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I had given my 2 months notice at the good paying job at the corporate TV studio and each week I would ask my boss if he would like me to help him find my replacement and train them. I knew the most important thing was to get to the office early and start making capuccinos. Each time, he would tell me I wasn't really quitting. One day, you'll be alone in the desert, he would tell me and I could think of nothing more appealing. The house I had repeatedly poointed at and told anyone who would listen, was 'mine,' was available and I started renting it immediately, painting the walls, getting it ready. On the day I finally left the job for good and made the drive, I stopped at Whitewater and waded into the trickle of a river, made of melted snow. I never have regretted leaving the job in Burbank or the tiny apartment in Echo Park for my desert acres and Lil' Abner cabin set between a dry wash and the mountain in my backyard.


from Deserted Sessions - Rancho de la Luna - 1995​-​2004, released April 25, 2018
Desert to the Sea (Ted Quinn- Tony Mason) - Originally released as Dig Your Own Cactus on the album, "Postcards from Joshua Tree" (1998)


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Ted aka Teddy Quinn, a singer, songwriter, artist, activist, journalist in Joshua Tree, California, helped foster the burgeoning Hi Desert Music community at places like Beatnik Cafe, Joshua Tree Saloon, Pappy & Harriets, Radio Free Joshua Tree & Rancho de la Luna, since the early 90s, helping to define the sound associated with this Bohemian outpost in the Mojave. TBA: An autobiodocart film! ... more

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