Let’s get together…

First “The Weekly Show” of the Trump era…

Yes, I know. I know. We are through the looking glass. But we have each other. We have Love and Reason and Hope. And “Dreamers Like Me” keep trying to find our way. So this weekend (Sunday) a group of us are getting together again in the Concert Window? I’ll stream right from my apartment to your computer. All you hafta do is log-in and join us.

I PROMISE, I’LL DO THIS SONG AND WE CAN CHAT ABOUT IT:

Look, for the past 25 years we’ve shared that “It’s Just Us” feeling… we sing together, laugh together. It’s what we do. But it’s kinda cool now that we can get that same feeling all winter by hangin’ out online…. LIVE! Oh, why not try it this Sunday. And if you plan on joining us, please email a friend or two in another city or another country and ask them to meet you in there. Send them this link:

https://www.concertwindow.com/david-ippolito

Don’t be spooked by the “credit card” thing. We’ve been doing this for over a year. It’s safe and it really, really does cost you as little or a much as you wanna pay. Whatever you want. Just click on this banner, set it up, and then log-in a little before…

5:00 eastern — 4:00 central — 3:00 mountain — 2:00 pacific

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Make sure you spread the word. Tell your friends everywhere, no matter where in the country they live to start checking in here. And ask them to join me on my Facebook Page. (https://www.facebook.com/david.thatguitarman )

I’ll be sharing the newest song… the one I just wrote… the one to rally all like-minded people of reason.

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Got something for you today…

THE FIRST CONCERT VIDEO OF 2017

Hey guys…

I know. I know. For reasonable, sane people this is a tough week. But we’re in it together and we have work to do. I’m gonna start off today with a feel good video from our “Year End Concert” at Merkin Concert Hall here in New York City a month ago. And then, if you scroll down some more, I’m gonna share the new song which is my personal “Anti-Trump” rallying anthem… “DREAMERS LIKE ME”. And then further down, I’ll share a few more examples of why I feel like the luckiest man alive.

First, the concert video…

Okay, and now you’ll see why I’m excited about my newest song. I have a feeling it might actually make it’s way into the score of a new musical I’m developing. These things are so inter-connected lately. It’s amazing.

cdbabay-art-dreamers

So I think you get the idea…

For the past 25 years I have made a living and a Life as an artist. Okay it’s been almost completely under-the-radar, but that almost makes it more fascinating to me. I’m not a famous artist — just one who writes songs and sings them for people… hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people. I’m just a man who writes plays and experiences amazing actors bringing them to Life. I live a life in which one day rarely resembles the day before… because new ideas, new dreams and new possibilities are born almost every day.

Okay, I just played a nearly sold-out Merkin Concert Hall in December and shared the stage with the usual incredibly beautiful and gifted fellow-artists. We laughed as much as we sang. A brand new songbook with 28 of my original songs was released. And I opened the show with a song I ad written a few days before in reaction to the recent election.

But today, I find myself sitting on top of 3 incredible Creative projects that seem to be exploding into the world as I’m writing this: the new play “The Green Room” – the video for the song “Dreamers Like Me” – and the Creation of a NEW MUSICAL… which is the off-spring of the workshopped musical “Possibility Junkie”.

Look… scroll through some photos to give you and idea what I’m talking about.

amazes-me11

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2015-crowd-site1

amazes-me12

Here are a few images from the recent concert, captured by our photographers friends David Hayase and Sean Friedman.

merkin2016-hayase-sjbe1

merkin2016-hayase-david2

merkin16-site-band2

merkin16-site-crowd2

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I’m still living this Life with open arms and Love, but ZERO tolerance for people who voted for or continue to support the abomination that is Donald J Trump. As the song says, “I hope they feel like joining us someday.” but until that day, the rest of us have work to do!!!

ROCK ON!

We plan on releasing at least 2 different versions of this song..

There’s always lots of really current and fun stuff on FACEBOOK, too. You can send a friend request and join me over there: https://www.facebook.com/david.thatguitarman

Cool?

Thanks so much for hangin’ out.

PEACE

peace

“The Weekly Show” is cool…

…but not this week!

Sorry. I’d been looking forward to hanging with you guys LIVE online like we do every Sunday. But I completely forgot about a birthday brunch for a very special person in my Life. So I’m not gonna be able to hang with you this weekend. We’ll do it again next Sunday, okay?

