I am from Northern California, Central Valley – what I call the real California. It’s very farmland-y. It’s where all the almonds that you eat come from. There’s a lot of dairy, a lot of cattle. I’ve lived in California my whole life, but all over.
The bigger picture is that I’ve always loved AAA perfect replica watches from afar, but I don’t collect watches. I only have two. One is a 1940s-era Hamilton that my grandfather gave me that I never wear, but I just love for sentimental reasons. He got it when he graduated college. It’s gold on this very cool stretch bracelet. I will wear it someday. I just have to fix it, but it’s beautiful.
The other is my field watch. It’s called a Bertucci. It’s great for surfing with 200m water resistance. It’s just a simple watch.
And I’ve always loved perfect Rolex replica watches UK. I always thought it would be cool if my dad had one and passed it on to me. That is my goal, I’m going to get a best UK sale Rolex someday. When I find one that I like and want to throw down the money for, it’s going to be my son’s and that’s going to be the dream fulfilled.
I do have a 1:1 excellent fake Rolex that I bought in Dubai a long time ago. A lady told me about this place called the Meena Bazaar that I knew I had to check out. She told me, “You go there to buy things, you haggle things. And then you can buy fake stuff.” I picked one out, a “Submariner.” I wore it all the time – for a long time – but then it just stopped working.
For my new song, “Paul Newman Daytona Rolex replica,” the inspiration came from this one time I was on the road and I was watching Antiques Roadshow late at night.
There was an episode where a man came in. He was a pilot in the ’70s with a good look and a cool shirt on. He said he bought this watch in the ’70s for a few hundred dollars when he was a pilot because it was the replica Daytona model and all the pilots were buying Swiss movement replica Rolex Daytona watches. I guess because of the dials – I should rewatch the episode, but I think he said something about the dials – he could track ground speed and things while being in the air. I think he spent no more than $300 on the watch.
Then on the show it was appraised for a hundred thousand. I thought that was phenomenal. And then the appraiser said, “This is the Paul Newman model,” And I was like, “What?” Because Paul Newman is my all-time favorite – the style, he’s a cool guy, the philanthropy, and all of it. So then I felt like a journalist or something when I watched that show. Could this be a song? How could I write a song about this?
And then I went down this long rabbit hole of the watches of Paul Newman, his perfect Daytona Rolex replica, and what famous films he’s worn them in, or the time he was wearing it when he got second place at Le Mans. Then I found an article about how he gave the one that AAA best fake Rolex gave to him to his daughter’s boyfriend, then only a couple of years ago it sold for $17 million. I was like, “Oh, that’s an idea for a song, man, it just keeps coming back around.”
Three years ago or so I started working on it. I was like, “How do you write a song about a watch?” And then, I listened to Paul Simon – my all-time favorite singer – and he’s got that song “Kodachrome.” Listening to that song I began thinking to myself, “Okay, I get it.”
He’s talking about the thing in the chorus, but the song’s not really about that thing. So what’s the song about? I was like, “Well I should tell the story about how I love this watch for sentimental reasons and the watch is something that is priceless, but you can’t put a price on something that’s sentimental.”
That only got me so far because – am I still writing a song about a watch? How do I make it interesting? I put the song down for a long time and then I had the idea – if I write another verse to it, it shouldn’t be about the watch at all, or Paul Newman at all.
It should just be about value – about what’s valuable. What do I want more than anything that you can’t put a price on? Feeding the hungry, world peace, environmental restoration, blowing up the dams and saving our watersheds, bringing back natural habitats and wildlife.
And I thought, “That’s it. That’s the song – song’s done.” I shared it with people I was working with. Everybody said, “What’s the deal with this perfect replica Rolex song? This is just kind of different and left-field.”
And I said, “I like it because it’s left-field.” It’s not silly. It’s earnest. I love watches, I love Paul Newman and I love the idea of what’s sentimental and what’s valuable.
Ever since I heard about the Paul Newman Daytona model I knew that’s the watch I’m going to get someday. When I do buy my first real Rolex, it will be a watch that I would wear all the time.
I wrote a song about a super clone Rolex and I want to own one. So, I’m going to get one. So what do I do? How do I choose the one I get? Do I try to find something rare and vintage, or do I just go boom, Submariner replica, brand new? And then it’s my everyday thing. And then what’s my life like? I think that’s the best part. That’s what draws me into it.