it's settled then.
at approximately 6pm (ish) i will jump on the back of a motorbike and ride off into the mud. it's more fuel efficient and faster than a car, and what an entrance, right? especially if it's raining for the entire 2 hour journey and i show up looking like a drowned rat. but who cares, really. i bought my waterproof suit and leopard print wellies and i'm ready for the rain. (wellies are tall rubber boots, for my friends back home.)
i made soup for some sick friends today. sick in the health sense. not the mental sense. although, actually...
they all said it was delicious. of course, they might have been lying. it was really spicy and lemony and full of stuff to make them better so we can have fun this weekend. they're throwing a little party for me, and i (selfishly) want everyone to be healthy for that. i wonder what's more likely to survive - a cake brought to glastonbury by friends tomorrow morning and exposed to the rain and mud and general chaos, or a cake strapped to my back as i ride on the back of a motorcycle. i don't know. man....this is gonna be FUN. best birthday ever? i don't know. but i have the feeling it's going to be a good one.
blogging is a really strange thing. it's almost like a journal, but you know all sorts of people will read it. i could just write a journal but this is much more fun. and you don't have to worry about people finding it and reading it when you've already posted it online. i always think i should keep it more about business and less about personal. which i guess i mostly do. kind of.
anyway - i nearly freaked out when i saw this.
i mean, really. is it not just a bit insane?
ok - madonna - my #1 go-to for karaoke. many embarrassing moments spent singing madonna songs (sometimes sober, even!) into a crappy mic in front of friends and family.
the beastie boys showed me that jews can be super cool. and can rap. whoa. who knew? (before you freak out and call me an antisemite, remember - i'm jewish!)
red hot chili peppers. don't even know where to begin with that one. at least not publicly.
i have really vivid memories involving music from almost all of these bands....so it's really really strange to look at the page of photos and see mine at the bottom. next to spinal tap. (that one is strange for multiple reasons.)
i'm trying out my in-ear monitors this weekend at hyde park. figured it would be a good idea to test them out before playing to an audience of 90,000 live and potentially hundreds of millions more on tv and online. and if you think that is not a strange number to type out, think again.
i would venture a guess that i'm probably the only artist on the bill who's been playing club dates for audiences of 50 -100. at least anytime in the relatively close past. and i would also venture a guess that once i get out there and play that first note everything else will disappear and it will just be me and my guitar playing a show for individual people, as i always do. (best case scenario. worst case scenario involves jumping off the stage and using my guitar as a battering ram as i fight my way out from a sea of people.)
honestly, i'm not worried. talk to me in 2 weeks and we'll see how that stands. but really - it's not surgery. no one's life is dependent upon my performance. i'm a musician, and i'll play a song for people, and hopefully they will get something from it. business as usual.....