That’s the Power of Love: The Music of My Relationship

A little over six years ago, I met a sweet and lovely woman who also happened to be artistically brilliant.  I quickly realized that in her I had found just about the most wonderful person I had ever met!   We barely started dating and already there was a feeling about our togetherness that I could not remember having experienced before.  It was lovely, it was satisfying, and I had a complete sense of peace and contentment that was new to me.

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Fun Times at the Sacramento Film and Music Festival (& “Snuggle Bunny” Video Premiere!)

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Last weekend I had the fortune and privilege of spending three evenings at the Sacramento Film and Music Festival at the Crest Theater in downtown Sacramento.
This was incredibly fun for me for several reasons. First of all, I love film, and I love going to film festivals. I have been to film festivals in San Francisco and Nevada City in the past, and loved the immersive experience of being saturated in watching new films for a day or two or three.

 

 

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“Snuggle Bunny” Video Shoot – A Total Success!

Wow, what a week! The “Snuggle Bunny” video shoots this past Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday were awesome. Between two days and two different locations we had dozens of extras show up to participate! I was completely blown away by the response, and I had a fabulous time with everyone. A huge thanks goes out to director Matt Baker of Baker Animation Online for taking on this project. I’d also like to give a special thanks to all the wonderful people who helped make this event a success. You know who you are!

Below are a few pictures from the shoots:

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Matthew Baker holds up the camera as I perform “Snuggle Bunny” and our wonderful extras party along at the Tower Theater in Roseville, CA July 14, 2013. Pic taken by Charr Crail. Charr writes more about this experience at her blog.

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It Takes a Village: The Musical Guests of “I Love You”

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To date, some of my best recording experiences have been collaborations. In fact, prior to recording I Love You, I helped lead two different music compilation album projects. The first was a compilation done in San Francisco with over twenty music artists from the Hotel Utah, a popular open mic and center of San Francisco’s singer-songwriter community.

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What’s in a Name? My Musical Journey from Rap to Piano and Back

Back in 2004,  I made up my mind that I was going to become a rapper.   Actually, it started with the idea of doing a rap album.   I had really no idea what that would entail, and was largely ignorant of rap to be honest, as well as totally ignorant of recording music and even of songwriting, which I had never done.  In fact, I was largely ignorant of contemporary commercial music of most kinds, since I had spent much of the previous nine years of my life listening to and playing only classical music.  Yet I was determined, and so I began.

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Rockin’ out on a Sunday Night: Journey Music at Sacramento Tribute Fest

Last night I performed at the “Legendary Rockers Tribute”  Festival in Sacramento.  I have been playing with “Departure,” a Journey Tribute band, since last fall.  I’ve been having a great time with these guys, and it seems every performance is a cool new experience.  This event was a two day-long bonanza of Tribute bands playing back-to-back-to-back.  Included were tributes to the Beatles, Pink Floyd, ZZ Top, AC/DC, Tom Petty, Journey (us), and a whole lot more.  I had never been to this sort of event, and I found it interesting watching the other tribute bands.

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