New Album, First in a Long Long Time

Every since I cut “Horse Creek” in the way way back in a little cramped room in a trailer on the end of a dirt road in the chaparral, pretty much in two long sessions of one-takes with me and my harmonica and guitar all blowing at the same time, I’ve been hoping for a producer wizard angel to come from wherever such creatures chill, to come say, wow, I dig that sound, and I have some ideas for recording it with some loud drums in the back of a shed and this particular old Gibson and I even have some ideas for a some riffs and rearranging the verses in that reggae tune, and that verse about the swan just doesn’t work but the tune doesn’t need it anyway, what do you think about making a new album?

You know, someone to hold my hand through the process of turning some strong campfire songs into a record, maybe even a record that could stand through time. I thought Ted Reichman might be this person; but he didn’t come to me, I went to him. And when I proposed he produce the new Ginger Ninjas album he said, “well, yeah, I’d love to come hang out, but I don’t really know what I’d add or do, I mean, I like the songs how they are, you should basically just record them.” I told him sure, knowing or at least hoping that his contribution would amount to a lot more than that.

Ted lived in my freshman dorm at college. As far as I knew, he invented avante garde freshmanism as a byproduct of just doing his thing. His thing was playing jazz accordion with Anthony Braxton, who graduated magna avante garde decades ago. Ted played with me at my first real public performance, of the Band’s “the Weight” at the freshman talent show. By far my musical elder, he never acted it. And that’s how he showed up in California to help coax our stretchy music into a round disc: humble, wise, idiosyncratic, funny, pro, and musically supreme.

The record is called Golden Bubble. I hope you like it. I hope you download it. I hope you burn it and share it. Let me know what you think. If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t even make records, I’d just sing around the table and down by the río. Thank you for your support over the years, for helping me keep a flame burning long enough for the angel to pop in.

Get it Now

Golden Bubble (span: [femenina] burbuja dorada): (n), The Golden Bubble is a force, my force, your force, our force. Benevolent, yet unpredictable, to be relied on in a pinch or for the extra magic to surmount the unsurmountable, yet not to be taken for granted. A substitute for resources and guns and gasoline and connections but not for common sense and righteousness. Don’t spark a J at the precinct and expect assistance from GB. Do act with vision, cunning, bravery, compassion, and love and count on GB to guide, protect, light, and reward. Her power grows with our belief; our belief grows merely by paying attention. Treat her well and she will cast a glow over you and all your relations and companions. These are not the droids you’re looking for.

The Trax

1. Little Doors
2. Celestial Bodies
3. Cry Me A River
4. Step By Step By Step
5. As For Poets
6. Moonlight On The Mango
7. Skinny Girls
8. Make Up Your Mind
9. The Reason
10. Lost Love Letter
11. Bello Ruido
12. More Morons
13. The Mind Is Muhammad Ali

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  5. Deep, conscious, poetic and fresh. Oh yeah, jammin’ too. Thank you.

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  7. ShrimpFest 2012 celebrating the opening of the Gaia and Giza Portals and the return to Sovereignty for all…….thanks be to the Cat Tribes, the Bird Tribes and to all Ginger Ninjas…WOW……THANKYOU

  8. hells and heavens yes!

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  11. Turkey or bust!

  12. It is just September, 2013. Looking for Ginger Ninjas…

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