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Hollywood Blog / Love Abounds

Fun news. John Shanks just recorded all the guitars on The River, which may be the first single on the new album. Sort of like having Zoro dice cucs for your salad. Or taking the space shuttle to go to 7-Eleven. It was an amazing day. First, John's talking to my producer Alex Gibson- "hey, I'll play on Stuart's record". Really? What day this month could work? "Right now would be good. Let's do it right now." So, on a moment's notice, we run the song over to John's studio, which is next door, and he spends the night recording guitars on it.

dead-leaf colour; dull brown
Glen Campbell

Hollywood Blog / yeah

my family arrived yesterday in L.A. YAY!! oh my god i was so so thrilled to see them. it was a night in heaven last night, just getting to hug my daughters and wife after these past few weeks being alone in L.A. i missed them insanely. we went back to the house and just played on the floor, content and giddy to be together. i had the house prepared for them; hello kitty bed for my daughter, pink flowers for my wife, diapers for my youngest. i can't say how awesome it was to sleep next to them.

sexual reproduction
Stuart Davis

Hollywood Blog / drum 'n bass

today we're doing live drums and bass. in the studio that U2 recorded Rattle and Hum in. sean hurley on bass (extraordinary) and Craig Mcintyre on drums (killer bad ass). we're doing the live drum / bass combo on seven or eight songs. things have been moving, but also somewhat scattered.

wrongly derived name

Hollywood Blog / Wand

oh this baby. she's been waiting. this song... i've been wanting to put this baby on an album for so long. but it had to wait. and wait. well, you're time has arrived little one. you're a pop song now. having to make some song selections this week. can't put 30 songs on a record. i wanna put twisted mystery on the record too. anyway. here are three we're looking at today:

white plum (which i wrote about the Shukei Tokodo ceremony in my Zen lineage -white plum in da' houzzz!!)

Stuart Davis

Hollywood Blog / River

Just cut a vocal to the new song River. literally gave me CHILLS. it's such a HIT. like, holy shit hit. first time you hear it.


everyone i've ever loved
met in the river
and was afraid of
getting in the river
now i'm falling
and i

feel a million arms around me
when i get in the river
every color of light surrounds me
when i get in the river
every thought i have dissolves
here in the river
i'm gonna let love wash it all
here in the river

get in the river


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