Since I’ve last written an entry here, quite a lot has happened. I’m writing to you from my new home in New York City. Some of you know that I’ve been talking about making this move for many years - finally the timing was right. It’s been an incredible adventure so far. Everywhere I turn I find myself immersed in art and culture (and of course music). Whether it’s a subway performer (another role I can now add to my resume), or an art installation by Ai Weiwei - around every corner I find a moment of beauty.
Sometimes when my subway train crosses the East River it will stop on the Manhattan Bridge. This is usually due to some kind of delay ahead and brings groans from my fellow passengers. For me, it’s like being stuck momentarily on the top of a Ferris wheel - except the view is New York City. It gets me every time.
Exploring the city brings me as much joy as it did the very first time I ever visited NYC so many years ago. To walk in wonder the same way many of my heroes did brings me endless inspiration. When I walk through Central Park I imagine John, Paul, George, and Ringo strolling along. Sometimes in Greenwich Village I pass the same places Jack Kerouac and Bob Dylan used to haunt. This is a special place and I'm excited to call it home.
If you’re ever in the city please reach out - I’d love to spend time with you!
The Beatles - Central Park - 1964