The Wild Horse is done. Thanks to Kelly Niland for getting the cover art done, and to John Greenham for mastering the audio.
Hello. The tour of Spain is over, shame it seemed to go by so quickly. Spain is Spain, Espana Va Bien.
During the 4th of July weekend, I ventured boldly to Orcas Island in Washington state for another performance by the Orcas Blues Band.
Those in the "CvS CD of the month club" will be happy to hear there is a new offering- a cvs live record! Recorded primarily over the past year in San Francisco, this full-fidelity live album is nearly an hour of the best captured moments in CvS live shows.
In case you hadn't noticed, we put the merchandise and gigs page in the capable hands of Linda T. She's taking time out, a pause for the cause, to learn some web-weaving. Thanks to that net-crazy Linda!
December's shows were fun, successful, and showed off the new band, which everyone seemed pleased with. Consensus is that it's my best band so far. The Los Angeles part of the trip was a California vacation, visiting the beach zone. L.A. is a pesthole, but there's nothing like driving and driving to get to a place where you just drive some more. Visited the Guitar Center there. They have everything there, except the little thing I went there to buy.
New York and Philadelphia were fun shows, thanks to JW Harding. He's still a crack up and he claims now to have been born again. What's next? I heard his new CD that's coming out next month, and I really like the songs, which is a backhanded compliment, since he didn't' write any of them, but what the hell. The title? Trad Arr Jones. No, not Trader Joe's, silly! Traditional songs arranged by Nic Jones.
Looking forward to the battle of the Poptopias: SF and LA festivals running at the same time. Why? I don't really know, it's a bad idea, but someone had to come up with it. I'm participating in several ways, more info in the cvs show calendar.
Plans for this new year include a cvs live album.
Looking back or Looking ahead?
January 1, 1999
If 1999 is to be "the year we're all gonna get everything we want, but it's gonna take a lot," which I now proclaim, then what's is going to take? A lot of money? A lot of time? A lot of love? I guess I should change it to "it's going to take a lot of everything," but that's pretty vague.
The first comment coming my way was, "Bad timing on your part, CVS, ruining my New Year's eve." I was just trying to tell the truth, but the truth is a mother, and sometimes it's better to leave that mother behind, so to speak.
Updated the show calendar. I'm playing some again! Perhaps coming to your town. And come see the new band.
England was fun.
I've been recording new weird songs which you may not ever hear.