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David Guilbault
Writer * Filmmaker * Songwriter
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LITTLE DONNY LOSER ‪#‎LittleDonnyLoser‬ by David Guilbault Little Donny Loser, Such a sad, small man, Wants to run a country But he really has no plan. He likes to brag and bully, And mock and slap and slam. Little Donny Loser. Such a sad, small man. Little Donny Loser Says he's really rich, Living in his gilded halls That really are just kitsch. Little Donny Loser Has pumped himself so big, He's bluster and he's bombast. And he acts just like a pig. He's primped and preened, a branded scheme. He lives on self-applause. Little Donny Loser Is a huckster... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at David Guilbault
I have always said that the policies proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders are very close to my societal ideals of equality and justice. I believe his views on what should be done in this country are right and righteous. Please allow me to posit, develop and support an argument that only Senator Bernie Sanders can beat Donald Trump on the debate stage and in the general election. I believe in the uniqueness of our American democracy. We are a representative democratic republic with three separate but equal branches of government, keeping checks and balance on each other. It is a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at David Guilbault
The Constitution of the United States is under assault. It must be defended. Republican members of the Senate have launched an attack on the very foundation of the Constitution - the integrity of the three equal but separate branches of the federal government. Their declaration that they will not vote on any nominee from President Obama to fill the vacancy of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a criminal offense that must be met immediately with vigorous legal challenge. The President of the United States has a constitutional duty to nominate candidates for the Supreme Court. The Senate of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2016 at David Guilbault
In 2008 I wrote a long blog post articulating the reasons why I was supporting Barack Obama and opposing Hillary Clinton. One of my main reasons was that Hillary kept portraying herself as a fighter. Obama came across as a gentleman who could lead with reasoned argument and persuasion. He won me over with his non-combative message of hope and change. Well, Obama indeed was a thoughtful, accommodating president. And I believe he tried with all of his abilities to find honest common ground in Washington. His heart was always in the right place. And we all know what happened.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at David Guilbault
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True as Blue Music announces the digital release of "Here" by David Guilbault, an Americana music album produced by Matthew Brown, who brings a toe-tapping country-rock sound to this collection of stories of romance. The songs on "Here" take a look at fleeting love. When love is here it can make life easy and shake up the elements. When love moves away, to somewhere else, to someone else, it can be confusing and dispiriting. In addition to producing, arranging and engineering the album, Matthew Emerson Brown plays guitar, lap steel, bass, organ, & Rhodes. Julian Jacob Heinemann provides additional arrangements... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at David Guilbault
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NEW ALBUM RELEASE: "Open" by David Guilbault True as Blue Music announces the release of "Open" by David Guilbault, a roots music album imbued with the sound of vintage parlor guitars. In 2014 David acquired a few vintage parlor guitars from the Thirties and Forties. These old guitars were manufactured in Chicago, typically out of solid birch wood. Made by Regal, Kay, Slingerland and Richter, these blues machines have a distinctive old-timey sound. Using open tunings for the first time, the sounds of these guitars inspired David to write some bare-bones tunes, the kinds of songs you might write on... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at David Guilbault
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True as Blue Music is thrilled to announce the addition of its artist, David Guilbault, to the Parlour Trick roster (http://parlourtrick.com/artists/). Parlour Trick, curated by the talented Jason Goessl, is home to such stellar artists as The Pornadoes, Sundae + Mr. Goessl, Trimtab, Prom Queen, Kate Voss, Sunday Evening Whiskey Club, Michel Navedo, Brazil Novo, Colin J Nelson and Jessica Lynne & the Cousins. David's recent album "Bare" was produced, arranged & engineered by Jason Goessl and features Jason's baritone guitar and Steve Norman's pedal steel guitar. It can be found on BandCamp (http://davidguilbault.bandcamp.com/album/bare). Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2015 at David Guilbault
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NEW ALBUM RELEASE: "True" by David Guilbault True as Blue Music announces the re-release of "True" by David Guilbault. Newly mixed and mastered, "True" is a guitar-driven county rock album. The story woven through the six-song EP speaks honestly and courageously about romantic relationships, political malfeasance, gender manipulations, selfish dreams, poetic inspirations and karmic justice. Singer-songwriter David Guilbault wrote and sang the songs, while producer Chris Klimecky did all the arrangement, instrumentation, production and engineering. Blake Bickel of Seattle's Dynamic Sound Service did the mastering. This is the second in a series of six repertoire-spanning EP's David expects to release... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at David Guilbault
