The aftermath of the ArtWalk concert has finally settled. As much as I love live shows, they really do put a crimp in the day-to-day flow of the rest of my life, and ArtWalk came amidst a ton of other things here there and everywhere. So for the past two weeks or so, I’ve basically been digging out.
First there was a magazine to finish and ship. Job done and done well, right on time. From the office on the afternoon we shipped to the printing house, I drove home, quickly threw some clothes into a suitcase, and drove my family to the airport, where we caught the redeye to Philadelphia and were in Rochester by lunch.
My entire family lives in Rochester, having gravitated there over many years from several different cities. I only get to see them once a year at most, and that’s hard on my mom, who is 94 and quite frail (although, thankfully, sharp as a tack). So last week was a whirlwind tour of family dinners, side trips to see loved ones in Buffalo and Toronto, and a quick trip to Niagara Falls, where I managed to grab a selfie with the help of the disposable blue ponchos they hand out for travellers on the Maid Of The Mist.
Then it was a brutal trip back home, barely a day to recover, lots of catching up, and a hasty but apparently pretty good-sounding live show during my StillStream slot on Sunday night. And now it’s back to musicmaking again, with an eye toward continued new experiences for the fans… I’m looking forward to it!