Wednesday, March 31, 2010

With a Little Help from My friends

This past weekend I had the pleasure of taking a road trip to Rochester NY with some very good friends. We were heading up to A. Bogs house for a night of performances at some of Rochester's hot venues.
I must say that the road trip, and performing made me feel so alive once again. I had been feeling rather dead and lost for some time now but new light has shined upon me. Some would call it an epiphany or some sort of deliverance, I will call it salvation. I have been saved from destruction and a seal of protection has been cast over me. I can see the road up ahead with clarity once again. I can feel my heart beating and the wind breathing life into my weary bones. All of this with a little help from my friends.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lazy Rainy Sunday For The Strange Country

Yesterday, I received a nice little treat in the mail: My very own "Strange Country" debut album.
The Album art is fantastic, and the photography was very cleverly taken. I'm still trying to figure out how they made it look so interesting.
I'm not sure what I like most about this band; is it the great musicianship? Is it the laid back vocal style of Mr. John E. Flamingeaux? Or that they have a beautiful female sidekick singing like a baby sparrow. Strange Country has such warmth and perfection that at times becomes overwhelmingly beautiful.
Having developed an online friendship with Mr. John, I was given the opportunity and immense honor of adding some very light vocals on the title track "Strange Country"(added below for your hearing pleasure). I'm not sure what compelled him to ask me to be a part of this, but I guess I'll just take it as a compliment or a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of something grand; something grand and something rather beautifully strange,coming from Strange Country's heartstrings.
Go to to enjoy the tunes. A perfect soundtrack to a lazy rainy Sunday.

Strange Country

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

In Memory of Mark Linkous

His music inspired me a lot. Hope his soul is at rest.

spirit ditch from christina vantzou on Vimeo.