Hey there guys and gals!
First of all…
Thank you SO much to everyone who helped make this fall’s tour amazing: everyone who came out to shows, everyone who brought friends along to spread the love, everyone who shared a meal or their home with me to keep me trucking along, everyone who emailed messages of support and encouragement along the way. The reason my Volkswagen Jetta and I have seen nearly 40,000 tour miles since March is because I love to play music for you, and by showing me the kind of support that you do, you make it possible for me to keep on doing it. So, thanks. SO much. I hope you had as good a time as I did.
And now… The “Best Of ” My Fall 2008 Tour
– Best CD I listened to on the road: Raphael Saadiq‘s “The Way I See It.”
– Best pizza (besides NYC, of course, ’cause nothing compares to NYC pizza): Homeslice in Austin, TX.
– Best roadside attraction I was lured off the highway to visit: Foamhenge in Natural Bridge, VA. No kidding – it’s a life-size replica of Stonehenge made out of foam. Yeah, it’s as awesome as you are now imagining it to be.
– Best stretch of highway for awesome scenery: I-90 from Coeur d’Alene, ID to Missoula, MT.
– Best place to get a speeding ticket if you just love getting speeding tickets: I-10 in West Texas, where I got pulled over TWICE within 30 minutes and where I am now on a 30-day probation. Now tell me that’s not rock and roll.
– Best breakfast joint: Geraldine’s Counter in Seattle, WA.
– Best national TV show taping (or, really, ONLY national TV show taping – ha!): Fearless Music TV in NYC! Look, ma – I’m going to be on national television in the next month-ish on Fearless Music TV on Fox. I’ll let you know when I know the show date so you can set your Tivo. 😉 Actually, Fearless Music TV is shown in over 30 countries, so I’m totally going global.
– Best place to do a homecoming show: Molly Malone’s in Los Angeles. Thank you SO much to all who came out last night to make the last show of the tour such an amazingly good time.
So here’s my big plan: I’m going to give the Jetta a rest over the winter months, enjoy some time with family over the holidays, and get my butt in the studio to record new songs. Yay! I’ll keep you in the loop of the progress of the new recordings, so we’ll definitely be in touch.
Until then, I hope you are happy and well. Talk to you soon. 🙂