Man, I gotta say… this was just another pretty amazing week. When I’m really paying attention I’m totally amazed at this ride. Think about it.

For the past 25 years I have made a living and a Life as an artist. Okay it’s been almost completely under-the-radar, but that almost makes it more fascinating to me. I’m not a famous artist — just one who writes songs and sings them for people… hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people. I’m just a man who writes plays and experiences amazing actors bringing them to Life. I live a life in which one day rarely resembles the day before… because new ideas, new dreams and new possibilities are born almost every day.

Okay, I just played a nearly sold-out Merkin Concert Hall in December and shared the stage with the usual incredibly beautiful and gifted fellow-artists. We laughed as much as we sang. A brand new songbook with 28 of my original songs was released. And I opened the show with a song I had written a few days before in reaction to the recent election and the abject embarrassment that is Donald J Trump.

But today, I find myself sitting on top of 3 incredible Creative projects that seem to be exploding into the world as I’m writing this: the new play “The Green Room” – the video for the song “Dreamers Like Me” – and the Creation of a NEW MUSICAL… which is the off-spring of the workshopped musical “Possibility Junkie”.

Look… before give you a chance to listen to the newest song, scroll through some photos to give you and idea what I’m talking about.

amazes-me11

sept17-crowd4

2015-crowd-site1

amazes-me12

And then, I get to do concerts at places like Symphony Space and Merkin Concert Hall in the off-season and share stages with the finest artists and the best people I know. HERE IS THE FIRST VIDEO FROM OUR GIG IN DECEMBER.

Here are a few images from the concert last weekend, captured by our photographers friends David Hayase and Sean Friedman.

merkin2016-hayase-sjbe1

merkin2016-hayase-david2

merkin16-site-band2

merkin16-site-crowd2

merkin16-site-crowd4

Okay, and now you’ll see why I’m excited about my newest song. I have a feeling it might actually make it’s way into the score of the new musical. These things are so inter-connected lately. It’s amazing.

cdbabay-art-dreamers

So I think you also get the idea…

I’m still living this Life with open arms and Love, but ZERO tolerance for people who voted for or continue to support the abomination that is Donald J Trump. As the song says, “I hope they feel like joining us someday.” but until that day, the rest of us have work to do!!!

ROCK ON!

We plan on releasing at least 2 different versions of this song..

There’s always lots of really current and fun stuff on FACEBOOK, too. You can send a friend request and join me over there: https://www.facebook.com/david.thatguitarman

Cool?

Thanks so much for hangin’ out.

PEACE

peace

Y’know? It’s a…

PRETTY AMAZING RIDE…

Thanks to everyone who showed up for the LIVE online gig this weekend. We’ll get together again next Sunday at the regular time. (5:00 eastern) Now, I’m ready to see what this week has in store. Man, I gotta say… when I’m really paying attention I’m totally amazed at this ride. Think about it.

For the past 25 years I have made a living and a Life as an artist. Okay it’s been almost completely under-the-radar, but that almost makes it more fascinating to me. I’m not a famous artist — just one who writes songs and sings them for people… hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people. I’m just a man who writes plays and experiences amazing actors bringing them to Life. I live a life in which one day rarely resembles the day before… because new ideas, new dreams and new possibilities are born almost every day.

Okay, I just played a nearly sold-out Merkin Concert Hall in December and shared the stage with the usual incredibly beautiful and gifted fellow-artists. We laughed as much as we sang. A brand new songbook with 28 of my original songs was released. And I opened the show with a song I had written a few days before in reaction to the recent election and the abject embarrassment that is Donald J Trump.

But today, I find myself sitting on top of 3 incredible Creative projects that seem to be exploding into the world as I’m writing this: the new play “The Green Room” – the video for the song “Dreamers Like Me” – and the Creation of a NEW MUSICAL… which is the off-spring of the workshopped musical “Possibility Junkie”.

Look… before give you a chance to listen to the newest song, scroll through some photos to give you and idea what I’m talking about.

amazes-me11

sept17-crowd4

2015-crowd-site1

amazes-me12

And then, I get to do concerts at places like Symphony Space and Merkin Concert Hall in the off-season and share stages with the finest artists and the best people I know. REMEMBER THIS!?

