Thursday, July 14, 2011


This was written by the lovely Sarah Alyse Shay in order to persuade me to post the picture of Neil Gaiman as a teenager, in which he bears is a certain likeness to me.

Works of this sort are most certainly welcome. Perhaps eventually I'll fold and post it so you all can see. For now, here is Sarah's for you all to enjoy.

An Ode to Zoe

Eyes that twinkle like chocolate chips
A face t'would launch a thousand ships
Skin as tender as turtledove's wings
Has the lady of whom I sing

Should she ask, I'd fly to the moon
Scoop up the stars from the sky with a spoon
And turn them into brooches and rings
For the lady of whom I sing

O, that she would but favor me
With a smile as secret as New Orleans
I would give most anything
To the lady of whom I sing

Reduced to beg, implore and plead
My will is hers inexorably
Awaiting that which she may bring
O, my lady of whom I sing

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Spring... what the %&#* just happened?

Somehow its Summer already. I swear this year just started.

Where time went:

Three months booking and preparing for tour.
Two and half months on tour and living in New Orleans.
One month being home or in Seattle working on the new album.
... and here we are.

Things I did:

Went to a crawfish boil.
Played Neil Gaiman's Bay Area book signing.
Fell in love with Alex Thompson's music.
Fell in love with New Orleans all over again.
Experienced the Goodwill bins in Seattle.
Toured with Shenandoah Davis.
Visited New Folsom Prison for the fourth time.
Learned songs by inmates at New Folsom Prison.
Raised over $10,000 for my new album!
Nearly finished a music video for Chocolate Chips which is now held up in post production.
Offended a few of people.
Charmed a few of people.
Wrote some songs about it.
Made plans to write more.
Made lists... lots and lots of lists.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Honey and Hyacinth

Those two things have nothing to do with this blog... I just like how they sound together.

Some exciting things:

1-I leave for tour in two weeks. Check out the tour dates on my website.

2-My "Chocolate Chips" music video is nearly finished.

3-A new website is in production and will soon launch.

4-I booked time in the studio to start recording my next album with Shenandoah Davis as producer.

5-I have four California shows coming up before I leave. One is at New Folsom Prison.

6-I am writing a bio for my new website and here is a preview:

After six months on the road her family settled in the Sierra foothills in Northern California. Zoe spent her summers swimming naked in the Yuba River. She still refused to wear shoes and also hated clothes. She wore the same green dress every day, along with her rubber boots or her bare feet, and in it she climbed many a tree. When she was eight years old her family moved to Nevada City. It was only fifteen miles from their mountain home and had a population of less than three thousand but felt like the biggest city she'd ever seen. She divided her time between playing "Guru" with her little sister, which consisted of lining up their stuffed animals in worship, and practicing front flips on the trampoline. From age six to nine Zoe had a recurring dream about being Princess of the Moon.

7-I am spending most of the month of April in New Orleans and I can't wait.

8-I am looking for a beat maker to collaborate with.

9-I am forgetting at least 428 exciting things in this list... but its probably best because you have things to be doing and who would be able to stop reading a list of exciting things? Certainly not me. The restraint it is taking to stop writing it is more than I thought I had. Excuse me while I pry my hands from the keyboard...