Enter Manly Hanley

I want to document the sheer serendipity that occurred when a young fella walked into our store about a month or so back and asked me about how one goes about recording with my friend Eddie Snugs at his studio. We talked for a few minutes about music when I realize that apart from being 25 years apart in age we did indeed have a quite a lot in common. I brought them upstairs to my create space and stood there for an hour showing them my film making clips and the deep crevasses of my original Youtube channel.

Before they had left I invited him to the recently started band’s practice that Sunday to play some keys.

Manly Hanley
Harrison Foreman aka Manly Hanley

That evening I visited his epic Manly Hanley Youtube channel and legitimately watch it for over an hour, barely scratching the surface.

Since then I’ve logged in often to better get to know this wild man force of nature that has entered my life. I’ve literally never encountered a 25 year, half my age that I have so much in common with. I’m talking generally interests, passion for music, taste in movies.

I’ve already looped him into my first official producing gig on Ansel Brown’s new record and he’s been a major contributing force to that.

You know, I had to let someone go recently who really proved themselves to not have my best interests at heart and a break a continuous cycle of (at the very least emotional abuse) from a person I considered a friend for 17 years. This was a person I only really had one or two interests in common with. God’s timing is always perfect.

You’ll be hearing more about this talented young man as the posts come I am sure. For now I am really grateful to be working with such a generally nice guy and talented musician. Working with people like this just makes me better.

Brent Bowers, Ansel Brown, Dave Harper, Harrison Foreman

God is great and I just wanted to post and express that.

Here’s a little something we put together last night. It’s only half finished so take it for what it is.

The First Update In A While

Well, let the record show that it has been sometime since either a MeWe Monday post or a news post of any kind on this website.

The only real purpose for this site is really to serve as a journal or photo/ video record for myself or family on down the line. Much like the permafrost it will last a long, long time so long as the conditions are and the hosting is paid, I guess.

Listening to Ready Player One, and now Ready Player Two puts me in mind to think about legacy. Even if I live to a ripe old age, God willing, I’d like for there to be an online place for my children and grandchildren to look to in order to see different aspects of my living years than what we shared Mano e Mano.

Well, let the record show that it has been sometime since either a MeWe Monday post or a news post of any kind on this website.

The only real purpose for this site is really to serve as a journal or photo/ video record for myself or family on down the line. Much like the permafrost it will last a long, long time so long as the conditions are and the hosting is paid, I guess.

Listening to Ready Player One, and now Ready Player Two puts me in mind to think about legacy. Even if I live to a ripe old age, God willing, I’d like for there to be an online place for my children and grandchildren to look to in order to see different aspects of my living years than what we shared Mano e Mano.

Roadrunner – A Sad, Brilliant Tale

“Everyone forgets that Icarus also flew.”

At the time of his passing, I remember being angry that Tony’s, “handlers,” were allowing him to continue to indulge his various addictions through the looking glass lens a of a TV camera because someone deemed and indeed the audience would support the idea that it was a good TV. After viewing this movie from those who knew him best, the picture is somewhat less murkey. I’m now thinking that he truly only had partners and not, “Handlers,” per se.

By his own words, Bourdain admitted that he was intent on becoming a dope fiend in his early line cook days. Who’s to say that his ultimate final curtain call wasn’t, at least one some level part of his planned trajectory?

He’s still a figure I think about from time to time in the two years since he canceled himself. I fear he may not have found the peace he was looking for but God’s grace is infinite. This I know and Tony was definitely all heart.

Rest in Peace, Tony.

For a truly excellent tribute, check out Roadrunner.