Here are a few images from the concert last weekend, captured by our photographers friends David Hayase and Sean Friedman.

merkin2016-hayase-sjbe1

merkin2016-hayase-david2

merkin16-site-band2

merkin16-site-crowd2

merkin16-site-crowd4

Okay, and now you’ll see why I’m excited about my newest song. I have a feeling it might actually make it’s way into the score of the new musical. These things are so inter-connected lately. It’s amazing.

cdbabay-art-dreamers

So I think you also get the idea…

I’m still living this Life with open arms and Love, but ZERO tolerance for people who voted for or continue to support the abomination that is Donald J Trump. As the song says, “I hope they feel like joining us someday.” but until that day, the rest of us have work to do!!!

ROCK ON!

We plan on releasing at least 2 different versions of this song..

There’s always lots of really current and fun stuff on FACEBOOK, too. You can send a friend request and join me over there: https://www.facebook.com/david.thatguitarman

Cool?

Thanks so much for hangin’ out.

PEACE

peace

Miss hangin’ with you. So…

SEE YOU RIGHT HERE TODAY!

4:00 eastern — 3:00 central — 2:00 mountain — 1:00 pacific

OKAY!!! The Giants are in the playoffs and that hasn’t happened a lot in recent years. So We’ll get together online one hour earlier this week. There’s SO much to chat about, and I missed singing with you guys over the holidays. We’ll definitely, definitely do the newest song!!! (But we’ll sing lots of other stuff, too.) I’ll put the guitar on my shoulder and stream LIVE from my apartment right to your computer. Cool? If you’ve hung out with us in the Concert Window before, you know what a cool thing it is. Plan on being here, but tell a few friends and ask them to hang with us, too. Tell them they don’t even have to leave their home. We’ll share music and laughs and discussion right here on our computers.  I’ll share a few stories about how the newest song got written and we can all chat about the dreams we have for 2017.

You can make comments and requests and chat with people from all across the country and around the world.

IT’S ACTUALLY EASY!

Don’t be spooked by the “credit card” thing. We’ve been doing this for over a year. It’s safe and it really, really does cost you as little or a much as you wanna pay. Whatever you want. Just click on this banner, set it up, and then log-in a little before…

4:00 eastern — 3:00 central — 2:00 mountain — 1:00 pacific

the-weekly-show-site

Friends everywhere, no matter where in the country they live can join us today. And ask them to join me on my Facebook Page. (https://www.facebook.com/david.thatguitarman )

cdbabay-art-dreamers

Let me just leave you today with a few images from the concert last weekend, captured by our photographers friends David Hayase and Sean Friedman.

merkin2016-hayase-sjbe1

merkin2016-hayase-david2

merkin16-site-band2

merkin16-site-crowd2

merkin16-site-crowd4

There’s always lots of really current and fun stuff on FACEBOOK, too. You can send a friend request and join me over there: https://www.facebook.com/david.thatguitarman

Cool?

Thanks so much for hangin’ out. See you this afternoon.

PEACE

peace

Let’s do this…

AT A SPECIAL TIME tomorrow!

4:00 eastern — 3:00 central — 2:00 mountain — 1:00 pacific

OKAY!!! The Giants are in the playoffs and that hasn’t happened a lot in recent years. So We’ll get together online one hour earlier this week. There’s SO much to chat about, and I missed singing with you guys over the holidays. We’ll definitely, definitely do the newest song!!! (But we’ll sing lots of other stuff, too.) I’ll put the guitar on my shoulder and stream LIVE from my apartment right to your computer. Cool? If you’ve hung out with us in the Concert Window before, you know what a cool thing it is. Plan on being here, but tell a few friends and ask them to hang with us, too. Tell them they don’t even have to leave their home. We’ll share music and laughs and discussion right here on our computers.  I’ll share a few stories about how the newest song got written and we can all chat about the dreams we have for 2017.

You can make comments and requests and chat with people from all across the country and around the world.

IT’S ACTUALLY EASY!

Don’t be spooked by the “credit card” thing. We’ve been doing this for over a year. It’s safe and it really, really does cost you as little or a much as you wanna pay. Whatever you want. Just click on this banner, set it up, and then log-in a little before…

4:00 eastern — 3:00 central — 2:00 mountain — 1:00 pacific

the-weekly-show-site

Friends everywhere, no matter where in the country they live can join us today. And ask them to join me on my Facebook Page. (https://www.facebook.com/david.thatguitarman )

 

cdbabay-art-dreamers

Let me just leave you today with a few images from the concert last weekend, captured by our photographers friends David Hayase and Sean Friedman.

merkin2016-hayase-sjbe1

merkin2016-hayase-david2

merkin16-site-band2

merkin16-site-crowd2

merkin16-site-crowd4

There’s always lots of really current and fun stuff on FACEBOOK, too. You can send a friend request and join me over there: https://www.facebook.com/david.thatguitarman

Cool?

