So today may have been the best day of the tour thusfar. I woke up after a 9 hour nap and headed to a Starbucks in Boise. I worked there for a little bit and overheard some great conversations. One guy was obviously in charge of a start-up company and was explaining to the girl why he had to fire her boyfriend. (Daaaaaamnnnnn…) Then the lady sitting near me got a phone call and talked really loudly. She said, “I almost barfed!!!” And then we met eyes, and she apologized. I commented that saying, “I’m gonna puke!!!” Might be the best marketing tool for people to look at someone. (Is that why you clicked on this page??? Don’t lie… Winning. :-D)
So I went and hung out at the Rising Magazine offices for a little bit. (They are the ones who invited me to Boise, after all…) We did it all. We filmed me doing a couple new songs, took some pictures, talked music, got food, did laundry. 😀 If you haven’t yet checked them out, go to http://www.risingmag.com or follow them on twitter. @risingmagazine (P.S. Yes… I wrote this blog on the road…)
The girls in Boise are so hot! It was unreal. I’m sure they are all married or not interested in singer/songwriters. They probably all like mountain men and hikers and hippies… 😀 Oh well… I’m still looking. I may just stop in Boise to gawk at the women from now on. 😀
I haven’t sat through an open mic in a really long time. I was delightfully surprised at the one I attended at Pengilly’s tonight. Rebecca Scott was the host and she is a beautifully talented writer and guitar player. She reminded me of back in the day when Dr. Dave would play with everyone at Hot Java in Poway. The big difference is she played rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass, and ran sound! Meghan played cajon for everyone that wanted her to, and KILLED!
I guess open mics are all the same. There’s the wanna be rocker who makes everyone churn, The old man playing classics, the young shy kid who’s more talented than the whole room combined, the super hot chicks that couldn’t hit a note if it was at point blank range! But they all come together in the most beautiful and glorious celebration of music every night. Hopes and dreams are floating all over the room and they’re so thick, you could cut them with a fork! It was so good to be around those artists tonight! I had a killer set, and Meg and Bec came up and played “Cougar” with me. (Don’t tell Deez….) 😀
Well, off to Moab now! See you at Eddie McStiff’s tomorrow night at 7! 😀