This week has been very inspiring for me. There have been some bummers too. Roy Hargrove passed unexpectedly. I didn’t know Roy, but I loved the way he played and was a big fan of his music. On the other hand, I’ve been unusually busy and have been blessed with an abundance of work. Over in London, I was hired to play on two projects, one with one of the singers from the Drifters, (Under the Boardwalk), and another for a composer of children’s music. I feel like I’m learning too and feel like I’m nine again when I do those kind of projects. I also got a smooth jazz song to play on, so I’m definitely going from one thing to another. I also got to take part in another hard rock piece from a gentleman in Syracuse NY, and this morning, something came in from a producer in Italy that reminds me of U2. It has to be done today. If that wasn’t enough, I got an offer to play a show in St Croix in December. I’ll reveal names and tracks on my website as they come to completion. I feel very fortunate about all of this and just wanted to share. Keep on your path. Dreams do come true.
Years ago, in a land far away, I was doing time in the joint for a guy named Cledus T Judd. I had no idea who he was. Turns out, he was some kind of country music singer. It was actually a music video in a real county jail in the year 2000. No idea how that all came about at the time, I really forget. They just wanted a bad ass in the jail look. I did my best. I forgot all about this! #jail #prison #whatdafuq #angryyoungman #busted #theshityoudontsee
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How was your New Year's eve? This was taken in Rupert, Idaho. I'd never heard of it either. Seems like I was in the minority this time because there were over 3500 people that have definitely heard of it and gathered for an amazing celebration. Happy New Year! #rupertbeetdrop #idaho @jonathanmceuenmusic @jordansaltmarsh @gem_state
Some parts of Utah look like the moon. Beautiful state #travelphotography #utah #happynewyear
Again...air bound.....if you can, definitely fly out of Santa Barbara airport instead of LAX...it's much easier. No mess, no crowds, no traffic...you can get to gigs or wherever you're going efficiently without a lot of stress, parking and driving. When you fly around for one off gigs, it helps to arrive fresh....#santabarbara #bass #flydates #travel #electricbass #fun #working #paradigmsync
What a machine! Someday I'd like to get my pilots license, but for now I'll just play holiday parties in airplane hangars now and then. Happy holiday to all.
Tripping at @megasound studios in Ventura. Sweet place!