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    4th of July Sale – 50% Off All Digital Downloads

    In celebration of this Fourth of July holiday, we’re having a big sale on weightless.net.  For the next 48 hours, all of our digital downloads are 50% OFF.  You don’t need a special code for this sale and all items should show their discounted price once you place them in your shopping cart.  This sale starts today and ends on Saturday July 4th at midnight, so don’t sleep!  Go HERE to shop.

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    Nine Years Sober

    May 15th marks a total of nine years sober for me. Last year I didn’t really write about it because I was so busy with the release of a new album that I almost forgot about it, but this year I’m not touring so I’ve had some time to think about it and reflect a little more.

    In some ways, I’ve embraced the feeling of being too busy to celebrate it because I think it means that sobriety has started to become the new normal, as opposed to some temporary state or something that I was trying to maintain.  I’ve done a pretty good job of taking on the types of challenges that don’t allow me to feel stagnant or depressed enough to even have the time to drink.

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    Blogging Has Changed: But I’m Still With It

    Ten years ago, blogging was one of my favorite things to do and one of the best ways to connect to my fans.  Sure, I’m a musician and creating music is my primary means of communicating ideas, but once I saw how blogging was connecting with people, it quickly became a favorite tool in my toolbox.

    From 2008, when I first started blogging to now, I always made it a priority and tried to write here at least once a week to communicate with my fans.  Unfortunately, as most people can see, things have changed a bit.  I recently just had my longest break from updating this site in my career, which was a couple months.  It’s not that I didn’t have anything going on, but more that blogging has changed over the last few years.

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    Turning the Podcast into a Video Show

    For the last year or so, there have been rumblings from the fans of my podcast Super Duty Tough Work, asking us about a video version of the podcast. At the beginning, I dismissed it because it seemed like something that would very difficult to pull off and because I wasn’t sure there was enough interest in it to justify the effort. But over the last couple of months, my thoughts have changed on it.

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    My Next Book is Coming Soon

     

    I’ve been off the grid the last couple of months, not really doing much blogging or writing here. Part of that has had to do with it being the holiday season, but the other part is that I’ve been officially writing my next book, which I hope to release this year.

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    I’m Not Taking a Break This Time Around

    Throughout my career, I’ve had a pattern of putting out an album, touring that album, and then returning home to relax and recharge before even thinking about making more music. During my time at home, I would get into different activities (usually unrelated to music) to fill the time until I was ready to dive back into making music. This process would take me anywhere from two months to a year depending on how worn down I was from touring. Even though this process wasn’t the most efficient, it worked for me because I always came back fully recharged at the end of it all.

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    I Paid Off My House

    There are a lot of things that can cause stress for a full-time artist like me. For anybody self-employed, things can be up and down from year to year. Some years you can be up and killing shit. Other years you can be sitting at home, trying to make a small amount of money stretch until your next project comes out (which could be years away). It’s a great job in most aspects, but the future is something that anybody self-employed and involved in the arts has to be concerned about, even somebody like me who has been doing this full-time for 16 years.

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    My First Headlining Show in New York is Finally Happening

    Those who have been following my career for a while have noticed that while I do tour quite a bit, and do really long tours, very rarely do I play New York City. There are many reasons for this. Sometimes it is just a routing issue and we can’t get the tour routed into the city. Other times it is that we can’t find a venue willing to take a chance on the show. But whatever the reason was, this led to a situation where I have never headlined a show in New York City. In fact, I haven’t even played in NYC since 2011 when Adventures in Counter-Culture was released, which was seven years ago.

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    My Return to Touring Starts Today

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    Three years ago, when we got into an auto accident that totaled my van and brought us to within inches of losing our lives, things got a little weird for me. As an artist who loved touring and was known for regularly doing extremely long tours, that near-death experience changed me. On one hand, it made me extremely appreciative to be alive to see another day and cherish my time much more. But on the other hand, the entire experience made me realize that I needed to take a break.

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    The Two-Headed Monster vinyl is here

    The last two weeks has been such a blur of traveling to the farthest corners of the country–Florida and Oregon–that I almost forgot to mention that the vinyl LPs for Two-Headed Monster are back from the pressing plant. I picked these up right before I headed to Oregon for my show in Eugene this past weekend but, because I was in such a rush, I didn’t even get to open up any of the boxes. Today, I got to check them out and they look real dope. From the artwork to the clear vinyl, these joints look crispy!

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    The Power of Community

    I’ve been in Orlando for the last week, staying with my good friends the Solillaquists of Sound. For the last seven years, I’ve been coming down here multiple times a year; either playing a show, hanging with friends, working on some project, or doing what I’m doing this time around–shooting music videos.

    Those who know me understand how active I am when it comes to getting things done, and while I can take some of the credit for my work ethic, I can’t take all the credit for what actually gets done. The truth, is that I wouldn’t be able to do nearly as much without the help of the community.

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