Monday Monday is another day in paradise.
Croad the second day sunday another beautiful day and I apologize for not mentioninhg our bestest friends came to see us on Saturday xxxx. We play for three hours then a small private concert for some interstate visitors Jane & Phil live in Vegas and say they will see us at the Freakin Frog 30th May yesssiree. Tired tired but wait there is more we go to Michele & Stewies for a lovely dinner we love you guys and of course Mr Riggs. Chris it was lovely to see you and Skye Jack & Bryce what great people. Off home to bed.
Yes Croad Vineyard what a beautiful day we played for a pretty full house all day. Four & half hours joys oh joys did I mention that great band we saw last night called the peculiar pretzel men they are worth seeing. We also went to 15c for a garagista night mmmm whites and reds all of which were pretty decent then home, cook dinner sleep glorious sleep.
Okay so who suddenly disappeared from view then yes it was a day off.
The Porch Gayle Skidmore provided a delicate fragile haunting set to end Songwriters at Play showcase. We had worked at getting the studio functional and boy did I tell you about that wonderful sushi place in Creston road and then the natural sulfur springs where we soaked off that on tour stuff. MMMM my skin was silk and my silver necklace was black but my diamonds are shimmering. Sulfur who knew? Okay its another day over sounds like Lennon and these bones are heading for bed. Talk to you soon.
Got to sleep in after a funny night,frivolity and fun. Hot, hot, hot Pauli hit some golf balls, I chased a gig or two had a sleep then out for some yummy sushi at Samurai Restaurant. Off to the natural sulfur springs a couple of hours soaking then home. Yoshi & Leica Thanks for a lovely night. The Porch Thursday night should be nice company. Pizza it is......
Another beautiful day, rehearsal, food Kreutzberg Gallery for the Dylan Tribute. Well I thought I would get out of my jeans even though I had decided it was casual being a book shop college town show. No way Jose so we head out and it was a great show. Banjos Rock met some nice people, played some Dylan, listened to Dylan hope he got those royalties for us performing his songs. What a nice birthday !!!! Having Wednesday as a day off, Thursday the Porch. So looking forward to playing at Croad Vineyard on the weekend. Might go to the hot springs. Its keeping around 30 Celsius and 9 degrees overnight and no mist yahoo.
Feeling good I make breakfast as we start the process of looking for gigs along the way, here we go. Five more shows before we leave the central coast. Really looking forward to playing Croad Vineyard this weekend for the wine festival it is so beautiful. Kreuzberg tomorrow night its a Dylan tribute night, the Porch on Thursday then CRoad. Riggs has left to work for four or five days so we have the house to ourselves and looking after the animals. Gotta try out this microphone its unbelievable so I guess this blog gets to wait another day. Loved that impromptu gathering yesterday and a special thank you to Stew & Michele for bringing me flowers from their amazing garden. Okay sad news from home and there is nothing I can do from here so all my best wishes and love to the Gandy family sorry to hear about Val passing. My uncle needs to recover quickly how dare he scare us like that lol yeah I know that microphone is calling till later xxxx
Up and running off to Sculpterra .This fog is so disconcerting but I hear that it is gray May and June Gloom in parts of this beautiful place. I layer my clothing feeling the chill and we drive away from the fog into blinding sunshine. Mothers day at Sculpterra. Our friends have come to listen Chris Dunne and Rebecca. Dr Margaret came also making it a nice gang of folk. We played without the need to tune what a blessing and the folk that played before and after us were all great. We headed back to Riggs with me deciding I needed jeans before we got home so shop I did. Oh no I could have shopped for hours however I contained myself with some black singlet tshirts and a pair of jeans. It could have been so much more..... We head home Chris & Rebecca are there,the studio is getting shifted around and voila the studio looks like a studio again. Bringing the gear up those damned stairs phew thank goodness Pauli is good at this. Stewie & Mischa arrive with some of their red red wine, I get to entertain while the boys get the sound together instant party. Happy happy joy it sounds great and I am a very happy camper. Guess it is time to eat as it is now 6.00 and I ate a bowl of cereal at 11.00 am. So coleslaw,potato salad the best avocados I have ever eaten and a spicy rice chicken & peppers dish and I have fed everyone. Phew back into the studio for some more playing after everyone goes home Dana and Dr Margaret show their appreciation and we get to chat with Dana. Okay bed it is and we turn off all the lights using my tiny led torch we sneak in.
Gather winebar in Arroyo Grande what a lovely spot. The whole street looks so cute,everything has been renovated and is looking good. Gather is a cool spot great ambiance and Kari & Tim made us most welcome. It was good night and we can play there again so that's always a good sign. Sunglasses vanished into the ether and we know Sculpterra is tomorrow so bed was looking good.