Bullet Points!

In no real order, here is what's going on in the life of Andy O right now:

- My parents have been in town this weekend.  It's been a good visit.  Today we all went to feed the ducks at Radnor Lake, which is gorgeous and only three miles from our house.  Sadly, it's the first time I've ever gone.  Perfect spot for a run or time with the girls, though, so it won't be the last.

- Matt and Kristen Odmark had a little neighborhood house concert Saturday night.  Randall Goodgame, Billy Cerveny, Mandy Mann and I each played little sets to about 100 friends and neighbors.  So fun.  Hot cider, smores, popcorn, old friends and new...  I sang the song "Baby Mine" from Dumbo for Ella, my 3 year old, and I got one of the words wrong.  From Matt's balcony-like back porch she loudly corrected me.  It was awesome.

- I'm reading "Hannah Coulter" by Wendell Berry and it's stunning.  Every time I read him I wonder why I don't just read all his books in a row.  They're so amazing.  "Amazing" is not close to describing, actually, how great he is.  Beautiful, poetic, epic, real and honest.  Just so good.  Reading one of his books is like eating steak at a REALLY nice restaurant.  It's so good you can't really do it every day, but you'll remember it and think of it often.

- That makes it sound like I care about steak far more than I really do.

- I'm excited to play another Andy and the Andys show this weekend.  Georgia.  Bring it on.

- Any of you graphic artists out there feel like helping me out?  I need to make images for Letters 2 that can sit in the center of the main page and the top right corner of all the pages on this site.  I'd love any thing anybody could send my way.

- I just discovered the game "Scramble" on facebook and am currently losing all sense of self-confidence by playing against my friend Shanin from high school.  She's got the gift.

I guess that's about it.  This week is a busy one in the studio.  I'm mixing and producing a few different artists, co-writing with a few folks, and working on some new solo stuff with Cason at the helm.  I'll try to keep you updated when I can.  (I always keep up on facebook and twitter, by the way.)  Thanks for caring and supporting me doing what I do.  

QUESTION FOR MONDAY:

Where do you go/What do you do to find moments of quiet and solitude?  What do you do with that time when you find it?