Even at my non-famous level (9 out of 10 times no one recognizes me at the Farm & Fleet) (and then half the time it’s a relative, neighbor, or Moose Country 106.7 listener), my calendar is such that I meet many, many thoughtful people in passing and simply cannot do justice to their kindnesses or adequately recognize their hard work or support their latest project the way they might hope. I keep a box of books and notes and CDs and miscellaneous objects given to me on the road, and when I can I jot a note or make a mention. Thus, Posts from the Box.
Thank you to Jeannie, who gave me this at a reading a while back. Always touched when people do something nice just because. Also wish I could draw like this. And appreciate that she kinda held back on the gray eyebrow(s).
The Long Beds and I will be playing in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, next Thursday (August 27) as part of the the Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series. The outdoor concert series takes place Thursday evenings at the city’s new green space at New York Avenue and Seventh Street. Concertgoers should bring blankets or portable chairs as seating is not provided. Food and beverages will be available at the concert site. A variety of food trucks will be at the event. Free and open to the public.
(photo by Mike O’Brien)
I was a bachelor for 39 years. Pretty poor batting record relationship-wise. Back around the time Population 485 came out, my friend Gene burned a series of CDs for me to play on book tour. I recently uncovered one of them in a dusty corner. As you can see by the cover Gene chef’d up he’s a physical therapist, not a graphic designer. But you can also see he possesses a pitiless sense of humor.
Lonesome Day Blues — Bob Dylan
Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room — Dwight Yoakam
Long on Lonely — Randy Travis
High Lonesome Sound –Vince Gill
Walkin’ the Streets Alone — The Marshall Tucker Band
Alone So Far — Old 97’s
One and Only — Texas Tornados
Lonely Weekends — Tom Petty
Lonely Yukon Stars — Riders In the Sky
Carry Me Back to the Lone Prairie — Riders in the Sky
Lonesome Valley — Fairfield Four
Solitude — Billie Holiday
It’s a Lonesome Old Town — Frank Sinatra
Only the Lonely — Frank Sinatra
I’ve Been Lonely for So Long — Frederick Knight
So Lonely — The Police
Been helping out with this, mostly by typing. Details and a sneak peek here.
News from the Eaux Claires music and arts festival: Justin Vernon and author Michael Perry co-sign 50 copies of Perry’s book, Population 485. “This book specifically and devastatingly defines the admiration and deep relationship I have for and with northwestern Wisconsin,” says Justin Vernon. Email Pop485@eauxclaires.com with a copy of your two-day ticket receipt and you will be entered for a chance to win one of these signed books! Festival site with additional photo and more details here.
Main leg of tour for The Jesus Cow complete, and both of the above were waiting back home. Thank you. So many thank yous. Back to typing.