Showing posts with label tea leaf green. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tea leaf green. Show all posts

Friday, August 14, 2020

Tea and Toast Video with Dogs

New video from Tea Leaf Green!🌿

Full of fan submission photos, check out some studly dogs at the 1:50 mark.

Their new album is wonderful, start to finish, definitely worth checking it out!

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

WTF Wednesday: Food Raps, Football Bunny, Stripper Spaniel

Good morning, Wednesday! Good morning, WTF!

Let's begin with a music video some friends made for a rap project called Food Raps - they rap about food. This may not be appropriate for the very young or the very sensitive: South of the Border

Featuring  Chad Galactic, Vitamin D (Dave Brogan of ALO), and animated by Josh Clark (Tea Leaf Green) - there's a whole lotta WTF goin on there. I hope their next food rap is about nuts, because that's what they are.  An entire CD filled with food raps may be found here.

Moving on to vintage WTFery, here's a quarterback bunny, with holes cut in the helmet for his ears. 

rabbit football

Another totally normal Easter-inspired figurine. 

easter doll

A very old jewelry box with a cocker spaniel who appears to be stripping? A mink stole? 

cocker spaniel

Last but not least, a pair of cats in a blanket.  Watching you, always watching you.

cat art

As with all wtf wednesdays, there are no answers, only questions leading to more questions. 

For more vintage wtf wonders (for sale), click here: vintage wtf

New WTF this week:

Wednesday, July 09, 2014


High Sierra Music Festival jammed on this past weekend in California.

I was not there, but a slew of Skippy Haha Vintage shirts made the trip.

Behold members of ALO and Tea Leaf Green happily sporting SHV torso shields on stage.

photo by Wally Meerschaert

(L to R) Josh Clark in Lynyrd Skynyrd t-shirt, Bo Carper in vintage western, Trevor Garrod in embroidered 70's western, Steve Adams in Hot Tub t-shirt, and Dan Lebowitz in picnic gingham button down.

Viva rock!  Festivaaaaaaal!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Behind the Radio Tragedy!

sweet, exciting, insightful recent video here. new album coming out next week.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

new orleans

we left the house at 230AM thursday night (or friday morning depending how you count), drove an hour and a half to the greenville, SC amtrak station, and at 5AM boarded the crescent bound for new orleans. i woke up 4 hours later pulling out of the atlanta station.


we had a roomette which was nice because you can lower the seats and put on a bedroll they provide and completely lie down, also can close the door and curtain. there's a toilet in there, which is too close for comfort for me.

dining car carnation

in the dining car they sat you with strangers if you didn't have a party of 4. they ran out of things like nobody's business. the service took forever. the coffee was piping hot. the salad had dark green lettuce not just iceberg. the meals were extremely overpriced, but free for those who were traveling in the roomettes.

broken trees lost roofs

the train slowed way down through tuscaloosa alabama. there were neighborhoods completely leveled by the tornadoes 2 days before. so many snapped trees and then 100 year old trees on their sides - their red roots unnaturally perpendicular. factories a heap of twisted steel and cinder blocks. people in neon yellow shirts handing out water. old men in their backyards surrounded by shredded belongings watching the train go by. (slide show of the destruction)

black jack

there is no open container law in new orleans and no last call. (or seemingly). there's a casino. where you can't take pictures of the blackjack table. you can take bloody marys and walk down by the mississippi river while an old lady plays the pipes on top of the natchez paddle boat, it's so windy the pipe steam cloud is blowing right back in her face.

alo + josh clark

tipitinas uptown is a legendary venue and i loved seeing two of my alltime favorite bands share the stage there and also some old friends on the dancefloor. the show was supposed to start at 1, but instead doors opened at 2 and it was sunrise when we stumbled out. my time's coming but it's not tonight.

jama jama fricasse plantains

the food at the fairgrounds of jazz fest is worth the price of admission alone. ingested included: giant strawberry lemonade with chunks of real strawberries, chicken fricassee, fried plantains, and 'jama jama' (spinach) from the african food court. to die for. a bowl of shrimp and grits. perfection.

mardi gras indians

old timers playing the blues and some mardi gras indians. sunday morning. can you beat it? no.

mr b's bistro best meal ever

as a last hurrah, later that night mr. b's had the best dining experience of my life. perfect service and timing and not too stuffy and awesome AWESOME food.

