Dave over at Direct Current Music sent me this link tonight along with a lovely message about my new record The Breaks. Even tho we missed the boat on a review when it was released he still took the time to say a few words and post my video... Thanks Dave! It's much appreciated :)
And finally I can't dismiss you without pointing you firmly in the direction of Albuquerque's startling Jen Olive, whose THE BREAKS proves beyond any reasonable doubt that she could be the envelope-pushing, acoustic guitar-toting Joni Mitchell of her generation if she wasn't already it's Linda Perhacs. Jen;s antennae perceive music differently than the lumpen herd: give her a 4/4 time signature and she'll create an elliptical orb within it, while she approaches harmonic intervals like a swift skimming the surface of a pool. It;s no stretch to imagine Radio 2 enhancing its stock thousandfold by placing the melodiously, effortlessly accessible 'Black Sunday', 'Time', or the title track on constant rotation: but personally, I won't be content until there's a statue of her in Albuquerque's Old Town.
So.. I am back in the CA desert in a great little retreat/house... perfect . After nearly a year back from the UK, I think it;s time to get going again. My first thoughts are videos... easy, live videos. Just me and my guitar - back to basics. Any suggestions or requests? I should say in advance that Robot Boy and I Say Love are off the table for now - I need to listen to the raw guitar tracks and figure out the tunings all over again... shame on me I never write down anything! Other than those tho - let me know what you'd like to see/hear :) xx