Yep, it's true—Bryn and Brian boomed into town yesterday, and so we all got together at the Corcoran Gallery in Santa Barbara to rock out and shoot a video. Bill's wife (and longtime #1 Honey White fan) Marika joined us on keyboard, and we ran through (and I recorded) a whole day's worth of songs, including new one "Historical Friction." Then Bill's brothers Justin and Chris broke out the heavy equipment to film a new clip for "Let Go" (those are makeshift green screens in the photo). Non-musical highlights for me included a return to Garrett's for great grub, scoring something called "Banana Bread Beer" at BevMo, and demolishing everyone else at a game of HORSE in the backyard.
2010 has been a banner year for band resurrections—as you may know, the original Mojo Wire has reassembled for 3 rehearsals this year as well—so hopefully we will get new gigs and/or recordings for both bands in 2011. Cross your fingers and toes.
What with Brian returning to Cali briefly in a few weeks, I think it's high time to re-release this monster—Neil Young's theme to Jim Jarmusch's 1996 film starring Johnny Depp. Honey White recorded it in 2004 for "How Far is the Fall" and I'm still kicking myself for not putting it on the final album: