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Album Review from Americana-UK

It was nice to wake up Friday to find the cover of my CD on the Americana-UK website alongside such stalwarts as Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams, and The Replacements. Of course, I had not actually read it yet, so there…

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My New Album is Available

Hooray. At long last my new album, called The Technological Breakthrough, is available. I recorded it at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco and it was produced by John Vanderslice. The album artwork was done oh so nicely by Joe…

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Picking away at the album to-do list

This is the first time I have ever gone through the process of making a real album. It is a LONG process and the first ingredient is songs. In order to write songs you need inspiration, which can’t be bought…

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Choosing to record in San Francisco at Tiny Telephone

Before I had kids I used to spend an entire weekend holed up in my bedroom recording. I loved getting lost in the process. After I had kids getting lost in the recording process was not an option. I had…

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My new Album!!!

On April 12th, 2014 I got in my Subaru and drove 4 hours north on the 101 with a car full of instruments, clothes, and various odds and ends. I exited in San Francisco and within a few minutes was…

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Running and Songwriting

How quickly we can fall from our superhuman pedestal. Today marks 18 days since I turned my ankle and got sick. Since then I have done pretty much jack shit. I feebly tried to run a couple days ago and…

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6.5 weeks left until marathon

Yes, less than 7 weeks until the San Luis Obispo marathon. I have been sick for 10 days and have been nursing a bum ankle. And there were some serious cracks in my vegan facade this weekend as I ingested…

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SICK

What a weekend. A twisted ankle on Saturday, then a creeping sickness on Sunday, which turned into a full fledged cold. Now it is Wednesday and I hope and pray that the worst is over. Yesterday evening was brutal. I…

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Twisted Ankle and Maybe a Broken Bone. Yeah!

I am starting to feel a bit like the boy who cried wolf, but this time I think it is for real. 10 days ago I thought i had torn a calf muscle. After a day of grieving I realized…

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Running While Vegan

It was three weeks ago yesterday when I bought a new pair of Brooks Pure Flow shoes, took off on a 6 mile run, and decided to get in shape for the San Luis Obispo Marathon on April 7th. Four…

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Running Fiend


After my scare last Thursday I decided to regress to my old running style (mild heel strike) for a bit in order to ease up on ye olde calf tendon. It worked. I ran 15 miles with my cousin Earl…

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Onward Ho!

After hurting myself last night I allowed myself to luxury of wallowing in my self pity for one night. Well now it is morning so no more self pity. And actually I feel quite good. I did a few stretches…