Good day to you all. I’m contemplating the road homeward and the sweet harbor, treasure, and work of life there, from my first empty day in a long while. There is a real emptiness to an empty day in a strange place – a cafe in Cambridge near Harvard Square. Last night within the confines […]
Last night at Orr Hot Springs near Ukiah, we had the pleasure of playing acoustically, without any cables or electricity or setup. While it is a bit of a naked feeling (ahem), it reminded me of the kinds of jams we used to do in the old days at home that started us off down […]
From the lovely, dense lives we lead at home, packed with moments of all kinds, to some emptiness and space. Good for a man to do, though heartbreaking. We passed a lovely long golden hour through SW Colorado, arriving tonight in Monticello, UT. We were sad to realize the National 9 motel we recorded the […]
We came here on our day off and were blown away. We saw whales blowing, heard seals barking, felt ourselves at the continuing end of some movie – credits rolling like waves. Here’s Char playing a new composition of his on the pipes in the midst of this majesty.
Today we came down to the Little Applegate valley, and played a really fun, intimiate show for some new friends in an intentional community called Wilding. We felt the land and the sun open for us today, and the cold frowning thing blossomed into a million shades of sunlit green. We get to stay with […]
After a long ago, ill-publicized first visit to Corvallis, we were eager to come back and try again. This time it blew our socks clean off. (Or at least off.) The instant we walked in the Troubadour, we asked our gracious host Kent if he had ever been to the Folk Music Center in Claremont […]
The next day in Portland, we were reunited with our recent collaborators Swansea, this time on their turf. It was such a treat to be with Ji. Rebecca, and Kyleen at their Portland CD release at Alberta St. The place was warm and sweet with listening, the wooden pews, the funkiness of it all. The […]
I’m regrettably just now getting my writing rhythm on, but here we are! I’ll try to give you something of a lowdown from the last few days, the beginning of Round Mountain’s 2012 tour. Our sole tour this year, we were hard pressed to choose where to go, but it’s felt great to revisit the […]
Char didn’t actually hop the Werner Herzog freight car, but if he had I’m sure it couldn’t have been more fantastical or amazing than the journey that brought us here to water’s edge. So pleased by the distance and the expansion, and the realization that sagebrush extends pretty much all the way from New […]
Found this in my journal from 2007. Char and I are looking at it in terms of a song: Oh, my darkness. Be welcome. You’re in me, aching there. Be welcome. Stir in me shadows of tempest to stream against the blazing light. Foxfire against the dark mirror of a yawning soul.