The thought that initiated my actions today and this post was that we, as consumers, are too far removed from our food. For as long as I can remember, my father has always been a hunter. I’ve had deer, elk, bear, and fish killed by someone I know for as long as I can remember. One of my favorite things is when the family gets together to package and process an elk that my father has caught because I like knowing where it comes from…however up until today, I have never killed anything on my own other than fish for… Continue Reading →
…and if you’re in Tacoma, you should be there. It’s also the last big show I’ll be throwing before I get the fuck out and hit the road working for Bob Wayne & The Outlaw Carnies again. You can buy tickets here… www.brownpapertickets.com The flier was hand drawn by John Howard. Hit him up for some commission work!
Okay…so here’s the deal…I am going fucking crazy. I don’t know exactly what is I need to “fix” what ever the fuck it is that’s bugging me. I’m stressin’ money. I hate money. Also with leaving in about 3 months, when I wasn’t planning on leaving until May, is making me feel panicky and like I’m running out of time. I know shit will work itself out, it always does. Doesn’t change the fact that I’m super stress monkey right now. The good – we got the van fixed. Dan installed the new radiator in Gerty and all is well… Continue Reading →
Was honestly on my way to bed…lights off downstairs, head up the stairs, get ready to climb under the covers, then BAM! Had to pick the laundry up off the floor and put it in the hamper, which somehow lead to having to reorganize my closet. *shakes head* At least that’s done. My closet looks presentable now. I’ve been in a funk. It started when I got sick and I’ve been in bi-polar overdrive the last 2 weeks. Fucking stupid. My head has been a clusterfuck that’s been hard to sort out, and even though I’ve been making progress every… Continue Reading →
I guess an update is overdue, at least I feel like one is. I’ve been sick since Sunday. A wicked cold has been kicking my ass, but I’ve still managed to leave the house at least once a day since this shit hit me on Sunday. Sick or not, I got shit to do. I hate being sick, it makes me feel weak and worthless. Two things I really strive not to be. You could say it’s been ingrained since birth…prove to myself I’m not what others who had a strong presence in my upbringing tried to make me believe…. Continue Reading →
I feel different. It’s hard to explain really, but an update was due, and many thoughts have been roaming around in my head. I started a journal, but I only wrote in it while I was on vacation…now the book sits. Untouched since the 17th of September. Pammy leaves for rehab on October 3rd, and I’m going to miss her. The daughter I’m too young to have is coming into her own. The last couple of weeks, she’s changed. I’ve watched it all unfold before my eyes. A goal is in her mind, it’s locked in, and she’s on target…. Continue Reading →
Back home after 5 1/2 months of touring, followed by a 10 day vacation. Won’t be hitting the road for myself again for awhile, I want to take some time to focus on getting the new album completed and stabilizing my business so production doesn’t stop when I’m on the road.
The website should be much easier for everyone to navigate now, I know it is for me. The credit for that goes out to my good friend and fellow musician, Chris Seth Jackson, who also runs a website called How To Run A Band. An awesome site filled with experiments Seth has tried out in bands he’s been in, as well as interviews, podcasts and more that all aim at helping you to do better in the music business…because yes, this is a business. I think I first bought my web domain almost 3 years ago and it took me… Continue Reading →
So what happens when you put 3 girls who barely know each other in van and hit the road? Awesomesauce is the only way I can describe the last 6 days. We’ve been having a blast, and somehow we managed to form into a band…who knows how long it will last? All I know is it’s nice to not be on stage all by my lonesome. Every day has been filled with laughs and a shit ton of music. They are also great people who are super talented, and it’s a privilege to share the road with them both. 🙂… Continue Reading →
Just finished up 3 shows in Washington, hitting the road day after tomorrow and on to Vegas! I’m so fucking excited! Got a couple of awesome road companions which includes my new drummer “Latoya” and awesome songstress “Gardening Angel” aka Moriah who may be joining me on stage as well and slipping on to any available stage slots along the way. Come out and say hi! Listen to tunes we play from our hearts, and enjoy the moment for what is every day that you live and breathe. See ya on the road! -Z.B.