What a ride its been. A little over a year ago my good mate Justin asked me to go on a charity ‘open-air booze bus’ around Los Angeles. I didn’t need an excuse for a good time so was totally in. Fast forward an hour and we’re going through a tree-lined street and I could see that some idiot was going to get clotheslined. As I stood up to warn people who were imminently about to get taken out by the perfect tree branches, I should have remembered that no good deed goes unpunished. As my mate came to my rescue, he too was taken out by the most dangerous tree in Malibu. This is what happened.
I got home that night nursing so much pain amidst the realisation of absolute stupidity. So, we drank a bottle of Laphroaig (which I don’t recommend). During the drunken self sorrow, I took to my piano and sung it out. Amidst my stupor, I started to answer the world’s questions in song…the most common in my world, “Can you really do magic???”
I woke up the following morning with a sore head, a painful eye and unknown music I couldn’t stop hearing. Later that day I received a voice text which I had forgotten ALL about. It was 15 minutes of babble; me singing on the piano answering all the questions I had. Amongst the noise, were the lines:
“Do you really think if I could do Magic
I’d be spending Sunday afternoons
Making f&*%ng dog balloons for your s^&* kids”
It started me on a journey I’m so glad to be on. I’ll elaborate more about POOF! (A New Magical) another time, but for now I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be shooting the short film/music video for ‘If I Really Could Do Magic…’ in Hollywood this month (and will have it out to you all soon after). I’ll be working with director Adam Franklin to bring the story to life (check him out, he’s awesome) and can’t wait to share!
In the meantime, you can buy the track on iTunes and Amazon for only 99 cents! (WARNING: Explicit lyrics)