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NOT AT WAR Tour: Back home, New York City  (June 1st, 2012)

NOT AT WAR Tour: Back home, New York City (June 1st, 2012)

Back home, New York City  (June 1st, 2012) “resist it or embrace it.”  This is the “song in the works” of this week. I have been back “home” in NYC for a week now and honestly, it’s been wonderful.  The tour was more than I ever could have imagined and hoped for.  I am fortunate...

NOT AT WAR Tour: Day 118. New York, NY. (May 22nd, 2012. 11pm)

Day 118. New York, NY. (May 22nd, 2012. 11pm) I treated myself to a $40 cab ride from the airport to home.  It was late and I was tired and unwilling to ride the bus and then hop on the train with all my luggage.  I got in a cab and as soon as we...
NOT AT WAR Tour: DAY 118. San Francisco, CA. (May 22nd, 2012. 9am)

NOT AT WAR Tour: DAY 118. San Francisco, CA. (May 22nd, 2012. 9am)

Day 118. San Francisco, CA. (May 22nd, 2012. 9am)  Today I fly from SFO to Denver to NYC.  I have many thank you cards to write to thank all of my friends for hosting me in their homes all over the country.  I look forward to writing them.  I love telling people how important they...
NOT AT WAR Tour: DAY 116. Penultimate day in SF. (May 20th, 2012)

NOT AT WAR Tour: DAY 116. Penultimate day in SF. (May 20th, 2012)

DAY 116. Penultimate day in SF. (May 20th, 2012) Today I walked/ran the “Bay to Breakers” run/walk with my dear friend Shannique.  It was 8 miles and covered the city’s financial district all the way to the ocean.  What an amazing way to see the city.  It was like Halloween for adults: everyone was dressed...

NOT AT WAR Tour: DAY 115. Oakland, CA. (May 19th, 2012)

DAY 115. Oakland, CA.  (May 19th, 2012)  Tonight I will play at Farley’s East – it is a cool coffee shop in downtown Oakland. The venue has two floors and two other bands will be performing tonight.  I’m psyched. The Bay Area has some serious positive energy about itself. LOVE IT!

NOT AT WAR Tour: DAY 104 Oakland, CA (May 10th, 2012)

DAY 104 Oakland, CA (May 10th, 2012) I can’t stop smiling. I went to the copy center to make some flyers for my show next week and had the sweetest conversation with the woman working there and a customer who was making copies of her driver’s license.  The customer could not figure out how to...
NOT AT WAR Tour: DAY 95 Los Angeles, CA  (May 1st, 2012)

NOT AT WAR Tour: DAY 95 Los Angeles, CA (May 1st, 2012)

DAY 95 Los Angeles, CA  (May 1st, 2012) The show was fun. I loved the sound at Room 5 Lounge. Lots of friends – old and new came out.  I got “high” from singing.  That happens to me most of the time when I make music.  I get brought somewhere else and a lightness occurs...

NOT AT WAR Tour: DAY 93 Los Angeles, CA. (April 29th, 2012)

DAY 93 Los Angeles, CA. (April 29th, 2012)  Today I had dinner with my friend Judi at her home in Hollywood.  She told me about people in the entertainment business that she thought were really making a difference in the world.  Judi is an amazing person herself.  She started her own cause marketing firm and...
NOT AT WAR Tour: DAY 91 Los Angeles, CA (April 27th, 2012)

NOT AT WAR Tour: DAY 91 Los Angeles, CA (April 27th, 2012)

DAY 91 Los Angeles, CA (April 27th, 2012)  Today I took a break from my music licensing project and walked to the top of Runyon Canyon in Hollywood.  It was a good two hour walk round trip from where I am staying. The view was gorgeous and I was so grateful to get to know...

NOT AT WAR Tour: DAY 83 Portland, OR (April 19th, 2012)

DAY 83 Portland, OR (April 19th, 2012)  This show was a whirlwind.  My brother and I drove from Seattle to Portland on a rainy Thursday morning to arrive at a cool pizza bar in downtown Portland called the Mississippi Pizza Pub.  It was raining like nobody’s business but I mean I could barely see the road...
NOT AT WAR Tour: DAY 72 Seattle, WA (April 8th, 2012)

NOT AT WAR Tour: DAY 72 Seattle, WA (April 8th, 2012)

DAY 72 Seattle, WA (April 8th, 2012) Tonight I performed at the Seamonster Lounge in Wallingford.  It being Easter my brother and I decided to have an Easter Egg Hunt at the show.  We bought colored plastic eggs and put chocolates inside.  He hid them all around the club and once I started to play...
NOT AT WAR Tour: DAY 69 Rochester, NY (April 5th, 2012)

NOT AT WAR Tour: DAY 69 Rochester, NY (April 5th, 2012)

DAY 69 Rochester, NY (April 5th, 2012) Tonight I played at a coffee shop/wine bar in the downtown area of Rochester, NY.  Rochester (my hometown) of course is one of my favorite places to play.  After the show a woman said to me – “I liked it. Thank you.  You brought me to where you...