Thursday, February 27, 2014

Michael Pennacchio's Debut Album: "Better In The Morning"

One of the musicians that really has universal kudos here on the music scene is the up and coming local hero, Michael Pennacchio.  His debut album, "Better In The Morning" is well worth the dough.  Buy it immediately.

And one of the very coolest things I have enjoyed  open mic's "covers" night where many of the local musicians cover each other's original songs, this year's was yet another magical night of music. The song writer of the night was the very same, Michael Pennacchio.

The night's award goes to the songwriter who's songs are "the most covered" by the other musicians - and it's not surprising when you listen to "Better In The Morning".  We all love his tunes.  Mikes' music is fresh, innocent, wonderful, life affirming, daring, original and just plain awesome.  I really like the dude as well.

I am so digging the fact that Mike used one of my photos for the back cover - check it out!!!  So cool.  I even got a credit, but he spelled flymusicman wrong.  WTF Mike?  :)

As you can see, Geoff Hartwell produced the album.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hey Flymusicman, where ya' been?

Well, it's been a long time since I posted anything here on the blog.  Where have I been?  Well, it has actually been a very difficult time for me.  Lots of personal issues, family losses and such.  I won't go into it here.  And because I always intended this blog to be a place for positive messages and good vibes, I decided to ride the storm out in radio silence.  

During this time, I also tried to connect more deeply with the local music scene, spending a lot of time videotaping and photographing quite a bit, listening, getting deeper into the vibe of the music scene, part immersing myself and part finding comfort and support amongst my friends in the jam family that is everywhere here in Westchester - huge shout out to all those that have been and continue to be there for me.

Well, I guess I am back now, and trying to re-find my voice here on the blog.  I hope to re-focus and figure out where this thing will go next, why - and most importantly, how much fun I can have doing it.

Here is a clip that I shot one night while out taking photographs, this is almost every frame of it, they only footage I rolled all night.  I had posted the pics a while back and just kept thinking about how awesome this clip was.  Enjoy this short bit of "Tangled Vine".