I took this photo last night after cutting vocals for a new Mick Hargreaves & The King Guys single release.
Part of me feels like making music now constitutes fiddling while Rome burns, or maybe doing a gig on the deck of the Titanic.
Then I remember that I was in the ocean the morning of 9/11. Surfing. To this day every time I get in the water (which is far too infrequent) I remember that some surfers didn't live to see September 12th. And I paddle out for them.
So one big reason I will continue to make music until I can't any more is that I'm thinking of the musicians who aren't with us any more.
I've learned so much from them.
We carry those lessons forward, for them.
My new song is called "See What You Can Make With This". Pete Mancini (Diversion Records) does some great electric guitar work on this one, and my longtime buddy Chris Mehos is on drums.
Release date to be announced.