In honor of the holiday season I posed a question to some of my favorite musicians, writers, and fans in the San Diego music scene:
What gift would you like to give to which San Diego musician, or band, and why?
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Keyboardist for The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio and (sometimes) Dime Novel.
I’d give Jesse Lamonaca (eponymous leader of Jesse Lamonaca and the Dime Novels) as many pine cones as I could possibly amass. The man loves the things. His merchandise is always adorned with pine cones, as are many of the nooks and crannies in his home. I’ve seen him pull over by the side of the road and tear off into the brush to gather them. If possible, I’d like to fill his guitar case with them during a show (that has more of a “crazy stalker” vibe now that I write it out). Why he likes them is beyond me. Is it purely aesthetic? Are they some of shamanistic charm? Does he find their scent conducive to his blend of soulful Americana? It remains a mystery to this musician, even throughout my stint in the band. At least he’s not collecting airsickness bags or commemorative plates…
Drummer of Two Wolves
I would give a deluxe beard care kit to the one and only Doug Thompson, frontman for the Marsupials. The illustrious Mr. Thompson’s beard pride is both well-known and well-deserved, and with such a busy schedule, I’m sure he’d appreciate help in maintaining his renowned facial fur. Don’t get me wrong –his beard looks great! Any extra time the beard kit might afford him, however, would undoubtedly lead to more epic shows by the Marsupials, and that would be a holiday present to the entire San Diego music community
Photographer, artist,instructor, and more at Amber Martin Art & Photography and Saans Lena Studio
If I could give any local musician a holiday gift it would be a record contract for my girl Sheila Sondergard. She works really hard to keep livin’ the dream. I know how frustrating it can be putting your heart and soul into something and never seeing the light at the end of the tunnel… not saying there is no light for my girl She She, but like most of us, there are bumps in the road and she just jumps on over ’em and keeps on keepin’ on. She has an amazing spirit, and puts a positive spin on everything. She is ALWAYS writing and working on music… we even wrote a song together once. And I’d buy Brigham for her.