hello friends! i hope you're all out there enjoying your worlds. i'm enjoying mine. i had fun recoding my friends, sheridan and mallory last night. sheridan is an old friend with a new batch of songs that we cut with her bass player/harmony singing partner, mallory. good songs. good times. right now i'm getting my shit together to run out the door to play a show with SKYROCKET! in houston. we haven't been playing as much as normally do, but it's been nice to have some weekend nights to do things. or not do things. our website is updated. you can check it out at www.skyrockettheband.com
my guest for episode 239 is the "love leigh" and talented, jessica leigh graves! jessica was on a live show we did last summer with her partner from the love leighs, raina, when she told me about a very special project she was putting together... an e.p. of queen songs done on ukulele with a portion of the proceeds going to the grass roots AIDS organization, mercury phoenix trust. i am a huge queen fan and i flipped out and invited her on the show when she was ready to talk more about it. anyway, i heard from her a few weeks ago and she told me she was starting a fan donation campaign to finish out the album. you can donate and find out all about that at www.ukulelequeen.com
. jessica and i have a great conversation about everything that goes into making an album like this from licensing to picking out songs and much, much more. she even showed up for the show wearing a freddie mercury mustache! (you can see that pic on our facebook page) i hope you enjoy my conversation with the ever-entertaining jessica leigh graves. i sure did.