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STONES SUMMER

Hello! I hope everyone is having a great summer. Mine has been a busy one, filled with lots of writing, practicing, recording, and some fun in between. Back in July I travelled to Chicago and saw The Rolling Stones. It was an amazing experience and I was blown away at how good the band sounded. Mick had heart surgery earlier in the year, but you couldn’t tell one bit. He was running around the massive stage and doing high kicks, all while singing. I can guarantee you if I even attempted that I’d be out of breath and unable to sing.

I had been waiting a long time to see the Stones live and I was not disappointed. I think what struck me the most was that every single band member was clearly having a blast. Nobody was just going through the motions. The guys certainly don’t need the money. Keith is 75, Mick 76, Ronnie 72, Charlie 78 - and can still eat most younger bands for lunch.

Alright, I’m done geeking out on the Stones - but if you find they are going to be in a city near you - go see them. I have a feeling (based on age alone) that this is probably the last world tour. But then again, they keep surprising.

In other news, I sprained my ankle pretty bad about a week ago and found myself in the hospital. Thankfully, there was no bone damage, but we will have to see how the ligaments and tissue heal. I have an acupuncture appointment this afternoon in an attempt to get some relief. New York City is not a great place to be when you can’t walk!

In other news, The Radiators are off this month while half the band is on tour in Japan. Next month we will be at Pianos in NYC on September 28th - 7pm! Put it on your calendars!

The new music is coming along, and as I am constantly reminded - takes longer than I want it to. I appreciate all your patience and promise the wait will be worth it!

Thanks for reading my ramblings and take care!

Here are some pictures from The Rolling Stones show in Chicago! xoxo

Photography courtesy of Will Byington Photography

1.20.17

Got up early this morning to go see the sunrise on the lake. It was slightly rainy and grey, but I went anyway. Don't feel like writing too much at the moment so I thought I would post pictures from my morning walk.

Looking back towards shore. 

Looking back towards shore. 

Rain, wind, tears.

Rain, wind, tears.

A good reminder. 

A good reminder. 

My pier.

My pier.

Don't forget.

Don't forget.

The edge.

The edge.

Back in my apartment awaiting the inauguration. 

Back in my apartment awaiting the inauguration. 

 

BE KIND

Long week.

I hope everyone had a great week! I've been in bed all week with the flu, but I wanted to send something out this week even if it's brief. Thanks to everyone who came out to my Chicago show last week at Silvie's, I had a wonderful time and it was great to see so many familiar faces and meet new ones. 

Today we lost another great artist, the talented Sharon Jones. She had been battling cancer for many years and unfortunately it took her life. She was 60 years old. Take a moment to check out her gifts below.

2016 has not been kind to our brothers and sisters in music. For those of us left behind we have records to listen to and inspiration to fuel our own creations. 

Hopefully I'll be back on my feet in a few days and can write something more substantial next week. Take care! xo

PS: GO GET A FLU SHOT.