blue nile floor

the floor of the blue nile has the arabic patterned tile. waiting for the show to start a man asked us "did they find his body?" which is how i found out they killed bin laden. the hippie next to me said super sarcastic "a trillion in war debt and how many thousands killed? mission accomplished! yay america! are the troops on their way home?" i tend to agree. watching teenagers rejoice in front of the white house on tv later i didn't feel like celebrating and i didn't feel any safer.

sidewalks could use some more improving

the train left new orleans at 7am. we got to the station in a cab whose driver had lived in the city for 4 days and had to plug the train station into the gps. he moved to new orleans from charlotte where his wife and kids still live because he couldn't find work in charlotte.

mooning the train

we got back to greenville at 1130 monday night, back home at 1. we got mooned in mississippi.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

wait your turno

i love this time of year!

it's warm. and green. and gold. and growing.

we are taking a train from south carolina to louisiana for jazzfest this weekend.

ALO and Tea Leaf Green are playing a show at Tipitina's that starts at 1AM on my birthday.

i can barely wait my turno!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Trevor Garrod - Nothing Changes

Beautiful song, beautiful singer. I am not a banjo fan but I make an exception.

"Nothing Changes"

Thunderstorm is coming
I see it through the door
If I get struck by lightning
My heart won’t beat any more
In other words…
Nothing will change

I went down to the river
The water is turning brown
If the levy breaks
Well I will surely drown
In other words…
Nothing will change

I’m drivin through the field
The field sowed with corn
I saw a dead fox lyin on the side of the road
My baby left me yesterday
She packed up all her clothes
She said that I would never change

This bottle’s almost empty
Yet I cannot catch a buzz
And the radio’s a tragedy of
Country songs and fuzz
In other words…
Nothing will change

The daylight always fails me
There’s no secret he can keep
The midnight will embrace me
But she will not let me sleep
In other words…
Nothing will change

Today there was a thunderstorm
It came in from a far
Lightning bolts came beating down
The earth was burned and scarred
My baby left me yesterday
She drove off in her car
And she said that I will never change

The kitchen clock is tickin
And the faucet’s got a leak
Like that water drippin
I’m on the path that resists the least
In other words…
Nothing changes

Yes I’m fallin to the bottom
The bottom of a hill
Where the rich men build their mansions
And they marry pretty girls
In other words…
Nothing changes

And if I had a little
Of what they got up there
Things would be different if
Life was only fair
My baby’d be beside me now
Together through this storm
There are some things that just cannot change
Some things you cannot change

The night is awfully quiet
There’s no friends I can call
I’m standin on a wooden chair
And if I should fall
Nothing will change
Nothing will change

Yes it’s that which hangs you up
That holds you down
Yes it’s that which hangs you up
That holds you down
Yes it’s that which hangs you up
That holds you down

Video by DGold.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

the sky's on fire, deliver us

link for Middle Son MP3 via

Trevor Garrod 1-12-2004: "These next two songs come from the I Ching. I don't know if that's gonna help you guys at all. It's called the Middle Son."


The middle son’s a dangerous one
By moon and sun his wagon wheels are turning
And he often sees foxes in the forest
Watching for thieves he travels in the night

He’s got a strong horse with a gently curving spine
Following the course of water down the line
And his ears are aching from a pounding in the village
He knew the danger passed when the lightning had come

Yes that middle son is racing cross the valley
His morning work is done, yes it’s gone into dust
And his wagon wheels are rolling by the moonlight
the sky is on fire deliver us, yes the sky is on fire, deliver us

The bottle’s restless beating on that wagon-table tells me
How the wheel ruts beneath us shimmy widely across the trail
And the strength of any prophecy is sure at times eternal and
There will be a thunderstorm and it will clear the air

Yes that middle son is racing across the valley, his morning work is done, it’s gone into dust
His wagon wheels are rolling by moonlight the sky is on fire, deliver us
Yes the sky is on fire deliver us
Yes the sky’s on fire deliver us

Monday, May 17, 2010

looking west

smoky mountains at sunset

also the title of the new tea leaf green album -

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

tea leaf green webcasts tonight!

From DGold:

I am hosting 2 webcasts with Tea Leaf Green on Tuesday March 9th.

First live acoustic plus interview on my radio show at KXUA 88.3 FM Fayetteville Honest Tunes after 6PM.

Later that night I will attempt to ustream their live concert at George's Majestic Lounge around 9PM.

The links, embedded Ustream, setlist and all details posted here:

Please send out the information through your channels. That would be awesome. Help me let others know. The important info is simply this:

Tea Leaf Green Webcasting Tuesday March 9th,


Thank You for helping me to get the word out about this live music from San Francisco rockers Tea Leaf Green.

