Cape May, independence, etc
hi, my love.
Spent the day in a High school gym in Cape May, New Jersey. Drove three hours to and from said high school gym in Cape May, New Jersey.
We were supposed to be playing an outdoor festival in Cape May, New Jersey.
(Hurricane Ian had other plans.)
So instead I drove us three hours each way through serious hurricane vibes.
One bonus to an indoor show, though? Sold a whole lot of Rainbow Blonde records.
Been thinking on vinyl.
Been thinking on independence.
On albums, on family, on all of it as we walk into Yom Kippur.
But since there’s only five minutes left of this Sunday (I will not lose my nearly! two! year! ttalk streak!) I’m going to keep it short for the second week in a row.
José played my album for Kyle and Jharis on the ride home.
(I am sleepy and not at my best descriptive self but when JJ read this he said I needed to tell you who Kyle and Jharis are)
(So, hello, fellow sleepy frond - Kyle and Jharis are an excellent bassist and an excellent drummer)
And tonight they heard my album during a pretty serious hurricane ride. Trees down, floods, winds howling. I gripped the steering wheel tight as the album scored it all.
(I am sleepy and not at my best descriptive self, but when Dylan read this he said I need to tell you if Kyle and Jharis liked the album)
(So, hello, fellow sleepy frond - Kyle and Jharis are an excellent bassist and an excellent drummer who really loved the album, as far as I could tell)
Not sure if they were just being kind but I’ll take it. I cried and reveled in the beauty of sharing this piece of my heart with these musicians I adore.
(It has been so long I almost forgot the album existed)
(Or that it could be shared)
Deep, my love. Can’t wait till that’s me and you together.
Until then do me a favor and mentally pencil in December 2nd - The day the next single comes out and also when we formally announce the album / kick off the vinyl crowdfund (!!).
(If I was nervous to play it for Jharis and Kyle you have no idea how nervous I am to announce it to you / the world.)
But that’s for another time.
For now I am home.
We saw Anais this morning - I hugged my perfect ray of sunshine so tight and got her pancakes with whipped cream at a Brooklyn diner.
Also met Tony and Lisa, a couple at the show who told me their son got married to a song I wrote.
Life is so beautiful. And so weird. And so wondrous.
You go through the worst parts of your life and the best parts of your life.
If you stay present through it you end up with a couple of pearls.
Your hair gets more silver.
You get married.
Other people get married to a song you wrote about a person who was just a really great famous friend of yours.
(So beautiful.) (And so weird.) (And so wondrous.)
The wind howls, the rain comes down, you thank this beautiful community of taalitalk humans for being the absolute greatest. And then, after a 15 or so hour day, you go the frack to sleep.
More next week.