I recorded this on December 14th, 2012.
Just me and a ukulele.
Huge year. Huge.
First full year of not working a straight job. Of being a full-time artist. Successfully.
First print article feature.
Made a bunch of pieces for a Hollywood pop-up store.
Which led to a piece for a Hollywood wedding.
Which led to a photo on People.com.
Two big successful tributes.
All-female rock revue launched.
Dream School Salon for Creatives coaching group launched.
Moved out of a shared space into our own gorgeous, little apartment.
Visited two tropical islands, played music and made art on both.
Major breakthroughs in my mental/emotional/spiritual health. (Gratitude? Check. Forgiveness? Check. Miraculous, daily.)
Music expansion: ukulele, shows, collabs, and even a little EP.
And friends…so many new old friends. Feels like I’ve known them for so long already.
On February 25th 2012 I produced an all-female tribute to Neil Young at Mississippi Pizza Pub in Portland, Oregon. It featured over 20 performers and was the first event of its kind I’ve done out here on the best er, west coast.
I knew that when the Facebook event was at over 100 rsvp’s I was in trouble…the evening sold out before it began. It was a kickass night playing with women I’d barely met. Despite some technical difficulties (hello, no stage monitors) we rocked…hard. Here’s a YouTube playlist of the entire evening:
Exactly two hours after the show ended I got on a plane to the Caribbean to visit my dad. More on that in my next post.
I took some photos at a tribute concert called The Next Waltz at the Alberta Rose Theater in Portland, Oregon last week where my man Dan Haley sang This Wheel’s on Fire (Bob Dylan/Rick Danko). The cool thing about the show was that they played EVERY SONG from that concert, not just what you see on The Last Waltz Scorsese movie ~ which if you haven’t seen, you should immediately!
So many that night dressed like the original performers; I think we were all scouring Good Will stores trying searching for 1976 duds. After a lot of internetting and geeking out on the 70′s vibe, I took a bunch of photos. And I’m blown away by the similarities! Here’s my own little visual tribute to The Last Waltz, which includes the poster I made of my last show in Vermont.
So Dan Haley, Noah Hahn and I are out in PDX playing some shows as a trio…mostly as “Mister Casual” at the Laurelthirst Public House but also some Cosmic American stuff thrown in here and there. We’re packed in a VW bus which just today ran out of gas, so we got in a different VW bus to get to the gig. The schedule is here:
i will always love retro psychedelic rock and movie posters.
but Tadanori Yokoo took it to a whole nutha level:
i mean, how crazy are these? i love the how the registration is deliberately off, like in those turn-of-the-century offset screen prints or the WPA propaganda posters from the 30′s and 40′s.
[and is it just me or does the woman in this poster totally look like Marie-Louise Parker?]
pretty sure they were done without Adobe Illustrator. this gives me hope.