Monday, October 08, 2007

Odds and Sods for Monday, October 8, 2007

Julie Slick, Pat Mastelotto and Eric Slick following their September 15, 2007 Adrian Belew Power Trio/TU Seattle show

I just realized the above photo was floating throughout the internet - it must have been posted while I was on vacation; anyway, Eric and Pat are now in the mutual admiration society which is way, way cool.

So Eric left yesterday unexpectedly for the Project Object tour which doesn't start until Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at The Webster Theater in Hartford, Connecticut. Since their vocalist/sax player extraordinaire Napoleon Murphy Brock just flew in from his home in California for the gigs, they are basically holing up at keyboardist Eric Svalgard's house for the next three days and rehearsing 24/7. These shows should really, really be awesome. Napoleon is amazing, and he's fresh off the Zappa Plays Zappa tour and at the top of his game. Though come to think of it, I've known Napoleon for five years and I've never seen/heard him anywhere less than perfect.

But wah! I miss Eric already. I cannot wait until the Sunday, October 14, 2007 gig at the World Cafe Live, and if you click on that link, you can not only buy tickets, you'll see the very serendipitous mention on the website which says:

"As a fan of Project/Object, you may also be interested in some of these upcoming shows:

...Monday, November 5, 2007 - Robert Fripp"

And just a reminder that Eric will be blogging about his upcoming tour on a regular basis right here.

So this is what I'm up to this week, though I'll be reminding you again on Friday, I'm sure - on Saturday, October 13, I'm sitting on a panel on behalf of Philadelphia on the link for details but to sum it up, I'll be talking about the business of networking as concerns selling your book, and that will be at 1:15 p.m. and run for about an hour, after which I have to hightail it a few miles away to Robin's Bookstore for a reading at 4:00 p.m. - for more details click here...and at some point either before or after this reading we're all going to do some promo and the aforesaid networking at Faerie Con which should be lots of fun and I think I'm gonna wear my faerie crown to both the reading and the con because, well, it just seems like the right thing to do. And in case you've never seen it...

It was designed by the lovely Taryn of Heirloom Ribbon and Beadworks and she's amazing - I can't wait to meet her at the Con and maybe even buy myself another crown.

Yeah, so I'm going to be talking about networking on the Philadelphia Stories panel and I must admit, I've become an expert at that and you'd never know I'm a recluse who hates to leave her home unless it concerns live music, gourmet restaurants, or interesting travel involving live music and gourmet restaurants...okay, okay, and writing...but I'm a lot more comfortable networking from home as opposed to live events though I force myself to do it and always end up having a total blast. Except for that one unfortunate time I had to read in the dark and had to stop half way through because I couldn't see...and naturally I picked a hip New York art gallery for this to happen with my daughter present and most of my good friends from Zoetrope Studios. Oh, the humanity.


I've been really busy working on a new novel which both is and isn't part of the Three Days in New York series -- it's called Bitten to the Core and while my narrator remains the same, the book is somewhat of a departure from its predecessors...let's just say there's a lot more midlife crisis comedy and other suchlike angst involved. And...deep breath...I'm still sitting on some huge news but I can't share it quite yet so I'd better go before the urge to blab overcomes me and I start to spill...

Oh! One other thing -- you can now purchase the paperback of Another Bite of the Apple over at right here!