Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Up, up and away

I really dislike flying, but it sure does make a lot of amazing things possible. For instance, I’m on my way to Tulsa, Oklahoma to play the first show of a 4 week tour with Michael BublĂ© and I’m able to still have the wonderfully catchy music of Darcy James Argue in my head after our Secret Society hit last night at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola. Specifically, two newer pieces “Hard Up on the Down Low” and “Dymaxian.” I often get the music that I’m playing stuck in my head on a constant loop, so it’s nice that it’s some quality music for a change!

It was my first time playing at Dizzy’s and I had a blast. The space has a panoramic view of Central Park that is pretty inspiring. I was also able to see some fellow friends/musicians in attendance including composer Molly Thompson, clarinetist Anat Cohen, and bassist Dan Seefe. A great note on which to leave NYC for a little while.

So, considering air travel makes all this possible, I’m willing to even be a little thankful for it. Soon, though, it will be all bus and hotels.

The bus is always really nice. Still a bus. I can’t complain, though, I know how lucky I am.

Now, before I get too diva, where’s that kid with my latte? …