Beth’s Cafe “Seattle”

Here is a scan of a polaroid from a tour we did in 1992. Adrian and I ordered the 12 egg omelette to share. And couldn’t finish it. So we packed it up to go, for the van ride to where ever. It started smelling bad pretty quick. Amazing the memory a photo can bring back!

1940’s Harmony Archtop

1940’s Harmony Archtop

Kingston, Jamaica - 2001

Here is a photo in Kingston on the day we tracked some vocals with Lady Saw and Bounty Killer, on “Underneath it All” and “Hey Baby.”

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Left to right- Sly, Bounty, Gabrial, (I’m unsure the guys name in front of Gabe), Robbie, Me, Tony, Gwen, Lady Saw, Brian Jobson (and friend) Forgive me for the folks whose names I don’t remember!  Not sure where Adrian was, maybe taking the picture?

Flying V

Can anyone tell what year/venue these old No Doubt live shots might be from?

No Doubt @ T in the Park, July 14, 2002

No Doubt played the “T in the Park,” festival (for our second time) in Kinross-shire, Scottland, on July 14th 2002.  I met Jack White from the White Stripes that day, which is about all I can remember from that show. On a Summertime European festival tour that summer, Gwen made a habit of climbing to the top of the lighting truss on many shows. It was always an amazing moment but it scared the crap out of me every time. Good memories!

For fun I make music in my spare time. My friend J. Garcia is a talented young LA-based filmmaker who used a musical idea of mine in his 2013 Memory Bank short film on Vimeo. Check it out.

Spirit of ‘79

Grover Jackson at GJ2 Guitars made me a new one, it’s called the "Spirit of ‘79," check it out in the photos below. Ash body, distressed finish, hard-tail bridge, maple neck, ebony fingerboard, Habanero pickups. This thing wails! Thanks Grover, it’s wicked!      

http://gj2guitars.com/new-spirit-of-79-guitar-conjures-old-school-feel/

Ride the wind

Ride the wind

Happy Summer. All good here, hope yours is fantastic!

Happy Summer. All good here, hope yours is fantastic!

gj2guitars:

limited edition GJ2: The Spirit Of ‘79 in Candy Red

gj2guitars:

limited edition GJ2: The Spirit Of ‘79 in Candy Red

I stopped in to visit the GJ2 Guitar shop in Laguna yesterday. I took delivery of my new “Glendora.” Excellent guitar guys, thank you!

Can’t wait to get into the studio to record with this beauty.

Amps

Amps

I recently unveiled ’ZORA,’ my collaboration with guitar builder Grover Jackson of GJ2 Guitars, at the 2013 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Conference in Anaheim, CA. For the past year I’ve been playing GJ2 Guitar prototypes during performances on television and at No Doubt’s ‘Seven Night Stand’ in LA, but this was the first official unveiling of the production model “ZORA.”

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The Eighties

The Eighties

We tracked a new song at Sunset Sound yesterday, it’s a famous old Hollywood studio. It was our first time there, which is funny because it feels like we’ve recorded at every studio in town at one time or another.

We tracked a new song at Sunset Sound yesterday, it’s a famous old Hollywood studio. It was our first time there, which is funny because it feels like we’ve recorded at every studio in town at one time or another.