Oh Hai

So, um, I haven’t written anything on this site for a long time. I’ve been a little busy. It’s pretty much a master’s class in understatement to say my life has changed in the past year or so. It’s all for the better, though, and while it has been hard at times, I’m extremely glad to be here.

Tonight, I’m off to play my band‘s last show. I really wish we could have made a third album, and maybe we will eventually, but for now we are officially going into an extended hiatus. Oh well. It was a good run and I had a blast playing in this band for the past 5 years.

Well, that’s it for now. I’m going to try and write more often, so I guess you have that to look forward to. It’s good to be back.

Keep the Music Alive

Kristin Hersh‘s bus broke down in Idaho, jeopardizing the rest of her tour. Read about the debacle here and catch a glimpse of the current climate for the indie musician.

In certain respects, it’s never been a better time to be an indie musician. But for an artist of Kristin’s stature, who is trying to support her three kids, two dogs and a husband, it can get pretty bleak at times. In a better world, she and her family should be relaxing at the Hersh family compound, cashing royalty checks, instead of “holed-up in a motel” outside of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, wondering if they’re going to be able to complete the rest of their tour.

It’s sad when an artist risks everything to bring a little light into the world, only to be discouraged by an indifferent public.

You might consider donating a little cash to help this family out and keep the tour alive. To do so, head over here and click on the tip jar link.