WHY I AM FOR HILLARY: SUPREME COURT: First and foremost, we will need a Democrat in the White House over the next eight years to nominate new Supreme Court justices. We can not allow a Republican president to unbalance the court even further to the Right. MIDEAST WARS: I believe a Republican president will undeniably get us into more Mideast wars, particularly with Iran. President Obama has been extracting us from Iraq & Afghanistan. He has, for the most part, kept us out of Libya & Syria. And he is calming the sabre-rattling over Iran. I believe Hillary will continue... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at David Guilbault
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True as Blue Music is proud to announce the release of "Bare" by David Guilbault. Newly mixed and mastered, "Bare" tells an unapologetic story of loneliness, isolation, hurt and heartbreak. Singer-songwriter David Guilbault sings low and sad, backed by the soulful baritone guitar of Jason Goessl and the tearful pedal steel guitar of Steve Norman. The lyrics are raw. The music is spare. The recording is intimate. This is the truth laid bare. The six-song EP is produced by Jason Goessl of Parlour Trick Studio and mastered by Blake Bickel of Dynamic Sound Service, both in Seattle. At this time,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at David Guilbault
"Another Christmas" by David Guilbault © 2015 David Guilbault Another Christmas "Another Christmas" by David Guilbault Twinkle lights that no one sees. Toy train running ‘round the tree. No children’s laughter at the sight. All alone on Christmas night. Another Christmas all alone. No season’s joy inside this home. Silent nights now fill the air. Another Christmas, no one’s there. Far away from family. No relations laughing merrily. No kisses under mistletoe. Another Christmas, all alone. Another Christmas by myself. No joyful ringing of the bells. Silent nights now fill the air. Another Christmas, no one’s there. The gifts are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at David Guilbault
Today I have become radicalized. I gave President Obama my support and trust. I believed and still believe that he is a good man with the best interests of the country at heart. I believed in his call for hope and change. But, it was not to be. I gave the Democrat party my consistent vote, all my life. I believed that the ideals of that party were mine and that they had the intentions and wisdom to govern justly. It, too, was not to be. I have seen the Republican party, throughout my life, do everything in their power... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at David Guilbault
Statistician Nate Silver and Democrat strategist Joe Trippi both say it is likely the Republican party will hold control of the House of Representatives and will win control of the Senate in Tuesday's mid-term elections, unless run-off elections upset that prediction. If the Democrats hold onto the Senate, the Republicans will declare Obama a lame duck, continue their obstructionism and concentrate on the 2016 election, with no significant legislation passing Congress. Gridlock will prevail. In a split Congress, nothing will get done. But, what kind of legislation would get passed, in a divided government, with Democrats controlling the White House... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at David Guilbault
As of late, the country appears to be evenly divided, politically - Left vs Right. And within those wings, there appears to be even further factionization. Is there still a so-called mainstream in this country anymore? Who are the power-brokers, pushing and pulling the people, and in which direction, for good or for ill-gotten gain? REPUBLICAN OBSTRUCTIONISTS: The Far Right seems to have a stranglehold on the Republican Party and on Congress. Congressional obstructionists made it their crusade to simply oppose each and every legislative initiative of the Obama administration. In spite of Obama being elected twice on a moderate/liberal... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at David Guilbault
Hi friends, fans, family & folks, I just played a show, streaming live on the Internet, called "Plastic Jet Airline." I'm in episode "Flight 108" on August 16, 2014. They've put the video clips up on YouTube, and here they are: Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at David Guilbault
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Depression is a thief. It robs people of happiness. It is not just sadness. It's the inability to function in the world. If you think someone is depressed, please notice. It doesn't just go away by itself with a sunny day. Depressed people don't easily "get over it." It's usually chronic and persistent. It needs to be treated seriously. If you can, reach out to someone who you think might be depressed. Don't dismiss their hurt as a passing melancholy. Recognize and understand their anguish. It can be debilitating and deadly. Rest in peace, Robin Williams. Something To Lose -... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at David Guilbault
