Daily Discovery: Jared Rabin, “Eight Trips Around the Sun”

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ARTIST: Jared Rabin

SONG: “Eight Trips Around the Sun”

Ambitions: To become a solid chef

Turn-offs: Self-promotion

Turn-ons: Vintage effect pedals

Dream Gig: Playing with Phil Lesh and Friends.

Favorite Lyric: “It all rolls into one and nothing comes for free, There’s nothing you can hold for very long, And when you hear that song come crying like the wind, it seems like all this life was just a dream…” – Stella Blue

Song I Wish I Wrote:Sunday Morning Coming Down”

5 People I’d Like to Have Dinner With: Bernie Sanders, Jerry Garcia, Wes Montgomery, Michael Jordan, and Neal Cassady.

Favorite Concert Experience: Tie between Black Crowes at Aragon Ballroom, Chicago in 2001 and Medeski Martin and Wood at Bonnaroo in 2003.

I wrote This Song Because…I was looking back and thinking about how much happened in a period of time that seemed to fly by, and at the same time, nothing had really changed at all. And I wanted to have a rocker on my record Something Left to Say.