The calendar says it’s September. It also claims that it’s 2010. Can this be a misprint? Where did the year go? Where did the decade go? These are disturbing and amazing developments. You know what wise men say – Time flies like the wind and fruit flies like bananas. I like bananas, but I’m not fond of fruit flies. This is Keith. Ezra is on the phone discussing a parking ticket with the City of New York. Apparently it is illegal to unload your van at a hotel in the city. They scanned the rental vehicle and didn’t bother to send us the ticket. Since we didn’t pay it (because we didn’t get it) it’s now late and there’s a late fee. And because it’s a rental, there’s another fee from the rental company for handling it. I’ll let you know how it comes out.
Lookin’ at Lucky
Meanwhile, I’m writing a letter to tell you all about the doings of Trout Fishing in America. It’s a much better job than arguing a ticket on the phone. By the time you get this, our newest CD, Lookin’ at Lucky, will be firmly in our hands. The other day, I saw Looking at Lucky written as L@L. That is so cool!! I wish I’d have thought of that. But if I did, there’d be the pressure to act cool and be cool. So just forget it. Anyway, L@L is a fine CD and we’re excited about it. It contains 11 original songs and 1 cover (Safer Haven – written by our friend, George Barton). The project is geared more to adults and is —OHHH…Ezra just came in. News? — Nope, he’s still on hold. Now where was I? L@L is our first full-length “adult” CD project since Closer to the Truth. Many of you have been asking for this over the years and you’re gonna love it!
The weather is turning cooler (probably not as cool as that reception Ezra is getting on the phone from NYC!) and we finally got a little rain. The suitcases are packed and we’re ready to head out on the road again. In the next few months, we have shows booked in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Arizona, and Pennsylvania. Oh wait…and New York! But it’s not NYC. It’s Pawling, NY at the lovely Towne Crier. — EZRA JUST CAME IN. HOW DID IT GO?? He tried to explain it to me, but it’s complicated. He says they were personable, but “unhelpful” on the phone. Now he either writes to the judge or pays the fine. Stay tuned for another exciting episode or come on out to a Trout show and ask how it came out.
Keith and Ezra