All recorded planes, water and birds are real and were beautiful and/or loud.
Endless love and thanks to Holstroms, Koroshecs, Angela, Hawaii, Pete, Jon e. Rock, Noah, Shane, Josh O, and Mike Manning.
There is a spirit or vibe or soul or maybe just a weather condition or virus or all of it that entered me in my journey to Oahu in the summer of 2003. Perhaps it’s just the air there or the green, warm salt water. Perhaps the sun burned permanent marks on my brain that live now only as vivid images in my head and in these songs. The spirit is playful and more giving than you can imagine. The spirit is also unchanging, stubborn and powerful, old and in control. The spirit wants your love and does as it wishes. The spirit lures and pleases. I’m thankful that it entered me and have this music to show for it. I thank my lucky stars.
Much of the work and development of this album took place in the brain and in the ears with much thanks to: a trip or two to Hawaii, VDP, BW, Pete, Jon e. Rock, Noah, Shane and Josh O… all never-ceasing inspiration fountains. To be blessed with life-long-love only makes me obligated to share my love and harmony with everyone that could possible feel it. For that love, I thank my family, Angela and the above non-acronymed brothers. I can’t believe this album has reached your hands wherever you may be, although I may have known it all along. Thanks for joining me on this great journey! Love, Jason
released August 3, 2007
Written, played and recorded by Jason Holstrom in the Cabana - Seattle, WA from 12/03 - 7/05.
Angela Holstrom sang on 6 and 9. Ryan Richter played Dobro on 10. Mastered by Rick Fisher at RFI. Art and design by Brian Bosworth, briancbosworth.com