Monday, March 29, 2010

Show Tonight at The Delancey

Home from The Delancey. 3.29.10. The show went well. Thanks to all of those who came out. My friend Steve Demarcado, a master perfumer sent me a text message saying he could not make it shortly before the gig.  Then he showed up! He said, I had to come. The Renegades's energy was coming from Saturn; far off, visceral and up tempo.  I heard from many people after the show that we were tight and everything sounded the best so far. Very gratifying.  No one thought we were arriving from far and distant planets. We did Sister Sister as an encore - no rehearsal. We had no encore planned.  I thought Will You Kiss Me and Burning For You sounded good too.   I passed out the new single. Can't Blame It All On You b/w Faker.   My beautiful friend Kristin, black from hair to toe took this photograph.

PS My friend Curt Nielsen (superb actor) wrote me this morning. "... you were so lonely on that stage, undressing before us there, with your songs, each sung another layer dropped." That is how I felt. And it isn't comfortable. I don't feel good.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bern Nix Article in allaboutjazz

Bern Nix performs on my latest recordings. If you'd like to learn more about one of the great jazz artists of our time. Read this wonderful article in

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mixing New Songs at Orange Studio

I was at Orange Studio last night mixing two new songs; Can't Blame It All On You and Faker.  James Dellatacoma was at the board and I brought 70, my mysterious Euro bass player to lend his ears. Mixing a song is like editing a movie. The work can be saved or destroyed in the room. Usually things fall in between. Too bad.  After about 5 hours I had to fight the urge to give up and give in.  70 talked at length about dbs and eq parameters and then said "it is up to you man."  I think the songs came out well, meaning we well represented the initial thrust&concept. Though I can barely remember the initial feeling.  The songs seem distant now.  I gave these recordings a lot of thought, but I went in on instinct and impulse.  I'm so far through these songs I've come out the other side. I look at them and wonder what was I thinking?  At one point I felt despair creep in when I realized we could spend a week mixing these songs. Instead we were doing it in one night. Limitations are good, that what I keep saying to myself.  Hah!  70 took this photograph of me in the studio when it was over. I feel it captured my mood. Lost in sea of darkness, with just a little light.