Stories for ways and means.

Really cool project from Jeff Antebi and Waxploitation records, (Dangermouse, Gnarls Barkley, The Shins and many others.)

I’ve got a copy in my office, please swing by and check it out!


Life is Beautiful 2017 line up!

September 22-24 in downton Las Vegas, Another Planet Entertainment presents Life is Beautiful, a very cool multi disciplinary music/cooking/arts event, festuring VERY strong line up!


Nick Waterhouse is poised to release the most Nick Waterhouse-y album yet.

The newest Nick Waterhouse album drops September 30th, and if you are a fan of Mr. Waterhouse, you will not be dissapointed.

I’ve heard  it and it’s SOLID.

Look out for shout outs to the SF roots on “Stanyan Street.” Props to Innovative Leisure for another great release.


Danger Mouse has created a label…

If you’re a fan of Mr. Brian Burton you may dig the label he’s just started, it’s affiliated with Columbia Records and the first two singles show promise of cool tunes to come.


Check the write up and listen to the tracks on NPR’s All Songs Considered HERE.



Bands seen- 8

Meerkat stream viewers- 5 (check my live streams @SXSW on Twitter, treal111)

Steps walked- 16,143

BBQ eaten- Hell yes!

Hello, and good morning!

Got in in late afternoon yesterday picked up my badge and got sorted out! First show of the fest,  I managed to catch one my favorite bands from Austin, Riverboat Gamblers, always a rocking good time and a nice welcome back to SXSW. Met up with friends, publishers and other music supervisors, hit the Norway music event then checked out Sammus, a female emcee who’s part of the nerdcore wave that’s going on right now. Really interesting lyrics, especially about anime and video games. She also raps aboout there not being a lot of role models for women in that world, sounds nerdy, but it was amazing, unexpectedly emotional. Managed to get into hype hotel, grab some delicious Taco Bell food and saw Milo Greene, Odezsa and Spoon ended the night. Today at 12:30p I’m in a panel discussing licensesing for ads, it’s called Madmen (and Women) of Music, if you are at the festival, please come check us out!   Bands seen:

  1. The Mighty Jones
  2. Riverboat Gamblers
  3. Andra Day
  4. Sammus
  5. Igdy Dean
  6. Milo Greene
  7. Odesza
  8. Spoon

Purity Ring’s sophomore album is worth the wait.

Really excited about the new Purity Ring record, it’s been AWHILE since 2012’s “Shrines” was on heavy rotation and this new album seems to pick up where they left off, (in a good way.) Really digging the updated production verrrry clean!

I’m still on the first listen, but this will be my sound track for the next week or so, atleast until we get a week out from Austin.

I’m excited to see if they make it to SXSW this year, the festival that launched the band into the international spotlight back in 2012.


When songs collide.


Tom, being the class act that he is has released this statement:

“About the Sam Smith thing. Let me say I have never had any hard feelings toward Sam. All my years of songwriting have shown me these things can happen. Most times you catch it before it gets out the studio door but in this case it got by. Sam’s people were very understanding of our predicament and we easily came to an agreement.

The word lawsuit was never even said and was never my intention. And no more was to be said about it. How it got out to the press is beyond Sam or myself. Sam did the right thing and I have thought no more about this. A musical accident no more no less. In these times we live in this is hardly news. I wish Sam all the best for his ongoing career.

Peace and love to all.”

Tom Petty.