I love this pic of us. I’m calling it us, but you can barely see my feet, those stylin’ kicks belong to Andy. It was taken by a very talented local (Sunshine Coast) photographer named Aaron Shum. I like they way this could totally be some grimey, indie-club gig. But it’s a wedding. In a ridiculous venue called Maleny Manor. And it’s just little old us. Jake & Andy.
It’s been about a decade since he released something that really cut to our core like he used to so easily, but on studio album #11 he’s done it again.
On this track, Ben Harper is acoustically, lyrically and vocally as personally pained, poignant and powerful as he’s ever been. And with the spectacular accompaniment by legendary blues blower, Charlie Musselwhite, this just might be as good as the genre gets.
You Found Another Lover (I Lost Another Friend) - Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
I just searched the hashtag #everyonedeservesmusic for the first time and this was the very first (as in least recent) of the (very few) results.
I must have posted this picture of my tattoo a while ago, but the caption still applies and I hope it always does.
"I just remember being SO STOKED with this when I first got it. As a matter of fact, I still fucking love it."
I hadn’t paddled and been barreled that much in one session for years.