Friday, December 12, 2008

She spills her drink on her sleeve.
"Here" he says.
"It'll be ok"
Wiping her shirt with a warm, wet cloth.

They sit there, Staring at the walls, neither one willing to say goodbye for hope of some cataclysmic event to interrupt their parting. Its funny the things they think about to keep their minds distracted from the inevitable loss.
The way a shadow falls on the rug.
A speck of dust falling through a ray of light.

As he stands up, his hand hits the table, drawing a wince from his face. She yells at him to wait. Running into the kitchen with tears in her eyes, she reaches into the freezer, emptying cubes of ice into a plastic baggie.
Racing back to him, she takes his hand as if holding a precious jewel.
"Here", she says.
"It'll be ok."


Monday, November 17, 2008

MYSPACE and Mini-tour

Don't forget to go to our MYSPACE and listen to some of our songs! Also, Add us to your friends list and comment.....EVERY DAMN DAY!!!!!!!

I am taking suggestions on cover songs to add to the upcoming mini-tour......So far I'm thinking....
--Sweet Emotion
--Fire and Rain
--Scuttle Buttin
--Life by the Drop
--Tiny Dancer

So, if you have any sure to let me know here, or on the myspace page.


Monday, November 10, 2008


Starting in January, I will be hitting all of the favorite spots that matt and I played on our little mini-tour. It will be fun to return to some of those venues, and I am hoping that GINA will be able to join me on some of those dates.

Until then, the piano play will continue, and I'll be busy preparing a decent set list that I can be happy with. So feel free to visit our MYSPACE page and take a listen to the 3 tunes that I have up there. Also, you can feel free to add any one of the songs to your profile....if it doesn't work, email me and I can send it to you.

byebye for now


Thursday, November 06, 2008

I just got a new piano. Well, new to me. Its old.....really old. It needs to be tuned. There are some keys that stick.

It's Perfect.

I wanted to start writing songs differently and I must say, it is working very well. The piano brings an entirely different point of view to the table. I must say that I am partial to Coldplay's "The Scientist" and "Clocks".


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

"The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity, and unyielding hope."
--Barack Obama

Friday, October 31, 2008


I am a lover of animals.....don't get me wrong...I eat meat all the time so I probably wouldn't fit into PETA's club of douche-bags....but I have much respect and love for animals.

There was a bull by the name of Pajarito. Pajarito was raised on a ranch for the sole purpose to fight a matador in the ring, and then be ritualistically killed. For those of you who don't know bull-fighting....Usually, the bull loses its life when the fight is over. It is a pretty controversial sport.
Anyway, Pajarito's time had come and he was released into the be fought.

This is where my respect for him comes.....because most bulls come out frightened, and skittish.

Not Pajarito.

Pajarito came out like a bat out of hell, and proceeded to make his mark in this world. He went straight for the fence, and then jumped into the crowd. He pushed, shoved, gored people out of his way until eventually he became stuck.

Moments later, he was killed when a matador ended his life with a sword.

No one in the crowed was killed.

I wonder if he was scared? Angry? I wonder if he missed any of his brothers and sisters that he grew up with on the ranch. I wonder if he felt alone. I can't help but feel a connection to him. It might sound stupid, but its true.

I like Pajarito's style....It's almost like he came out with an attitude of....WATCH THIS. If I'm gonna go out, It's going to be my way. People won't soon forget me. My life is not meaningless. I was meant for more than inevitable destruction.

I hate bull-fighting, and I personally rejoice when I hear that the Bull wins.

So I will raise my metaphorical glass to my almost-friend...Pajarito. And hope that I can share the same attitude that fueled his last moments of life........Watch this, because I was meant for more than anyone on this earth might think.

p.s. Pajarito means "Little bird" in spanish. Watch the little bird fly.


Tuesday, August 05, 2008

30 second clip

If you go to our MYSPACE you can see a 30 second video clip of matt and I playing the song "Ashes". The site is still under construction, but is beginning to take shape. Feel free to add us if you'd like.
Well I guess that's all for now.


Sunday, August 03, 2008


Matt and I just finished one of the coolest weeks ever....three shows this last week. I think my favorite was the Celtic Bayou....followed by The Columbia City Theatre. We also played The Trabant Chai Lounge.....I was going to play the moo again(solo) on Friday, but since Matt and I had already qualified, they were really wanting to give everyone else a chance...or so I was told. So now its back to work for matt....which means not a lot of shows, but a lot of writing...finishing some songs. Starting new ones....getting ready for the show at the Moo on the 15th which will be interesting to say the least. Anyway, here are some pics of the Columbia City Theatre. One of the places we played this past week.

