This one is called "Katie". It's one about love, something completely elusive and yet right in front of us all day everyday. I met Katie at a place called Sideboard in Lafayette. She came in with her friend and was glowing. She ordered a Chai Latte and it went in an oversized mason jar she brought to the store. She thanked me for being so kind to them, and into the night she went. A few nights later she was back. It seems the people I've formed relationships with are the ones who come back. We meet people everyday we will never see again. The ones who come back are worth more investigation. I gave her a Rabbit Note and put my number on it and said, "Let's go on an adventure". She called me the next day and I remember thinking it was the most peculiar, darling of a voicemail. We went out and got Thai food in Berkeley and I went to the weed store and got a few joints. We went up Fish Ranch Road and though she didn't typically indulge in the greenery, she said, "Why Not?!" and took a few puffs. We saw the sun go down and went on our way to another quaint lookout in Lafayette. I played her some music from a new record (SF) and she got out and began to do some dancing. She pulled me out too and after a few moves the kiss went down. We spent the next 6 weeks or so enjoying life together as young people in love do. Then I left for Arizona to make some music moves and when I came back, reality had set in the masquerade was over. It ripped the strings off my guitar and it still hangs in the garage as a wooden prop. I took the hardware off and repurposed it onto a Banjo I'd bought at the Thrift Shop. I returned to Arizona, finished some songs and wrote some new ones. After about 4-5 months I got down to work and tracked these out. Mitch mixed em and online they went. The cover art is a photo I took on 35mm the final afternoon we spent together at Land's End in San Francisco. The Most Incredible Photo I Ever Took. Thank you God.