Thanks so much for hangin’ out. See you tomorrow.

PEACE

peace

Why I feel like…

THE LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE.

Y’know? I hope we all feel that way about our lives. But man, I gotta say… when I’m really paying attention I’m totally amazed at this ride. Think about it.

For the past 25 years I have made a living and a Life as an artist. Okay it’s been almost completely under-the-radar, but that almost makes it more fascinating to me. I’m not a famous artist — just one who writes songs and sings them for people… hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people. I’m just a man who writes plays and experiences amazing actors bringing them to Life. I live a life in which one day rarely resembles the day before… because new ideas, new dreams and new possibilities are born almost every day.

Okay, I just played a nearly sold-out Merkin Concert Hall in December and shared the stage with the usual incredibly beautiful and gifted fellow-artists. We laughed as much as we sang. A brand new songbook with 28 of my original songs was released. And I opened the show with a song I ad written a few days before in reaction to the recent election.

But today, I find myself sitting on top of 3 incredible Creative projects that seem to be exploding into the world as I’m writing this: the new play “The Green Room” – the video for the song “Dreamers Like Me” – and the Creation of a NEW MUSICAL… which is the off-spring of the workshopped musical “Possibility Junkie”.

Look… before give you a chance to listen to the newest song, scroll through some photos to give you and idea what I’m talking about.

amazes-me11

sept17-crowd4

2015-crowd-site1

 

amazes-me12

And then, I get to do concerts at places like Symphony Space and Merkin Concert Hall in the off-season and share stages with the finest artists and the best people I know. REMEMBER THIS!?

Here are a few images from the concert last weekend, captured by our photographers friends David Hayase and Sean Friedman.

merkin2016-hayase-sjbe1

merkin2016-hayase-david2

merkin16-site-band2

merkin16-site-crowd2

merkin16-site-crowd4

Okay, and now you’ll see why I’m excited about my newest song. I have a feeling it might actually make it’s way into the score of the new musical. These things are so inter-connected lately. It’s amazing.

cdbabay-art-dreamers

So I think you also get the idea…

I’m still living this Life with open arms and Love, but ZERO tolerance for people who voted for or continue to support the abomination that is Donald J Trump. As the song says, “I hope they feel like joining us someday.” but until that day, the rest of us have work to do!!!

ROCK ON!

We plan on releasing at least 2 different versions of this song..

There’s always lots of really current and fun stuff on FACEBOOK, too. You can send a friend request and join me over there: https://www.facebook.com/david.thatguitarman

Cool?

Thanks so much for hangin’ out.

PEACE

peace

 

A “Big Event” guy who is…

STUCK IN A PROCESS…

Years ago I realized something needed to change about my personal reality. I started realizing that my attitude was that of a man who loves the big idea, and the big possibility, and the big event… but I spent way too much energy feeling like I was “stuck in a process”. Once I started enjoying thee ride, enjoying the journey, enjoying the “process”… Life became so much more fascinating, more fun, and more fulfilling.

Of course, it’s easy for me to slip back a bit from time to time.

I’m just coming out of another one of those little slides, and I’m getting really excited about being in the middle of 4 completely separate Creative projects. I hope I’ll be telling you guys more about several of them in the coming weeks. In the meantime…

Do you guys feel like picking up the LIVE “online” shows again? Maybe at a special time this weekend? (Shoot me an email and let me know: thatguitarman@yahoo.com)

I’ve hitting the ground running in 2017.

It began for me with excitement about my newest script “The Green Room”. It finds me jazzed to be re-working the musical that many of you saw a couple of years ago… “Possibility Junkie”. In quiet moments I keep going back to creating my newest play… which hasn’t even a working title yet.

But perhaps the thing that has me feeling the most passionate at the moment I’m writing this is Creating the video for my newest song…

cdbabay-art-dreamers

So I think you also get the idea…

I’m still living this Life with open arms and Love, but ZERO tolerance for people who voted for or continue to support the abomination that is Donald J Trump. As the song says, “I hope they feel like joining us someday.” but until that day, the rest of us have work to do!!!

