Here’s a little preview of what’s in store for 2011.
This is a song that I wrote and then published (via the internet) one year ago this week. It was my new song for the week of December 7, 2009. I’m not sure when I wrote it. I think it was the weekend before the 7th when I was out on the streets struttin around. Listen to the original recording here.
Anyway…this song is a year old. Just a baby, in some sense. For a song, though, an old maid. I’m revisiting it, though, and I think it’s one of the better songs I’ve written. It’s one of those you gotta listen to real close.
So the “preview” is…I’ll be posting, every Thursday, the song that I wrote and posted for New Song Monday one year ago the very same week.
It’s pretty interesting, this song. I let it sit for pretty much an entire year. Never played it out live. Thought about putting it on my record in August, but not too hard. And then, here it is, and I’m totally diggin it now.
Maybe it’s a winter song. It’s only good when it’s so cold outside and there’s ice everywhere. Who knows…
So that’s that. From here on out you get songs every Thursday from exactly one year ago. I haven’t come up with a pithy name yet for the day. Any ideas?
Also, starting in 2011 I’ll be posting a new “Talkin’ Headline Blues” song/version every Tuesday. I’ll name it “Talkin’ Headline Tuesdays,” because it’s catchy. But you gotta wait on that.
If you can’t wait, though, I have several shows coming up. Here goes:
Thursday, December 9 at the Grafton as part of the Barehand Jugband. It’s a Holiday Party/Toy Drive. Starts at 8:30pm.
Sunday, December 12 at the Elbo Room during the Urban Folk Market. This is a solo show. I’ll (probably) play this song. I go on at 3pm and play for 45 minutes. Jonas from the jugband also plays at this event at 5pm. You can buy Christmas gifts for your lovin babe at this (including both my CDs, which are great and CHEAP stocking stuffers).
Monday, December 13 at Double Door with the jugband at 9pm. This is a bigtime show with the Hoyle Brothers and the Lawrence Peters Outfit. We need to pack the place and get sweaty with dancin. So come on out. You can buy tickets (which are going fast!) here. You can tell your neighbor here.
Then, there’s a SECRET show on Friday, December 17. It may be another Happy Hour jugband show at the Hideout. It may not be. You should come to the Double Door and I’ll tell you for sure.
So, I’ll see ya around.