Did Someone order a taxi?

July 26, 2015

…so then Jon says, “Oh Buddy,
I secured a gift for your birthday.
I forgot to bring it when we visited you in Texas. I
really think you’re gonna appreciate this outstanding internet purchase.”
tony danza
… I…?
Thanks so much, Jon….

[Looks over at Joe and Sherri and remembers

the Brian Austin Green CD Jon bought
for Joe’s birthday years earlier.
Sherri smiles and nods.]


    Yosemite city ditty ditty

    July 20, 2015

    Respects gravity.



      July 18, 2015

      It finally arrived
      just in time for three weeks after Half-Christmas!
      new tube
      Headed to Boulder Creek now.
      Life after tour? Don’t mind if I do.


        (firm believer in)

        July 8, 2015

        Searching the net to find good video for a submission when
        this showed up from 8 years ago…

        Best I remember Mike McGee had come out of the store
        wearing a pink hat Derrick Brown bought him that said F.B.I. Jesus.
        When I went to remove the price tag Mike said to me,
        “People need to know the deal we got on this hat.”
        That’s all it took.


          Sunny Buns

          July 4, 2015

          So there I am gettin some sun on my pasty gut
          chattin it up with Anis in Berkeley…
          20 minutes later I check Twitter
          [to see if Karl the Fog has commented] and
          I notice that Anis has posted this pic with the words
          “America’s new Bald Eagle.”
          july 4 sunnin
          Next time that guy is showering nude under the garden hose
          y’all are gonna know about it.
          Happy Fireworks of July.


            North Fork

            July 1, 2015

            We were evacuated on Day 7 of the Vipassana course
            because the Corrine Fire was ripe. Gobbled up 1000 acres.
            I caught a ride West with the meditator in front of me. Clay.
            We ended up at a Vipassana center north of San Francisco to serve.
            I left the service period early to let an injured hand heal up.
            Flight doesn’t depart ’til July 6 so I decided to follow the day.
            A woman at the center was headed to a midwife in Petaluma.
            Of course Sarah Healy‘s home is there.
            Sarah told me where the hidden key is. On the way
            I opened my phone to see social media fireworks for legal love.
            Spent the night meditating with Jasper the cat
            purring snug in my lap. Bus to Oakland the next day
            for surprise reunion BBQ with the KaganTrenchard‘s and crew.
            The Gideon Hug. Of course Anis is in town. Revival. We slept
            in a Berkeley hilltop home with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
            Took a train to San Francisco Pride.
            Met up with Joe and Stephen at the heart. Nikki too. Huge smile.
            Dipped out to catch the BART in time for Alameda dinner
            with Berardi‘s. On the way from Joe Kowalke to Jon Berardi
            there was a clearing in the crowd and a view of the city.
            I stood still there, listened to a man play Pachelbel’s Canon
            on a stringed harmonic lap piece. Joe, Jon and I met
            exactly 20 years ago at a camp in Indiana.
            We were on the same team.
            They played Pachelbel’s Canon at the graduation.
            The Berardi’s left yesterday for Indiana.
            I am in their new home until my flight leaves on the 6th.
            Thanksgiving all week long.
            If you caught my post a couple months ago
            about the hitchhiker I picked up in Oregon 1000 miles
            away from where I met her last year, you can appreciate that
            of course we crossed paths yesterday.
            We ate Thai food in the shade and paid attention.
            She’s on her way to Mount Shasta with her new gold dog.
            Of course she needed a ride to Muir.
            Of course that’s where I first said the words,
            “You’re amazing for the things you see” from My Point Forever Endlessly.
            Of course I said it to Jon Berardi as Joe ran laps on the horizon line.
            Of course we took a selfie and I touched the ocean.

            Tonight I’m having dinner with Katie Wirsing.
            We’re gonna watch Anis feature in Berkeley at The Starry Plough.
            Get here. It’s not that far.
            My whole life people told me Venus is closer to the sun than us.
            Of course, tonight it has made its way near Jupiter. Look up.


              On with body

              June 10, 2015

              Nearly a month straight of cooking my own meals,
              yoga, CrossFit, pool, sun, NBA Playoffs with Andrea,
              watching the kids at the skate park,
              seeing Evan Young give his graduation speech,
              meditation, reading Cristin‘s New York Time’s best-seller (!!WHAT?!),
              bike rides near the racing creek,
              fun with the local improv acting crew,
              writing again, recovering from 16 months touring,
              catching up with friends, facing West.
              life after survival
              Departing Boulder tomorrow for Cali to do a show in Fresno
              then be at a Vipassana center ( until July 5th.
              Will be off the grid without phone or email,
              so if you post or send a message and there’s no response… fair enough.
              Boulder, I’m sweet on you, and I’m coming back for a second date,
              tubing, batting cages and a guitar (so I can get the basics down for that
              new CD we’re recording at Besiendershuis Nijmegen, 2016).


                Now cake

                June 4, 2015

                For weeks I’ve been privately listening to all things Eckhart Tolle on YouTube as I hole up in a now sunny patch of Boulder, well-recovering from tour, having reluctantly sold off everything I owned once more in order to detach, start over, largely living in a state of “we’ll see.” Thank goodness. What’s left is packed in a bright blue bag at the foot of a bed in the guest room of a friend’s home. I just now found this clip of Jim Carrey introducing Eckhart Tolle, six years ago today (June 4, 2009, my birthday), when I realized a lifelong personal goal. I could hardly be more on board with the volition in this video and what it represents. This post I’m posting is from a place of being stoked on serendipity, not a ploy for bday wishes. Not necessary. This year what I want is to introduce you to my love. Please, be a respectful family about the video clip I’m bringing home for you to meet… If you disapprove, maybe that’s a-okay and you’ll still find it in ya to bite your lip, observe without comment, and just be happy that I’ve fallen in love again, with the point of this video. I’m probably gonna ask it to marry me:




                  May 21, 2015



                    Hella Dimmer Switches

                    May 20, 2015

                    dimmer switches
                    Jon Berardi y’all.


                      Guitar Repair Woman

                      May 13, 2015

                      I was at a Vipassana course when Mother’s Day arrived
                      so Mom made a collage in our honor.
                      Commenting on my affinity for Conway Twitty’s glasses
                      during a time of Journey and the Miami Vice everything-must-go rack
                      would just be downright cruel.
                      mom collage
                      Sorry about the glare off my chin in the right side pic.
                      It was an accidental collision between the flash and the Clearasil.
                      I love you, Mom.


                        The ticklish forever

                        April 29, 2015

                        Walkin off the grid to Vipassana til May 10th.
                        the ticklish forever
                        Be good to each other.


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