Best of Outside Lands, 2013

The Outside Lands Music Festival this year was simply fantastic. I took hours of video and you can pretty much get a complete feel for the event in this short 11 minute 45 second compilation of clips, people, and more. I kept all the music clips to well under the “fair use” limit so it’s pretty fast paced and, hopefully, YouTube will LEAVE ME ALONE since I was fully legal as far as I understand. You will see clips of the best concert of the festival – Paul McCartney – as well as others of Surfer Blood, Band of Horses, The National, Gary Carter, Jr., Young the Giant, Jurassic 5, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Head and the Heart, Phoenix, Hall & Oates, Vampire Weekend, Willie Nelson, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Barenaked Ladies Comedy Concert Clip

The Barenaked Ladies are celebrating 25 years of making music. We saw them at The Santa Barbara Bowl on June 22, 2013. It was a GREAT concert. NOTE TO YOUTUBE: This is just talk and NO copyrighted music, so please don’t hassle me! That “note” eludes to the reality that YT cracks down hard on any of us who post any unlicensed music. Personally, I don’t get it when it’s recording a “live” event, but I can’t risk having them shut me down. So, this clip is in the middle of the Barenaked Ladies performing “If I Had a Million Dollars” and is simply a comedy bit – a very funny one. I hope you enjoy it!

Introducing The Empty-Nest Road Trip Blues – B-Vlog, Part 1

Given that I like to talk, I thought I might as well talk about and read my new book to you! I’m calling this a B-Vlog – a book-vlog! The book is titled, The Empty Nest Road Trip Blues: An Interactive Journal from A Dad’s Point-of-View. My good friend Dave Taylor wrote a glowing review as he really GOT it – find that review here: http://www. Another great dad friend, Christopher Lewis also wrote a terrific review:

Get the book by simply clicking on the book image below. It is currently available in several different formats – more getting added every day:

Hooray for #Hollywood

I took the young man that I mentor – Daniel – to a screening of Wreck-It Ralph at The El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. We loved the movie, but we also loved playing tourist at the Chinese Theatre, looking at all the stars’ foot and handprints – and enjoying all the tourists there, too. I’ve lived here my whole life, but I still get a kick out of it. BTW, Wreck-It Ralph was absolutely TERRIFIC!

Coming soon: