U S of A
America - big cars, big food, big dogs. Nice people.
I just spent the last 5 weeks traveling about the States - L.A, San Fran, NYC and Texas.
I stopped in L.A where I spent some time with Mia Dyson. We wrote a duet together, which was rather curious, not what you might expect from us. We ended up recording a demo of the song at a chap called Pete McNeal's studio. I met Pete in January this year when he was over drumming for Toni Childs. Pete also plays with Norah Jones and Brett Dennen and was in the band Cake for quite a few years. We recorded live onto his tape machine - he had to push play and then run around behind his kit and start drumming!
This is a photo of Mia with a fake mullet! GOLD!!
We also caught up with Ben Lee and his wife Ione and met his ADORABLE baby girl Goldie. She is so cute it hurts.
Hmmmmm.... what other rock star tales can I tell you? Well I got to meet Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame and check out his office in Hollywood which was very lush. He has a John Lennon inspired white recording studio set up there where we listened to some new Mia Dyson mixes. Dave was very quietly spoken, the ultimate rockstar with his dark glasses and suit jacket/bling. Eurythmics sold 300 million albums back in the day! Ahhhhhhh the days when people actually sold records, remember them?
I also met Joan Wasser of Joan As Police Woman by chance in NYC. She was very sweet and put me onto some good guitar shops... where I ended up buying the most beautiful Santa Cruz acoustic guitar. I love my new guitar so much, it almost brings tears to my eyes when I pull it out of the case.
My friend Rebekah took this shot on a hot New York day. It was my Sex in the City sitting on a stoop moment. I had just scored the dress for $30 so I was happy.
I'm about to start writing for a new record, some ideas are starting to flow in. I want to thank you all for coming out to the May tour with Jordie. We sold out nearly every room we played which was a huge success for us and proof that YOU are out there and listening. Allelujah!