Every week we feature new video on "Big Wednesdays". It's good for us to be on a schedule like that to force us to put out some fresh performances.
One thing I know about the modern era for indie bands is that you need to be your own agent, your own label, your own videographer, your own social media expert, your own contract lawyer, etc. This sounds kind of crazy but while you're trying to advance your career or do what it takes to get more ears and eyeballs on your music - it's shockingly easy to forget to actually put out new music!
As such, we like the regularity of Big Wednesday videos. We just give heads up on social media when they appear. But this week in this blog post we want to feature some recent solo live ones to make sure you've seen em.
All of these are from Charlie's 2023 residency at Goodbar in Point Loma (San Diego).
You never go broke playing a Paul Simon song. And I think it's always novel to play a guitar song on the piano (and vice versa).
Stuff On The Moon
The Bigfellas had some songs that listeners embraced on a first listen - "On The Green", "Dollar For Every Dime", "California King", "I Wish That I Were Gay". Lost in the shuffle of that first album was a trippy song about all of the trash mankind has left on the moon.
This One's For You
Singer/songwriter Ed Harcourt is criminally underrated, under-listened-to, and under used on film and tv soundtracks. Here's a stripped down version of just one of his many great songs.
A fantasy if I was Brian Wilson, what I would have to say about my cousin and father who half ruined the Beach Boys. We just tracked this in the studio for an album that's coming next year. We're so damn excited to get that out there to the world!