Still Going…

Hello lovely reader.
I’m writing from Dallas, TX on a visit to my sister who lives in the area.
I’ll try to be brief but I wanted y’all to know I’m still alive, still free, and still 100% music man.  I was so ready and rarin’ but I didn’t tie my shoes very well before the marathon and I lost my footing.  There were some things to attend to I hadn’t anticipated.  Good things.  I do apologize for the long time no talk.

branchclouds  cloudfall

First and foremost, as referred to in the previous post, Brendan and I did record a new 7 song collection while I was in Seattle which is on it’s way.  I hope you all like it.
It’s being mastered next week and I’ll tell you when I’m ready to put it out.
Gotta tie them shoes first though 😉

I’ve been taking care of a lot of personal stuff.
Family is important while we have them.  Whether it’s your blood or your chosen family and everything in between.  When I was a younger man I took these things a little for granted.  I have a very small family and each member has had major stuff happen since I last wrote here.  One of the great things about this new chapter of freedom in my life is that I’ve been able to be available to my loved ones when they need me.  I don’t have to worry about keeping my day job so I can pay for the rent on my apartment in another state while I’m gone.  I know that most people can’t do what I’m doing and though I’ve sacrificed a lot to get here, I know I am lucky.  With all the stuff that’s gone on I woulda been screwed.  Either absent for my loved ones or professionally and financially in the toilet.  As schedules for shows get more crowded it will be more of a challenge but still…

personal belongings        tortoise

What else…  This is a big one.  I wanna be open and honest.  I fell in Love and then lost it. Broke my own heart, and probably someone else’s.  The love is there but the relationship is not.  My chest tightens and burns just writing this so I’m gonna leave it at that.  🙁

A few weeks ago I got some much needed solo time camping in the beautiful Santa Cruz area.  Needed to marinate in the coastal beauty.  The moon was out.  The weather was great.  Sunset on the bay brought me to the edge of tears most every night.  I love that area so much.  As a teenager I spent a lot of time around there; great memories.

blue and red       giraffe

Lastly, kind of a random, but I’ll be in Las Vegas soon celebrating with some friends who are renewing their wedding vows.  Congrats to the Nivas!  The group I’ll be hanging with are the same folks I hang with at the Summer Meltdown which I go to every year, and acts as my New Years.  It’s a time to party, release, and reflect on the last 365 days.  Vegas is like the opposite of that natural venue so hanging with these folks there will be a trip.  I’m gonna try my best to treat it like a vacation, unplug from my worries, take a breath, and !freak out! (in a good way).  Then likely a ride up the coast and back to work on the wonderful labors to come.

OK folks….  So much for being brief 😉
Thanks for reading.   Thanks for caring.  Thanks for listening…
I really appreciate you and I look forward to our next hello.
That’s all, for now…
wanna say hi?