One of my favorite bands & highly recommended. Enjoy the show if you are around on Tuesday.

Honest FM, Fayetteville ARK

i'm going to put up my antenna cuz i want to tune on in.

Monday, September 14, 2009

neighborhood theatre

neighborhood theatre, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

nothing like a weekend of kind folks and rock n roll to forget about unpacking.

tea leaf green forever!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


gasperson , originally uploaded by skippy haha.

i moved! yesterday. two nice kids showed up in this gasperson moving truck at 730 AM, put all my boxes on there, drove it to charlotte and unloaded and were gone by noon. it was amazingly smooth and i would highly recommend gasperson for anybody who needs to move. i HOPE AND EXPECT i will be back in asheville by next summer but until then i am thrilled to be here in a nice house with all kinds of insulation, and am looking forward to escaping boxtown and seeing tea leaf green in charlotte and charleston this weekend.

Monday, June 01, 2009

msnbc - tea leaf green

tea leaf green, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

please vote for tea leaf green
this is legit

tea leaf green

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

this is why i see live music

tea leaf green
trevor garrod going OFF on harmonica
enthusiasm and joy
and talent
video taken this past weekend in NYC by mcortellesi

"let us go"

Somewhere in between Mobile and Montgomery
sittin’ in a gas station
trying to make some money

so we could go on down to the Gulf of Mexico
Let us go, let us go, let us go

Last night I dreamt about the girl that I left behind
If she was drunk I must have been
goin’ deaf and blind

and if I’m in Georgia again, I’ll get her by my side
and we will go, we will go, we will go

Someone’s lookin’ out for me
and he’s playing jokes and he's actin' awful mean
but he cannot stop my wonderin’
He cannot stop my wanderin’

Fixed my eye against the sky, was worried ‘bout tornados
but I spent the night in a trailer park
just a mile up the road

and if I could survive that without a cyclone attack
I would go, I would go, and I would go

I would go, and I would go, and I would go
I would go, and I would go, and I would go
I would go, and I would go, and I would go

via Dgold's site - tea leaf green songbook -

Thursday, March 12, 2009

ozomatli + chali 2na

ozomatli + chali 2na, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

i went to the orange peel last night and the show was great.

we got there about 10 minutes before the band went on and the place was already pretty full. i showed my ticket to the guy at the door. i showed my license to the guy on the stool inside the door. then a girl behind him about my age said she had to look in my bag. it was sideways across my body so i started to open it up to show her the insides. she said no take it off and put it on the table. so i did. she asked if i needed to go put anything back in the car, any drugs or alcohol. i said no. she proceeded to open, unzip and unvelcro every pocket, took out my wallet, opened it, opened the change purse inside my wallet, pulled out my chapstick, tampons, keys, physically handled every single thing in the bag. i felt completely violated, especially since she asked if there was anything in there and i said no. i have been to many festivals and rock and jamband shows at big arenas with tight security and have never been searched so invasively as at the orange peel last night. it left a rancid impression and in this recession where i'm already cutting way back on shows i see, to avoid further hassle, privacy violations, and excessive searches, i will not be back to the orange peel unless it's a dire emergency (ie tea leaf green is playing).

Friday, January 23, 2009

tea leaf green

tea leaf green, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

everybody in this picture is STOKED

go see live music

tea leaf green is rolling right now

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

sprinkled hydrant

sprinkled hydrant, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

the world goes around. this is supposedly the most depressing time of the year. it's all in our heads. i'm going to see tea leaf green this weekend. a year after milky chambers left, reed mathis is their fulltime bassist now. things are coming together. i added a new link on the side to their ultra comprehensive lyrics site. it's about to get freezing cold for a few days here. long johns weather.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

trevor garrod in wall street journal

trevor dials, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

* NOVEMBER 18, 2008

"Older Singers Should Give the Young a Hand" by Jim Fusilli

...As for 21st-century writers whose songs are worth exploring, let's begin with Peter Bradley Adams, Eef Barzelay, A.A. Bondy, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, Kathleen Edwards, Geoff Farina, Trevor Garrod of Tea Leaf Green,...

article here -

trevor's site:


check out: "all of your cigarettes," "forgivin," "kali-yuga" and "chenoa" (every song can be heard mp3 with the blue arrow at the top)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I've Got a Truck- Trevor Garrod of Tea Leaf Green

but it's not my child!

Friday, September 12, 2008

tea leaf green 9-19-08

tea leaf green 9-19-08, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

next friday, see you there. you will have a good time. guaranteed.