Wednesday, October 14, 2009


since my last blog post, i've had some amazing response for the dreamer's cause!!
thanks so much everyone. thanks to everyone who donated before the blog post and to everyone who did after, and in advance to everyone who will donate soon!!! it's been amazing to hear from all of you.

and the first donation for $1000 came in!!! can't wait to collaborate with this person on a song.... for his newborn daughter!!

so far here's where your donations have been coming from:

nova scotia
washington dc


i'm leaving tomorrow morning.
hope to get a good night's rest.
but i want to get a good squash game in before i leave.


Monday, October 12, 2009

to nashville

this thursday i'm heading to nashville for a week and a half. i'm going to be recording with brad jones at his studio, alex the great, from october 19-22. wow. i'm nervous, excited, curious. all i can hope for is to get into the moment of it all and enjoy all of it. easier said than done. i'll share as much as i can with you guys.

Please consider donating and becoming a Dreamer if you haven't already. i still need your help to make this trip to nashville a financial reality. it'll help me kickstart this album in a responsible way.

i need a further $2000 at least to do this professionally and pay everyone reasonably on time.

become a dreamer at

okay, now on to the music.

brad and i (along with jason cheek on drums and will harrison on guitar) are going to attempt to record 7 bed tracks (the piano/drums and basis for the song) and complete overdubs for 4 of those (all the extra stuff that sweeten the song).

here are MP3s of demos for a couple of the songs we're going to visit:

bound to be okay
i wrote this song in august after my summer tour. it came out really fast and i did the demo the same day i think.

bach's sing-a-long
i wrote this one in late march/early april. it was inspired by a painting on the cover of a bach piano book. all of the characters in the song are in the painting. we're going to go after a Band feel for this song. i hear fiddle!!

okay my friends!!!
come along for the journey....

speak to you when i get back.