Well it’s been an interesting month, if nothing else, that is definitely the truth. I just returned at 3am last morning from a 13 hour drive from Nashville, TN and I can tell you one thing; I didn’t know one’s butt could be so sore.
Had a great week co-writing with some very talented folks and I’m looking forward to doing more writing after Christmas is over. The winter is soon encroaching on New York City, and I’ve had a small case of the worries wondering if I’ll be able to stand up to the cold, but I’ve got a sleeping bag as a jacket and a pair of L.L Bean snow shoes, so I think I’ll survive.
I’ve been listening to a lot of new music lately, and trying to let all sorts of things absorb in and see what comes out, if you’re interested in that you should come see me play at Rockwood Music Hall in the lower east side of Manhattan. I’ll be playing on the 30th of November at 7pm, so please come out, have a drink and get into the holiday season with some depressing country music…. or… something.
Jeremy and I will be smoking a Turkey on our fire escape this year for Thanksgiving. It’s an age old tradition in the Cooke house to turn Thanksgiving into a BBQ feast. I mean, who needs cranberry sauce anyway? Every year we smoke our turkey with Head Country BBQ sauce; the best BBQ sauce… straight from Oklahoma (where I was born). Instead of stuffing, we have baked beans with bacon, and instead of rolls we have cornbread. This year, since our oven is the size of a microwave, we’re going to get a small smoker, stick it onto the fire escape, and say our prayers. I’ll be sure to let you know if the local Williamsburg fire department shuts us down. Still going to do some traditional Thanksgiving dishes, but overall…. I think it will be iconic. Our friend Michael Hix (http://soundcloud.com/michael-hix) will be joining us and I think our main goal is to get full, drunk, and lazy.
In other news, Jeremy Current (my husssssband) is playing Rockwood Music Hall this afternoon at 3pm (http://www.facebook.com/events/171139979645112/). I am determined to lose my marbles. I hope you do too.
See you there!