in memory of a friend in maine

February 23, 2014

I Shall Be Released

This show was a benefit for a small school in Vermont. It really brought home the power of music, community and giving that has been one of the driving forces of my life for the last few years. Few people lived that spirit as well as her.

New Year's Resolution New Year’s Resolution

Call me, I can hook it up.

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we were on a break!

November 7, 2013

Am I stoned right now? 1:15 – 1:20 seems to indicate, yes.

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for our final trick

October 6, 2013

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Orange Peel
Asheville, NC
2013.10.05

Thanks Allyn Halsey

LIVE: AKG CK 63 (~DIN, ROC, ~10′ high, ~50′ back) > Naiant Active/PFA > Tascam 680 (24/48)

HOME: 680 > Reaper (EQ) > Audacity (tracking, fades) > xACT (fix SBE/FLAC encoding, ffp)

01. -The End intro-
02. The Lion, The Beast, The Beat >
03. Never Go Back
04. Parachute Heart >
05. Stars >
06. Timekeeper >
07. Loneliest Soul
08. Turntable
09. Keepsake
10. Runaway
11. One Heart Missing >
12. The Divide
13. Like A Prayer >
14. Big White Gate >
15. Sweet Hands > Superstition > Sweet Hands
16. Medicine
17. Mystery Train
18. Friend of the Devil
19. Colors >
20. Sugar >
21. Paint It Black >
22. Stop the Bus
23. -encore break-
24. E: Nothing but the Water Pt. I >
25. E: Nothing but the Water Pt. II >
26. E: Gimme Some Lovin’
27. E: Time >
28. E: Paris (Ooh La La)
29. E: War Pigs
30. E: I’m On Fire >
31. E: Wild Thing

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george takei

October 5, 2013

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stgb
Photo Credit : Me

Goodbye road. At least for the longest chunk of time away from you I’ve seen in 10 years. You’ve shaped me in ways good and bad. The highlight of my life thus far has been on stage…on the road…With you. I’ve done all the things I set out to do. It’s it’s been a motherfucker of a ride. You took me all the way to the edge…the highest highs…some mean ass lows…but here I stand at the end of a decade and I still love my band and I still love getting up on stage…and making music with my friends. What am I saying? I don’t know…I guess I’m trying to say I love you all. I appreciate you all. I’m not going away but I am tired, sore, homesick, out of clean underwear, out of coffee, my mattress is shaped like a taco, my back is mangled and I miss my girlfriend…time to go home, hibernate, live, and then come up with the best new music we can conjure. Until then.

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upcoming hiatus

October 1, 2013

After the Orange Peel show I’ll be taking some time off. Spending fall and early winter in Vermont then maybe . . .

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Any discussion of Friday’s show, however, would be incomplete without giving a bit of well-deserved praise to the incomparable Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. Playing a set before Brown, the Vermont native defines the terms “charisma” and “swagger.” There’s no doubting either her talent or her sex appeal – and when she puts it together as she does on songs like “Ooh La La (Paris)” or “One Short Night,” you will no doubt be mesmerized and also wonder why she is not a household name. Another highlight of her set was a tip of the hat to Elvis Presley on “Mystery Train.”

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-615/5740654/zac-browns-southern-ground-festival-cooks-up-big-duets-and-fiery

If you wanted to, you could do worse than checking out Kacey Musgraves

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my flag boy

September 28, 2013

Iko Iko?

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The Flaming Lips & Grace Potter Perform Led Zeppelin’s “The Rain Song” from Grace Potter and the Nocturnals on Vimeo.

Rain Song – Grace does Zep with Flaming Lips

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