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Bountiful Hearts

Neukölln, 2011

Back in 2011, when posing in front of a gun shop seemed like a good idea.

Photo by Nat Davies.

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Family

Channeling a Spirit

I don’t really look like my father, but in this photo, I am definitely channeling his spirit. It was taken at Ryan Hays and Juliane Corinna‘s 2015 wedding in Italy. Perhaps there’s something Felliniesque about it as well?

Thank you, Kasper Ipenburg, for capturing a moment.

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The Blood Arm

Madame Jojo’s

Basking under blue light at the legendary-London-nightclub Madame Jojo’s, 2011. We were performing “Angela”.

“Angela
Have you ever seen the light at dawn
Inside the apartment of
A hopeless homewrecker?”

Photo by Joel Isaac Black.

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Berlin

Neue Nationalgalerie

I took my daughter to the newly-reopened Neue Nationalgalerie today. It was so exciting to be in that space, surrounded by the gallery’s incredible collection of sculptures and paintings. I couldn’t stop smiling. Check it out- and make sure to bring the kids!

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Family

Happy Fourth Anniversary

Happy Fourth Anniversary to my beautiful wife Ali Bell. From Fanø to Weißensee, we’ve come a long way, baby. I love you.

Photograph by Uffe Birk.

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Bountiful Hearts

Everyone But You

Here’s Joel Isaac Black in 2011, masterfully using a vintage Akai sampler. You can hear the sampler at the top of our song “Everyone But You” off of our self-titled debut album. The album was recorded at The Cave Studio in L.A. with Josiah Mazzaschi producing. Josiah was wonderful to work with and entertained every half-decent idea. When we approached him about sampling monkey sounds at the top of a song, he was on board. Joel and I played the cheeky monkeys, and if you know us, that makes a lot of sense.

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Music

Honky Tonk Women

Here I am singing my guts out to The Rolling Stones’Honky Tonk Women” with David Newton of The Mighty Lemondrops, many years ago. We were at a party in downtown Los Angeles and The Henry Clay People were playing. Back then, I used to hop onto any stage I could find and I’m sure glad I did, because I love this photo.

This is my favorite verse from that song: ”I laid a divorcée in New York City / I had to put up some kind of a fight / The lady then she covered me with roses / She blew my nose and then she blew my mind”. Beautiful!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Photo by Bekki Newton.

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The Cribs & Johnny Marr

The sunset strip wasn’t really our scene, but in 2009, when the The Cribs and Johnny Marr called, we came running. The Roxy is a legendary L.A. venue, and a stopping point for huge acts, so it was exciting for us to play there. Naturally, we tore it up.

Photo by Dyan Valdés.

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Bountiful Hearts

White Trash Fast Food, 2011

2011: Fresh off the airplane and into the Keller. Joel Isaac Black comes in from Dallas and we put together a band, consisting of Jack Wharton and Adam Neal of Eight Legs. Afterwards, we DJ with Dyan Valdes at one of White Trаsh Fast Food ‘s legendary indie parties. We quickly learned that we weren’t in L.A. anymore. The night raged on. Check out the photo evidence below.

Photos by Nilina Mason-Campbell , Ali Bell

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Music

Coffee with Mark

It was wonderful to grab coffee with radio giant Mark Sovel today at HEIDE’s Deli. The Blood Arm used to religiously listen to the station he ran, Indie 103.1, and his show with Steve Jones of Sex Pistols, Jonesy’s Jukebox, back when we lived in L.A. He interviewed us, played our music and acted as a conduit for the scene out there. He’s an absolute legend and I’m honored to be wearing matching t-shirts in this photo. Thank you, Mark.