Watercolor Day

What if you could see the earth’s history compressed into just one day? Imagine the sun rising in the east, life beginning and changing shapes: plants fill the oceans, followed by fish, animals and birds. Species appear and spread over the land and water, then fade away, being replaced by others. Then human civilizations rise, […]

Marmalade Moonlight

Tonight I re-did the vocals on Marmalade Moonlight (they’d had noise on the track the first time). It’s a fun song, based upon events that one sometimes stumbles into: a bacchanal gathering in an enchanted wood.

Alchemy Waits

Songs appear when we least expect them sometimes – and “Alchemy Waits” is a perfect example of that. Brian’s always experimenting with different sounds and textures; he’ll often just be tripping with tones when something he’s playing just calls to me. During one of his sound experiments, I started singing to it and it fell […]


Some ancient moments stars are exploding And they’re waiting for you Face on the street and everything that you see You know they’re waiting for you Life goes on… I see places beyond the wayside I feel life that waits in the dust I hear music out of the silence So close your eyes beyond […]


Recording some of these tunes is like a little window into when they were each written; seeing how they’ve taken on a life of their own as their arrangements evolved is always intriguing. So today I’m thinking about “Tomorrow”. In the grand scheme of our musical catalog, I’m really pleased with “Tomorrow”. Brian had this […]

Time out

I’ve been offline for a few days working on the computer. Last Friday the motherboard finally gave up the ghost. (Never a good time for that to happen!) Finding and restoring 6 years of stuff…discovering what’s been lost.  We’ve all been there – kinda cut a hole in time, but now it’s back to finishing […]

Riding the Wheel

We’ll be recording this song in the studio on June 2 – 3rd, and the guys and I were discussing the musical arrangement and getting the right energy for it at last rehearsal. We always seem to do this balancing act between power and mystery, and it’s really an ever evolving process that starts with […]

Rehearsal for more recording

Last night we rehearsed with Rock Scarlet, doing three of the tunes: “Wayside”, “Riding the Wheel”, and “Ring That Bell” (formerly Oh Yeah!). For these three, we’re going to a local studio to record and mix them, since the feel of the basic tracks weren’t quite captured in the original sessions. This way, they should […]

Jewel of the Realm

Seems that everyone who’s heard this one has asked about it, so I’ll tell you the short story of this tune. In September 06 Brian gave me a beautiful amethyst pendant necklace, and that night I had an intense dream. A group of us were searching for the pendant, which was named The Jewel of […]

The Story of Wizard and the Gypsy

The Wizard’s Story I was living in LA again, recording with my project at the time called Psychedelic Gypsy. I had a deal with this studio in Hollywood to use their off hours, generally starting after midnight, and often had to wait for the previous session to end. I’d go get some tea at a […]