Ahhhh I’ve been home a week now and am finally feeling settled in- sleeping in my own bed with my family around me, cooking every night- there’s no place like home, that’s for sure.
And finally, Jorge and I have been able to work on a few new songs together! One that I started to write a few years ago is finally coming together, and seems so timely. It’s called Which Side Is Best? And is about a woman crossing dangerous terrain and situations to cross the border into the US so she can make a better life for her family there. The actions against refugees that the US has taken in recent months really concerns me- so this song means a LOT to me right now…
It’s coming out as a mambo, which as you know, is a bit different than what I usually write. When you hear it, I hope you like it too, and I hope you feel he same way about what’s going on all around us.
There are other, lighter songs coming too. Just thought I’d share about this one 👥
Ok in other news, I also finally get to rehearse with my band! And we’ll be playing on Saturday July 28th at Cafe Mueller here in Austin. Please stop by to say howdy, have some fun with the band, and enjoy a good meal with friends. That’s what it’s all about 🤗
Have you ever reached out to someone who hasn’t treated you well, in vulnerability, to try to talk with them and clean things up between you- only to have them take advantage of your kindness and abuse you further? That happened to me recently. Someone was aggressive and abusive towards me so I reacted and was the same towards them. But then I felt guilty about acting so childishly, so I spoke with them about it- explaining why I was acting that way in the first place and asking them to respectfully treat me as I promised to treat them. But their reaction was cruel! They dug in and became more abusive, making me cry. So…. I wrote a song about them ☺️ Here’s the chorus, and if this has ever happened to you, then this song is your song too ❤️
Do not mistake kindness for weakness
Tears for broken down,
Sympathy for love
I am stronger than
You will ever be
You will never be
Omg this has nothing to do with Father’s Day!!! Happy Father’s Day everyone!!
We had such a great time, as always, at the Driskill Hotel this past Friday- our 3rd show ever with Mr. Michael Bahan on drums, and loving every minute of it! Of course, that’s with Mr. Rick Watson on bass and Jorge Harada on guitar, we’re having such a good time playing for and yukking it up with folks!
I’m still working on a film in Dallas, and don’t come home again now until mid-July. So the gents will continue to rehearse without me- eeeeeeeee- and then we’ll next play right after Mr. Bahan gets back from visiting his mum in Scotland- as in the next day, ha! I know how this goes… 😉 so make sure you stop by the Mueller Cafe July 28 for some more rockin’ good times and to help prop our drummer up!
Then we head to the NW to play the Kustom Kulture Festival in Kingston, WA, and a private show a few nights later to help celebrate Ed and Britta’s anniversary and what might very well be our last show ever at Highway 99 y’all… just sayin’… We REALLY look forward to seeing all our old pals up there in August!! And meanwhile, we’re working out the bugs in new songs, so stay tuned 🙂