Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
I've been writing so much material lately, it's been great. I can't wait to get into the studio so you guys can hear some of the new songs! I played Metro a little over a week ago, and it felt really good. I've always loved that stage, and I think I always will. Check out this YouTube video of my cover of "In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins live from the Metro:
The holidays were really special this year. With Dan Man (my younger brother) around on his winter break, we've been able to spend some quality time together. It's been pretty fantastic. If we look back at the past two weeks, one thing we can truly say we accomplished is beating both The Lion King (pictured below) & Donkey Kong Country for Super Nintendo. That is pretty big time.
If you had asked me a couple years ago what my thoughts were on eating sushi, you'd probably have not gotten much of a verbal response- but more of an facial expression that says "Um, hey thanks, but no thanks". How foolish I was! Here is a photo of one of my finest meals to date:
Listening to lately:
Ray Lamontagne - If you haven't heard anything from him yet, you will. It's kind of like Van Morrison and David Gray birthed a child artist who was really into Wes Anderson films. Make sense? Probably not. Suggested track: You Are The Best ThingD'Angelo - Yes, yes- the ripped black singer who was naked in that video from the mid-90's. But more importantly, one of the best "Neo-Soul" artists I've ever heard. When I think of the term "groove", I think of him. Suggested track to get down to: I Found My Smile Again
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! 2009 is going to be a good one, I know it.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I'm tossing around a few different ideas as what to dress up as at my concert on Halloween in PA. In fact, the guys and I may be doing some kind of theme. Working out the details. I promise to share photos.
Do you guys have any great costume ideas? Comment me with either what you're being this year, your best costume ever or the best costume you've ever seen!
Figuring out how to dress at cat like a barnyard owl,
Friday, August 22, 2008
Sheetz (the Empire will expand)
Mark Rose Trio featuring (Altoona's very own) The Dan-Man
White Sox baseball (1st place!)
NFL Pre-season (Chicago Bears look... interesting)
E-Lo (the woman)
Where The Light Is (live CD/DVD)
Family Order (aka Boyfriends part deux)
That Great Gourmet himself, Merrill Howard Kailin (RIP)
Moose (dog from Baltimore)
Iced Chai (S*bucks)
What has been sweet on your plate lately? Comments encouraged. Give me a Top 5.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Speaking of exciting-- I am so stoked for my tour dates in August. I can't wait to show you all what I've been up and to get some bottled up energy out on stage.
"Silent Running" by Mike & the Mechanics just came on my iTunes... man, I love this song. Can you hear me? Can you hear me running? Anyways, in addition to my new music I've been working on, I've also spent a little time with some of my favorite songs. A friend commented to me not so long ago, asking why I always cover 80's songs. For starters, it was a fantastic decade, and not just because of my birth. But they had a point in asking, so I will be posting a new cover for you guys shortly that ISN'T from the 1980's. In fact, it was originally recorded in 1971. Any ideas what it could be? My only clue is that I decided I should cover it over the 4th of July weekend.
After Mike & the Mechanics comes Miles Davis... "Kind of Blue" to be specific. I should probably dim the lights a bit before I keep typing.
Actually, I'll just end this blog post right here. You know what is sweet? Between now and my next blog post I just might be seeing Lionel Richie perform a free outdoor concert on Lake Michigan. That will most likely deserve it's own blog post. Strike that-- it's own blog.