Kings & Queens
it has been a month since my last official post and as you might guess a lot has happened. In case you didn't follow the photo-journaling on facebook or my tweets. Here's the rundown.
The trip to the UK was fruitful and fun. I performed four times. Thrice in Liverpool, including the historic Cavern Club; once in London at the packed Notting Hill Arts Club. The shows were a riot. Just me and my guitar. I got the crowd to sing a long with a few choice covers (Bowie's "Let's Dance;" Bee Gees' "I've Gotta Get A Message To You;" Temptations' "I Wish It Would Rain") that peppered the sets. The new material went over well, especially "Huckleberry Finn," "On The Rebound," and the first single from my new CD, "Your Majestic Rejection."
Among other highlights, we saw the Queen, HRH Elizabeth II at the Albert Dock. I was recipient of the royal wave! We went to the Scottish Highlands to see one of my ancestral homes. And in London, we saw a live performance of "Chariots of Fire" at the Hampstead Theatre. Along the way, I caught up with old friends and made new ones who await my return to the UK.
The latest on the CD: it will be out in August. There have been some delays, in part due to a conflict with another major release with similar titling that I do not want to compete with. Artistic and logistic issues to sort out. But believe me, the album is finished and ready for listening! It just has to go to press. So, the release party has been postponed. In the meantime, I invite you to see my next show. It will be Saturday, July 28 @ Fais Do Do in Los Angeles. It will be an all ages show. Plus, you will get a free copy of the International Pop Overthrow CD featuring my 2nd single "On The Rebound." Exciting!
Finally, here in L.A. Last night I was at the Staples Center to witness civic and sports history as the L.A. Kings won their first Stanley Cup Finals. The place went bananas after Rob Scuderi sacrificed the bridge of his nose for a 5 minute power play that led to the Kings taking a 3-0 advantage over the NJ Devils. I attended three regular season games and the Kings were 0-2-1. Not a great sign; but the fourth time was the charm. It was a thrill to watch my adopted home team win a championship. I have gone to see the Kings in person since 1992 when Wayne Gretzky was here. 20 years later, they win the Cup and I am in the house. As Randy Newman sang: I love L.A. Next: I gotta get to Cleveland and help the Indians and Browns.
A lot to celebrate this summer. Keep it cool and dress cute.
Peace and Love!