P.S. We are working on a myspace so that everyone will be able to hear some stuff...mostly live recordings....That's all I got..Bye for now


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Mocha Moo 7-18-08

Well, Matt and I played the moo again and it was quite fun. We didn't win this week, but we still made it to the top 3.....and with all of the talent that was quite the ego boost.
Tickets for the show on August 15th are $10.00 and are supposedly going to sell out fast. If you want to go, you can contact The Mocha Moo to secure your seat and come support Matt and I.

Bye friends.


Monday, July 14, 2008

BEST OF SHOW 7-11-08

Thank you to everyone who voted for Matt and I last Friday at the Moo! There were sooooooo many UNBELIEVABLE performers!!

Anyway, so Matt and I will be added to the list of the Best Of Show winners who will play on Friday August 15th....I believe the show begins at 7:30, $15 at the door, or $10 in advance.... It would be soooooo BOSS to see you all there!


Saturday, July 05, 2008

My life changed yesterday. There wasn't a particular moment, or time. I mean, I can't say that at exactly noon, something happened to me. If anyone has kept up with my writing, you know that I moved to Seattle for one reason, music.

The writing on this site has incorporated everything that has happened to me since I've been here....and I must say, even with the bad parts, or painful times, it has been wonderful.
But for some time now, I have had the feeling of being lost. It's sort of the same way that you feel when you love someone, then they leave...its like..."What now?"

I used to have a struggle within myself....On one side, I was fighting for financial freedom.....wealth, success in that way. On the other side, I have the person that I really am. An artist. I, not once in my existence on this earth, have ever referred to myself as an artist. But yesterday, I said hello to myself as an artist, and my pursuit of musical success.

Not many people ever REALLY feel that they ever understand the reason for their existence.....but I'm telling you, it felt like the creator of the universe was holding me. It is my hope for humanity that everyone, at least once, can somehow feel that.

So, having said that, there are some things that I need to say to some people.....
Thank you for raising me the way you did. Through all of the mistakes, you managed to raise a boy who feels free to follow his heart, without becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. There's about 1% of parents that can say that.

TO MY FRIENDS: Thank you for understanding, and being willing to help me when I needed it. The encouragement means everything to me.

So anyway......I would say that right this second...Coldplay seems to be the biggest band on the planet...I LOVE their new album.....its kind of intimidating though. Whenever a band like that emerges with a great album...I always feel less than.
But not this time. This time, I choose to be challenged. I feel like Chris Martin and company have set the bar, and its up to me to rise above that. Or die trying.

So, with the highest respect to Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Johnny Buckland, and Will Champion...Dave Matthews and John Mayer....HERE I COME.
And, I think it only fitting to use a line from my favourite song "Lost" off of the new Coldplay album -Viva La Vida

-You might be a big fish in a little pond
Doesn't mean you've won
Cause along may come a bigger one
And you'll be lost


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

God, give me the wisdom to know that failure is inevitable, then grant me the courage to try again.


Friday, June 06, 2008

So there is this band...Flyleaf, and there's is a lyric in their song "All around me"

--"I feel you on my fingertips, my tongue dances behind my lips for you".

I just can't get it out of my head. So poetic, and it's one of those lyrics that I wish I would've written!!!! Damn you Flyleaf!!!!

As far as hard bands lead by a chick....Paramore is also pretty good. They're big song "Misery business" has quickly become one of my favorites.

And with me...I'm finishing and adding to some of the songs....matt is awol, I played with a bass player and he's pretty cool. I'm probably going to have to do the solo thing this summer so we'll see how that goes! I'm also thinking of doing some experimenting with loops in the studio so that will be fun......That's all for now, minions...

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

"With the right person, laying in the grass can be more perfect than the most comfortable bed, in the most expensive room, of the most luxurious hotel."

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Below I've added a link to my not so great performance on Friday night at the Moo. I always appreciate the harshness of being humbled.

How's that for an intro?


4-11-08 Live @ The Moo


Monday, April 07, 2008

live play

I've put together a setlist of new songs that I will be trying out this Friday, April 11th at the Moo.

---Spin around
---Fool(Lay your head)

The songs are pretty sexy so yes, once again, I will be making love to the mic...

I should be performing around 7:30 P.M. Pacific time and the performances are streamed live at, so if you can't make it, you can watch online.

Also, be sure to visit the Moos Myspace to get the latest updates on the Best of Show winners.


Thursday, February 07, 2008


I wish that I could go back and tell myself that it turns out ok.
That all of the pain would soon be replaced with smiles.
That all of the anger would be wiped away with laughter.
I'd like to tell myself that when it seemed hopeless, a helping hand was already on its way, that the skies weren't as dark as they appeared and the storm would only last so long before my world would right itself again.

Friday, February 01, 2008

I wish I may, I wish I might,
This lovely dance with you tonight.


Sunday, January 27, 2008

Matt & I

The Mocha Moo is one of the best venues that Matt and I have played at. The sweet racing stripes on my sleeves help me play guitar real fast.