Last night I was back in the studio with Joel Isaac Black and Jeremy Black of True Blue Music. We knocked out a vocal for an upcoming film project, and afterwards, blew off a little steam on some Lime Scooters. Baby, we were born to ride!
Congratulations to my longtime creative partner, Dyan Valdés , on her debut as a solo artist! If you haven’t heard it yet, please listen to her magnificent new single “Fade Away” via R.I.P. Ben Lee Records. It’s fantastic!
Here we are, a few years back, at a Stereo Total concert. Scroll through to see a bit of our music-loving and music-making history: The Strokes, Nick Cave, The Blood Arm and Mexican Radio. It’s been a wild ride and I’m happy she’s rocking on her own now!
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.
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.
I was sad to hear about the death of drummer Charlie Watts of my favorite group: The Rolling Stones . Where to begin? It’s been a life-long love affair. I remember my mother’s Hot Rocks LPs, her laughter about “Mother’s Little Helper”, I remember seeing them at the Hollywood Bowl in L.A. and Waldbühne in Berlin. I still pump my fist when I hear “Satisfaction”, “Under My Thumb”, “Miss You”, “Slave”, “Rough Justice”, the list goes on and on and on. Radio Eins played three songs in a row just now and I nearly wept. He was the picture of elegance and restraint—THE BEST. Raise a stick to Charlie Watts tonight!
Photo by Dyan Valdés.
An Australian, a German and an American (of Mexican and Salvadoran descent) walk into a Berlin studio and write a song. What does it sound like?
The song is called “El Ganador” and it’s in Spanish. It was recorded for the film “Mask of Honor” directed by Dieter Primig. The aforementioned co-writers are Damian Press and Philip Eisenfeldt of Neon Nursery and it sounds awesome!
Have a great weekend!
Happy weekend! I’ve put all my work with The Blood Arm , Mexican Radio , Thee Nathaniel Fregoso & the Bountiful Hearts , Anaïs , Die Sterne and even The Acoustic Guitar Project into one handy playlist.
That’s over five hours of music which is long enough to drive from L.A. to San Francisco or Berlin to Wrocław, depending on where your interests lie. It could also knock out half a day of work or be the soundtrack for a really intense fight with your ex-girlfriend. The possibilities are endless!
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