Austin Music Minute
I laughed out loud today when I heard myself featured on the KUT Austin Music Minute. It was a complete surprise. I was totally delighted.
More blogs to post, I’m just so swamped. I feel terrible for the good people affected by Hurricane Katrina. Iâ€™ve been meaning to write about a Jamaican woman named Grace, who I met in New Orleans.
â€œOh, you are Sarahâ€¦ I donâ€™t know where you were when you wrote that song run, run, run, but the lord was with you. I wake up every morning and I tell myself to run, run, run.â€? Hers is such an amazing story, but I have to tell it properly.
We were supposed to play in The Big Easy tonight. I feel like I’m skipping school. I took the day for myself with no one expecting anything of me, because, in their minds I was out of town. I’m not sure when we will leave, which of the first 4 tour stops might possibly still want us there and where we would possibly sleep, since our friends who normally serve as crash pads are themselves homeless at the moment.
So, when I get around to it, I will tell y’all about how magical New York was a few weeks ago. How Rudolph and I unexpectedly opened for Norah Jones at The Living Room. She and her Willie Nelson cover band, ‘The Well Hungarians’ played right after us. I will also tell you about getting to do a photo shoot in Central Park with Jeff Fasano of Wilco and Bright Eyes album cover fame (among many others). I will tell you how I ran into countless Austin based musicians at the airport, on the subway, in the street and how I got to be the last minute merch girl for Michael Ramos’ side project, ‘Charanga Cakewalk’, when hey played at Joe’s Pub.
I will tell you about Sam’s Burger Joint and how amazing the Humbletime Radio show taping in Freiheit, TX is and how I can’t wait for another foreign house guest just to take them there. About the fun we had doing our Texas Angels tour with Kristy Kruger, Ginger Leigh, and Nini Camps. About the nastiest motel room I have ever stayed in (last Thursday in San Antonio) before playing the coolest morning TV show – Good Day S.A.
About my best friend’s bachelorette weekend, which was so well timed for my sanity, where 10 of us had use of a beautiful resort home where we cooked, had an in-house yoga instructor and massage therapist, poolside drinks, a very special surprise guest who taught us strip tease and lap dancing. I may even post a picture of our (fully clothed) class, if all of the girls give me permission. No bachelorette party will be the same without this new phenomenon.
I will tell yâ€™all more about Rudolph, who has been touring with me since June, but hardly made it into this blog. He is very cool and good company and so far we have managed to maintain mutual respect, despite the cramped quarters of the Geo Metro, long drives and compromised sleeping conditions. We have also found that our voices sound REALLY good together.
More soonâ€¦ The last Midwest Tour, photos, cartoons, new press, new songs, a possible live album, more music supervision jobs, the rest of 2005â€™s tour schedule = East coast, West Coast, Midwest, Texas and Europe.
There you go Dad, I wrote a blog. Thanks for bugging me. Love, Sarah