family and friends

Our good friend Carlos “Los Monster” Lopez passed away recently, suddenly, unexpectedly at 43. Too soon, too young. Los backed me up many times over the last 15 years on kit and conga not to mention made me laugh hundreds of times hanging after the gig. And I’m just one of many musicians in our circle who Los backed up and entertained.

We gathered at my place recently for a memorial Ugi Breakfast and Los Monster Jam. Thomas brought over a great old interview with Los and we all sat around and listened. Los was with us.

los-ugi-bfast The Los Ugi Breakfast Club — with Jonathan Boyce, Victor Bustos, Maile Broccoli-Hickey, Kimberly Bustos, Jason Molin, Doug Snyder, Evan Bozarth, Thomas van der Brook, Callie Lillepad, Gray Parsons, Charles Dugger and Jarle Lillemoen.

los-and-j Los on the left, backing me up on conga at Skinny’s Ballroom

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We had a fantastic trip out West to Marathon, Terlingua, Fort Davis, and Marfa. Here are a few of my favorite pics.

Anais holding dad's hand, walking Big Bend

Maile and Anais in Big Bend

Anais, mid-air, jumping on the bed at La Posada Milagro, with Maile looking on

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Maile asked me to write a song for Anais for Valentine’s Day this year and this is what I came up with, an ode to Anais’s powers of observation.

Be sure to watch till the end of the video, there’s a bit of bonus footage after the credits.

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The Brothers Molin

by j on August 14, 2013 · 0 comments

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Here are all five of us brothers Molin, at Lake Canandaigua earlier this month for a reunion with our McCauley cousins. Left to right: Ted, Franklin, Peter, Jason, John.

The Brothers Molin

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My superfriend Jenn took some great shots of me down by Waller Creek on the UT campus a few weeks ago. Here are my favorite of her favorites.

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