It stokes me out to tell you that we are now working on our third album. We just popped in to Costa Mesa, CA to record at the super sick, super good vibes Hurley Studios, and things have been magical so far. We got a nice cozy pad that we barely spend anytime in because we’re in the studio all day, but we wish we could spend more time there cuz it’s amazing. The people here at Hurley really have the Aloha spirit which is important to us because it helps us feel closer to home. Mahalo to Hurley for supporting our mission. Anyways, we can’t wait for you guys to hear the new album, we think it’s the best one yet, but obviously you will be the judge of that! That’s all for now… easy star.
Inspiration is a spontaneous thing. It’s an unexpected occurrence defined as an unconscious burst of creative energy. The word itself means “to breathe into”. As musicians, writers, artists and creators we are always looking for that moment of inspiration to create our next work. When “that moment” happens, you can almost feel it. We believe in that feeling and will commit to following it wherever it takes us through the creative process.
Sometimes that feeling serves to give you not a new song or piece of artwork, but a reinforcement of your own beliefs and an internal strengthening of your love for what you do.
One day about 4 years ago, I was inspired when I met three young boys on the beach. I was lifeguarding at a spot on the west side of Oahu just watching the water from the tower when these three young local boys came walking up. They asked if they could sit on the stairs and talk story. The water was empty and the beach was mellow so I happily let them hang out. All three of them went to school nearby and lived on the beach with their families. These boys couldn’t have been more than 10 years old but they were honestly some of the smartest and most interesting people I’d ever talked to. They lived a tough life and were growing up a little too quick but everything they had been through made them so sharp. They were on it! They told me how appreciative they were that we were here to watch them and keep them safe while they surfed. I told them that we will always be watching but that we appreciate them watching out for each other and depend on them to help keep each other safe since they are in the water and closer to the action than we are sometimes. I could feel a sense of pride lighting up in them as they told me stories of things that had gone down at that spot and how they helped or where involved. We talked for awhile. I was having an awesome conversation just me and these 3 kids as if it were 4 adults just talking story. It was such a breath of fresh air and while it was sad to see them without a solid roof over their heads, it was really inspiring to hear them speak so thoughtfully and with so much wisdom.
These keiki left me inspired… still to this day, with an enduring hope for our youth and our people who are up against the hardest circumstances. I wonder how those kids are doing now… SPONTANEOUS INSPIRATION
Good music, good food, good people and good vibes. Monterey, CA is such a great place for a festival and I was so stoked to actually be in good health this time (I was under the weather in May @ Cali Roots Fest). We rented a REAL tour bus for a couple days which is funny because it was the first time we were able to afford one. It was nice, even if it was just for a few days. The tons of familiar faces I saw walking around the Fairgrounds reminded me that Monterey and the entire Bay Area has become a place that feels like a second home.
PS check out this painting by Artist Erica Shaw – she was on stage painting during our set!
The summer of 2012 has been unbelievable. Warped tour was one of the most intense/fun/scary/rewarding tours I have ever been on. The relationships that I made on that tour will be with me forever. We finished a new song called “Liar” that comes out in September. We hit the road on September 25th to tell everyone about it.
In the last couple years The Green has been on the road so much that being home has become a huge luxury (it was always a Luxury, now its a huge Luxury). Another huge luxury is having family and friends that support us unconditionally. It is very hard to keep in contact with everyone I care about, I try to text and email as much as I can, but when I have free time I usually just wanna sleep or party..LOL..just kidding. The point is that every moment we have is so valuable we need to make sure we take advantage of it. Tell the people you love, you LOVE THEM!!
I can’t wait to hit the road in September and show our fans how much we LOVE THEM!!
I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! Be Safe, rage hard.
It’s amazing to see one festival bring such a diverse crowd together, and a variety of music which is unparalleled. It will open your eyes and ears to things you’ve never imagined. There’s fun, party music if you wanna dance and get weird; or you can raise your fists and unite to a powerful message. All of that and everything in between exists, and you’ll find yourself having the time of your life. Hopefully one day Warped Tour will return to Hawaii, and these amazing bands can rock the island and share what it’s all about.
Highlights: vegan catering, insane music, getting tattoos, skateboarding, falling, golf cart joy rides, giant Anti-Flag circle pits, vampire kids, seeing Sleeping With Sirens bass player do the splits while playing..in time, and of course seeing good friends and making new ones.
Just discovered my new favorite reggae album thanks to braddah Jesse Yonover of Rudeboy Reggae, SoCal reggae band “The Expanders” and their self-titled album has been bumping in my speakers for the past week. Known for their “vintage rockerz style” and classic 70′s reggae sound, this album will keep you in the groove from beginning to end. Do your ears a favor and check these guys out on itunes or www.theexpanders.net
-post from Caleb