My piece on NPR’s Weekend Edition is set to air today. They told me it would be approximately 15 mins into the second hour, but if anyone can supply regional station info and more accurate times I would appreciate it. I recorded four songs for them which they will certainly edit.
I’m in a hotel in Orange County getting ready for the big New Years Eve party here at the Fairground. I’ll be playing with a 3-piece brass section again which should be fun. I came in a day early so I’d have time to program a new (old) song to play tonight. Arrived only to find I’d left my MacBook power supply at Kennedy airport; probably at the x-ray machine! To my amazement there’s an Apple Store right here in Costa Mesa. It opens at 10… Sound check is around 2…. Can I get a version of ‘Ferrari’ running in time? We’ll see!
In the meantime I woke up at 4am with a blues song in my head. Lyrics, and all: “If at last I see my home.” I think it’s original—but I’m not sure I really qualify to sing the blues, do I? Well, in the absence of a power supply, maybe I could sing this new one a cappella as an encore.
Tomorrow, I will see my home.
Happy New Year!