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By Mark Adams and David Vaught
Produced by David Vaught at Camp David

Digital Release Date: June 9th, 2012
Official Release Date: July 27th, 2012


Click to listen:

Bobby Fox (mp3)

Song: Bobby Fox
Band: One Time Spaceman
Album: Spaceman at Camp David (Summer 2013)



Every year around this time, music lovers the world over clamor to check out “Best Of” lists from sites like Pitchfork and Stereogum. And while these sites make an effort to cover all sorts of music, their reach is only so far. And thus I present: my top 5 under the radar acts of 2012. You won’t find them on Pitchfork’s “Best of” list—or anywhere else on Pitchfork for that matter. They’re signed to small labels, and/or releasing music independently, and thus have not grabbed the attention we know they deserve. Check ‘em out below… then make sure to keep an eye on them the next couple of years, as we know their influence will only grow.

#5 Mark Adams

We’re already shared “The Bus Argument” here, Adams’ funky take on new wave themes, but it turns out this California songwriter/vintner has more than one trick up his sleeve. His 2012 record Pajanatan teems with creative, feel-good pop, from easy-going charmer “Nationwide” to slinky, 6-minute psych offering “Oil on Mars.”



“Mona Lisa”
2012 New Times song of the year nominee.
Credit: Mark Adams/David Vaught (BMI)

Click to listen: Mona Lisa


Official HQ Downloads Here (also iTunes – please click for full post):
Panjanatan - Mark Adams





One Time Spaceman is going to rock this festival (along with The Mother Hips) and then proceed to sample the wares of the world’s best brewers. Stoked!

Paso Robles, Calif—Firestone Walker Brewing Co. partnering with Paso Robles Pioneer Day will put on the very first Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest June 9, 2012. The Beer Fest will feature the very best breweries in the world paired with some of the best restaurants in California, right in the heart of wine country.

The idea behind the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest is to create the premier beer festival in California, by inviting the top brewers in the world to come and show-off their finest beers. The Beer Fest will be held at the Paso Robles Event Center taking advantage of one of the most iconic venues on the Central Coast.

“We wanted to take the best parts of our favorite festivals and combine them to make an awesome experience for the festival goers and brewers right here on the Central Coast,” said Matt Brynildson, brewmaster for Firestone Walker.

Every Brewery in attendance will pour one ‘sessionable’ beer, a beer that’s less than six percent alcohol by volume, and one rare beer, along with a brewer to talk to attendees about their beers.

Breweries that are scheduled to appear include, Three Floyds from Indiana, Founders from Michigan, Mikkeller from Denmark, Dogfish Head from Delaware, Cigar City from Florida and many California breweries including, Russian River, Stone, Pizza Port and Sierra Nevada.

The Beer Fest will also include sampling from some of the best restaurants on the Central Coast so guests will be able to pair their favorite local chef with their favorite beers. Beer Fest-goers will also be treated to live music on two stages featuring both local acts as well as more established artists.

This is the first of what will be an annual event that will be anticipated by locals and beer lovers from all over the West Coast. Expected attendance is more than 2200 people. Please visit for more info and a full list of the breweries. Tickets will go on sale February 10th check the website to purchase.


Just Bottled:

Spaceman 2010






Spaceman Reserve 2009
James Berry Vineyard


As we move closer to bottling some 2010′s I wanted to provide some information that may be of interest to those who want the straight dope about Ledge, One Time Spaceman and SHFT wines.

Ledge is our family label, which we farm here on the ranch. It is approximately 7 acres, own rooted, field blend of syrah, grenache and mourvedre. 18 months in barrel, 2009 in new Kadars, 2010 in neutral Ermitage puncheons and a new barrique. This wine is for mailing list only and will likely remain under 500 cases for the forseable future. To get on the mailing list, please visit Ledge Vineyards.

One Time Spaceman - Wine

One Time Spaceman is a negociant brand, but we do make some of the wine in house. The 2011 Rose is a perfect example of where the program is heading, in that we fermented most of the wine in house, but blended it with a few complimentary barrels. We hand pick select barrels and craft affordable boutique wines. These wines are easily some of the best values out there. To buy spaceman wines please visit 3 Finger Wines.


SHFT Wine is blended for Peter Glatzer and Adrian Grenier. While a majority of the fruit was farmed organically, this wine is not certified organic or biodynamic. It is a Grenache based blend that comes from a variety of sustainable vineyard sites and is packaged without aluminum foils, uses lightweight glass and other green materials. To purchase this wine please visit 3 Finger Wines.


The best article about the bossman that I’ve ever read:


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