When I wake up in the morning, I have only one goal, And that is to get to my cereal bowl. I start with the classics, The crunches and puffs, And when I have munched up All of that stuff, I move on to granolas, And then to oatmeals, Till my head starts to spinning, And I’m feeling surreal. I chew through the boxes, Never stopping to rest, Always in hope of completing my quest, Hoping that someday, When the sun starts to rise, I’ll pour into my bowl A half decent prize.
So that’s a brand new one with more to follow in the coming months.
We’ve also been hard at work on “The Green Thing” with five brand new songs in the mixing stages. Would someone please tell Hayao Miyazaki that we’d like him and John Lasseter to produce and direct the film.
Just a brief note about the passing of the amazing Les Paul…
I once had the extreme pleasure of sitting down to a conversation with Les Paul, the man who pioneered and invented everything from multi-track recording to the electric guitar. In the room with us that night were Jerry Cantrell from Alice In Chains, Billy Sheehan from David Lee Roth’s band, and Rick Nielsen from Cheap Trick. Everyone sat completely glued to the man who had essentialy given them their reason for being. I was living on the beach in Oxnard at the time and he told me how he and Bing Crosby had been driving up the coast to an event many, many years ago. He pointed out how the drive took much longer in those days and how they had made it to Oxnard when Bing realized he had to use the restroom. There was nothing in Oxnard at the time so they drove up to a house in a residential area, knocked on the door, and the two living legends gave the occupants the surprise of their life. My re-telling of this story fails in communicating the warmth and humor that left everyone laughing and hanging on his every word. It’s not just what you do, it’s how you do it. Les continued to surprise all of us that evening with his amazing energy, his incredible joy for life, and his beautiful guitar playing. His legacy will continue to give all of us new joys and surprises for years and generations to come. I will use the tools he gave me with great joy and respect for the rest of my life.