Los Angeles!


I'm in Los Angeles. I'll be making a record next week and I'm pretty excited about it. Zac Rae is producing...he's a very, very talented guy and I can hardly wait to work with him. It'll be an education for me, for sure.

I think I'm going to live here for a while. It is one of those times in life when all signs point in the same direction and it would be foolish to ignore them. I can't say for sure how long I'll stay...I'll find a job somewhere and try to immerse myself in the songwriter scene...hopefully I'll make some progress.

I'm heading out to see Priscilla Ahn tonight...she's a great singer/songwriter with a fantastic voice. She and I spent an afternoon recording one of her tunes last year and it was big fun...it'll be nice to see her play.

If any of you happen to run a bar/restaurant/coffee shop in the area and feel like employing me, get in touch. I also accept cash donations.


Testing, testing

wintertime comes
warning in advance that
it is on its way

trees wave their red and orange goodnights
and slowly undress and prepare themselves
for the long sleep

creatures get their jobs done;
collect some food,
grow their hair out
and hope that their babies
grew big enough this spring and summer
to make it through a winter alone
should they need to

i say my goodbyes to the summer things.
for months they have been there
when i looked out the window
or walked out amongst them.

they have been my friends.

when i wanted a body to lean against
every tree offered its own

when i wanted to gaze into deep eyes
the pond sat still in front of me
dark and unblinking

i have an idea to go south this winter
so i say my goodbyes.

i say them silently
(i think nature is telepathic)