ROCK ON!

We plan on releasing at least 2 different versions of this song..

Let me just leave you today with a few images from the concert last weekend, captured by our photographers friends David Hayase and Sean Friedman.

merkin2016-hayase-sjbe1

merkin2016-hayase-david2

merkin16-site-band2

merkin16-site-crowd2

merkin16-site-crowd4

There’s always lots of really current and fun stuff on FACEBOOK, too. You can send a friend request and join me over there: https://www.facebook.com/david.thatguitarman

Cool?

Thanks so much for hangin’ out.

PEACE

peace

Here we go…

start-2017

Hope you had a fun, or Peaceful New Year’s Eve. (And if you did absolutely nothing… I’ve done that and enjoyed that several times, too.) And so we begin another lap around the Sun. (We’re calling this one 2,017. Why? No one is really completely sure.) But there you go.

I’m hitting the ground running.

2017 begins for me with excitement about my newest script “The Green Room”. It finds me jazzed to be re-working the musical that many of you saw a couple of years ago… “Possibility Junkie”. In quiet moments I keep going back to creating my newest play… which hasn’t even a working title yet.

But perhaps the thing that has me feeling the most passionate at the moment I’m writing this is Creating the video for my newest song…

cdbabay-art-dreamers

So I think you also get the idea…

I’m still living this Life with open arms and Love, but ZERO tolerance for people who voted for or continue to support the abomination that is Donald J Trump. As the song says, “I hope they feel like joining us someday.” but until that day, the rest of us have work to do!!!

ROCK ON!

We plan on releasing at least 2 different versions of this song..

Let me just leave you today with a few images from the concert last weekend, captured by our photographers friends David Hayase and Sean Friedman.

merkin2016-hayase-sjbe1

merkin2016-hayase-david2

merkin16-site-band2

merkin16-site-crowd2

merkin16-site-crowd4

There’s always lots of really current and fun stuff on FACEBOOK, too. You can send a friend request and join me over there: https://www.facebook.com/david.thatguitarman

Cool?

Thanks so much for hangin’ out.

PEACE

peace

 

 

 

Time is an illusion, but…

GOOD BYE 2016!

I’ve come to feel that we live in an eternal, perpetual moment of NOW. As human beings, we arbitrarily try to make sense of this paradoxical eternity by marking what we call “time”. I mean, when somebody says, “This next lap around the Sun is 2,017” I’m usually inclined to ask…

“Says who?”

I mean, why we call one day Saturday and one day Tuesday is hysterical. At the bottom of the ocean… y’know… it’s business as usual. (I know. I know. Marking time keeps us all from showing up at the dentist’s office at once. So that’s cool.) But time is truly an arbitrary construct and only has the significance we assign to it.

And so that’s why I’m gonna buy in for today and say out loud that I’m happy to see 2016 coming to an end. I’m ready to begin this new lap around the Sun. When I pay attention I can see that 2016 was another fascinating mixed bag for me personally. I experienced so many beautiful and Creative successes in my Life, and faced a handful of challenges like we all do. I was once again surrounded by genuinely beautiful people, and watched this country abjectly embarrass itself. The dreams I’ve been working toward are beginning to materialize, and yet the process is frustrating.

And so here we go!!!

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“We’re gonna be okay. The darkness never ever comes to stay. As long as dreamers like me keep trying to find our way. And we hope you feel like joining us someday.”

I closed out the year with another incredible gig at Merkin Concert Hall with all of you guys, and both wrote and recorded the new song in the final month of the year. It was inspired by tens of millions of misguided people in this country, but dedicated to the many, many millions more of my fellow dreamers.

DREAMERS LIKE ME

Please do me a favor. Share this song with EVERYONE you know. We all have work to do in the next year.

dreamers-site1

We plan on releasing at least 2 different versions of this song..

Let me just leave you today with a few images from the concert last weekend, captured by our photographers friends David Hayase and Sean Friedman.

merkin2016-hayase-sjbe1

merkin2016-hayase-david2

merkin16-site-band2

merkin16-site-crowd2

merkin16-site-crowd4

There’s always lots of really current and fun stuff on FACEBOOK, too. You can send a friend request and join me over there: https://www.facebook.com/david.thatguitarman

Cool?

Thanks so much for hangin’ out.

PEACE

peace