Archive for August, 2011

Kick It

29, Aug 2011

I’d like to kick this Texas heat wave into the next galaxy.  We had a great time frolicking in Montana and Washington, where it was usually in the 80’s as a high.  Here in Austin the low at night is about 77, and it’s been 105 – 111 during the day.  Our air conditioner can […]

Found this in a pile of papers. It’s from when I was an administrative assistant for the 4-H program with the county. Obviously, I needed training. I wore dress pants every day (sorry, no skirts, but I had work flip flops!!) and did stuff and I don’t remember one thing about this training except maybe […]

Donuts in Portland

22, Aug 2011

So 54,000 people told us to go to Voodoo Donuts while we were in Portland, and we had time, and who doesn’t have time for a donut anyway? As we drove by the place we thought we might not, actually, because the line stretched down the block. On a Monday afternoon. Weird. We decided to […]

Almost Home

21, Aug 2011

Sitting in a Hastings in Amarillo. Dropped off for the afternoon. Trying to look busy. Actually just want a nap. I think we will take off after the gig tonight and see where that goes. It’s a trek, but after 30 days gone you do things to see your own abode sooner than later. I […]

Banjo and Scones

18, Aug 2011

We had a good time and a few days off in Montana. The Gibsons have a cabin on Flathead Lake, and we played right around there, so it was a hop skip and jump back to the cabin. I played a lot of banjo and SG showed me some licks. If I practice really hard […]

Ceramic Pig Update

18, Aug 2011

I had two states to acquire this trip – Washington and Oregon are new tour ventures. Huzzah, we got both! We didn’t even have to stop 45 times. Only a couple.

We Are Family

17, Aug 2011

I’ll be straight up, I’ve found out that while touring is fun, meeting new people all the time or just getting reacquainted with folks I don’t know well anyway wears me out. I got to see a niece of mine in Montana on a fluke collision of travel courses, and then I saw my sister […]

Walla Walla, WA

17, Aug 2011

We played the coolest winery in Walla Walla. The town itself is lovely, and the show was super fun. Lots of nice folks showed up. The winery is called Walla Faces…and the faces on the wall are painted by Candice Johnson, whose brother Rick owns the winery. Each year their wines get a Face that […]

Hello, Portland

16, Aug 2011

We had a day off in Portland, where I hadn’t had a chance to spend much time before. It was sunny, which I hear is rare, so maybe that is affecting my impression, but this town is cool. Everyone we encountered was super nice, we found some excellent Thai food, and POWELL’S BOOKS. Oh my. […]

Play Music and Drive

15, Aug 2011