I got some shit to say. And I'm lazy.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Soft Asylum

Maybe it's all this acting with and against a TV monitor. Maybe it's 2006 in all it's glory, staring back at me in the form of reciepts. Maybe it's just (grey) spring fever. Whatever it is, I'm knackered.(props to VVH.) And antsy. Is that possible?

With spring brings new music, and music be the food of love, so...play on? Hard to when your spend all your time doing a play about a man (Michael Schiavo, sort of. Seriously, sort of.) whose wife, ex-wife, what have you, has been in a vegetative state for a long ass time. He wants to end it, for both her and him, but the in-laws and the law-makers want to keep her alive, for their own grand standing reasons. Obviously, I am skewed to err on the side of sympathy for him, but a situation like this sucks, whatever your beliefs. And letting go, in all it's forms, is truly one muther fucking difficult thing to do. I would get into more detail, but why ruin this otherwise dreary day with more ennui? My original point was to introduce you to Monday's 'Crush Of The Day', the new single from one of my favorite singer/songwriters, Grant-Lee Phillips. It's called 'Soft Asylum' and I can't stop listening to it. You shouldn't either, and then go see him May 9th at The Grammercy Theatre. Tell him t sent ya'. (Oh yeah, and come see my play...)

Up top is the first official photo-op from "Cross Country '07", which I can't believe was already a month ago. This was taken whilst stuck in heavy traffic on the NJ turnpike because of torrential flooding. It seemed doomed from the start. Shortly after we left the traffic behind(two hours shortly), the electrical system in the rental gave out. It seemed like all hope was lost, but lo and behold....

Yes, our hotel in Nashville had a guitar shaped pool. Deal with that!

Now, listen on kiddies. Then go hug someone special.

Grant-Lee's New Ditty