Yeoowza… It’s a spicy day already!
Love is in the air.
My good friend is having a baby.
Cee-lo greens F*You is blasting at the Virgin America check in.
My upgrade is cheaper than checking 2 bags.
Security needs to check my guitar.
One TSA wants me to play “Freebird” and the other is shaking her finger at me saying, “Don’t do drugs… ” while laughing, “Have you seen that movie?” As I’m responding, “I’m not really into drugs, I can hardly finish a drink!”
There are gluten free/vegan options at the SFO airport.
I splurged and ate a blueberry bagel yesterday, my opportunivore-ism is in full effect this tour. When you are traveling in a van, its hard to stick to the plan. No refrigerator. And these smaller venues don’t really provide a full rider, so we haven’t been getting kale or fresh juice.
I used to freak out. But now i surrender. I’ve been really into baked potatoes lately, and salmon.
I settle for a gluten free cupcake for breakfast, mostly because I crack up at the thought of eating a cupcake for breakfast. And because I’m giddy this morning. I also grab a super greens evolution raw juice, cold pressed… You know, to balance out the cupcake.
I’m headed to LA this AM for some press this afternoon.,The dudes are driving the van to LA from SF. I’m also pretty excited to check out the To Write Love On Her Arms “Heavy & Light” show tonight at the House Of Blues. Jamie Tworkowski is a great friend of mine, and I’m excited to see him take this show of the road. They’re traveling all over the US so make sure to check out the dates, and check em out if they are near you. Christina Perri is on the bill tonight, along with Fiction Family: Jon Foreman of Switchfoot and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek. The line up changes throughout the whole thing, and its pretty much gonna be awesome everywhere!
We have had such a magical tour so far. It’s truly felt like a blessing everywhere we have been. This is my first time headlining in a little bit, and its been great. It’s also been a bit of a science project, but that’s what makes the live show so much fun. The guys have been acquiring instruments along the way, and I have added a stomp box and a tambourine at my feet. Sometimes my stomping feet and my strumming hand confuse each other and it becomes more like a train wreck, but its humbling and I figure I’d rather just go for it during the show rather than practicing it behind the scenes until its perfect.
I’ve realized I’m not a perfectionist. Shows for me are more about sharing my experiences, and connecting with the audience. I don’t beat myself up about making mistakes, or hitting a wrong note. That’s real life. I prepare the best I can, I sing my heart out and i hope someone gets it. I try to leave people a little better than I found them. It’s probably why i love coming out after the show to talk to fans. For as much as I hear, “You’re music has made me feel like I’m not alone..” - Hearing you stories, in person, makes me feel like I’m not alone, or crazy.
So thank you for rocking my socks. For selling out all these shows. For letting me blabber on stage every night. For dancing. For crying. For hugging your friend. For kissing your boyfriend. For feeling & for all your support. YOU are why this is possible, and I will never be able to thank you enough.
See you tomorrow LA!