Posts from the ‘Music Friends of Thom Sequoia’ Category

Convergence Imminent?

Convergence Imminent?
Ah yes, tomorrow night on Friday, Aug 5, 2016 there is a 99% chance you should consider merging your corporeal self with many others who are also in tune with the cosmic melody – where music lovers and musicians will delight in the third installment of Acoustihouse Concerts Music Open Mic Night at Potbelly Sandwich in Orem, UT. Be there with host Thom Sequoia. It will be spectacular music mayhem at it’s best!

http://www.acoustihouse.com

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Thom Sequoia into the forest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soze I was thinkin. Ya know. Real Hard thinkin. And I figured …..why I auhta…….Add some life to dis here Blog.

Vive La Vida Loca….ya know?  So I think I’m a gonna add some cool video’s I been storin up here real soon.I got one with me on lead acoustic guitar, the famous Carlos Reyes on Fiddle, and the illustrious Carolyn Miller on guitar and vocal, all doin a trio of sorts – impromptu, improv…..it’s cool, I tell ya.

Now just hold them there horses….it’s a comin….it’s a comin already!!!!!

Thom Sequoia: A few words about my friend Shane Jackman

Shane has been a friend for about 12 years. He is a very talented musician, and his music has influenced mine. I could not help but comment on this recent posted feature video on

http://www.iamanexmormon.com/2011/01/my-name-is-shane-jackman-and-im-an-ex-mormon/

And more particularly in response to Shane’s Dad’s ill placed public flogging letter in the comments section  about a third of the way down the webpage. Agree or not….well you go read it.

 

New Video: Thom Sequoia – Barrels, Blossoms, & Porch Lights – Live at The Homestead Resort with Pat Arp on lead guitar

It was a beautiful drive, and a beautiful memorial weekend Saturday, May 29, 2010.

I was able to spend some time over the weekend with family, in majestic settings,
and also am grateful to Pat Arp for graciously joining me on stage with his killer leads
that perfectly complimented my songs, especially this one.

Here is the video
for my song Barrels, Blossoms, and Porch Lights.

Below the video I have also posted
the lyrics for those of you who like reading the what what.

BARRELS, BLOSSOMS, & PORCH LIGHTS

Settin wheels doin 60, onto south 84
Got my back to boston, where my mother was born,
Must have hit every town form Holyoke to the Cohasset shore.

Then it’s on to Philly, and another go round,
And the lines keep on coming, but I can’t stop the sound,
Of a six string guitar, and these songs that are running thru my veins.

And some lucky hearts, have learned to settle down,
Mine keeps trying to fly, though I’m tied to the ground,
and the road is like a pirate that waylays your sails on down.

The shipyards they toil, and the skyscrapers rise,
And the years go in circles, ‘neath these travelers eyes,
And my hearts getting harder, but sometimes I cry.

And then I remember the trees on that road,
And barrels, and blossoms, and porch lights, tell me I’m home.
Oh and then I remember that old rocking chair,
And barrels, and blossoms, and porch lights, tell me I’m there

Heading westbound on 90, there’s a fire on the plains,
Dakota sunset, ‘cross the badlands is fading,
Then it’s on to Seattle, Portland, and down to Santa Cruz.

In the desert the wind, thru the Joshua tree blows,
And the Riley bird sings, and the Sullyberries grow,
And off in the Holy land, the Jordan river flows,

And this voice must have sung, every song unreconciled,
And these fingers tried to dance, every fingerstyle,
And the chords strike the heartlands and go on, for miles and miles,
and miles and miles.

The shipyards they toil, and the skyscrapers rise,
And the years go in circles, ‘neath these travelers eyes,
And my hearts getting harder, but sometimes I cry.

And then I remember the trees on that road,
And barrels, and blossoms, and porch lights, tell me I’m home.
And the fog on the beaches, lights on the shore
And barrels and blossoms and porch lights, tell me there’s more.

Barrels, and blossoms, and porch lights;
Barrels, and blossoms, and porch lights;
Barrels, and blossoms, and porch lights;
bring me back home

California Road Trip!

Brothers and sisters - from left to right: sister Sue, bother Robert, sister Kathie, me (Thomas), sister Cheryl, and cousin Carolyn.

Wait….Can it be considered a road trip if part of the trip was airborn?  I mean I did drive 50 miles from Springville to Salt Lake City. And then flew to San Jose. Then me and Kathie drove to Benecia. From there it was a drive to Placerville. Then to concord, and on to Felton / Santa Cruz. Finally back to San Jose airport, and then fly back to Utah. About 500 miles driving All in four days. What a blast!

Thom Sequoia On The Road

So the story is something like this: Went home to California last week. All my siblings – my brother and 3 sisters – were all together in one place for the first time in 8 years. Also got together with many cousins, second cousins, and relatives on my Mom’s side of the family – The Miller’s – which we haven’t done since……well pretty much never. My mom was the youngest of  7 siblings. I was the youngest of 5 children. So most of my cousins remember me – if at all – as little Tommy, running around between the legs and whatever else little tikes like me used to do. In fact the last time I saw relatives on my Mom’s side of the family, was at her funeral many years back now. I was 14.

But thanks to cousin Earl, he invited the family to come celebrate his 60th birthday in Benecia last week. Since he is the founder of ReachOutBenicia.com, every year they hold a fundraiser. This year, it was a great 60’s bash held at the clock tower building. There was much music and mingling to be had! Earl has done an amazing job over the last 18 years helping people with drug and alcohol addiction.

Earl is also a writer, and writes for The Weekender magazine.

