I've had the good fortune to travel around the world over the past thirty years, combining my work with two other interests - music and photography/video. In this series, I'll share photos and videos of the music I've heard, and - just as importantly - seen. ------------------- In 1995, Angie and I moved from Osaka, Japan to Yokohama, Japan for a job promotion. We had lived in Osaka for a year and made a slew of great lifetime friends - Oshimo-san, Tsusuki-san, Kotake-san, Ku
This weekend, I spent some time at Gryphon, a very cool guitar shop in Palo Alto - where I just might have purchased a Paul Reed Smith 12-string... Anyway, I really liked the sound of this National Resoelectric. It was the first time I've played a resonator guitar and I must say, it hooked me!
It's been about 10 days since I decided to focus my first album on what I'm calling the 'Watertown' period. At that time, I listed 53 songs that were 'finished', from a writing standpoint, and - therefore - potential songs for the 'Watertown' album. I've spent the past 10 days listening, re-working, re-listening, and assessing the songs. Besides the overall 'feeling' of each song, I've been focused on the groove of each song - how the drums and bass interact. The groove is ev