I’ve noticed that everyone seems to be changing out all the capacitors in this weird and seemingly unprecedented year in our history. All right, I’ll play.
I think, on balance, my year was strange but pretty good? I didn’t die. I had a lot of time last winter and with it I wrote ten songs for February album writing month. Chatted on WhatsApp incessantly with @daley_boy about anime and songwriting. Finished and released Bad Ghost with @kia.eshghi & @greedydilettante for @hangingdilettante records in July. In the brief window when we all thought this was pretty much over, I got to do the grand reopening gig at @rockwoodmusichall with @mrniallconnolly, celebrate the Bad Ghost release with the first live music performance at the new @footlightpresents space at @thewindjammer with @eddmrx @kia.eshghi @philterfeed @jokroger & @warren.malone
I got to attend the long awaited @streetlightshaman release of The Last American. Attempted to make a streaming tv show (#stillattempting). Booked a US tour. Got ordained in the Life Church of the internet to perform a wedding ceremony for @richardtscott & @jornbaker. Tour got cancelled. Wedding got postponed. Got the opportunity to work for @mickflannerymusic & @susanoneillmusic on their In The Game tour. Salvaged some of my tour. Drove thousands of miles in a car I bought for 50 bucks off @chrisqmurphy. Repaired the ABS system with some cut up RCA cables. Turned 40 in the town of my birth. Started a Folk Adjacent music series at @18thwardbrewing . Got to play (along with @henryryeder & @philterfeed ) in the backing band for @stlenox at @brooklynbowl opening up for @theholdsteady. Recorded tons of music @newtownrecorders in between all this and now I’m up on the roof being like “that’s a lot…at the time it mostly felt like I just trying not to die.” I didn’t. Did I mention that?
There’s a lot of people to thank for this. New friends, old friends, family, patrons, colleagues, well wishers, bookers, promoters, haters, pros, antis, randos…all of ya’s.
I am truly and deeply grateful to have made it through another year. Happy New Year Everyone!!! And stay safe, as for 2022 if I had to bet I’d say we ain’t seen nothin yet. (at Brooklyn, New York)