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.

Same Same

435 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

7/24 8pm

We have limited capacity, so get your tickets in advance! The money goes to paying the performers

TICKETS

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

After six years in the making, my first full length album “Suspending Disbelief” is out in its entirety. If you’ve been tuning in over the past year, you’ve probably heard some of these songs before, but a lot of it will be new to you.“Suspending Disbelief” was designed as a whole, with themes and motifs and everything, so I believe it rewards a full listen. It is just under an hour, so if you don’t have time to listen all the way through, please Like it, Save it to your library, Heart it, Share it – any and all of that helps tell The Algorithm that people like my music, and I really need The Algorithm to think I’m popular.And lastly, most importantly, please say Hi. I’ve spent years working on this music, mostly in solitude, dreaming of the day when people could hear it. And since I can’t really throw a big party and see all of your faces, it will be a very quiet Release Day. If you listen to this and you like it, I’d love to know about it. After all, I made this for you.

Listen to Suspending Disbelief:

Spotify

Apple Music

Amazon

Thank you to these beautiful people for helping bring this music to life:

Dan Drohan – Drums

Paul Peglar – Vocals and Organ

Sarah Mount – Vocals

Callie Brennan – Vocals

Rose Rutledge – Flute

Matt Tobin – Violin

Meia Noite – Cuica

Greg Calbi and Steve Fallone (Sterling Sound) – Mastering

Cassady Rae Marietta – Artwork

Indie blog Alchemical Records reviewed our latest song “Tidal Wave”, here’s an excerpt:

” ‘Tidal Wave’ is the flagship single from our upcoming full length debut album, Suspending Disbelief. The album was made over the course of five years, with frontman Sean Brennan playing most instruments, and producing it himself. “Tidal Wave” features a very catchy rhythm that makes you feel that everything in life is as it should be.”

https://www.voicebodyconnection.com/blog/episode41?fbclid=IwAR33RRfDTLVVCYFNcOnkPYjcd_KFAXGUolE4bEYSyTUEEUcCAvAiXWEcUJw

Recently, I’ve become the audio editor on a wonderful podcast hosted by Elissa Weinzimmer called “How to Speak Your Truth”. The most recent episode, which came out today, is a conversation with the actor and writer Obi Ndefo. I won’t tell you too much, because I think you should listen to the conversation, but I will say that Obi recently experienced a life-changing, nightmarish trauma. The kind of experience that you imagine and say to yourself, Well at least THAT hasn’t happened to me. And the fact that after this he is still alive, and still optimistic, and active, and generous is humbling.

Another recent activity of mine has been a meditative practice that the Stoics (Marcus Aurelius, Seneca) advocated called Negative Visualization. It’s not complicated, you just periodically imagine Your Life+Something Terrible. Like, I am who I am but I’m deaf, or My wife died, or I’m currently burning alive in a fire, or whatever, you know what Bad is. The goal is to increase your gratitude and appreciation for what your life actually is. And in some ways, it’s the ONLY way to do that. So when I heard Obi’s conversation with Elissa, my first thought was “Welp, here’s my Negative Visualization.” And the remarkable thing is, Obi’s living that reality, and with grace. Again, I highly recommend you listen to it. And if you’re moved to, donate to his Go Fund Me.

I had the pleasure of arranging and producing this song, “Make The World Better”, which was performed by some incredible kids who collaborated across the country on this project. The song was written by Charlotte Bowder, who you’ll see first, and the video was produced by the inimitable Rosa Gaia. Check it out, spread it around: