This song, "Space in Time," is from my last album Spirit Holiday. I loved playing it with Lincoln, Anthony, and Spencer because we always locked into the vibe of what it was. Thanks to Wendy Brown for the clip!
I lived in Central Los Angeles for fifteen years and spent most of my time in the neighborhoods of Echo Park and Boyle Heights. While living in Boyle Heights, I was inspired to write a song about the deceased wife of my landlord's elderly father, Jose'. I'd catch him daydreaming in the kitchen of the house I was renting a room in and ask him who he was thinking of. He'd say, "Maria." With help from my friend Greg Lucas, we did a one-day shoot with Angela Farias at historic locations around East LA. Check it out!
I have dear friends in Padova, Italy, a few miles west of Venice. Two of them, Mario Perona and Alfonso Stefanelli, have an acoustic duo group called The Ivanhoffs. Accompanied by my long-time American friend, Dominic Carrillo (on drums), they covered my song, "Almost Weightless," along with a French horn player and spirited violinist. I'm still in awe of this. Thank you Bozhana Carrillo for the clip! xo
Years ago, my friend Dominic Carrillo created this video with images he captured on his cell phone. It's a mix of Italian train travel and some stills of me playing guitar at the apartment he was briefly renting in the Northbay as he pursued his Masters degree. Thanks again, Dom!
I'm very proud of this video. I came up with the general concept and pitched the idea to my super-talented friend/director, Eric Pritchard. He liked it, accepted the role of director, and off we went. It stars Miss Vicky as a mystical woman who takes me on a simple journey to watch two young girls jump rope. Check it out!
My friend Jake had a gig at Cafe Du Nord and he asked me to play my song, Two Crashed Cars, with him on stage later that night. We rehearsed it upstairs in the ghostly Swedish American Music Hall, which was a thrill. If you dig the song, it's on my album, All Things Pink (available to stream).
We were roughly one month into the pandemic stay-at-home order and things were getting goofy. I decided to do some 'self-karoke' and sang over the music to my own song, "Fast and Fragile," from the album, Delicious Conditions. Get goofy with me!
In 2014, my videographer friend, Evan Weitzberg, called me up one morning and said, "Come check out this warehouse in Downtown. Let's shoot a video." Within an hour he had everything set up and I started strumming away. Interestingly, the images he projected aligned exactly with the words in the song, ones he'd never heard before. Side note: I'd never met the girl singing back-up vocals behind me (she was Evan's friend), and never saw her again. Thanks again, Evan!
I was in a band called The Marinators in 2001-2 with Matt Gross (bass) and Dominic Carrillo (drums). We played small bars in San Diego and made one album called Chicken Bone, which generated a touch of buzz. Some of our Italian friends enjoyed the songs, and years later, we floated the idea of a reunion show, which ended up happening. This is some rough cell phone audio from the abridged first set of the first show at Casa Stefanelli. It was an unforgettable night! xo