BIG STAGE. Big Sound. Big Fun. Happy People. Sunshine. Me jumping around, sliding all over the neck of my guitar, Eddy taking killer solos, Zirkel in a funny straw hat, Lorrie in a blue flowing skirt…Brad kicking the beat on the backside….Lisa Loeb and Shawn Colvin were solo, so I hope it was alright I had brought the band, but so much JUMPING and FUN. I love when people dance at our shows! I love heads bobbing and hand waving and big smiles and holler backs.
Drove home with Phoebe (fiddle player with the Hudsons) by my side. We laughed! We yelled! We sang! She snapped fingers! We drank sodas! We asked questions and told stories and stopped to pee and get gas and bought kolaches in West, Texas! Drove her to Hudson’s house, which, oddly enough, was the house my best friend Caryl inhabited long ago. A nice reminder at the end of a fantastic weekend.
This was a fine Sunday.
Saturday: Started the morning on the baseball diamond, watching Lily play her final game of the season after arriving from a third grade all nighter at Sea World. BONUS SURPRISE: Coach Rick gave a lovely speech about how on every team there is always one player who gives there all, always says, “What can I do to help, coach?”, sticks around to put things away…and, so, my dear Lily received the most valuable player award for 2006!!! Plus her gold statuette (complete with golden ponytails for the girl players). Then we caught “Over the Hedge” after lunch to celebrate. I fell asleep during the movie. So, you know it was slow and relaxing. If you want slow and relaxing, go see this movie.
Drove up with dear Lorrie and had much fun chatting and practicing a capella. Checked in to the hotel, got changed, drove over to the venue, an in-door theatre where we went on stage at 9:45 and shared songs, chuckles, stories and love. Afterwards, my old friend, Kim Platko, surprised me from behind the curtains back stage, and he and I caught up on life/death/happenings for about an hour out in my car. He was the one-of-a-kind guitarist for Domestic Science Club. He has been winning gold medals in Tai Chi. Of all the guitarists I have ever played with, he is right up there in my top favorites: Brad McLemore, Andy Timmons, Kim Platko, Adrian Belew, Mitch Watkins, Jon Sanchez. It was great to see Kim. He is a gentleman and a true friend.
Today, I hope to hear from Mr. Drake. I am going to continue to send positive love and hope out into his world. I have got to believe in my own journey. I’ve got to believe that I belong. For though I am weary, and sometimes feel forgotten, I’ll find the strength…in my own song!!
Thank you to everyone who helps me in this endeavor of a musical dream….I mean that. Thank you.