I met David Larson of Royal Concept, his brother and his father, who were bird-watching, literally, winged friends, not cute girls at least in this instant, somewhere undisclosed on the Central Coast, halfway between LA-LA and Frisco.
He told me his agent is Marty Diamond and I told him that is the best agent in the business. That despite the fact that I tried to call on them, a courtesy call, when I was staying at Gramercy Park Hotel and I realized that they were a few doors down, and they said they were too busy. I think I later did shop them Kevin Cadogan’s post 3EB project, when Steve Fergussen (who I booked Frank Black thru) joined that shop. And then Little Big Man as they were called — Marty is 5-foot-2 — joined Paradigm behemoth.
There isa Paradigm Monterrey office, if that is not merely a coincidence.
I did say that pound for pound Tom Windish company (Windish Company) is the best for indie bands, not that Royal Concept should be discontent, nor should they shop around. Windish is about 5-foot-7 but punches above his weight.
They have a major label deal, for sure (Lava). And an A-list manager (used to do same for Prince). As we strolled and gawked at all the pelicans – -what are they feeding on, talk about frenzy — I did what to me is kinda weird and played part of their youtube jam: I was listener number 4 Million.
They toured with Imagine Dragons and Switchfoot.
Later at San Miguel Mission I shot a random photo of a thank you note to a Mrs. Larson: weird Jungian synchronicity trip of mine. There is also Forrest Bubba Larson, the injured Gunn footballer.
I took the opportunity to name check Esbjorn Svennson. Larson said his first training was jazz, at university in Stockholm.
edita: check that, closing in on 5 million plays: