the stars look very different today - January 11, 2016
today i woke to the news that david bowie had left the planet. though i was never an ardent fan in the way many of my friends are, i was nonetheless shocked to hear that he had died. one of those iconic figures who, in my mind, always was and always will be, it seemed impossible that he could just cease to exist. when i was in high school, the first three tracks on his "let's dance" album - "modern love," "china girl," and the title song - were pretty much everywhere, and his beautiful image took up a significant chunk of real estate in my teenage mind. in his yellow suit and fallen pompadour, bowie was cool and smooth and sexy in a remote and untouchable way, and to me and my catholic school gal-pals, he represented an androgyonously-chaste-yet-naughty idea of manhood that tickled our naive fancies. though i later became aware of his earlier, edgier incarnations, it is this bowie who will live forever in my mind. good night, mister bowie. thanks for being you. over and over and over again.
in other news, and in the continuing effort to add beauty to the world, my NO FUSS AND FEATHERS compadres and i have just this week released our first collaborative album, TRAVELING CIRCUS! it's already been sent out to radio hosts and folks who pre-ordered, but it will be available for purchase on CDBABY very, very soon! we are absolutely in LOVE with this record, and are celebrating by playing songs from it everywhere we can in the coming months. first stop: the SOUTH FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL in fort lauderdale this weekend!
lots of shows on the horizon for both NO FUSS AND FEATHERS and little old me. be sure to check the CALENDAR page for details and updates. seems i'm adding dates all the time now!
happy new year, everyone! hope to see you down the road somewhere soon...