@jamie___xx is a prodigious talent. I’ve been listening to him since he led The xx on their self titled debut album. The sounds of that album kicked off years of appreciation for big, full, mellow, echoey guitar lines in mainstream music. When he released his solo album “In Colour” I jumped at it immediately as a work I saw great potential in. From the first listen it was obviously apparent to me that it was a masterful work by a (surprisingly) young artist. It’s a sonically full and interesting, finely crafted experience.
When I saw him on the schedule for #Coachella 2015 it was a must see for me. I broke off from the group, went to watch him myself and was treated to an epic live rendition that quite literally spoke for itself. He didn’t say a word for the duration of the show, just played the #music, read the crowd and made sure everyone could vibe to the #jam.
This photo is from his show at #TheFox Theater in #Oakland where he played in October 2015. I got so excited about the show I bought the maximum number of tickets (8!) the moment they went on sale because I knew I had to bring friends along to witness the show. To this day, his show at The Fox stands as one of the best live performances I've seen (or expect to ever see). I encourage you to listen to the album. In it you'll hear #love, #energy, #focus, #calm and #dedication. Anybody that knows me well will laugh at how much I appreciate the simplicity and color of the album art. 😁🌈
Caught this guy out the side of the car while meandering down winding mountain roads near Pioneer, CA a couple weekends back. Yet another weekend excursion with @katkatatak and @_benpope. Great color on this guy. Moooooooooooo! 🚙📷🐂 #cow#moo
Spent the weekend out at Lassen Volcanic National Park. While @joshlake18, @lakerachaelb and @_benpope hiked up Lassen Peak and skied/ran back down, @katkatatak and I took a walk out to Cold Boiling Lake. Then we took another walk and perched ourselves next to a bend in this stream if melted snow run off. The flowers and views were beautiful and the water crystal clear and icy cold. Happy Birthday Lake!
Was very fortunate this weekend to spend time with my closest friends and take part in the union of two of the people I cherish most dearly in @_benpope and @katkatatak. We've spent many trips together off in beautiful and remote places but this was the first time we brought out grown up clothes.
The first time I visited Yosemite was with Pope. It was a late arrival and looking up at the stars it was immediately apparent I'd been introduced to one of the most beautiful places on our Earth. I've never forgotten that feeling of awe looking up at that night sky years ago, and it's only fitting to have held such a wonderful ceremony in such a wondersome place.
I'm happy I was able to walk here under my power and with any luck I'll stop injuring myself on our adventures. Thanks for inviting me to experience yet another reminder of the charmed life I live.
To hugs, adventure, laughing circles and enduring love and happiness I wish you both all the best my spirit has to offer.
Photo credit: @johnmfield#Yosemite#wedding#love