Thursday, September 18, 2014

FREE DOWNLOAD For Climate March

I've got good news and bad news :

Bad News:

The Theatre DeVille is closing its doors, so we won't be opening up for Elvin Bishop on October 17th in Vacaville.
Actually, there is some good news in that, because we were going to have to do the gig without Arne, which is the whole reason that Livin' Like Kings even became a band in the first place.

That's a pretty funny story, really, because the date was going to be the 24th, which one of the Kings couldn't do, so Arne pitched a bit of a fit, saying that we really couldn't be turning down gigs, so we needed to get a sub for whomever can't make the date. Then the date was changed to the 17th, which is/was a scheduling conflict for him. We had a good laugh about that one.
Anyway, as his first priority is to see me sing more often, whether or not he gets to play bass (or engineer, or produce for that matter) - of course, he was more than happy to hire a sub, which we unfortunately had to unhire (is that even a word?) because the gig has since been cancelled.

He is right, of course, because, honestly, how can an artist or band create any momentum unless we play consistently? And how can we play consistently when key members are in several bands?
As you can see, this causes a scheduling challenge.

Good News :

In honor of the Climate March on September 21st, I'm giving away a free download of that Freedom Jam song that Herman Eberitzch and I recorded in 2011.
Download is available now through until we run out (I only have about 1200 download credits) or until #musicmonday September 22nd.

As you may remember (pretty hard to forget since I keep talking about it) - that song was conceived and birthed while I was knee deep in a bureaucratic mess about an overkill, environmentally irresponsible, million dollar four block sidewalk that is estimated to dump an average of a million gallons of polluted storm water runoff into a creek that contains (or used to contain) federally endangered Steelhead Trout.

Hmm - come to think of it, that contained some bad news. Oh well, sorry about that, but the truth hurts sometimes.

Here's the track :

Some more Good News :

We have a gig at The Saloon in San Francisco on October 4th - 9:30 pm downbeat - which is right smack in the middle of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass weekend!

Looking for a sub drummer for that one, for the reasons mentioned above.

Much Love,

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Nothing is a waste of time.

Think about it.

-- MMT

Reminder : 5:00 pm tonight!

See you at the Twin Oaks! Downbeat at 5:00 pm
Check the website or bandsintown for more info.

Hope we can grab a few good video shots from a cell phone. If you can't come to the show, please do me a favor and help me select some clips from our last two Fenix shows. I'm too critical and a bit Picky about pov,

-- MMT

Sending hugs.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Random Monday Morning Musings : 9/8/2014

Hope this note finds you well and happy. Welcome new followers!

Upcoming shows:

September 13th : 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Twin Oaks Tavern  5745 Old Redwood Highway, Penngrove, CA

Our only show in September!
Join us for a BBQ on the back patio at Sheila Groves' new venue from 5 - 8 pm 

Again, we expect warm weather, but bring layers just in case - because this is the Bay Area and we do have micro climates...

I worked up this quick flyer, featuring a fuzzy caterpillar, to help spread the word about our upcoming gig - feel free to download and share it...

October 17 th  :
Theatre DeVille
308 Main Street

Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages   MM& LLK - Opening for Elvin Bishop!


October 18th, I'm joining my friend Susan Zelinsky and the amazing members of  Wine, Women & Song for a breast cancer fundraiser on October 18th at the Osher Marin JCC - follow this event on their facebook page

Random Musings :
Today I start a three week intensive boot camp type exercise regime to improve my balance and energy levels! Last week, I went to the gym to get an evaluation and on the way home, I lost my footing, slipped and skinned my knee on concrete.
I took a couple of pics of my skinned knee and posted them to facebook, then felt really weird about it, so I hid them. As if anyone really needs/wants to see that!
Seriously, though - I appreciated the well wishes, but it made me feel as if I was looking for sympathy, so I hid them from view... No offense, but anyone looking forward to seeing a photo of my (or anyone else's) munched up knee? Time to get a life (or go to medical school...)
On second thought, I guess it could be used as a reference for zombie makeup - which reminds me -  time to consider Thrill the World again! I haven't done that in a while, and it's good to see that more folks in the non profit world are learning about this fun way to raise funding for a good cause.

Shoot me an email if you want to learn to dance Thriller.
If the guys at the exercise studio sign on, it's a go in Mill Valley - otherwise, we may have to trek over the bridge to join the SF Evening Rotary in Golden Gate Park. To learn more, check out the blog I made for TTW Mill Valley a couple of years ago...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Upcoming Shows : September 13th & October 17th

Hi All :

It's been an interesting few weeks!
Happy to say that I'm getting back into full music mode. Saw lots of music, but the highlight has to be the show on the 27th that I did in San Rafael for Bread & Roses with Sam Andrew and Tom Finch from Big Brother & the Holding Company along with Arne & Richard Wood from Livin' Like Kings. 

Here are upcoming shows with Livin' Like Kings :

September 13th : 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Twin Oaks Tavern  5745 Old Redwood Highway, Penngrove, CA

Join us for a BBQ on the back patio from 5 - 8 pm - It'll be fun!
We expect warm weather, but bring layers just in case - because this is the Bay Area and we do have micro climates...

October 17 th  : Theatre DeVille : 8  - 8:30 opening set

Theatre DeVille
308 Main Street
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages

Woohoo! Opening for Elvin Bishop! So excited, because I have been a fan since the 70's. I even own a pair of overalls, I kid you not...

Here is the ticket link

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Save the Date : 9/13

September 13th : Twin Oaks Tavern in Penngrove : 5 - 8 pm on the back patio
(Should be warm, but wear layers just in case...)

Harmonic Humanity : Music to Empower Homeless to Lift Themselves To a Higher Place

If you feel uneasy about homeless on our streets but don't want to just hand someone a dollar, how would you feel if giving a dollar could empower a homeless person to become an entrepreneur ?

Well, now you can do that. This Indiegogo campaign ends August 29th - so please act now :

Btw : I'm not on the CD, but I think this is a fabulous idea. So, if you can spare a dollar, please do.