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 Bublé 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? …


  1. Hope you have a great tour and we'll see you in Pensacola. Wish we could offer you prettier beaches, but we'll do the best we can!

  2. Rob, keep up the ALWAYS great work. I will see you in California, Fresno and my hometown, San Diego. SD is beautiful, hope you can make time for the beaches, not far at all from the SD Sports Arena. Just GO WEST, young man. Or, you can take in Sea World, also near by. Too long a wait for August, for me. Take care.

  3. Hey Rob! Have fun in this tour and enjoy every flying, bus or whatever takes you around with your buddies, because "it is not the destination, but the journey that counts"! And as you said, even if you don't like flying, it gives you lots of chances. Your life must be really exciting, man. Hope to see you soon in Italy.

  4. Well I tried to comment using my cell, but I am challenged (mostly by age).
    Another great blog. Again, you are very lucky to appreciate your talented gift for music and where it is taking you.
    So will you be coming here for the NEwport Jazz Festival with Darcy James? I know Mark will be playing.
    If you have friends that might want to attend, I think they are running a special on the tickets, again.
    Do like your blogs. See you next week at the Sun