Pablove ❤ Channel Islands

Stoked to get my new Pablove + Channel Islands board just in time for summer. Shaped by Al Merrick himself!!, this custom shape is a hybrid of the Pod and the Biscuit. Mostly Pod, with a little more volume up front and more of a Biscuit rocker. The quad setup is working great and perfect for the summer mush. Check out both of these great companies if you’ve not heard of them.

I realize I’m 4 years late to this… But

I LOVE THIS. Was feeling like I missed the boat since it was released in 2008. However, it is NOWHERE to be found on iTunes, Amazon, or Spotify. mentioned it today and I can only imagine how many downloads would have occurred, had it actually been available for purchase anywhere.

Letters of Note: Rolling Stones Hotel Rider

A great post from the fantastic site Letters of Note. This one features the Rolling Stones’ detailed instructions to the hotel about their preferred accommodations. I especially love their boring pseudonyms. Letters of Note: Keep Bill Wyman away from Keith



Dear Roland

Sorry I could not meet you. I had to leave at 10:00AM for Washington. However you will not have any trouble if you follow these notes.

1. I suggest you go to Vienna on the morning of June 22nd — to arrive in Vienna around 12:00 noon.

2. Go to the hotel first & tell them you would like to see the rooms the have blocked for you. I am enclosing copies of our correspondence.

    1. Try to place everyone on one floor.
    2. Must have at least one security man on each floor housing a musician.
    3. Callaghan should be next to Percy Thrower.
    4. Bender & Poweski near Arthur Ashe.
    5. Try to get large beds for everyone.
    6. Keep Bill Wyman away from Keith because of noise.
    7. Everyone gets rooms for single occupancy however the hotel should give us large rooms.
    8. Rooms specific other than singles are as follows:
    1. Patrick Moore (Ron Wood) must have large bed.
    2. Ollie Brown must have large bed.
    3. Arthur Ashe (Mick J.) must have deluxe suite with attached luggage room.
    4. James Burke (Billy Preston) gets a suite.
    5. Peter West (Charlie Watts) must have large bed.
    6. Security men must be near musicians.
    7. Peter Rudge must have large bed.
    8. Alan Dunn must have connecting door with Jennie-Collen-Smith.
    9. Percy Thrower (Keith Richard) gets a suite.
    10. Debbie Freis & Bill Zysblatt must have connecting rooms.
    11. Robin Day gets a suite.
    12. John Victor should be close to Percy Thrower.

Music for Mortals

I’m very proud and excited to announce the release of the new Stuart Davis album Music for Mortals. Some fantastic musicians played on this, including Joel Shearer, Blair Sinta, and Justin Meldal-Johnsen. Pick one up HERE.

You’ll love it.