“April update”? Are you kidding? Yeah, I know. Really reels you in! But time is short, and I’ve got 13,000 things to do before leaving town later this week:
THURSDAY 4/12: WHITE WATER TAVERN, LITTLE ROCK AR, 9 PM(w/Bonnie Montgomery!)
FRIDAY 4/13: 1884 LOUNGE(MINGLEWOOD HALL), MEMPHIS TN, 9 PM (w/Grace Askew!)
Thanks to all of you who came out to the recent shows up east–and saw lots of old friends and made plenty of new ones. A few notes:
Dear City of Bethlehem, any way you could excuse that parking ticket, just this once?
Yeah, I didn’t think so.
If you eat at the Irish place across from Godfrey Daniels, get grilled onions on the burger.
In PA, our friends from Marah are putting together a very cool studio:
Note to self: The mode of compensation retrieval at Otto’s Shrunken Head, NYC, is strictly self-service–meaning if you expect to get tips, (meaning, get paid), you gotta pass the hat yourself. Not sure how I do that while playing a guitar and singing into a microphone, but I’m sure there’s a way. First step, KG, would be putting the damn thing in front of the stage so people could at least SEE it. Not hidden behind the bass amp . . . or wherever it was. But I’m not in this for the money. Obviously.
Word is there’s a poltergeist floating around in Ashland Coffee & Tea. Maybe that’s who shut down Ron’s bass amp immediately before the closing song of the night. But me and Tommy rolled on, 2-wheeled tricycle that we were. After the encore, Ron came back on stage and tried his amp again. It worked fine.
The never-ending death-wish wonder of I-95–where the best defense is a good offense. Last time I prayed that hard I was sitting in a turboprop plane on a runway in Queenstown, New Zealand, November 1993–pilot explained that we would have to make a very sharp ascent on takeoff because of that mountain right in front of us. Also mentioned that a plane-load of folks had slammed into said mountain there two weeks before, because the pilot didn’t quite get it right.
And don’t forget: skateboarding at Kentucky rest areas is still illegal!