Thursday July 11 2019


Waking up at 12:30 p.m. late late late. Ana happens to awaken around the same time too.

We head to Three Ships for an Iced Coffee wakeup call and I get the Jam Biscuit.

Mom just got back from a doctor’s visit bearing very, very good news. They said she was cancer-free in her uterus! All that chemo, and patience, and positive thoughts/prayers worked. She’s still scheduled for surgery to get the tumor out of her neck. But there’s so much relief and happiness in her eyes now. I’m so happy for her.

Watermelon. Plum.

Working on stuff at the studio – practicing a few tunes for tonight.

Loading up the truck, mom and I head to Hampton for the gig. A New World Record, the ELO tribute band I play with, had a big show at The Vanguard. It’s a spacious brewery and big stage here, almost like the Norva. Nigel’s got all kinds of people running around for sound, lights, video, etc.

Enjoying a big Fried Chicken Sandwich with Fries and Broccoli.

We do our two 45 minute sets with a break in between. We had a few major hiccups in the second song when Leon, the drummer, lost his in-ear monitors. It really threw us off but we managed to get back on track after the first chorus. Other than that I’m really proud of the whole show. It looks phenomenal on video.

We drive from Hampton to the storage unit off Tidewater, mom at the wheel reluctantly cause of the rain. The truck doesn’t have A/C so the windows keep fogging up. I should’ve drove but we’re already on the interstate. I keep her calm and help guide us on the road.

I’ve got to rehearse with Ladada around midnight. It’s like the music never ends. Tomorrow is another big show.

Sleep 4 a.m.

[i] Image by Mitch.

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