This song was originally done by Hall and Oates. My good buddy and former teacher at Minneapolis Media Institute Leon J. called me one day and said, "Hey, let's get together and hang and do a project." He showed me this song "Philly Forget Me Not," which is a tribute to where Daryl and John grew up. Leon said, why don't we remake this into "Minne Forget Me Not," and I said, why not! We just needed a reason to hang out, and music is always a good catalyst.
Fast forward a bit, and the song turned out better than we thought it would. Leon wrote some nice alt lyrics, honoring Minneapolis, and I had a ball putting a little Mpls Sound into the production. Another former MMI teacher Brian "Snowman" Powers mixed it. I then sent it to my friend who is in the Hall and Oates band, and I ended up getting a call from Daryl's manager, leading to a cool week of hanging with Daryl in South Carolina.
We are putting this out now, because I love my home town, I loved hanging out with my buddies Leon J. (who is rapping on it) and Snowman, and I think it's a classic summer jam.
I also wanted to let you know that I am 6 songs into a record, and this marks the start of my kickstarter to raise funds to finish a full album. If you want to read more on what I'm doing, click the link below.
Thanks for your consistent support over my career. I don't take it for granted. My goal is to keep recording and touring until I physically can't do it any more.