Sunday, January 11, 2009

This Week in Music and Writing...

So while my lips are sealed at this point, Eric had and is having the kind of week in music most people can only daydream about, and yeah, that's all I can say.

A blogger, who I later find out is a principal player in Rope a Dope Records, which is just too cool for words, had this to say about where Eric was last night and what he was up to...

Here's a You Tube of the Adrian Belew Power Trio doing Futurevision which just popped up this morning:

And Eric and Ade are flying out to California to NAMM this week - I think arriving Thursday night and staying through Sunday; Eric then hops a flight from Anaheim to San Francisco or LA I think and does some studio work for a band recording a new CD; hangs out there for a few more days and flies home to do possibly does something else MAJOR though also top secret; then goes on a ten day tour with Project Object, and here's the schedule so far:

PROJECT/OBJECT - the music of Frank Zappa

THU 29 Teaneck NJ Mexicali $18/$20
FRI 30 Baltimore MD 8X10 $18/$20
SAT 31 Sellersville PA Sellersville Theatre $22.50

SUN 1 Falls Church VA State Theatre $18/$20
MON 2 Pittsburgh PA Club Cafe' $20/$22
TUE 3 Ann Arbor MI Blind Pig $12/$15
WED 4 Cleveland OH Beachland $18/$20
THU 5 Chicago IL Morse Theater $20/$22.50
FRI 6 Kalamazoo MI Papa Pete's $12/$15
SAT 7 Buffalo NY The Tralf $20/$23
SUN 8 TBA (possible)

So that's cool - and look for some surprising twists re a member of the band and some unadvertised special guests.

In Julie Slick news, Saturday night is the CD release party for Cheers Elephant at the North Star Bar. Julie produced the CD, and if you don't already know this, her significant other is the bass player. You can hear one of my favorites - "Here We Are" on my below Music Player. We'll all be there to support Matt and the band - except for Eric, who will still be out in California so please come over and say Hi!

Wait. I need to take a break for a minute. Are the Eagles actually going to beat the Giants right now and be in the NFC Championship game next week against Arizona? Are you freaking kidding me? Pigs are flying all over the place right now...

In writing news, Daddy Left Me Alone with God is now officially line edited; today I gave my editor my official "dedication"...that was a lot harder than I thought but then I just simplified it by speaking from the heart and then cutting down ten pages to one sentence...ha...and by the way, I'll be hawking that at the RT Convention this April in sunny Orlando, Florida from August 22-26.

Okay, I am in total shock. The Eagles just did win. Holy cow. Must go celebrate.