MYSTIQUE ENHANCEMENT VS. THE BORING TRUTH
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
greetings from the road. the glory continues. today i'm at a hotel near the nashville airport. so, let's face it, these blogs are inherently problematic. they are designed to let fans in on our day to day/ stream of consciousness occurrences as touring artists, but if we really told you the truth, i'm almost certain that our mystique would take a bad beating. so to protect you from demystification, i have devised 2 blogs for you today. one is the boring truth and the other is the mystique -enhanced version. you can choose which one you have the stomach for.
THE BORING TRUTH
i've been pondering a conundrum. wafflehouse or jack in the box. either seems equally disgusting but i am stuck at this hotel on a highway and those are the only options in walking distance. i have been here for 2 days waiting for lucy wainright roche to pick me up. she's providing the wheels for the tour we're about to embark on together. the "Wimpy Women in Music" tour as we've privately christened it after a coffeehouse volunteer told us last month that lucy and i oughtta appear on this program called "Powerful Women in Music". which resonated with neither of us. i am already in nashville in this holding-pattern because i just came off of playing "cayamo,journey through song" a music cruise out of miami. so it didnt make sense to fly home. many of my heroes were also playing on the cruise (indigo girls, patty griffin, shawn colvin, john hiatt, kathleen edwards to mention just a few). on one day, they took all the artists to a private island. on the boat ride i sat next to patty griffin and shawn colvin and the whole time i didn't say a word to them (this is my way of expressing that i really want to meet them more than anything in the world - it's an introvert thing!). great story i know. you wanted to know the truth. my new album "the near-demise of the highwire dancer" is receiving extremely good support from radio. people seem to like it.
THE MYSTIQUE-ENHANCED VERSION
greetings from beautiful sunny nashville, music city, nashvegas, home of the grand ole opry, how great is life! following an afternoon deep tissue massage, before hitting the night clubs later, i shall send my road manager to fetch me dinner and assorted items. conundrum: which four star restaurant in nashville to choose!! this is the start of a tour with myself and the famous and glamorous lucy wainwright roche. the paparazzi are already lined up in the lobby. so do come see these shows if you can procure a pair of tickets!! omg, having so much fun!! it's exhausting. myself and patty griffin and shawn colvin partied so much on the "cayamo" music cruise and sang together every night. low on sleep! patty said she wished she were as out-going as me. my new record is taking the world by storm. gotta go.... another massage awaits.
Ps-don't forget to come to my cd release parties. To see and be seen. If you don't live close enough, you may order the cd and throw it a private party when it arrives in its envelope.