Okay, so I know I’ve said it before…but I cannot recommend Foy Vance enough. I bought his full length album “Hope” this morning…and I’ve been listening to it over and over. I could listen to “Indiscriminate Act of Kindness” like 50 times and not have it get annoying. What a crazy good song.
I had the hardest time falling asleep last night. I went to bed so exhausted but as soon as the lights went out my mind started racing. I have a love/hate relationship with “change.” One of my roommates in college hated change with a passion and was always plagued by the fact that life inevitably moves forward and you have to adjust to keep up. Change excites me, thrills me even, but it also has a tendency to wreck me. Sometimes I lay back and truly think about what’s happening in my life and freak out at the fact that I’m really not in control of what is happening. I don’t believe that we create our own destiny. I think we play a role (I’m not sure how big, but surely it’s important) in what happens to us as we make decisions, etc. But ultimately I believe that what is meant to be will be. Sometimes I feel trapped by the idea, but in reality, it’s a pretty liberating concept.
The more I think about the whole “change” thing, the more I wonder if I really would be happy with things being stable, even, routine. I’m not sure that I would.
Anyway, I’m just feeling thoughtful. Thought I’d share.
Our first national tour starts one week from today.
We have no booking. No management. No publicity. It’s just us and our red ford taurus and the road.
Are we crazy?
We’re quitting our jobs in the midst of an economic crisis (although I really must admit that Tyler and I as a family have not really been impacted by this crisis), leaving our apartment in the hands of Tyler’s lovely sister, and praying that these next two months of touring work out.
I couldn’t be more excited, and nervous, and afraid. All at once.
I ask one thing of you:
COME TO THE SHOWS! Seriously, please come. We do expect to play at least one show to the sound guy (heck, we’ve done it before), but we would really love to play to you!
So yeah. The road will be lonely without you guys coming out.
We’re one step closer to the record being complete! We sent off the mastered files this morning for replication. Hopefully we’ll be picking up the cds by March 30th and have the for the start of the tour! We’re looking forward to it.
So…February is coming to a close. I can’t figure out when or how that happened? Time passes so quickly now. I remember when I was a kid it seemed like days, even hours took forever. I particularly remember thinking this during third grade. Every morning my teacher held a math meeting and we would count by 5′s, 10′s, etc. I always thought those little morning math meetings were dreadful—so long and boring. I guess that’s where my disdain for math really began.
Anyway—on to more important things.
The record is really coming together! I’m so excited for all of you to hear it–and so soon! Tyler has been working non-stop trying to get everything finished and I think the outcome will be well worth the long hours.
Also—the tour is 90% booked. The tour dates we have listed on the site are pretty accurate at this point, so check them out and plan accordingly. We’d really love to see you at our shows.
Oh and I got my wisdom teeth out a few weeks ago. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/jennyandtylermusic