Metheny’s music is filling up the air and supplying much needed inspiration to find the right words. His tune “Sign of the Season” has this pedal point with some cool stuff happening on top. Good writing and good polychords. He’s one of my favorites!
I’ve been writing a bunch of songs lately and I’m not sure where they are headed but it’s a hoot finding out what they’re about. Today I had vocalist Stacy Antonel come over and join me in recording this is old fashioned ditty that was written a month ago —sonic time travel revelation 36! I came up with the music and “Coronado Pete” (Peter Rahill) wrote the lyrics. Good times at SpragueLand!
We had a couple of great concerts last week starting with a creative gathering at the new Java Joe’s in Old Town. It was Nina Francis at the helm along with Leonard Patton, Gregory Page, and myself. The flow diagram went like this: each vocalist had a song and then passed the baton over to the next. Loads of variance in styles and timbre and great camaraderie and banter. What a fun mix up!
On Monday night we had a sold out show at the NC Rep Theatre in Solana Beach. What a great space, sort of perfect size with audience close and enthusiastically involved. Great sound in there too and the good news is that they’ve asked us back for next year. I’ll try and keep the double neck guitar tuned until then—challenge with metal fighting the elements.
Up for this Friday at noon is a guerrilla hit with Leonard and I occupying downtown with some sound. We’ll be outside the building at 550 W. C Street plugging into the pulse of the road and attempting to translate it into meaningful music. Join us if you can!
Rounding the bend into next week on Monday evening Tripp, Leonard, and I are playing a free outdoor concert at the Point Loma Westminster Church. We’re thrilled to once again be invited to share our journey with music. The folks are cool and the setup embraces the magic of summer in Cali. Tripp’s daughter Kate is going to join in on a few songs and Stacy said she was coming and we’ll have her up to sing that new tune we just recorded today. She has a beautiful sound and feeling to her voice. Stoke central folks! See you there I hope…
There it is with warm wishes to you all, Peter