Well, after a few months hiatus, the Texas muse has returned! Have been writing a bunch of new songs and starting work on the zine for my new album! Forgot how intense this process is, as well as how finicky - like yesterday I had so much energy and produced a ton of work (keeping me up til 4am!) and yet today I could barely move from my bedroom to the kitchen! It does feel really good to be back in production mode, however, and to take a wee brake from booking/other less fun parts of the job. Part of this muse returning, I think, is in large part due to the inspiring events I have been so grateful to now have the time to attend.
On Saturday, I went to my late housemate Laura's memorial service at Jacob's Well. It was so beautiful and moving, with lots of dancing, nature, and delicious food. I cried, remembering back to when I first moved to Austin and how she and Bruce so effortlessly welcomed me into their home. I've included this amazing video one of her friends made about her, which she narrates. Helped me to get to know/understand Laura a lot better. I hope you enjoy it.
I also got to go to some amazing parties and concerts this week: A bluegrass pizza party and to see Laura Mvula at the Perish. Holy shit, if you have not heard of this girl, you better check her out. She is definitely the next big thing. One of the best concerts I've ever been to - a modern day Nina Simone.
Had a practice to prepare for my return to the studio on Sunday. Will keep you posted on progress. The next two months are gonna be busy!!!