Cat Janice and I got together almost exactly a year ago today, and we set out to write a song. Neither of us had ever released a proper “collab”, so we didn’t know exactly how it would go. Cat was really excited about this young astronaut she had read about, Alyssa Carson, who “was already selected to be the first person to go to Mars”, so we decided to write a duet about a girl who leaves her earthly boyfriend behind to explore the cosmos. It turns out that news story about the first girl on Mars wasn’t exactly “true”. Regardless, we had a blast writing and recording it, and a couple months later we had the finished song. A couple months after that, Cat was diagnosed with cancer. Since March, she’s been through an intense regimen of chemo, and recently had surgery. Seeing this beautiful, vibrant young mother put through such a devastating ordeal has been heartbreaking, but the grace and acceptance and determination that she’s maintained has been so deeply inspiring. So far, things are looking really good for Cat. She posts a lot of great stuff on her Instagram and TikTok, so check her out. Despite what she says in the song, she is most definitely coming back.
Give the song a listen or five, and please, Like it, Add it to a playlist, and Share it! All of those things are hugely helpful.
It is a great delight to finally present this to you. We shot this waaaaay back in August of 2019, but then some work stuff happened, I took a trip somewhere, then something else happened, but I can’t remember…oh well, it’ll come to me. The moral of the story is: Man plans, God laughs.
During the past 18 months, whenever someone asked me what I was missing during Covid I said without hesitation “Same Same.” The people I’ve met and the conversations I’ve had at Same Same are just so damn good, and even in NYC that’s hard to find reliably. Bars and venues are loud and crowded and expensive – Same Same is intimate but exciting and connective. The performances are always amazing, and there are always surprises. Strange Weather will be playing, along with a bunch of other great artists. So if you’re around, you really should come.
435 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
We have limited capacity, so get your tickets in advance! The money goes to paying the performers
There are a lot of firsts in this video: the first video I’ve ever directed and edited, the first video Callie ever filmed, the first time I got nekked on film…and maaaybe? I’m ashamed to admit this, but filming the last scene of this may have been the first time I ever swam naked in the ocean. And it immediately became my favorite thing in the world. So, give it a gander, let us know what you think in the comments, and share it with your peoples ~ XO