tonight's podcast features new music and talk with nick guerrero! nick was our very first guest back in sept '06, and it's an honor to have him back with us again. as i was editing the show tonight, i was struck again (anew) by how the podcast itself - and the ability to showcase nick's music here - pretty much epitomizes my vision of "simplemuzik" as a vehicle for us to connect and hear artists that we would (quite literally!) never have the chance to encounter under any other set of circumstances. it's exciting to me! and i feel lucky to be living here and now - with you - and to have the ability to share this.
as you'll hear on the show, nick's songs are heartfelt and personal - and a simple expression of who he is, and where he is, as a person. he's a real-life guy who supports himself with a day job, and all-the-while, keeps working to grow as an artist - to perceive and engage the world through songwriting, recording, trying. and, honestly, this sense of music (or art in general) as a tool to understand our own lives, and make sense of the world, is one of the most beautiful things i know of. the depth and honesty and fact
of nick's passion, and heart, and urge to create, is helplessly compelling to me in that sense - that he's doing what he's doing - that he keeps trying - using whatever's around to do the best that he can. i'm inspired.
and, in a similar way, i'm amazed and in awe that he isn't an isolated case! there are people of all stripes and creeds and visions doing similar things all around us. all the time! the world is rich with expressions of individual experiences of the world - stories, art, ideas, feeling - songs. and, to my heart, the real truth and value of it is always born in the interaction that these expressions have with us - here and now - when we take the time to listen. to look. to hear what's going on around us. to not miss it.
listening is such a simple thing. and all too rare. with all of this in mind, and much more, i hope you'll take a listen to episode 69. and i hope you'll visit and share and support what nick is doing.
you can download songs and befriend nick at:
other songs from the nick g. canon are at:
ps - hopefully the "live" ambient reality won't be too annoying this week. i recorded the interview on the street, so there are the requisite muni trains, dogs, babies, people, cars, etc., etc. hope it's ok! ;)