Friday, April 19, 2013

The Jon Brion Show - with guests Elliott Smith and Brad Mehldau



To follow up AC's post from earlier, Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau got together through a mutual connection to Jon Brion.

Any of you who have heard me talk about Jon Brion have heard me use the phrase "my favorite musician on the goddamned planet".

All of which is my way of shoehorning in the fact that Jon Brion came into the Varnish where I play twice a week and I got to play with him for a half hour.



Far and away the best thing that's ever happened to me, musically. For context, imagine Johnny Sweatpants as a guitar player, and he's playing a show and Paul Stanley's there having a beer, and JSP is like, "Hey Paul Stanley. Want to rock out with us?" and Paul Stanley's like, "Yeah, sure. Why not?"

4 comments:

Crystal Math said...

Great photo, 50P! I'm so happy you got to play with one of your favorite musicians!

JPX said...

That's awesome! I'm always amazed by the level of talent on this blog.

AC said...

what a peak experience that must have been! super cool.

Johnny Sweatpants said...

That's awesome 50! Did you manage to keep your cool or did you ask him to sign your butt cheeks?