Friday, January 19, 2007

Hot Gigs and Cold Nights

Quick little note since I seem to be still awake and Ellen seems to be on in a few minutes, she's great for winding down after a show. The show tonight was HOT. Johnny from the Malloys showed up and was easily talked Into coming up and doing a few songs, which turned into the rest of the night. I got one 20 minute break in four hours! But the crowd loved it and I loved it. We did an amazing version of U2's Running to Stand Still , one of the greatest songs ever written, in my humble opinion.

Now OUTSIDE was NOT hot. According to Prius, it was ONE. For those of you in warmer climes, that is really cold. I told Miss Kitty, who is coming to visit me, delightful thing that, to bring everything she owns and I would loan her the rest. I have arranged a snowstorm for her too, day if arrival. Good aren't I??

She is also going to bring me some PANTS, which I need badly. I got to wear my cool gothy pants to the show, but even they are falling down, if I may brag a little!

Not much else tonight, I listen to the BBC on the way home from shows, as I can't listen to music after playing all night. If anyone needs to know anything about Diseases of the Brazil Nut ( which I am sure is an important thing to people somewhere ) just ask. Half an hour of the Brazil Nut.

I may be nuts! Ellen is on, as is my fire. Hope you are all warm.


Monday, January 15, 2007

Traveling Girl

I spent the weekend doing my first long distance cross country drive. I had never done this before, 10 hours in a car, and I have to say it was really , really fun. Me and Sister #2 went down to Indiana to see Sister #1 and I have learned many valuable lessons. How to find food. How NOT to pick a hotel. ( they were nearly sold out, and gave us the " Jacuzzi Suite" which would have been fun had it not been 3 in the morning and me and my sister ) I have learned what it means when people say " The Wind Was Howling " ( all darn night in Hotel Hell ) And I have learned how far Prius can go on Empty ( LONG way , fortunately )

We went fossil hunting and I now have a fine collection of really weird little things and I got to see my first covered bridge. ( always wanted to see one )

I think everyone ought to go on a cross country drive. It sounds silly, I know, but I feel more confident, and stronger and like I can handle anything life throws at me. It was a healing sort of trip. I feel like I can do anything and go anywhere. Without a plane and someone to pick me up. Nice metaphor that, without someone to pick me up.

AND I made it back home before the first real snowstorm of the season. Barely.

Some nice kids showed up this morning offering to dig out my steps, drive and sidewalk, depriving me of the opportunity to get a nice workout, but since they did not dig out the car, I am off now to do that. Hope your day is as fine.

Love, driving and snow,