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Bountiful Hearts

Keep It Wild Video

Happy Friday the 13th! The Keep It Wild EP is now available on all streaming services via RIP Ben Lee Records. It was directed by Ray Mann in Berlin last summer and I absolutely love it. Take a look.

Special thanks to everyone who made this EP possible, first and foremost David Newton, Joel Isaac Black, Jessica Espeleta and David Alexander. Without these fine musicians I’d be pissing in the wind.

Viktoria Cichon did an incredible job with the artwork and Bernd Diekjobst made sure to capture my good side for the press photos. Thank you.

Bite it Promotion are crushing the PR side, State 51 have done a fantastic job with distribution and I‘ve even managed a few sales via Bandcamp, so thanks to them too.

Of course, I can’t do anything without the love and support of my wife Ali Bell who has seen releases come and go like sunsets and still loves me whether they are successful or not – I appreciate that.

I’ll have more news for you next week, but please enjoy the EP and video, and leave feedback in the comments. Have a great weekend.

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Berlin

Art with My Daughter

My daughter and I had a nice visit to Hamburger Bahnhof today. Scroll through for some excellent charcoal drawings by Bussaraporn Thongchai. It’s always exciting for me to see art and I’m glad I can share that passion with my daughter.

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Music

Sparks

I saw a fantastic concert last night – Sparks at Metropol Berlin. What an inspiring band! If you have an opportunity to check them out, don’t miss it! Scroll through for a few photos from the gig.

A huge thank you goes to Dyan Valdés for taking me to the show and snapping this pic.

What’s your favorite Sparks song? Mine’s “Mickey Mouse” from Angst in My Pants.

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Music

Franz Ferdinand After Party

Here you have Ali Bell and I in the dark of the after partáy. Photo by Bob Hardy of Franz Ferdinand. Congrats goes to the band on their greatest-hits-album Hits to the Head. The two new singles are fantastic – as are the rest of the songs.

This photo was taken after the last Franz Ferdinand show in Berlin. My band Mexican Radio opened. I’m so appreciative of their continued support for The Blood Arm and our various musical projects over the years. They are a great band – so go buy that album!

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Family

Happy New Year 2022

Happy New Year! Let’s keeping it swinging in 2022.

Photo by Alison Bell.

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Music

DJ Set at Das Gift

Next Friday, I’m DJing at Das Gift: indie, punk and rock & roll from 10:30pm until very very late. I’ll also be spinning my favorite local artists: Dyan Valdés, Shy Bits, Laura Lee & the Jettes and Ghost Pony. Won’t you come down and say hi?

Link to the FB event is here.

Thank you Shameless Limitless.

Photo by Bernd Diekjobst.

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Berlin

42nd Birthday

Thanks, everyone, for all the kind birthday wishes. I’m forty-two now, so I need to stay extra warm, just like Paul Simon and Mick Jagger.

Special thanks goes to my wife Ali Bell, my two beautiful children and my buddies Dyan Valdés, Nathan Ihara, Zebastian Carlisle, Bernd Diekjobst and Elisa Bischoff for making the day so special. I feel very lucky to be surrounded by such wonderful friends and family.

Scroll through for a few highlights.

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Berlin

Hamburger Bahnhoff

I haven‘t died and gone to heaven after my booster shot yesterday. In fact, I got up this morning and visited the wonderful Hamburger Bahnhoff. Scroll through to relive some of the more dramatic moments.

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Music

Shy Bits

I had a nice time hanging out with Shy Bits this afternoon. Check them out at Synästhesie Festival tonight! They’re on at 19:30!!!

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Music

Die Sterne at SO36

What a joy to see live music again! The name of the band is Die Sterne, they are absolute legends, and last night at SO36, they knocked my socks off. Scroll through for some wonderful live shots and backstage antics.

A big thank you goes out to Frank Spilker and Dyan Valdes for arranging the guest list. I’m still wearing my Die Sterne t-shirt and I’m not planning on taking it off anytime soon. Ich muss gar nix.