So tomorrow, I turn the big 2-5. Quite a milestone for someone who someone who has no idea where life on a day-to-day basis.

In this time of introspection, I’ve come to conclusion that it’s time to enjoy myself. I’m planning on making my 25th year of life one of the best years. This year, I’ve already been very fortunate to perform with people that I’ve admired for years including Jason Mraz, Tony Lucca, Ernie Halter and Bushwalla.

I’ve really come a long way since the days of playing the two or three original songs I had written in the CoHo of the UC Davis MU. But at the same time, I feel like I’m still right where I was 3 years ago in a good way!

One of the things I’ve only just come to recognize is that I have met so many wonderful people who enjoy what I do. I’ve been too proud in the past to ask for anything but it’s really silly of me to think that I should be doing this all on my own. Now, I feel like it’s time to tap into all the support that people have shown me. I know this sounds contrived but I would really love it if you shared my music with people you love.

I want to share everything I’ve experienced from 1985-2010 and beyond. I want to show the world what this kid from Alameda, CA is capable of but I need as much help as I can. I want opinions, advice and suggestions. I’m on the computer all day anyway. If you have feedback, let’s talk! If you are interested in contributing something, let’s collaborate! It all sounds selfish but we can call it an extended birthday present.

I’ll be playing a bunch of shows this month (and from now on) with my newly formed backing band. Let me just say that it is an amazing experience for me to be able to play with such talented musicians and it has really upped my game and my perspective on the whole idea of playing music for people. I would love it if there were new faces to share in that experience with us.

I hope to see you at one of these shows. And as always (but now, more than ever), thank you for everything you have given me. I’ll do everything I can to give it back.

See you when I’m 25!