What has your journey in the music industry been like up to now?
More as a fan and listener. I’ve only been writing music for about 10 years, but it has consumed me in that time.
A lot of Motown.
What is your favorite song (not written by you) lyrically speaking?
Hard to reduce to one, but the Eagles ‘Wasted Time’ is high up on the list.
What inspired “The New, New Face”?
My wife, Debbon, was telling me about an article she read about what is going on with plastic surgery and face lifts. It used to be the ‘new face’, which is the classic pulled back, taught skin look. Now it’s become the ‘new, new face’, which is the big lips, filler and botox thing. I liked the phrase and it ended up in my song notebook.
And “Good As Dead”?
I had just seen the doc “Muscle Shoals” and Carlos and I were talking about swampy low down grooves. That got us going with the music. At the same time, I was reading a book ‘The Untethered Soul’ by Michael A. Singer. He had the phrase “I’m not the voices in my head, I’m the one who hears them”. That started me toward a spiritual theme and the lyric, “I know wants and needs won’t give me what I seek. And I know that pleasures last just as long as they can peak. And I know that who I am ain’t the voices in my head”.
What are your plans for 2018?
We are launching a crowd funder with Pledge Music to finish our first LP. Very psyched about that. Lots of fun stuff for pledgers. I’m ready to bring my fan base over to my music. It’s time.