I recently returned from the gorgeous New Mexico wilderness!
There were potential wolf tracks, a group of artists, rivers…
Though I didn’t have (a lot) of time to write between snow falling on frozen cacti and some unexpected illness, I’ve been processing a lot back in Portland and hoping to filter some of that beauty into my songs. It really was an incredible trip and I was lucky to be part of such a talented group of folks led by Signal Fire Arts (look it up!)
The Gila River was COLD, and we crossed it more than 50 times.
I have a feeling it’s in my bones now, in the best way possible.
FOR YOUR EARS! A little rough-track rough of our latest studio work.
Final violin tracks going in tonight - wish us luck.
Looking forward to the ‘nerdiest event ever’ ; Pavement covers all night long this Thursday, the 29th @ Backspace. I’ll be playing ‘Our Singer’ and possibly another - mostly though, I’m excited to read and celebrate Michael’s new book!
Loving this :
“Don’t think about making art, just get it done,” said Andy Warhol. “Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”
Looking forward to this Fall show tomorrow! It’s been a long while since I’ve shared my deepest with Portland. I may or may not have some new feelings to sing about. Lucky to have these two ladies there to join me (Jennie Wayne and Maymay). 9 PM & FREE.
Yesterday was autumn. I was in bed with fever, but went outside to lay in the sun and listen to multitudes of birds that were chirping and flying all around the backyard, in grape vines and plum trees. They were so full of color - yellow, white, and purple, flickers and robins, finches. I could feel they knew it was a new season, celebrating.
“The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.” - Deepak Chopra, The Book of Secrets