It was an insanely busy week! Again, I’m gonna break the form a bit because life is so different here down in Costa Rica. The highlights:
Spent the first four days of the week finalizing my submissions for SPACE at Ryder Farm summer residency (including sneakily putting together my dream band for my next record) and the soloNOVA Works in Progress Series.
I still have until April 1st to submit to All for One, so I’m hoping for one more call with my coach Tanya Taylor Rubinstein to work on the script will offer a few improvements before I submit.
I posted this recording of “Just Stay” which I used a portion of for my submissions. This was filmed over a very snowy February weekend in Connecticut and we used the first take. It’s funny. It doesn’t always happen of course, but I know when the first take is the one we’re going to use. And then we usually do another one anyway, but it is never, never better. I guess you have to test to be sure, but when I know the first take was “on,” I feel like moving forward than belaboring it.
What else? Slowly but surely booking a late April tour for NC! Booking is fun – but hard. Especially if you’re on short notice like we are. More on that next week as things start to shape up… (However, if you’re on the East Coast and reading this and interested in setting up a house concert or a show in your town please email me at email@example.com!)
Released the first episode of the Live Like You Mean It Podcast by StoryShelter. As part of project: “Make Your Day Job as Awesome as Possible,” I came up with this little win-in idea where I get to interview writers, teachers, and thought leaders on what it means to live a meaningful life. My first interview was with Living Quirky’s Christina Salerno and you can read more and listen here. Please subscribe in iTunes (new episodes out every Thursday morning) and leave an iTunes review if you get the urge!
Then – Charlie got to spend the weekend with me in Costa Rica and we went on lots of adventures. From sailing on the Panache to zip lining and hiking through the cloud rainforest in Monteverde. It was insanely beautiful and here are a few photos that capture the weekend best