here i am in new york city,
had a great (though very long) day of press yesterday,
three radio shows at two stations,
and a couple long interviews with press that will
get picked up by… Reuters, stuff like that.
Both journalists were very informed, very thorough,
and pushing… you know… the envelope of discussion,
and I enjoyed it alot.
i prefer email interviews, i can elaborate and contemplate and
do it on my own time, in my own way… on the road its the best way.
but these two phoners were pretty satisfiing after all.
This tour has been outstanding for a couple reasons.
the first is that i feel so surrounded by love that i just have to
puffy up once in a while and shake my feathers. really.
my tour manager, the band, and the audience, they
seem to be gathering together in a rally of support
that makes me feel more comfortable than i have felt in a long time.
I am most always comfortable on stage, but this is happening
off stage. smiles, pats, extra help all the way.
it’s like they really do want me to play, and want
the shows to go well. i feel it, the audience feels it.
the audience is another critter all together, and
they have always been, as one spirit, a loving
and compassionate point… they move like water
or wind through a grove, they are leaning toward
the left, now rising, now contemplative, its so
wonderful, i just love my life today, right now,
the sound of my breath.
i want to also again say cudos, gratulations,
love, to my web designer Roxanne, what a beautiful
job you have done for me. Every time i come to the site
i think this is more than i could have imagined, i mean,
how do i say this. The art she offers for the music is
so well paired, such a mirror, and yet so much more,
she has really taken this web site to a dimension of art
subtle and extensive, i am so very pleased.
so just three more shows, and only one more with Charlie,
the drummer. our last two shows will be acoustic, they way
we started in North Carlolina a week or so ago.
i will travel on my 55th birthday, as i did on my 50th,
to a gig in London, Jools Holland, after many years, and
are we excited. we will perform the Moon is Made of Gold,
daddy would be so happy i think. well, mother too.
well, they are so happy.
then a small tour, through spain, holland, belgium ,
and so excited to be back. Sal Bernardi will be wtih me again.
and i am looking forward to visiting David Tibet in England.
so that is the tour update. we are getting a camera and will
be posting much more regularly the antics of those wild
boys of austin, paris and la as they dust off the european
streets with wild winds music, magic and madness.
and lots of prayers and laughing and sleeping.
and maybe some chips and tea and ginger and peppermint and i am
on a french keyboard so excuse the odd note here or there.