Earl Miller announces at 60's bash - Benecia Clock Tower

Earl Miller prepares to tackle the problem - whatever it may be - while the Miller cousinry and family looks on

To all my family, cousins,  second cousins, and significant others – thanks so much for a wonderful time, and a fantastic Friday night shindig, and Saturday afternoon BBQ. It was wonderful to catch up with all of you. I’m amazed we haven’t done it sooner. And thanks to those who came from other states – John from New Hampshire, Janice from Nevada, Ronnie and Emelia from Florida; Carolyn, Bob, and Vida from SoCal; Sue, Kath, Cheryl and Dan from NoCal; and anyone else I’ve failed to mention.

Thanks also to Jane Cooper Miller for all the unnoticed hard work and preparation that went into the BBQ shindig, and opening her house up to all of us! And to the doggies, who duly sniffed out the soles ….er….souls…..of all present.

Thom Sequoia in front of Inn in Placerville, CA

Of course no adventure would be complete without a little jammin – so thanks to cousin Carolyn Miller (a professional performer down in the SoCal area), and Carlos Reyes (famed instrumentalist), for the impromptu session in front of the miller family and friends audience of 35-40 or so. We played some covers of Dan Fogelberg, Beatles, James Taylor, and John Denver. We slid into Route 66. I played some originals, as well as did Carol. And Carlos gave us all some schooling in a medly or two on the auto harp.

(I’m sure some video footage will be forthcoming!)

Thom Sequoia and Carlos Reyes playing Fire And Rain by James Taylor

Carlos Reyes, Thom Sequoia, and Carolyn Miller jammin on Route 66

P.S. Thanks Duece for coming and enjoying the evening with me and my fam. on Friday night. And tell Kim thanks for letting you out of your cage. (you beast, you).

Kyle "Duece" Dawson at 60's bash..."It's all in the teeth baby", he said, most probably promoting his future appearance on a Myth Busters episode of tensile bite strength

Mothers day brunch in Placerville - Thom, Susan, Carol, April, Joe, and their little ray of sunshine Emily. (and Kathie taking photo)

Thom Sequoia and sister Susan near Benecia Bay California

Clouds touch down in Scotts Valley - Santa Cruz Mountains. "Stop, hey what's that sound, everybody look what's goin round..."

Yo Facebook

Recently a great friend and old roommate from college – Doug Carey- found me on Facebook. We were roommates at Ricks college in Idaho, an undisclosed number of years back into early American History…..

He’s from Ft Collins, CO, and I’m from the Bay Area, CA.
Crazily, we discovered that we now live a mile from each other in Springville, UT. we’d both looked for each other on and off through the years.

Doug and I got together a few times in the last month, and he reminded me of our nicknames. I remember calling him Dougy Deranged, but had forgotten he’d called me Tommy Zero. We used to pretend we were rock stars for fun, striking obnoxious rock star poses. Thus the names.

We even wrote a rock song, called Your Love Is Like A Nuclear Waste.
Dougy wrote the lyrics, and I put chords and helped put melody to it.

Somehow the song never quite made it into Glam rock fame, and neither did we!

Yo facebook, thanks for bringing back another friend into my life from the past.
(oh, and thanks to you to Dougy for thinking of me. You rock brother!)

Thom Sequoia & AcoustiHouse 2010 Projects

Thanks to all who keep coming back and checking this blog. I want to apologize for not putting in more entries in the last 6 weeks. when I first put up this blog back in September (seems like yesterday), I made a goal to post at least once a week. I was doing so good up until about mid January.

Well, I’ve been sick the last week with a sinus infection. Before that, been working a part time job doing phone consulting / customer support, and of course working on my music and internet marketing businesses full time.

Project updates:

Utah Music Fest – slow but steady. will be spending much more time on this project in March and April, which looks to be set in August 2010. Big shindig with lots of Utah musicians, 2-3 day festival, etc.

AcoustiHouse Productions – Starting to plan and set up the summer events I’ll be producing this year. Invites to bands and artists will be coming in the next 2 months as well.

Upztart.com Start-ups – Upztart is my flagship company that develops my eBiz and entrepreneurial endeavors. I’ve been spending mucho tiempo on the internet websites and packages for my internet marketing brands. Essentially these are how to’s for businesses on how to optimize SEO (Search Engine Optimization), RMO (Relevancy Marketing Optimization), Social Media, Web 2.o, Linkbuilding and linkwheels, and monetize internet brands across multiple brand platforms. Hope to have these business ventures full steam ahead within the next 3-4 months. Including but not limited to….

Indie Mocha: Marketing packages for bands and musicians.

Web Juiced: For already established business owners and professionals, how to optimize the internet and increase traffic, and juice your web presence with revenue conversion.

Stealth Ninja Marketing: For entrepreneurs who wish to learn the secrets of affiliate marketing, ecommerce, and membership marketing

eBiz Entrepreneur Pros: Learn how to build blogs, websites, and brand extension sites for entrepreneurs, eccomerce, and affiliate marketers.

RMO Pros – all facets of Relevancy and SEO marketing for Corporations, increasing multi-million dollar revenues across multiple traffic generating platforms.

Zorzio.com – A source website I am building that gives the top ten listings of all websites, blogs, videos, and content sites on any popular topic.

IndieAll Stars.com – a website that highlights the best independent bands and musicians worldwide, and through LCN’s (leveraged connective networking) enables added forms of revenue stream for those bands and musicians.

Of mention is also the Art City Music Fest. Don’t know to what capacity I will be involved this time around. The event will be on June 25, 26, 2010. I encourage all Utah musicians to participate. It will be a fun time. Yeah!