Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Smellin' them Roses

For as long as I can remember this whole music thing has been full speed ahead for me and the boys. We've been working very hard to make this dream of ours come true -- playing music to great crowds for a comfortable living -- and more and more it's looking attainable. We're doing this full time and paying the bills, we're playing some amazing shows to crowds that sing the words of our own songs, and we'll be playing soon with one of our idols Ben Harper. Even still, I often feel unsatisfied and am looking forward to the next big show or opportunity. If it isn't clear already from my lyrics this is one of the battles I face everyday is having trouble living in the present. The business side of music is without question a complicated game, but getting wrapped up in all that can kill a musician's creativity. It's not an easy balance especially since we're handling a ton of the business side ourselves, but it is a fun task. As long as we can take the time everyday to appreciate where we've come and how lucky/blessed we are to be here I think we'll be just fine. I could bust my ass and keep my head down all the way until playing sold out shows to 20,000 people but what's the point if it's not felt, understood, and appreciated?? Anyways, speaking of Ben Harper, here's a song that helps me relax and appreciate what's going on around me--even if only for a few minutes...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Me & Eek

Oh hey, so I've been meaning to post this one for a while and now that I'm a full on blogger here it is..this is dance hall reggae legend Eek-a-Mouse and I after an adult beverage or 2 at Downtown Brew after hours. One of the more epic nights of partying I've ever had--bada bing bing bada bong bong....

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

See America



So this album has been in the works for almost a full year now and we're gettin' them back on Tuesday. It's been a crazy experience from writing in abandoned train boxcars and an empty San Francisco mansion, recording in a bar after hours, and mixing at a legendary studio in Hollywood^^. It's kinda surreal to finally get this thing back and I'm anxious as hell to hear what people have to say about it...

Dan's Blog Back in Business (OHH YEAAH YOU ARE EXCITED)

Hey guys, so we've been pretty damn busy with the writing, recording, and now production and promoting of our new album "See America," but I'm looking forward to getting back on this blog thing. Now I've had a little trouble getting in to this thing before, but I'm starting to learn what a blog is and I think I could have some fun with this thing documenting our travels and experiences. Please stay tuned and I promise to start posting all over the place. I got a neat little vid of me and Eek a Mouse I think I'll post next...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Blogging All Over the Place

After a pathetic attempt at becoming a blogger, I'm ready step up my game and blog all over the place...Stay tuned for a blog clinic.