I wrote this song maybe to comfort myself, to try and make myself feel good about the path I’ve taken in life. It was originally written in 6/8 and I played it like that many times. This version is in 4/4 with the kick drum played on the upbeats which I think gives the lyrics a more positive tone.
– Tim Bluhm
Announcing The Hips Duo (Tim Bluhm & Greg Loiacono) will be joining the lineup for The Blue Rose Foundation Benefit at The Fillmore Sat. June 8 including Jackie Greene, Cris Jacobs, McCrary Sisters, & Bailey Ingle.
Hope you can join us as we gather to celebrate and raise funds for a great cause. 100% of ticket sales go to fund preschool scholarships!
“This song was inspired by watching my friend Kyle Field (Little Wings) perform an afternoon set at The Hipnic (The Mother Hips and FolkYeah Presents annual festival in Big Sur, California). I was lying on the grass with my family and some friends, staring up at the trees and listening to Kyle’s voice lilt through the leaves. There was no other place to be.
“The song flows in three parts just like a car trip might. The first touches on the excitement of making the journey to your favorite place. The second is being in that place and taking it all in. The third is that drive home which is filled with a tired, beautiful sadness — recalling the fun times you had and wishing they weren’t over while falling asleep off into a dream.” — Greg Loiacono
I was laid-up in a hospital in Puerto Vallarta and I was going to be late for the shoot in Nashville. The doctors wouldn’t release me, so I had to just find my clothes and escape. I had a taxi waiting for me outside. I got a flight north and just made it to the shoot, having absolutely no idea what the concept or treatment was going to be. Needless to say it was a very strange day, and physically I felt horrible, but it was kind of appropriate for the video.
Blurred Culture has debuted the new single from Greg Loiacono! Check out the animated adventure by Deren Ney at the Blurred Culture web site:
“Blurred Culture premieres the music video today, a brilliant synthesis of animator/director Deren Ney’s classic cinematic aesthetic and Carolina Loiacono’s vibrant drawings. The visuals are minimalist yet striking, with bold lines and saturated tones. During the instrumental bridge, we’re given a bird’s eye glimpse of the Baja waters — the setting that was the genesis of the song.”
Tim is set to release his new solo album ‘Sorta Surviving’ March 29th. JamBase premiered the official video for the track “Where I Parked My Mind.”
“I’ve been a fan of classic country ever since I heard Merle Haggard sing. I just admired his voice and storytelling so much, but I never made an album like this before because I figured it would take me at least 20 or 30 years to get good enough.”