Thursday, July 31, 2008

For Charlie

For Charlie, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Courtney killed Kurt

Courtney killed Kurt, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

Even after Kurt wrote the "Live through this" Hole album .... that is the best Cobain solo record ever recorded .... After seeing the documentary on this, I do think that Courtney Love is Psycho.

Seeing this cassette of that record brought it all back.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ish Wish Dish

Ish Whish Dish, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

If you wish to wish for fish, you may want to use an Ish Wish Dish!

Monday, July 28, 2008


Swimingly, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


Acordingly, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Flow

The Flow, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

I do this with Neon often ... spin wiggle and rotate, it's a lot of fun.

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Germans

The Germans, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

There was a palatable feeling of urgency when I was last in Berlin. In 1987 the wall was in full force, many people in Berlin were trying desperately to go somewhere, away from the east, to the west mainly.

When we came to Berlin we did not sleep for 2 days, my friend and I played gigs day and night, met musicians and had some of the best times of our lives. It seemed like the city did not sleep. Sleep was for people that had time to waste, the ones that knew they could get out if the wall fell, they had visas and money to make it out to the world.

It made Berlin one hell of a party city

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Americans

The Americans, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Vinyl, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Home, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

We are edging ever closer to moving from Pescadero. It's a strange feeling....

Monday, July 21, 2008

From the begining

Frets and strings, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

In 1972 I got my first guitar. The guy that gave it to me taught me how to play "Hey mister tambourine man".... I've always felt a bit proud that the first song I ever played was a Dylan tune.

I'm not sure why though. Dylan is a bit of an enigma, at once as deep as the ocean and a shallow as Britney Spears. When Dylan turned his back on the folk movement and applied his considerable talent to a more pop asthetic it makes me feel that all the songs he did before "Like a rolling stone" were just an exercise, experiment, part of a performance art piece that only he knew was going on.

The year that happened ... I was born ... and it still managed to affect me.

Anyway, this pic reminds me of that day, when I was seven years old sitting on the piano bench learning that first song.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

My resolution for the day is....

Reds #2, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

Record a song a week. I just have to do it. No matter how bad I think it is ... it must be done.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

From the stage

From the stage #68, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

Life is good when there are gigs to play.

From the stage slide show

Friday, July 18, 2008


Frisco, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

Word to the wise .... only tourists and Bikers (Motor Cyclists, of the tougher ilk, mustache and denim vest required) call San Francisco 'Frisco'.

This pic was taken on my way home last night.

The Bay Bridge extends across the bay in two sections. In the middle of the two sections there is Treasure Island. This pic was taken from the vista point on the island.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

More, more, mooring

More, more, mooring, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

San Francisco Ferry building

San Francisco Ferry building, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

Outside the studios of West Coast Live

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

I've never been inside Reds. It seems like a cool spot, there has to be some history there. I bet when the docks were a more active place the longshoremen used to fill the place up in the early morning and drink coffee, then stop for grog at night.

Something tells me the coffee there has not kept up with the times though. I have this vision of Foldgers percolating in a gallon coffee pot for hours on end. I'm sure thay make a fresh pot once a day or so.... who needs Starbucks!

Monday, July 14, 2008

What a weekend

Thinking about flying, originally uploaded by dbwalker.
(Photo taken from the window of the West Coast Live studios)

Friday, solo gig, Saturday morning West Coast Live, Saturday night Apple Jacks. Sunday after running erands I got to sit down for 15 min before going to Sunday diner with Grandma.

I'm one burnt cookie.

But it was fun, got to play with some great players on the west coast live gig, including Tom Heyman, from Chuck Prophet's Band and James Nash from the Waybacks

Turns out that James is more of a music tech head than I am .... almost. :)

Now .... I have a bad case of the mondays.....

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Drive time

Drive time, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

Drive time

I spend over $1,000 a month in gas, three times as much as before George Bush and his "Energy Plan"

This is just out of hand!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The joy of looking arround

The joy of looking arround, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

I'll be on West Coast Live today. It should provide an interesting opportunity to take some photos ... will be playing 3 songs, over 2 hours ... lots of down time.

I had to wake up at 5:30 am to make sure I would be there and ready ... sheesh .... I though being a rock star meant never having to be up till 1:00pm!

Friday, July 11, 2008

It's a guy thing

, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

Most guys walking down the street, upon seeing a 56 Porsche convertible will stop dead in their tracks, if only for a moment, and dream...

All of a sudden you are rich, and powerful. You are driving the car down Highway 1 on a beautiful day with the top down. The wind is blowing though your hair (dreadlocks in my case) and your cares are miles down the road behind you.

You left them in Recita. We all leave our cares in Recita, to die with the porn stars.

/End of reverie

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Bokeh days

Bokeh days, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

I have to get out more...

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hammer action

Hammer action, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

Today .... I'm tired....

Tired of working, tired of driving, tired of rude people, tired of the politics of personal destruction, tired of being tired ... I think I'll just play my guitar a bit more .... thats the ticket.... yea ....

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Gigs for July 11 and 12

Friday July 11, 7 to 9
Sams Chowder House
Half Moon Bay, Ca

Saturday July 12, 10am
West Coast Live (Radio Show)
KALW.Org - National Broadcast

Saturday July 12 9pm to 1 Am
Apple Jacks, La Honda, Ca

Be There!

Playing in the national pool

Jumping into the national pool, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

I'll be playing on West Coast Live on Saturday.

West Coast Live is a nationally broadcast radio show on NPR, I'll be playing guitar with Mars Arizona.... it should be big fun!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Mah Guitar#2

Mah Guitar#2, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

Tonight ... we record ... last week ... we didnt record because I had to work late ... but tonight .... Ohhhhh yes ... tonight ..... mmmmmm

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Mah Guitar

Mah Guitar, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

This is my guitar, there are many like it but this one is mine. Without my guitar I am nothing. My guitar without me is nothing.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


Taps, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

Taps was playing in remembrance of all the fallen soldiers who fought in all of the wars.

I couldn't help but think of all of the others that have died, the civilians, the children, the wives, the mothers, the brothers, the contractors, the mercenaries, the freedom fighters, the bystanders .... the dreams ....

We have no songs for them.... perhaps a moment of silence is best.

Then speak with a loud voice, together... "stop the wars"

Friday, July 4, 2008

Steel Guitar

Steel Guitar, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

Today I am not a musician, I'm a sound man. This is an odd thing for me ... I've been the guy playing, not the guy watching, for 30 years.

I'll have some fun anyway. But I want to play more than anything else in this life.... almost anything else...

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Untitled, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Moi, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

Change is constant, pervasive and inevitable.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Shoegazer, originally uploaded by dbwalker.

I spent an inordinate amount of time getting this shot. Over 4 days. I would go and shoot and look at the results and nix them for one reason or another..... wrong shoes, didn't notice some trash in the frame, didnt get the DOF right...

But I got it! And the result is truly un-amazing.... but fits well in the context of the series as a whole.