On this blog I blab a lot about being a musician and a teacher. Now it’s time to talk about my writing, especially since I HAVE A BOOK COMING OUT! Besides, I’m blind in one eye so you really don’t want to hand over the keys to your Volvo.
Drive All Night
Have I mentioned the thing about publishing a book? It’s a collection of tour stories, from meeting Melissa Etheridge to sharing housing with a pig. A real one. When you’ve dragged your arse all over doing gigs for twenty-plus years, you’ve got a few stories. Continue reading
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Tagged Drive All Night, Drive All Night book, Jamie Anderson tour stories, lesbian music, life of a touring performer, music, music journalism, tour stories, women musicians, womens music
I asked my Facebook friends about their music-related resolutions and here’s what they told me. I’m thinking some of these will be good for me, too. Music can be calming, energizing, distracting, fun, and if you play it, forges new neural pathways. Continue reading
I’ve felt a little disjointed lately.
I love puzzles, especially if they have something to do with music. (Yeah, I’m coming out of the geek closet. Quick, find a role for me on Big Bang Theory.) I found a cool site that’ll make a puzzle out of any photo. I haven’t figured out how to make it a gift, except for myself. Here’s what the photo looked like before:
photo by Woodland Willow
When I’m getting ready to leave on tour, this is what I often find:
It’s a suitcase! It’s a cat bed!
When I stay with folks on the road, some are apologetic about their pets. Not to worry, I love sharing space with the four-leggeds, provided it’s not a drooly basset hound who jumps into bed with me at 3 AM. Here are some of the lovely pets I’ve recently met along my way. If you’re the kind who oohs and ahhs over those goofy cat videos on Facebook, keep reading. If you find pets a nuisance, stop reading and unfriend me. (Kidding. Some of my best friends are … oh never mind.) Continue reading
Your sweetie loves vintage rock? Your brother goes to hear every band at the local pub? What to get them for holidays? Why, funny you ask. Here’s a list of cool stuff. Continue reading