This album is really close to my heart.
i made it for you to cruise around to on a sunny day or to bring your ears some musical sunshine on a cloudy one..
Feel the times indeed.
I named it because of a continual theme that inadvertently came up during the writing of this album.
Feel the times and enjoy them as well.
i hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.
Your Friend in Funk,
released April 20, 2010
Guitar- Pete Murano( Trombone Shortys Orleans Avenue);Dave Hyman
Saxophone- James Martin
Trumpet/Trombone- Jack Pritchett
Recorded and Engineered at Jealous Monastery Studios
Produced by Jermaine Quiz
Artwork and layout: Jermaine Quiz
Photo: Stephen Houser
Business Affairs Handled By Jealous Monk Industries
Fine Lil Thang Produced and Mixed at Roc On Command Studios by Kevin Rockhill
Booking: Nick Pino- email@example.com
Special Thanks, New Orleans, My Padre y mi mama, Giovanni Vargas, Jerry Goolsby, George Howard, Toothless, Ceasar, Kirk Joseph, Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter, My Heart, All the amazing young bands in new orleans, Barack Obama, Austin Briggs, Leigh Landeche, Sean Carter, and Gravity.
if you really wanna know what i think. read this.
i feel really blessed to have found this scene they called New Orleans. An anomaly on this vast landscape we call the universe.i find inspiration in every leaning shotgun, pothole laden road, and imperfection
I am a cynic, but i believe in music. It lets me forget all the tragedies that occur every second. Pretty powerful for something you cant see huh?An invisible force that can shape our lifestyle.
People have asked but I honestly don't know exactly why i wrote this record. If it feels right, i dont ask.
you know why?
Because when it hits it is the most natural thing in life and if it doesn't its impossible.
This record flowed like and unstoppable river.
You can't seperate my music from the heavy influence of the legends of New Orleans.
You cant seperate my music from my generations Rock n Roll or Jazz aka Hip Hop.
But i strive to just make good music.
In the words of my most revered songwriter, Bob Dylan:
"May your heart always be joyful, may your song always be sung, and may you stay forever young"
Your humble partner in crime,