutes.

I liked the sound and feel a lot, similar to other songs from the Danny Hauger archives, but different enough to add to the track listing for the upcoming album. Grab it now, for free, as a thank you for visiting, sharing, and supporting my music!

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Happy Election Day everyone! And to worldwide listeners, happy be the best person you can day! That's it from me! 

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My career search continues, teaching as a sub a few days a week, writing freelance daily! Lots of Fiverr orders lately also! I think it will be a great time of transition as I coach, teach, write, record, and search for that next opportunity.

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