5/13 show added

Two days until the debut show with the new band. I hope The Go Lounge is made of brick, because if that place is built from straw or wood it’s got problems…

– Come by The Go Lounge in La Mesa this Thusday (3/29) at 8pm to watch us blow the house down and make you cry wee wee wee all the way home

– New show added: Sunday, May 13 (that’s Mother’s Day so bring your mom and buy her a hot toddy) at The Ruby Room in Hillcrest.

– Possible show on my birthday, April 16. More to come if it’s on. By the way, that was what Jim Gaffigan calls a “birthday alert”. And yes, it’s fine that you’re not getting me anything.

– I’d like to call attention to the many great musicians/songwriters I’ve met in the past several weeks, at open mics and at the vday.org fundraiser at 98 bottles: James “Mike” McCullock and Jack “Stretch” Norris aka Tiny Frank, Joshua Napier and Mishelle Banaga aka The Social Animal, The Mike Michaels Program, and Duke Ventra

– I’m looking for used guitar gear (full pedal board, tube amps, Gretsch or Les Pauls). Know anyone who’s selling?

– I’m applying for a permit to vend merch on the street. That means I’ll be busking at Seaport soon (and maybe Balboa Park too, though I can’t sell CDs there). I’ll let people know via calendar and on Facebook the days I’m out there.

– Of my initial run of 300 Activity CDs, I have sold of given away over half thus far! I am confident that one day I’ll make my money back on the production costs but I am still afraid to total up how much I went over-budget in my commitment to quality. I can’t express enough thanks to the Kickstarter supporters who made it happen with their generous donations. I am very proud of what I have created.

Until next time. Much love and gratitude,



Launch Time

You can consider this sort of a launch message. I have added some additional “online presence”, to use the techno-geek-speak, for which I would like to get the word out. Also, not to sound like a broken record, but in case you haven’t heard, I made a, well, not-broken record. In fact, I’m told it’s quite pleasant on the ears. Let’s make that bullet point 1:

1. “Activity”, my 11-track indie record that was released in January, has now been heard hundreds of times at my bandcamp site. Go here and you can stream the entire album for free. It’s also available for sale as mp3 and as a CD!

2. I posted the record to aggregator site CD Baby, which means you can now find me on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify (I’m there – I checked!) and dozens of other sites that sell or give away music. I would be very grateful if you could review, rate, or comment on my album at one of these sites!

3. There have been several updates to my main website, including adding a calendar and a news blog.

4. I have a fledgling Facebook fan page here. This way you don’t have to be my friend to “be my friend”. Or like me to “like me”. Uh, yah.

5. I am rehearsing my songs with a 4-piece band that I am wildly excited about. These guys have so much talent it’s silly. You can catch our debut show at Cathryn Beeks’ (of Listen Local SD) Homegrown Happy Hour, March 29th at Go Lounge in La Mesa. See calendar for more details.

6. Speaking of the lovely Cathryn, her Homegrown Show this Sunday, March 4, will feature one of my songs from the record. Tune in to 102.1 KPRI from 8-9pm to hear me and several other great SD bands and songwriters. You can stream it online, too.

7. I continue to have a fantastic time playing with the superbly talented, energetic and fun rock n rollers Danny and the Tramp!

Ok, enough! That’s all I wanted to say. Have a wonderful day!