February Stuff and Nonsense

GREETINGS! First off, a big THANK YOU to DAVID AVALLONE, who has directed and edited a new video of my song IS WAITING. It is watchable from the hyperlink (click on the title) or on my YouTube Channel.

David edited three of our best videos (not using the royal “we,” I’m talking about two of the songs which I wrote with Spencer Green), ALL I WANT FOR XMAS – the 2009 AND the 2011 versions, and I HEART which is our Valentine’s song. (And a belated thanks to the great MICHAEL FRANKS, who directed them.)

WHICH REMINDS ME – when you check out IS WAITING, please also take another look at I HEART. It is written for an upcoming musical about bumper stickers, but it’s also good for the season, and we got very lucky on the shoot day with a rainbow, which we took full advantage of for a few shots.

AND, Friday, Feb. 17. I will be rockin’ the late cocktail hour at WAKING UP FOR HAPPY HOUR at Trip in Santa Monica, on Lincoln. I’ll be playing first with the lovely Scott Breadman. Then comes my good friend and laugh-rocker CAPTAIN DANGER.

Plus, come see us Feb. 25 at HELLSTOCK:  The Stockdale/Heller Rematch! Veteran LA rockin’ billy-boy SKIP HELLER and I will each do a set at Rafa’s Lounge in Echo Park, and then spend the rest of the evening trading well-known and obscure cover tunes until we lose what’s left of our minds. When we did it last month we dug out classics by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Burt Bacharach, Johnny Cash, and many others. It’s a cool little place and we hope to do this once a month. Be on the lookout for Phineas and Ferb writer/tunesmith Martin Olson whose smile is hard to miss, set off by his head of perfectly-coiffed silver Mad Men-era hair.

This Thursday, Feb. 16, I will be playing CARNYVILLE, the latest installment in Internet Radio star Sheena Metal’s cavalcade of talented LA performers. I’ll be on at 8:30pm.

New songs coming, new videos, too. Come see me. I’ll bring cookies!

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