Cool surprise gifts in the mail today: Big thanks to Sherri R. for making this awesome new beanie for my giant noggin, and to California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia for the autographed books of poetry. So thrilled...and it's not even my birthday!
Today we celebrated the birthday of our town’s founder, GEORGE WASHINGTON (August 15, 1817 – August 26, 1905). We enjoyed cake and refreshments at his mural downtown, visited his burial place in Washington Lawn Cemetery and shared a little music at George Washington Park.
The year of Scout! Train puppy to be a good home dog and road dog. Coordinate distribution of Jazz Noir to radio and reviewers. Prepare fresh DMG sets. Focus touring mostly in the northwest region. Fewer gigs, higher fees, larger audiences. Get back to playing long tones every day. Make it a habit. Continue to eat right, exercise, lose weight and build muscle. Take good care of Sassy, Scout, Ninji, Boo and the Fortress of Sassitude. Plant a vegetable garden and a Japanese Maple. Don’t be afraid. Play your way. Find your voice. Get out from under the master’s shadow. It’s time.
Warm thanks to visual artist Apierre2, who traveled all the way from Barstow to San Diego last night to deliver two of his signature resin-sealed portraits to us at Dizzy's. I love the colors in this image (based on a photo by Tom Kwas). Great to meet you and your family, Mr. Plummer!