Once upon a time there were two little put-upon boys, Georgie Shrub and his puppeteer friend Biggie Dick, who liked to play with fire. They pretty much ran their school, Merca, along with their gang of dummies and bullies - Wolfie, Rummy, The Bolt, The Tent, Crystal Ball, Colin Ow, Spiced Rice, Ponty, Karen Distort The News, Ambassador Bummer, Brownie and the Architect (Shit For Brains). Things were going pretty much their way until some bigger, terrible bullies in a gang called All-Qrazy-Cats from another elementary school, Af-Ghastly, sent some bikes with burning bags of shit into Merca's schoolyard, wiping... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at David Guilbault
In my last Facebook thread I was roundly chastised for being a critic, charged with acting judgmental. The online dictionary describes a critic as a 'person who expresses an unfavorable opinion of something.' I was certainly doing that. But a critic is also defined as a 'person who judges the merits of literary, artistic or musical works, especially one who does so professionally.' That's the critic I hope myself to be - a self-appointed world critic at-large. I've put in the years. I've seen. I've heard. I've learned. I've earned my credibility and authority. When I comment on people, places... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at David Guilbault
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Dear folks, My new EP, "Bare," tells a sad, unapologetic story of loneliness, isolation, hurt and heartbreak. I'm singing these songs from my heart, pure and low, backed by the soulful baritone guitar of Jason Goessl and the tearful pedal steel guitar of Steve Norman. The lyrics are raw. The music is spare. The recording is intimate. This is the truth laid bare. The 6-song EP is released today by True as Blue Music in Seattle as a digital download on BandCamp (http://davidguilbault.bandcamp.com/album/bare). It's five bucks' worth of heartache. As always, I'd like to thank each of you for your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at David Guilbault
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I'm happy to announce that I just moved to #1 on the ReverbNation Seattle Americana chart. Thanks for listening. You can download my EP, "Ain't Nothin' but the Truth," produced by the talented Chris Klimecky, on BandCamp. I really do appreciate the support. Be well. David Guilbault. http://davidguilbault.bandcamp.com/album/aint-nothin-but-the-truth Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at David Guilbault
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Hello fans, friends and folks, I have a new EP out. It's called "Ain't Nothin' but the Truth." And I really need you to buy it. You see, it's like this: There used to be a record industry where artist development representatives and record compnay executives found aspiring musicians and bands, signed them to a contract, gave them an advance on royalties, recorded their music, distributed their albums and promoted their tours. Ain't no more. Now, the price of being an independent artist is that you have to finance everything yourself, in advance - copyrights, session musicians, studio time, engineer... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at David Guilbault
The masks are off. The obfuscators and manipulators have shown their true faces. Today, the extreme right wing of the Republican party in Congress, in collusion with their congressional leadership, forced the partial shutdown of the United States government. What do these Republicans want? They want unregulated industry with unfettered corporate power supported and defended by American military might. Nothing more. Nothing less. What they don't want is any of their tax dollars used for the benefit of the most unfortunate amongst us. They have tried repeatedly, more than 40 times, to prevent the passage and implementation of the Affordable... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at David Guilbault
We have become such a polarized people that it has become difficult, if not impossible, to embrace the middle ground. Each side is certain of its rightfulness. Embracing the simple fact that nothing is simple, and that every problem and its solution has nuance and complications, is somehow seen as compromise or defeat. Exploring options and changing tactics based on unpredictable circumstances is seen as a lack of firm leadership. Hence, all the criticism of Obama who is trying to find a footing on Syria that allows us to uphold our national principles, punish wrongdoers and yet still foster peace.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at David Guilbault
ON MY FINGERTIPS by David Guilbault Seattle, September 8, 2013 The first time I opened your robe My fingers found your skin And I found a home. I can still feel you here On my fingertips. The first time I quickened your breath And I held your hips And I caressed your breast. I can still feel your release On my fingertips. My hands knew the curves of your body, Felt the way it moved with mine. They were always there To brush away your tears. They still feel you through time. The first time I felt you leave, My... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2013 at David Guilbault
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I'm very pleased to announce that I will be hosting a bi-weekly "Hump Day Hootenanny" at the Tiny Ninja Cafe beginning September 18th. It's Wednesday. You need a break from the work-a-day world. So come enjoy some fine food, delicious drink, warm company and good music. Three Seattle singer-songwriters will perform in a song circle, singing some of their favorite tunes - originals and covers. Hoot # 1: Nancy K Dillon, David Guilbault, Fred Evans Hoot #2: Jean Mann, David Guilbault, Faint Peter Hoot #3: Jessica Lynne, David Guilbault, Ellen Reed Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2013 at David Guilbault