I've been a busy rock star-in-training in 2010....
*booking an east coast, northwest, colorado, then SOUTHBY tour.
*trying to master the mechanics of web television.
*designing please, please me panties -- his & hers.
*& experimenting with writing on keyboard.
So stay tuned for new songs -- live & about to be recorded -- along with other goodies.
After going to cali over the holidays & then being stranded more normal parts of texas for "work" for a few weeks... I have come back with a newfound LOVE of AUSTIN.
The city's not perfect, hell it may not even be a real city, but it is starting to feel like home.
I hosted Steve (philly throwback, hip-hop maven) for new year's, then old Bklyn friends Anna Bliss (freshman wesleyan roommate) & Michael Schaeffer (yamaka-wearing head-shrinking indie rocker), last weekend.
I've been racking up a list of Austin must's. Here they are.
1) The Jazz Vipers @Lambert's -- Sarah Sharpe, as always, knocked it out of the park with standards like "When I get low, I get high" and "Our love is here to stay." The white sangria is the best I've ever had. The foot-shimmying dancers turned up en masse... doing the lindy hop & the balboa, changing shoes between songs & making us feel like we'd been sent back to the 1920's, speakeasy-style.
2) Dessert @theEastSideCafe -- cherry cobbler & silk chocolate pie, hmm hmm good. Try the acorn squash if you don't believe in having dessert first.
And traipse through their backyard garden on your way out.
3) Sunset walk in the Greenbelt, to be followed by grazing at Whole Foods
4) An after-hours romp at the St. Cecilia -- This is the newer, fancier, more secluded & exclusive hotel run by the people who own the San Jose. You need to know someone staying there to get made-to-your-tastebuds cocktails & lounge by the fire by night or pool by day. But it is heaven! White peacocks on the mantels. Record players in each room with a vinyl library at the front desk. Spoon was doing a photo shoot in the vintage car perpetually parked out front while Steve & I were shooting some impromptu videos... this place is capital f Fabulous.
Go if you can! And stay tuned for the videos. They'll be part of an upcoming lightning bolt arriving from the rock 'n roll future (i've been sworn to secrecy 'til they're up)....
Thank you Austin for finally throwing your arms open 1 year after i left the big bad city behind.