Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Its tuesday afternoon. Getting better from my cold I've had the last couple of days. Woke up around 9:00 feeling like jello because I took some nighquill (how do you spell?).

Monday, November 19, 2007

Good Morning

Hello, goodmorning.

Mattson 2 played a fun show this past weekend in Downtown Diego. At a Nixon art show called Art Mosh. Right now im listening to Ike Quebec the album Heavey Soul--he is a soul brother! He's got such a lucid sound. Anyways the art Mosh was rad there was abunch of people and really good art too--especialy Dustin Ortiz's art (sold everyone of his paintings! well exept one) in fact you should check it out at: http://dustinortiz.com/ hes a great artist, and a good friend we grew up together--known each other since we were 8 years old! Anyways listen to Ike Quebec's lucid sound, and check out some of Dustins art, and come to our next performance For Thomas Campbells Art Show in San Francisco on Dec 7th at the Mollusk Surf SHop--you know you want to come

Thursday, November 1, 2007


This was a great time. Chocolat and Akito came down for a visit to San Francisco, while they were here we took them over to our good friend Thomas Campbells house for a good time....as you can see--they thoroughly enjoyed it.........

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

heres photos for hmv that i wasnt able to download..........complications........yusef

Mattson played live at the Apple Store in SHibuya Japan. It was alot of fun. We hope to play there again.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

HMV Live

Jared and I got the great oppertunity to perform live at HMV in Shibuya, Japan. It was a really cool show. We played about 30min of music, but pre show HMV showed a movie trailer of our "Ray Barbee Meets Mattson 2 Documentory." I dont know if many of you know this but------we are re-releasing that album (Ray Barbee Meets Mattson 2) which, at the moment is only available in Japan.........however we are releasing a U.S. version of the RB Meets M2 and also re-releasing one in Japan, both the U.S. Version and the Re-release of the Japanese version are going to include a 'making of the album' DVD with interviews by Thomas Campbell, Tommy Guererro, Geoff Mcfetridge, Ray Barbee, and Jared and I. So to clarify, HMV, befor our live performance, showed a sneak peek preview of that 'making of the album' dvd. It was cool. My friend from San Francisco, Tyler Manson is taking on the task of making that DVD, along with alittle bit of pointers from Thomas Campbell. So anyways HMV showed that trailer, than we performed live for about 30min than after we did a live interview talking about how we started playing/listening to Jazz, and also talk about the new release of the album, stuff like that. It went good.

Unfortunatlly blogger is being super dumb right now and its saying ERROR ERROR ERROR everytime i try to upload photos of this....please forgive me.

Monday, October 15, 2007

I hope i dont offend anyone

Okay I really hope i dont offen anyone----but i thought this was the funniest thing....there is a shop in Shibuya, Tokyo that is called Condomania and they a bunch of differant kinds of condoms........hahahaha look at the photos.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Asagiri Jam

Wow, what can i say. Asagiri was alot more than i expected. First of all let me start by explaining what Asagiri Jam festival is all about. Okay so its designed to be an oppertunity for camping....but of course there is live music------but all the people that go there want to go there for the camping and having a good time with friends-----they dont know what bands are playing until maybe the day of the shows---it last two days. It was totally sold out--there were so many people. I got to see an amazing Japanese Hippie culture-it was seriously like Woodstock in the 70's..in..Japan. Jared and I recieved good response to our music to.

Our First Night In Japan

Our first night in Japan was great. Our friends/members of Rush! Productions picked us up from the airport. We later had dinner at a super relaxed seafood (of course) restuarant called "By The Sea" with Aiko, Marcy, and Yasushi.

Happy Freak

Both Jared and I are having so much fun. We have been having very great response at our performances. Also the days are filled with alot of action----and we are keeping very buisy with seeing tokyo and other parts of Japan. We have been having great food! Two days ago, Rush! said we had a day off from doing performances/interviews so we spent the day with Rip Zinger and his good friend Taro, who was kind enough to let us use his boards and also to take us to a really nice place for drinks called "Match Point". Rip is getting to be a great surfer---jared and I are super stoked for his stokedge. So We and Rip took the train to Kimakura (spelling is hard) and from there we caught a bus to Zushi. The shred session was great. The sentance of the day was by Rip....it was: HIGH SHREDDIBILITY. I am convinced that Rip is a genius. Another motivating saying by Rip was "Its not the size of the wave in the shred...its the size of the shred in the wave"

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Hello my friends, SORRY i havent been updating my blog EVERYDAY, so many of you have been complaining...... :) hahah well these next couple days i will totally update everyday with news on our tours on Japan. Hope you all enjoy the blog.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Flyers For Mattson 2--Club Duo

Here are the flyers for our show.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Mattsoon 2 is very excited for this show at Club Duo on October 10. Jared and I are not only excited because we will be in Japan for a second time---but because we are sharing this performance with some of our very favorite Japanese musicians. "Chocolat & Akito" is and amazing 'Husband and Wife' duo that write original compositions that are reminiscent of bands like "Tortoise" "The Sea & Cake" "Milton Nascimento." Than Mori-San is also performing at club duo as a DJ. He is a member of another amazing band from Japan called "Natural Calamity" and "Gabby & Lopez"---which have a sound similar to "Tommy Guerrero" but of course has a sound that is uniquely his own, very atmospheric beautiful catchy melodies. So all in all I really look forward to this performance!! Hope some of you are present to see it!

THE MATTSON2 LIVE IN JAPAN 2007 at Club Duo, Shibuya

THE MATTSON2 LIVE IN JAPAN 2007 at Club Duo, Shibuya

Chocolat&Akito / AURORA
DJ: Mori Shunji (Natural Calamity, Gabby&Lopez)

OPEN 18:30 / START 19:30
TICKET:ADV.¥3,000- / Door.¥3,500- ※1ドリンク別
[273-593] [32673]
09.29 Sat.一般発売開始
INFO. Shibuya DUO 03-5459-8716

Friday, September 21, 2007

Mattson 2 in Japan

Yes! Jared and I will be going to Japan Oct 4-13 to play music at Duo Music Exchange, and Instores at Apple and HMV!!!!!!!

Friday, September 7, 2007

M2 on KALX Radio

Mattson 2 is going to possiblly be on KALX Radio, SF. This might be on this tuesday from 12-3pm. We will let you know for sure...

Thursday, September 6, 2007

We have creat a blog

Hello everyone,

Jared and I have just created a blog....we will begin to post pictures of our performances, trips and other junk. Hope you all enjoy it.