the last Thursday night of '05

wow, it's a busy season. I stepped off the tour bus early, early Monday morning, Dec. 19 and don't feel like I've stopped since. We traveled to Normal for a few days to celebrate Christmas, saw about 8000 people and headed right back home. It was good to see all our family and friends, but it was a bit hectic.

It's been great to be back home, I should say, though. Ella started crawling about a week ago so we've been grabbing everything below knee-level and moving it somewhere safe, which of course meant moving this shelf so that shelf could go here and then this chair should probably go over here where the thing is so we'll move that to the closet where the other things where and... you get the idea.

In other news, I've been looking for a small workspace that's NOT my basement to set up the studio, thus allowing me to finish the guitar part even during baby naptime. It's been great working at home but the times they are a'changin. So if anybody happens to have a space to rent, let me know...

I'll also be clearing out a bunch of gear on ebay hopefully tomorrow. A FocusRite ISA 428, a couple of different ART channel strips, a small console and various other stuff. Stay posted. And please buy it.

Oh, and I got an elliptical machine for Christmas so the next time you see me I'll be ripped.

I should probably get to bed. Hope you all had a great Christmas. We continue to and are grateful for this time with our families and friends.

Oh, and thanks to all of you who picked up copies of "Coming to Life" last week. So many of you put a friend's address as the shipping destination and I thought that was awesome. It was so cool to watch people sharing the music with other people. That's the greatest thing an artist can ever hope to see and it was an unexpected blessing. On behalf of all of the guys I thank you very much. And with that, I bid you adieu...