Glance back and not stare at…

Another lap around the Sun…

Well, good bye 2016.

I would like to say “Good Riddance”. But y’know? Although this year was ostensibly one of the most frustrating years many of us can remember, in so many ways it was a remarkable year. I’ve learned so, so much about myself, about Life, about human nature, about my own world view from my experiences this year… both good experiences and difficult. So I suppose this wasn’t a “bad” lap around the Sun or a “good” lap. It was another lap around the Sun.

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

The first line of the song — “Like the arrow of time, progress only moves one way — forward… it’s unstoppable direction.”

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

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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.

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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

Hope you had a wonderful day…

Another Christmas in the history books…

Okay, time for me to take a week to kinda re-group, relax, re-evaluate. Think about the coming year with hope and possibility, and glance back at the past year without staring.

Cool.

I’m also thinking about doing a special edition of “The Weekly Show” one day this week. D’you feel like showing up for something like that? Maybe do a show LIVE online that does exactly what I was just talking about… maybe we can share a few songs and chat about the coming year with hope and possibility, and glance back at the past year without staring. If you think you would like to hang out before the end of the year, email me at:  thatguitarman@yahoo.com

I just wrote it and it’s called “Dreamers Like Me”. I feel pretty passionate about wanting to get it our to the world before January 20. It’s the one I opened the concert with. In the coming weeks I wanna tell the story about how and why I wrote it.

It was inspired by tens of millions of misguided people in this country, but dedicated to many, many millions more of my fellow dreamers.

DREAMERS LIKE ME

The first line of the song — “Like the arrow of time, progress only moves one way — forward… it’s unstoppable direction.”

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

cdbabay-art-dreamers

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

Wanna say…

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Since the “Guitar Man” website ran into a juggernaut of technical difficulties a while back, I don’t have access to all of the wonderful holiday content that became tradition around here. So, here’s little something for this year.

For today I also wanna add this song to this “Christmas” update. It was inspired by tens of millions of misguided people in this country, but dedicated to many, many millions more of my fellow dreamers.

DREAMERS LIKE ME

The first line of the song — “Like the arrow of time, progress only moves one way — forward… it’s unstoppable direction.”

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

Tell you what… if you’re new around here, you might wanna scroll down and check out what’s been going on. All of the updates since the original website disappeared are here. I’m really hoping to be back soon with some video from “The Something’th Annual Year End Concert” for those of you in different parts of the country and different parts of the world who couldn’t be there wit us this year. In the meantime, just leave you today with a few images from the concert last weekend, captured by our photographers friends David Hayase and Sean Friedman.

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merkin2016-hayase-david2

merkin16-site-band2

merkin16-site-crowd2

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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

Christmas Eve…

Gonna start out this “Christmas” update with a brand new song dedicated to my fellow dreamers.

DREAMERS LIKE ME

The first line of the song — “Like the arrow of time, progress only moves one way — forward… it’s unstoppable direction.”

Please do me a favor. Share this song with EVERYONE you know. We all have work to do in the next year. 2016 has been a year when we’ve all been surrounded by such anger and contention… and insanity. But y’know?

Even though I’m an unapologetic and devoutly un-religious person, I’m taking the whole day today to let go and do some work in cooperation with our pal Santa Claus. He’s one of “The Good Guys”. (The real one…. not that character in the animated “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”. That Santa was kind of a self-centered shit.) I’m hoping, for every one of you reading this, that the next lap around the Sun is the most amazing one so far for you, filled with passion, purpose, joy, growth… and Love.

NOW… time for a tradition. “The Tree”

I’m really hoping to be back soon with some video from “The Something’th Annual Year End Concert” for those of you in different parts of the country and different parts of the world who couldn’t be there wit us this year. In the meantime, just leave you today with a few images from the concert last weekend, captured by our photographers friends David Hayase and Sean Friedman.

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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

.

New week, and I hafta say…

Here’s the song.

