Its beautiful outside today. The weather is just perfect, not a cloud in the sky. I am getting ready to head over to Squashed Grapes in Ventura to see my friendGergo Borlai play some drums with Scott Kinsey and Jimmy Earl. Can’t wait to hear this. He is also putting on a little drum clinic, so it’ll be nice to learn some new things ! Getting ready for a big show up in Fresno on May 20th. I’ll be substituting on bass with The Dtease, playing an opening spot for a band called Puddles of Mudd. Its very loud and very rocking, so I have been turning it up a bit ! I look forward to it !
I just got word that one of my very best friends just passed from Nashville. We would talk and laugh for hours on the phone when I lived in LA. He really wanted to live in LA. He was just going to wait until he got his health back. Crushing news. He was always the first one to call when something cool happened and he always meant it. Real as real gets. RIP pal. If you knew Anthony Joyner, you just knew. #anthonyjoyner
It's going down...
The area behind where I live. I call it Vietnam.
Ever been in an empty pool? Me neither.
West coast on the left. Gulf Coast on the right. Big difference. For one thing, the water in the Pacific is always cold. On the East Coast, the water is typically a great deal warmer in South Florida. Much more humid here, much more tropical. In California, the air is a lot drier. Both places have their pros and cons. Little PSA for those who have criss crossed the country.
Mr Turtle came out today to check out his backyard. I know he's really a tortoise, but who cares? 😎😎😎😎
I love driving over Tampa Bay. This is the way I go home from my Sunday service at @thesuncoast . I love it down here. Look at that sky !
Dave Stark and I on a little groove high this evening. He's every bit as good a player as he is a drum instructor and it's so much fun to play together. Nothing but pocket We'll be doing some gigs together soon.
Havana! Not really, but it looks like it. I often pretend such things. It's really Sarasota.
Beautiful tree in my neighborhood in Florida. Amazing.
Spring is Coming! Here's a happy play back of this new song. It seems very season appropriate. It's always summer where I live though. But for Schos over in Germany, whom I play a lot of tracks with, it's just starting. Nice little groove to it too! Just a day in the life. We all can use a little happy stuff.This was a Fender song all the way.
Fired up this badazz rig today. It still works! Wayne Jones pre and 2 Wayne Jones 2x10 powered cabs. Each cab powered with 1000 watt built in power amps with XLR speaker connectors. They did it right down under with this rig. Extremely portable too. Best amps in the business for me. At low volume this rig records perfectly.
For those of you that like to read, here's a good one. "Do Stand So Close" by @jeffreyleecampbell. It's his story about being hired by Sting and the shenanigans that go along with it. Very well written ! He makes you feel like you were there. Outstanding read. Very nice Jeffrey!
St Armands Key Florida near where I live. Gorgeous scenery.
In the last 48 hours, I was given the opportunity to record for clients in Switzerland, New York City, and also LA. All very different vibes, and all very good artists in their own right. I had a tricky one where I had to play a keyboard bass line on the electric bass. I loved it and got to exercise my ears, chops, and served up some different tones. It's a good feeling that they are all happy!💥😎😎
Playing all day today. It's never done. Have a wonderful day. I'm starving too. 🤪
Happy Nowruz 2021! To all my Persian friends, this is a big deal! If you don't know about it, it is very interesting. It usually occurs on the date where day and night are of equal length and is a big celebration in the Persian culture. Good stuff!
I just played a series of great projects for those that asked me to play bass for them from Switzerland, France and New York as well as Arizona. Yesterday I get a call for "emergency bass" So I gave my best "Johnny Gage", (look him up for all of you that don't know who he is). Turned out great, and I met some new friends. All great artists! Contact me for info.
Mama Mia !
About a year ago I had hair halfway down my back. Now I go to the Man Cave in Sarasota Florida. Go see Racquel there. They'll take good care of you! #haircut #highandtight #wherediditgo #nomorehair