December 5, 2017 Phase II
It seems you would like to talk about grief. Or at least watch us sing and paint and draw about it.
As it turns out, Dara and I are taking Soul Song Paralytic to its next home!
Starting this Saturday, December 9th, Dara’s exhibit will be hung at Firehouse Art Collective’s Lottie Rose House in Oakland for the next month. For the opening, I’ll be doing two acoustic duo sets with Nathan Chamberlain, which is a first. Dara’s working on some new pieces for the occasion, too.
December 1, 2017 Video from opening night
Thanks to volunteer Ryan Cho for shooting this!
October 25, 2017 Whoa!
Man. Saturday night was so special. I’ve been kinda lost as to how to show my appreciation for the 75ish people that came out to soak in the pieces Dara and I have worked on for over a year. We made a memory board of lost friends, ate some delicious food brought by angelic volunteers, and resisted the momentum (that our society often creates or exacerbates) to avoid talking about death. We stared it straight in the eye, and I’m damn proud that this many people were/are willing to go there with us.
I’m taking some time off social media to relax and get on a river this week, but I wanted to extend my deepest gratitude to everyone who attended with open hearts, and to the many who helped make this dark, unlikely community project come together, including these critical people:
Dara Lorenzo, Ian Brownlee, David Early/Sue Stuart at East Bay Community Space, Pro Arts, Winston Goertz-Giffen, Nathan Chamberlain, Andrew Gibson, Eyal Satat, Sami Feld and Dara Kosberg at The Dinner Party, Elizabeth Paul at Kaiser Hospice, BJ Henry at JFK University, Claudia Arce and Kaila Chan at Circle of Care, Teresa Trinh, Ned Buskirk, Emma Neumann, Luke Schurman, Lee Crosson, Jenn Renda, Linda Konkoski, Alex Willick, Sean Sullivan, Sean Wolfe, Jose Ayerve, Mark Alan Miller, Andrew Schatzberg, Lauren Brown, Jason Gohlke, Barrett Edmonds, Ryan Cho, and Louis Bryant III.
I’m looking for ways we can play this album again in the future so hopefully we can keep this candle lit a little longer. Meanwhile, you can listen to and buy the album over at saintsolitude.bandcamp.com and see Dara’s pieces at East Bay Community Space for another few weeks. Thank you, thank you, thank you.