Coming Soon to a Planet Near You
Did I mention that my album Goodbye Planet Earth was released five years ago already? You may have heard it, you may have even liked it. What you may not know, though, is that the entire album synchronizes with the 2005 movie The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Unlike Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, this was purely intentional.
As I sat for three months recording the album, visions of a big stage in front of a giant movie screen played out in my head. Granted, at the time I was barely playing in bars and coffee houses, but dreams don’t care where you are: they indicate where you’re likely to go. Now after five years, five more albums, and a hell of a lot of big stage shows, I’ve finally been given the opportunity to make this dream happen in 2013.
The fine folks at San Jose’s Further Confusion have licensed the rights to the film and are ready to make this show happen. My awesome drummer, Runtt, and I have already begun rehearsing and preparing for what is definitely the most complicated show we’ve ever put on. Every day between now and January 19 I get a little more excited and a little bit scared, but that’s how most journeys unfold. This one just happens to end at the doorstep of a dream I had five years ago.
I really, really hope you’ll join me in San Jose this January 19. Get your weekend or day passes at www.furtherconfusion.org, and don’t forget to bring your towels!