February 15, 2010

I'm about to have my first cauliflower steak. I'm nervous and excited all at the same time

June 20, 2009

It's Ryan .... Just watched a Rockies fan throw up all over himself. Go lakers!
This is Ryan. I'm at a Rockies game with a bunch of lakers signs...my favorite, "the nuggets season was a little.... Rocky.

June 10, 2009

I AM blogging from my phone.
I think I'm blogging from my phone.

June 4, 2009


The Lakers are off to a great start in the finals! Im excited to be back in the studio soon! Summer is right around the corner. Id say today was a good day.

June 2, 2009

Good news.

Brick by Brick by The Yacht Fund.
Available now.

(Click me!)

The single is also available on:


If You Build It, They Will Come.

Check out The Yacht Fund's other stuff:

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(Redesign coming soon!)


April 13, 2009

Brick By Artwork.

Drew from Diem Studios again.
Just stopping by to give an exciting update.

Mixing and mastering for The Yacht Fund's first single Brick By Brick is done.
We'll be sending it off to the interwebs to be distributed to all of the world's major online MP3 retailers.
We'll keep you updated as to when it becomes available (it has a lot of hoops to jump through to get to your browser).
I'm proud to have been part of the process with such a talented artist as Ryan McKendall.
The whole thing from start to finish was a raging sea, but I can say with complete honesty, it was worth the ride.

And now, for my own personal moment of zen.
I now present to you the official Brick By Brick single artwork:


April 1, 2009


Instrumental tracking is done.
Vocals start today.
I woke up to an omelette and cup of coffee in bed this morning.
Life is wonderful.


March 24, 2009

Single Update

Drum tracking for the Single (title coming) is nearing completion!

If everything goes as planned, bass and piano should commence before weeks end!

Its getting close....finally.


February 17, 2009

Sneak Peak at new single lyrics!

This Castle is Coming Down (working title)

Brick by brick I build this
fortress for hiding love
stone by stone you tear it down again
Word by word I practice
this message to recapture love
Her guard has struck it down again

This castle is coming down
This castle is coming down

Im dying,
though everyone says im alive and well
This mistake
that people are spinning as fate
and saying that everything happens for
Reasons beyond understanding have made
for a bitter disaster......

more to come...check back soon

January 16, 2009

what happend...blacked out

In the style of a true friend

I hope he doesn't fall of the map
We are honest. At times painfully so
Don't push
Pushing is what got you here
Embrace what you still have
Rest on who you still have
Share with whom you still have
the bitter and the sweet and the painstaking sorrow and regret
thats trapped inside your heart
that you may be to scared or unwilling to let go of

When love is dead you mourn
The lucky few who are fortunate enough to mourn with others should
It's unwise to do so
Because the mind dwells and searches for answers it can't possibly know
the reality you create can become like quicksand
Pulling you under without time to even realize what has happend.

You are liked
And you are loved
Hold on to that in the front of your mind
and use it as a crutch until your heart is healed and you can like
and love.

----The Mack----

December 30, 2008


Well, it seems that Ryan McK is in a fair bit of trouble.
He lost a bet and was supposed to post every single day last week.
Instead he did... Zero.
He's busted.


December 16, 2008


The 5th year anniversary of "Calling Arizona" is upon us. To commerate, TYF is re-recording the fan favorite and putting it up for free download on myspace.com. Its a little different but still the same ol' song that you (hopefully) remember. It should be up for download by Saturday 12/20/08. ENJOY and keep checking back for updates regarding the debut EP.



Hey everybody! ReadyMix Studios has agreed to record TYF. Starting end of this week or early next (need to get both schedules together) TYF will be officially in the studio working on the Debut EP, "Sickness and Death, Friends and Lovers".

Stay Tuned.


December 9, 2008


Lyrics are done. yes.

-Ryan McK

December 8, 2008


You're probably wondering why there are little icons at the top of this blog that don't seem to do anything.
I'm slowly getting the parts going, so come back soon and click around, there might be some fun to be had.



Sickness and Death, Friends and Lovers EP

Piano-Ryan McKendall
Synth- Ryan McKendall
Rhodes- Ryan McKendall
Guitar-Ryan McKendall
Vocals-Ryan McKendall
Bass- Harry Ostrem, Nick
Drums- Johnny DiGrigorio,Tino Grigorio,Zach, studio drummer, Sequenced Drums (if nec.)

Stay (sickness)

Instrumentation: piano, rhodes, bass, drums, vocals

Lyrics: done

Music: arrangement past 1st chorus

Sweet Katherine (death)

Instrumentation: piano, synth, bass, drums, vocals

Lyrics: need 2nd verse and bridge

Music: synth arrangement,

Ghost Town Apologies (friends)

Instrumentation: acoustic guitar

Lyrics: done

Music: done (intro could use help)

Changing Pace... working title (lovers)

Instrumentation: guitar, strings

Lyrics: need 2nd verse and chorus

Music: need string arrangement, 2nd guitar arrangement (if nec.)

-Ryan McK

December 5, 2008


The Yacht Fund debut EP is coming soon!!! Im feeling really good about this one. The artwork is nothing short of amazing and im trying my absolute hardest to make the music follow suit. Here is a quick status update of where I am with this whole project. I'll be recording hopefully late december at (if everything works out) Ready Mix Studios in North Hollywood CA (back up plan....Love Juice Labs in Riverside CA.....still a great studio) and be finished mixing by mid January.

I am excited now!

-Ryan McK

December 1, 2008


Hola, G'Day, Guten Tag, Bangawoyo, Hello.
Drew from Diem Studios here.
Welcome to the Official The Yacht Fund blog.
You'll find updates from Ryan on song writing, recording, life, love, pursuing happiness and maybe even a sneak peak or two at what's in store for The Yacht Fund's debut EP "Sickness & Death, Friends & Lovers".
If you pay attention you might even catch a glimpse of the accompanying art from Diem Studios.
Glad you checked it out, come back soon.