Thursday, August 6, 2009

Self reliance, and the bees knees.

Yesterday I read "Self-Reliance" by Ralph Waldo Emerson who says, "Nothing can bring you peace but yourself."

Yesterday I got a present! This video was made by David Westway of Portland, OR. David is also a talented poet.

Yesterday I made t-shirts for my upcoming tour, using some wings I had around the house I made myself a pattern which reminded me of a phoenix bird (as does my new hair color.) For now the shirts will only be sold on my tour at live shows, but when I come home I may sell them online.

Yesterday I uploaded songs onto my bandcamp page. These are new songs and old songs with new arrangements which were recorded live at my show in Oakland last Saturday.


Yesterday I made myself an interim website. Just something to pass the time until I have some art that I want to use for myself. Ideally I'd like to not design my own website, but I think it's kind of charming.

I leave for this tour with Mark Growden on Saturday:

08/08 Chico, CA
08/10 Eugene, OR
08/13 Portland, OR
08/14 Medford, OR
08/15 Nevada City, CA

If you are nearby you should come out and see me. I play new songs, old songs, happy songs, sad songs, ugly songs, beautiful songs. I have a new guitar.

Yesterday I talked to my dad, he is doing really well, feeling great, losing weight, loving life.

I love my life too.

It's the bee's knees.


  1. I love your new songs. The webcast last week was really great too; sorry I couldn't see it live. Paernts house = no internet =( but thank you for recording it. I'm really glad to hear that your dad is doing well. Good luck on the tour and I can't wait to see you play!

    <3 Ry