Eric Haller singer songwriter grew up in surf culture of California and now living in Costa Rica – Viva Costa Rica surf team Panamericanos 2019

Watching the Costa Rica surfing team get in a huddle and shout-out Costa Rica made me think of Eric Haller, singer, songwriter and how I met him and his brother Bret Haller in the surfing state of California with our opening greeting being, “what’s up dude”.

 

I had been living in Los Angeles with two black supermodels next door to me who had opened the door while only a small opening for other models of colour.  Iman who had this dude move in with her called Bowie, and Beverly Johnson who at that time was dating Chuck Norris.  Almost everyone in our building was either building a new place to call home like Iman and Bowie or waiting for the right place to come available and for me that was a home built by a Canadian artist Douglas Reisbrough overlooking Laurel Canyon infamous with rock band and the creative type.  My home was on Elusive Drive on a dirt road with one neighbor the Haller’s.  Mike Haller and his two son’s who had their own home on the property Bret and Eric Haller. 

 

One day while standing on my front gate Bret Haller stopped over to introduce himself and I asked him what you guys do over their curious as everyday I would hear drums and guitars.  Bret told me he and his brother Eric had a band Current User and they were recording an album and they had done some music for Sean Penn on his film Indian Runner.  Mike Haller passed away fighting the fight with cancer, and Bret Haller about 10 years or so also fighting cancer.  I will always have a special love and place in my heart for the Hallers.  Eric Haller who now lives in Costa Rica and I can understand why, Costa Rica is a bit like Elusive Drive, nature and rustic or as I call it the Switzerland of Latin America. 

Bret Haller gave me the CD from Indian Runner and here is the song from that film and this link will take you to Current User music that these dudes were working on next door to me on Elusive Drive.

 

 

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Magic is real with the music of Megan Bonnell


Traveling through the vicissitudes of life, you can consider yourself very lucky indeed if you encounter the fair maiden, of lyric, sound and music the very talented Megan Bonnell.

It has been said that a women can fully make herself into a brilliant musician only when she learns to transform tragedy into art. In the case of Megan Bonnell this simply need not apply.

My fortunate encounter came by accident and one can argue that nothing in life happens by accident. The very first time I met Megan, there was a relaxed easy going manner about her that is natural, soulful, warm, comforting and her laughter instantly let’s you know that she is the real deal. Her lyrics composed come from a connection with nature that is magical.

Megan Bonnell’s song The Wind transports me to place on this earth that I guard with all the illusion that I can trow at you, Big Sur. Big Sur, California to me is my most treasured place, the surf, the waves, the trees and the untouched coastline where the tunes of Megan Bonnell can dance in your head while you await the wave on your board sitting as if grafted as one.

South Korea by Megan Bonnell is the perfect song to have dancing in your head if your surfing in Australia and are in the barrell in a space all of your own, hoping that there are no men in grey suits around, in harmony with nature like the singer songwriter herself.

More on Megan Bonnell after the Australian Grand Prix. This talented Canadian is currently working on her new album and will be performing at the famed El Mocombo and I will be returning to this historic landmark where I first met the band The Rolling Stones, to listen and watch Megan Bonnell live. Till then have a listen to Megan Bonnell.

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