DREAMERS LIKE ME

This is gonna be a slightly unusual update. The first line of the new song — “Like the arrow of time, progress only moves one way…. forward.”

I am a Progressive person. I am a Creator. I am a Dreamer. An unapologetic “Possibility Junkie”. I’ve learned that when we are not on the side of progress and change, we are simply on the wrong side of both history and evolution. I wanna tell you guys that, for a devoutly nonreligious person I live on more “wonder” than most people I know. I often say, “I go The-Church-of-I-Don’t-Know”. I am very comfortable there; not completely comfortable… but very comfortable. (I don’t generally trust people who are “completely” comfortable regarding these matters.) I tend to embrace “wonder” rather than “certainty”… paradox rather than singular reality. I honestly cannot say what a thought is the millisecond before it becomes a thought. Where does an idea exist the instant before it becomes and idea? What is Inspiration? I don’t know where that last sentence came from… or this sentence for that matter. It’s an amazing and beautiful mystery to me. the Creative process is a beautiful mystery. Life is a beautiful mystery… a difficult, and fun, and painful, and exciting, and sad, and wonderful, and thrilling, and pointless and meaningful and beautiful mystery.

I am a “Progressive” person. I love the concept of progress, of growing, of evolving. Not a big fan of standing still… or moving backward. Recently there was a slogan about “Making America Great… again”. By the very nature of the sentence, by the use of the word “again”, it denotes moving backward… moving back to something. (Back to what? People who who spout that slogan are never ever specific.) I’m not a fan of allowing fear to stop me from moving forward or taking risks. I just trust that Inspiration comes. I just trust that I am literally Creating, and that there is never enough. I mean, the Universe didn’t Create 100 species of animal and say, “Okay, that’s enough.” Creation is still happening every day, every moment. Species keep evolving. Life keeps Creating itself. There aren’t 100 species of flowers on this planet. There are millions and millions. There will never be enough ideas… because everyday I have more. It is my sincere belief as a playwright, all of the plays written since the beginning of time haven’t yet said… enough. So we keep writing. There aren’t enough songs. So we write new songs. There isn’t enough that’s been Created. So it’s up to us to keep Creating. It’s up to us to be… The Creator. When we say… “I am the Creator” it is not blasphemy. It is our identity.

The last line of the song is:
“Dreamers like me keep trying to find out way,
And we hope you feel like joining us someday.”

I hope you feel like joining us… someday.

Okay… discuss.

I’m gonna be slamming busy in the studio to record “Dreamers Like Me” and get it out to the world.

If YOU wanna help make that happen, we’re raising the money to do it right. Here’s the place to donate.

paypal-donate-button

It was a great hang. We had people in the chat room from Maryland, Florida, Michigan, Amsterdam, Ohio… even as far away as… Jersey.

Let’s do it every Sunday, okay?

If you were in the chat room for the first time and we’re not connected on Facebook, let’s go ahead and do that, too. Shoot me a friend request. There’s always lots of really current and fun stuff goin’ on over there: https://www.facebook.com/david.thatguitarman

I’ll keep you posted about the newest song. I really wanna get it out to the rest of the country sooner than later… through YouTube and iTunes and any other way we can think of. It’s the one I just wrote, the one I opened the concert with.

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Gonna make the song available on iTunes as soon as possible.

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.

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merkin2016-hayase-david2

merkin16-site-band2

merkin16-site-crowd2

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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

Thanks again… and again…

THANKS AGAIN!

Really… that was very cool!

I suppose that was my version of a “Christmas Show”. I shared the new song, “Dreamers Like Me” with you guys and I got to share a few songs i’ve loved from this time of year… including that old “It’s That Festivus Time of Year”. (Man! That felt good!!!) Also told you that this is the week I’m gonna be slamming busy in the studio to record “Dreamers” and get it out to the world.

