So I am sitting here in the middle of the night, in the middle of the week, in the middle of a cool front moving over the area, reflecting on how lucky we are to live in this oceanfront fantasy land. All week long I have been watching the weather...after that long heat streak, the storms have tried mightily to move in. But thanks to this funhouse we call Hampton Roads and its hold-on-a-minute air masses, the storms have somehow skipped us...
Every now and then, I highly recommend taking some time off from all the stuff you do on a day to day basis to sit back and reflect on it all. I must say I have enjoyed my little respite from my job and the show. I've been able to go out and enjoy some things I rarely get to do anymore....a show at the Norva, an open mike at H2O (a place, by the way, I had never visited before)...also a time to
Every Sunday I seem to traverse to the edge of my mental faculties and then back again. Why? It's because I become this obsessive, perfectionist aberration of myself when the show is on the air. Everything has to flow and fall into place perfectly. If there is one miscue or mistake, I lose it. What makes it worse is, for the most part, it's all uncalled for.
For many of you who aren't awake at 5 a.m. on Sunday, I am here to tell ya that it is awfully bright outside at that hour. The summer solstace is Wednesday and, man, the days seem long....allows for a lot of beach bumming, especially since it's time for our first heat wave this week. All of this is leading up to
Yes, for the first time in a long time, I am giving away tickets to a great show in Hampton Roads. Last Sunday we gave away a couple of pairs of tix to Brandi Carlile and the Lumineers at the Norva, June 30th. I'm glad I have worked out the phone situation for the occasion. I now have a phone line into the studio that I can utilize to come up with a winner...so much better than that email system I used to have. I will have another couple of pairs to give away this Sunday. Great to connect with people during the show, too.