Archive for March, 2011

Making a New Fan

30, Mar 2011

This is a pretty impressive process these days, becoming a fan.  We have so much rattling through the hallways of our brains that it’s amazing any information stays in there at all, let alone has time to take root and be thought about for a while. Becoming a fan of something, a musician, a song, […]

(Note: This is the start of a new series on my part…for kicks and in hopes of being actually valuable to new touring musicians.  All views are my own, but they’re probably right). The lower you are on the totem pole, the earlier you get up and attend to your needs.  Why? When you’re on […]

I Got Covered

22, Mar 2011

Whoa.  You never know how cool it feels until it happens.  Youtube has quite the collection of people covering songs, mostly people are covering Top 40 or whatever.  This morning I awoke to a link on my Facebook wall of Hannah Boren, a wonderful singer-songwriter from Amarillo now living in Nashville, singing “New Mexico Boy” […]

Super Marketing Sweep

21, Mar 2011

En. Fuego. I am recovering from being in bed for 3.5 days this week and considerably less than 100% for the tail end of the weekend. Now I feel semi-invincible. Thanks, immune system! SXSW was this week in Austin…I have had incredible times at this festival in other years (two words: Tori Amos…my blog about […]


20, Mar 2011

Did I mention I have watched a lot of PBS? And I was home sick for 3 days? Stir crazy geek alert.

Oh yeah. Folk Alliance.  That thing we were at a month ago and I was all, “It was so fun let me split up all this recapping!”  And then I did one recap and now it’s March, exactly one month after Folk Alliance.  Here are my month-after recap thoughts, then.  It’s my blog. I want […]

The Intern

16, Mar 2011

First, IN MY DEFENSE…this photo makes me look like I was an intern in 1986, if you look at that computer.  In all reality, everything in our PBS station was from 1986, even though it was 2005.  I am not that old.  That was a crochety computer even then. Anyway…the other day we were at […]

I Am a Bad Sickee

16, Mar 2011

Meh.  I’m sick.  Seems like every March right around SXSW I get some sort of a cold.  I am a whiny patient, so it’s good my roommate is gone for the week.  Because I’d be whining at her instead of the internet.  The good news is I think I’ve turned the symptom corner after a […]

Out of the Bedroom

9, Mar 2011

I played a fun show last night songswapping with Drew Kennedy.  He makes me happy because not only is he a great writer and player, but he’s a history nerd.  We get along.  I didn’t take any photos.  Apparently I need a monkey to do that for me, but I hear they eat a lot […]

My friend Nancy Jane gave me a bag of cayenne pepper marshmallows at the show in The Woodlands.  They are kind of amazing.  I thought I had tried to put chile pepper on just about everything, but I was wrong.  And these are hand crafted marshmallows.  They are hardcore.  Perks! Shown with kettle corn for […]