If YOU wanna help make that happen, we’re raising the money to do it right. Here’s the place to donate.

paypal-donate-button

It was a great hang. We had people in the chat room from Maryland, Florida, Michigan, Amsterdam, Ohio… even as far away as… Jersey.

Let’s do it every Sunday, okay?

If you were in the chat room for the first time and we’re not connected on Facebook, let’s go ahead and do that, too. Shoot me a friend request. There’s always lots of really current and fun stuff goin’ on over there: https://www.facebook.com/david.thatguitarman

I’ll keep you posted about the newest song. I really wanna get it out to the rest of the country sooner than later… through YouTube and iTunes and any other way we can think of. It’s the one I just wrote, the one I opened the concert with.

cdbabay-art-dreamers

Gonna make the song available on iTunes as soon as possible.

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

Fellow “Dreamers”…

Jump in. We’re LIVE right now!

I’m streaming LIVE from my apartment in New York City right now.

Jump in. There’s a chat room, so introduce yourself to the others who are in there sharing music and discussion…. or just hang out quietly and enjoy the hang. HERE:

the-weekly-show-site5:00 eastern — 4:00 central — 3:00 mountain — 2:00 pacific

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.

Today we’re also raising money to get the new song recorded in the studio. If you wanna be a part of this, here’s the way to donate.

paypal-donate-button

I just wrote it and it’s called “Dreamers Like Me”. I feel pretty passionate about wanting to get it our to the world before January. It’s the one I opened the concert with. Today on the show, I’m telling the story about how and why I wrote it.

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Going back into the studio on Monday to get this song out to the world.

And I’ll tell you on the show today how you can help to make that happen.

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

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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

MAKE A GRAY DAY A LITTLE MORE FUN…

Try something new! Hang with me today!

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

Right now… IT’S ALL ABOUT THE NEW 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 today, 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. We’ll talk about the concert last weekend…. and 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…

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

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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 )

I’ll be sharing the newest song… the one I just wrote, the one I opened the concert with.

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Going into the studio on Monday to get this song out to the world.

And I’ll tell you on the show today how you can help to make that happen. 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

Hang with me tomorrow…

Oh, why not!?

Look, I was gonna post a photo of the snow here in Upper Manhattan…. but I’m pretty sure a heavy, wet snow looks pretty much the same from one neighborhood to the next. During the winter not many of us get outside like we do in the summer. We certainly don’t get to hang together in Central Park like we do when the weather is warm. But tomorrow, (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.

Two weekends ago were together at Merkin Concert Hall. We shared that “It’s Just Us” feeling… we sang together, laughed 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 tomorrow. 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

the-weekly-show-site

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 I opened the concert with.

dreamers-site1

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

This weekend…

I’ll have news about the new song…

I’ve been in the studio this week, recording a song that is an answer to a lot of the angst that has been shared with me by lots of people since election day. Now, here’s something kinda cool that happens often… I’ll write a song for others to hear and it turns out to be something I really need to hear myself. That was the case with this song, “Dreamers Like Me”. I’m gonna share it with you guys this coming Sunday on “The Weekly Show”. I hope you feel like a making a note and showing up to join us this weekend. (Scroll further down the page to join us on Sunday.)

OH LISTEN!!! If YOU wanna help with the cost of getting it out to the world, if YOU wanna help make that happen, we’re raising the money to do it right. Here’s the place to donate.

paypal-donate-button

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And then we’ll talk about it this coming Sunday.

Every week we have people from all across the country and in different parts of the world, hanging out in the chat room in real-time.

Make a note for yourself to join us this Sunday. If you’ve hung out with us in the Concert Window before, you know what a cool thing it is. Plan on being there this Sunday, but tell a few friends and ask them to meet you in there. We’ll share music and laughs and discussion right here on our computers. I’ll bring the guitar… and stream LIVE from my apartment, okay? We’ll talk about the song… and I’ll share a few stories about how it 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 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…

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

the-weekly-show-site

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

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