And we’re back.
It’s weird to spend so many months in the studio and not release anything. We’ve been working on a new Pomplamoose album for a while now, and most of our fans don’t even know we’re still a band!
For the record, we are still a band. And if you enjoy Pomplamoose, 2014 will be a bountiful year for you. (At least that’s what my fortune said last night. Which was weird, because I was eating pizza.)
Right now, we’re in the process of planning a UK, European and Nationwide tour following the release of our album and a buttload of videos in the Spring of 2014.
ALSO, just for the record, we’re playing in Seattle at the end of the week with a full orchestra, children’s choir AND Imogen Heap. So come join us for that if you can.
Thanks for being our fans. Seriously, you guys are the best and we know it.
Ah! So much has happened since my last post. One of my awesome fans adopted Bradley the dog. I flew to Boulder to play a show with Frightened Rabbit on the amazing radio show ETown, which is run by Nick and Helen Forster. These lovely folks accompanied me live and interviewed me along with Frightened Rabbit, whose music is awesome and you should watch ALL OF IT.
When you’re done with that, please check out the music video that was just released this week and was directed by my cousin, Eric Kallevig. (He’s a pro. But don’t take MY word on it…)
Hey there everybody,
I’ve been debating whether or not to adopt this wonderful animal for the last week. He’s a fantastic pitbull mix (possibly some lab in there), with the most wonderfully chill temperament.
Bradley is five months old and learns very quickly. He would be an excellent companion or family dog, because he loves dogs and people but doesn’t force himself on either. He’s not neutered yet, which is amazing because he’s so well behaved. None of that jumping all over the place, destroying furniture, chewing on shoes, or peeing on things like most puppies do. He’s a very special animal and he needs a home as soon as possible.
As much as I have dreamt of taking him in, my current living situation doesn’t permit it, so I’m reaching out to you guys to see if anyone is in need of an excellent animal. He’s currently in Orange County, being looked after by the wonderful folks who found him, but they can’t keep him for much longer. He’ll be going to a shelter soon if no one adopts him, and I would hate for that to happen because he’s such a well-mannered, happy boy.
If anyone is interested, please contact me with the subject line “Interested in adopting Bradley” (email@example.com)
Here are some videos of him! If you don’t instantly love this animal, there’s something wrong with you.
How did I not post these sooner??? Totally slacking on the blog front. My apologies.
First off, a cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong” with my main man, Don Risotto.
And if that’s not enough to satiate your appetite, here’s a video of me making my favorite summer salad!
My mom always called it Tabbouleh Salad, but I think it’s technically a Couscous Salad. Either way, it’s an awesome recipe and you should try it, if you have 30 minutes to make something delicious!
Tabbouleh/Couscous Salad Recipe
(Makes 6 to 8 servings)
1 cup bulgur/couscous
1 can (about 8 oz) water chestnuts, drained and chopped; or 1 cup peeled, chopped fresh jicama
1/2 cup minced green onions (including tops)
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup olive oil (I accidentally put a whole cup in when I was making it. Thus the “too much olive oil comment and slightly soupy texture.)
2/3 cup lemon juice
Salt to taste
2 medium-size firm, ripe tomatoes, cored OR yummy 1/2 cup chopped “snack tomatoes”
Fresh mint sprigs for fancy garnish
NOTE: I recommend making it a couple hours ahead of time, covering it and refrigerating it. It’s best served cold.
Also, many thanks to:
- Oliver’s Market: http://www.oliversmarket.com
- Olloclip - this video was shot on an iphone with an olloclip lens! http://www.olloclip.com
I’ll be posting more vlogs like this one in the future. Not necessarily focused on cats. I like to think of myself more as a “musician” than an animal vlogger. But who knows what my future has in store for me!
It’s lovely to be home again and focusing on writing, making videos and staying in touch with fans. That’s basically what I’ll be doing for the next several months. Thanks to everyone who’s made this incredible life of mine possible!
IT’S SO GOOD TO BE HOME!!!!
Europe was incredible, don’t get me wrong. Those of you who follow me on instagram can attest to the quality of food I was enjoying. And the shows! Such great energy. Such great people. So many unexpected gifts from incredible fans who made me feel so welcome. And I really enjoyed touring with Lord Huron as well. They were a lovely bunch of gentlemen, and I never got tired of hearing them play live.
I thought about getting a tattoo to commemorate the experience, but nothing good came to mind. A tattoo always seems like the best idea at the time, but then you think about it for two more seconds and realize that it isn’t.
I think the best tattoos are the ones that remind you of something. Something that you regularly forget. Like what day to take the trash out. Or in my case, our family shortbread recipe. Now THAT’S something that I would proudly have engraved into my skin for all to see. Preferably somewhere nice and fleshy so that I could watch it expand with time.
But back to the tour. Have I ever mentioned that I’m the luckiest person alive? Because I am so so incredibly blessed to do what I do, and to have the fans that I have, and the friends that I have, and the family that I have.
In all seriousness, if I were ever to get a tattoo (don’t freak out, mom) it would be about gratitude. And no, I would not get the Chinese, or Sanskrit or Hebrew character for gratitude. I don’t speak any of those languages. It would probably be an image of something I’m grateful for. Like croissants. Or democracy.
What’s next on the docket? What comes after a nationwide and European tour, you might be asking yourself??? Well, thanks for asking! I’m glad you did, because I haven’t had a minute to think about it so far.
(One minute later…)
Ok, so here’s the plan: get over my sinus infection (thanks, airplane.) Cook lots of delicious food. Exercise*. Spend time with Jack. Spend time with friends. Write and record lots of demos (feel free to visit my Patreon page if you’re interested in hearing them!) Edit a couple more videos. Bask in the sunshine. Play a few festivals. Enjoy life.
Hey It’s Pomplamoose is back! Join me and Jack next Monday for our *fabulous* web show live from our studio. Tickets http://bit.ly/JunePom