What I did, what I'm doing, what I'm reading, what you're singing...

Ok, so that was one of the craziest travel weekends ever. Which followed last week's crazy travel weekend. And dude, I'm wiped out.

But it's been good. Had a couple fun Caedmon's shows, and a very, um, interesting solo band show. Let's just say the median age was somewhere in the 60's. Great barbeque all weekend, as well.

Last night I went to see my friend Trip Wamsley's new band, the Power Triplets. I told him a few weeks ago I was excited to see them and he told me, "you're not going to like it. There's gonna be a lot of notes. I know you don't like notes..." He was right. There were a LOT of notes. But it was fun, great to see somebody so freakishly talented in their element. Fusion/Rock. Thank God for those new molded earplugs.

Today I started preproduction on an EP I'm producing for Lindsey Jones. A great singer with great tunes and just fun to be around. I think it's going to be a great project and I'm looking forward to getting further into it. Tomorrow and Thursday I'll be finishing up Nick Flora (aka Coin Laundry Loser)'s record. It's awesome. I won't lie.

I've spent the past couple weeks being crammed in an airplane, shuttle bus, Jeep Cherokee backseat, car ferry and/or water taxi at least every other day. I've been reading G.K. Chesterton's "Father Brown" stories for the second time. They're these great mystery stories, and the hero is this little, unassuming Catholic Priest. He hears confessions and pays attention to the world around him, and in the end sees these aspects of humanity that everybody else misses. He solves the crimes but also ends up in great conversations with the criminal. Fascinating.

I've also been watching, also for the second time, the "Firefly" series. The first time I saw it I was under a lot of pain medicine after my neck surgery. I like it better this time. Believe it or not, I'm catching things I didn't before. Don't know why...

And for the first time, I'm reading through the graphic novel "Y: The Last Man". It's written by one of the LOST writers and it's pretty entertaining. The graphic novel is a genre I'm pretty unfamiliar with. The only other one I've read was "Maus", and it was one of the best things I'd ever read. It inspired the Normals tune "The Survivor", for anybody interested.

OH! Huge thanks to everybody who's sent in webground® vocals and instruments. I think it'll be a few more days until I can get back to the Letters project, so you have a few more days if you're still wanting to send something in. It has been a ton of fun to listen through what I have so far. You are some pretty talented and creative people. I can't wait for you to hear it. I can't wait to hear it!

All right, I should go get some rest. Thank you guys for being at the shows this weekend, for sending in those webgrounds® and just for being who you are. I'm learning more and more how important that is. See you soon.