Friday, March 24, 2006

Back on the Road Again

I am off now for the airport soon, and then when I land off to a gig, which starts 20 minutes after I land, what a rock star! I am playing with the Tim Malloys at Kieran's in Minneapolis tonight, always a fine time, but, somehow, I really don't want to leave today.

It's always hard to leave, as much as I want to get home to my cats and my work and my family, but some leavings are harder than others. The sun is shinning today, my nocturnal creature of a best friend is still sleeping peacefully ( which is going to change shortly, I need a ride here ! ) and there is still so much music to do!

We had a lot of fun, shooting with Kitty, and shopping on Santee Alley, making practice tapes , web confrencing with you all , and cooking strange muffins. It's seems to be strawberry season here and if you drive down the right twisty roads there are people selling strawberries as big as your hand and as sweet as sunshine.

Soon I will the sad-about-leaving feeling will change into the anticipation-of-going-home feeling and I will start to think about how fun playing the club will be, and how nice it will be to get woken by excited cats 15 times during the night and how much I need to get done back in the frozen north....

But that hasn't happened yet and for the moment, at least, I wish it all wasn't Now, tho it is a weird feeling to miss Here and miss There, equaly as much , at the same time.

Enough pre-tea morning rambleing!

What is, is, is the lesson here, and I am off to rock tonight.

After I wake the sleeping dead.

Love and Travel and Missing Friends Everywhere,


At 12:28 PM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

i miss you already, lovely peacock princess.
just had my first guitar lesson, i LOVE it!
xoxoxox safe travels, Lolo.
call me soon.

At 12:35 PM , Blogger Malena Medium Cool said...

thanks Kitty! You are the best. We loved all the stuff you did for us this week. Lots to talk about. Let's get together soon.
Yeah for the guitar baby!

At 1:40 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Safe journey!

Have a fun gig tonight and tomorrow!

At 2:19 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

Safe travels... I hope the anticipation sweetens the trip.... and cats are always a nice treat at the end of a trip. I am still smiling over last night... it was terrifically fun (as late as I was in joining).

Very cute pic.. of course the hat is beautiful but I think it is the coy look at the camera and the smile that make the shot. (and the green shows up nicely - gothesque as the pic is)

hope you have fun playing tonight, I sure wish I was a local there... it would make me actually go out to music places.

At 2:44 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Love the hat - didn't we see it before? Glad your trip was fun and of course have great fun tonight and getting back into the swing of things. Kitty - guitar lessons? how fun! you will be playing at balticon?!?

At 5:35 PM , Blogger adriana said...

i always miss the chats. :(

At 6:21 PM , Blogger vandaluna said...

Well, thank the god/dess for relatively convenient air travel and the time available to visit frequently!

I've always felt somewhat drawn to California and I've never been there...the twisty roads and the strawberries...oooh! They just add to the fantasy. I am sure Steinbecks world is mostly gone but I bet you can see hints of it laying underneath modern CA. Steinbeck was the first classical author I read and I used to tell my mother as a young teen about how much I wanted to go to CA and she would always pan the idea. Maybe one day I'll get out that way, but I just love to hear the little tidbits you all share.

Way cool about the guitar, Kitty Cat!

At 8:31 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

YEAH!!!!! I really love that you put that new pic on the website!!!

nothing wrong with the previous pic but I really like this one as the face of your site. I think it is a great choice.

Wonderful Smiles directed south.

At 8:38 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

and I love the browser feature. cool idea (sorry, forgot to say that)

At 9:20 AM , Blogger Grandma Eva said...

Welcome back dear Q
I hope that you had a nice trip home. Here in this area we are now, at last, having mild weather.
Send me a pic of your Prius?
and don't forget to drop me a line soon.
Just a click or two away, grandmaeva

At 9:24 AM , Blogger Grandma Eva said...

I have a request for you.... Hope you will heed it.
I would dearly like to hear you an Malena duet the song,"Blue Bayou". Roy Orbinson, as well as Linda Rhonstat did great jobs with that one.
Linda really put the "Fado" haunting sound to it. Please give it a try. Hoping to hear it on your CD when it comes out. Give it a try.

At 11:50 AM , Blogger Malena said...

Grandme Eva! I love Blue Bayou. I'm a HUGE Linda R. fan. She could REALLY sing. My Husband Miles really likes that song too.

At 12:57 PM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

Sure we can do that song for you, I like it myself.

Great gig last night, tho I am pretty tired today, all the flying then playing and driving. One more show tonight and then Sunday will truly be a day of rest!

At 1:47 PM , Blogger Malena Medium Cool said...

wehoooo! The myspace-tard has figured out the music thing. Now, you can listen to 4, yes 4 LaM Songs. (For those unfortunate dead beats who haven't ordered the CD) hee hee
Smooches baby!

At 2:52 PM , Blogger vandaluna said...

I received my LaM CD as a giftie! :-) Not that I wouldn't have purchased it.

I bought some silica today! Dang, that schtuff is 'spensive. But then again, when things have to be shipped in to a remote third-world country, they tend to be expensive.

My huzbin was telling me about something he heard on NPR... Salvia divinora. This got me searching the web and I found a pretty interesting link.

Gah! I've spent faar too much money today. But the Nymphaea caerulea blue lotus really caught my eye. I've always loved the look of them and I've always felt my ancient past lives are tied to opposed to celt, norse, etc.

Lots of luvvies to ya's.

At 4:23 PM , Blogger vandaluna said...

I just noticed that the song on your "my space" that says Personal Thing is not Personal Thing...unless strange computer/server things are happening.

At 5:40 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

Glad you made it home safe and sound, Lorraine!

At 7:32 PM , Blogger vandaluna said...

Yippiee!! Yay! Yay!!
I was added to the mailing list!
Thankies thankies!!

At 11:03 AM , Blogger mistress mousey said...

Glad you're home in one piece with excited kitties and gig goodness.

So, as a random aside, when's the WEST COAST tour of LaM happening? ;)

At 4:39 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Glad you had a safe trip, Ms. Fabulous, and good gigs. :)
Hope you got to sleep all day today. Or, at least, not do much more than eat and lounge around with cats. :)

vandaluna: My husband was telling me about the same piece on NPR yesterday (Saturday)! Thanks for the link. :)
And, for the record, I don't think glucosamine chondroitin is cheap, but I do like the way it works, REGARDLESS of what recent studies have shown.

At 7:39 PM , Blogger vandaluna said...

ariandalen: check out the blue lotus.
I've never used glucosamine/chondroitin, but I know people who swear by it. And no, it isn't cheap! I hate taking too many things, pills-vitamins-herbs-supplements, on a regular basis. I swear by sublingual B-12 and believe it helps ward off the terrible migraines.

At 9:34 PM , Blogger Malena Medium Cool said...

Sir Danth_
I'll fix the myspace thing. Thanks for the heads up.

At 6:23 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I think that up-heads was courtesy of vandaluna, Lady Lena.

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