Well, it’s been an adventurous month thus far… The shows on this Spring Teaser Tour have been amazing, the people I’ve met are incredible… lots of new friends! Maybe something rotten had to happen to balance out all the goodness, who knows. I was in Toronto last week doing some work on the new album and while en route to the studio one sunny afternoon, I had a pretty bad cycling accident, thanks to construction and street-car tracks. The citizens of Toronto were gracious and kind and supportive (while a police officer was across the street writing out a speeding ticket to someone and it took 20 minutes for her to come over to check on me… hmmm… some compassion training may be needed in the ol’ police force there), and the doctors and nurses on the emergency ward were great. While sitting in the waiting room, face and clothes and hands splattered in blood, I exclaimed “whew! Thank God I didn’t break any nails!” Oh my, I definitely had hit my head. As a guitar player, nail breakage is no fun, but then again neither is bone breakage in the hands. heeeeh After several x-rays I was told there were no broken bones on my face or hands, and after some stitches I was able to hobble out of there and head to my friend’s place, where they graciously washed the blood out of my clothes.
The next day I flew to Edmonton, scaring young children in airports with my black eye, and had 2 very fabulous concerts there. Now I’m off to Calgary and places further south and am looking forward (?) to getting back on the bike again, if I can bend my knee without bleeding everywhere. ai yi yi. The tour has been renamed the Bloodied But Unbowed Tour (thanks to my superfan and friend Neil!).
In lighter (and happier) news, the album is almost done!!!!!!!!!! There’s still time to hop on board as an Indie Music Angel (check out the link over on the right, or watch the oh-so-fun video in the previous post). So many Angels have been involved in the making of this album, from all over the globe… I feel like the luckiest indie artist around! Thank you all so much!
Peace, light, love and healing to you all -