I remember seeing Nahko in my neighborhood of Venice Beach one afternoon shortly after we filmed him for the first time at High Sierra Music Festival. He was sitting on top of a staircase at a temple that used to belong to the Hari Krishnas. It’s not theirs any longer. Child star Andrew Keegan took it over and replaced it with his own sanctuary for his Full Circle church, which is where I guess Nahko was hanging out that day. That’s all beside the point. The pertinance of the memory rests in the smile that I saw accross his face on that day as he reclined there shoeless and shirtless. He was doing nothing of particular excitement, just sitting there enjoying a sunny California day. However, he looked so genuinely happy about just having the sun shining on his face. It was the kind of smile that made you think to yourself, “damn, this guy’s got something figured out.” Well, either that or he’s really good at faking it. That being said, he’s graced our Van two times now and both times he’s left a mark. His songs are uplifting, powerful, they’ll put a smile on your face. At least they should, unless you’re stuck figuring something out, and well, I hope that maybe this helps…