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Me covering Tom Petty's "Time to Move On" off his Wildflowers album. Love this song, love this album, it's a tribute from the very depth of my being. Hope he's up there somewhere smiling down on my attempt to channel his brilliance. Mr. Petty, you're an inspiration, thank you for all you've done for rock and roll.

They say to never take the foot of the gas when you’re trying to market a new product. So, uh, I taped an edition of Live From the Barn - and don’t play anything off Restless. Haha - it’s an intentional move, reminding myself how fun and amazing playing music is for the sole act of playing music. It’s the fucking best. I cover Tom Petty and U2, from Wildflowers and Joshua Tree respectively. Also play an original. RESTLESS music videos coming soon.


In this episode we discuss my new album, RESTLESS (out now).


 

Track 2 on MidLifeCrisis - Once. This song is me talking to me. "Night Nick" as I jokingly refer to the side of me that tends to come out after dark. Quitting drinking allows me to look from a different perspective - the voice is a strong one, and this song is all about facing it down.
 

A buddy of mine asked “have you ever heard a pop song?” In my mind it was a soul song, though being a white guy from Portland it ended up just sounding like indie rock. Go figure. I try to be blunt here – “we’re all gonna die if we don’t start to try.” The bass / key / synth solo at the end is the sound of everything ending. I repeat “need to understand” at the end, really just hoping, of course we probably never will.

This was a fun learning experience filming wise - learning how to sync up video/audio as well as perform live through Logic Pro and mix everything down like I would a standard audio recording. Minimal processing on this, try to keep it as authentic as possible while still allowing it to sound listenable.

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Acoustic version of Outsider from my album MidLifeCrisis.

 
 
Track 3 on MidLifeCrisis - Stay. We get a little personal on this track, though it's also much broader. Being a man in a relationship is a dauntingly simple ordeal. We have very basic fears, and are easily assuaged.