On Friday, July 19, the Long Beds and I will be playing at the Potter’s Shed up in Shell Lake, Wisconsin. If you’ve never been, it’s an unusual venue in the best unusual way. Have a look here. Meanwhile, I gotta sort the van.
That’s a whole lotta books signed, stories told, songs sung, hands shook, merch boxes lugged, gear packed and unpacked, soundchecks checked, gas station coffee, and just general truckin’. Thank you, 2002 Toyota Sienna with two hubcaps on the other side: Then there was the time the gas tank fell off: Full gas tank story after…View post
Trying to help the neighbor find work: Full tour here. It’s a big one. #NotHisUncle
Sometimes you step to the microphone, look down, and there at the foot of the stage is a note, and it infuses every note to follow.
This piece began with a paragraph written for the Montaigne book a week before Prince died. I’m grateful to Belt Publishing for including it in their “Under Purple Skies” anthology, to Longreads for making it available here, and to Anil Dash for kindly fact-checking the passage about Prince and Appolonia in the haymow. Yessir, Old Man Johnson’s…View post