I Just Found a Use for iPhone (Shazam) and At the Same Time I Fell In Love with Andrew Bird

I own the stupid iPhone and all of carry with me all of its pompous social baggage. And while I am embarrassed to be part of a growing movement of people who carry this little computer phone in their pockets, I did put it to good use on Saturday when, after starting up my car… Continue reading I Just Found a Use for iPhone (Shazam) and At the Same Time I Fell In Love with Andrew Bird

Guitar Lesson for "Boulder"

At the behest of my friend, producer, MBA-level-advisor, and guitar aficionado, Ryan, I am posting this guitar lesson for “Boulder”, a song off my band’s last record.  The song highlights the struggles of maintaining a long-distance relationship with a girl in Boulder, CO when I was living on the East Coast.  Those were good times,… Continue reading Guitar Lesson for "Boulder"

Bombay Doors

This is one of many great songs that my oldest brother has written over the years. His original version can be downloaded hereBombay Doors. I play the song much like I do many in recent years – with a swing beat. I love it! http://www.cryns.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/spank_-bombay_doors.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Tired but Cannot Sleep

Maybe it’s pre-show jitters, or maybe it’s the fish and chips I ate earlier, but it’s 2:15 a.m. and I’m up. Hmmm… I did discover two fantastic bands/performers in my post-nap/pre-sleep binge. First, check out Metronomy’s “A Thing For Me” video below (Thanks, Liana!) and then check out Matt Latterell, a brilliant up-and-coming songwriter from… Continue reading Tired but Cannot Sleep

Live at "The Clubhouse @ This Old House" in San Luis Obispo, CA

Last night was totally awesome. I played at The Clubhouse @ This Old House in San Luis Obispo, CA with Mark Adams (of Rancho Deluxe), GARON, Paul Hobbs, Dave Seawater, Gary Foshee, Deb Kirk, Jasmine Miranda Crowe, Chloe Andresen, and a couple of others. I hadn’t heard of any of those folks before last night,… Continue reading Live at "The Clubhouse @ This Old House" in San Luis Obispo, CA

Tour Officially Launched!! Download MP3s from Last Night's Show!

Last night’s show at Lestat’s in San Diego totally rocked and was a fitting kick-off to the tour. Ivan Cheong opened the evening and was followed by one of the most technically-gifted guitarists I have ever met, Mark Kephart. Mark was, to put it simply, amazing. I was headlining for some reason, and took advantage… Continue reading Tour Officially Launched!! Download MP3s from Last Night's Show!