pale beneath the blue

Road stories and more from singer/songwriter, pale beneath the blue.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Maybe it's the change of season or another year passing, but lately things seem to be changing. It's like I wake up in the morning and I have no idea whose life I have usurped, but it's not mine. There are seasons for things--I know I've always liked to spend time taking in or reading, then writing, then performing, then really practicing and honing my craft. Maybe this is just a time to relax and enjoy those around me before the record comes out. I definately feel like an alien in my own life right now--I haven't relaxed in a while. And when I was relaxing it was only because of the painkiller cocktail that was prescribed to me. I didn't even enjoy it so I guess it wasn't true relaxation. Wow, that means I haven't actually let go in, I don't know...geesh, maybe 6-7 years ago on that quick trip to Canada. A camping trip in Ontario in the middle of an Ohio heatwave. It was fabulously spontaneous though I think I still longed to get as many fun things in as possible. And after 3 days I had to face my real life again.

I know there have been spurts and fits of enjoyment--2nd row seats at Barenaked Ladies back in '99, hanging with my sound engineer friend Jeff at Aerosmith in '87, writing a new song and for just a moment, wallowing in it, knee boarding, surfing, scuba diving at Devil's Den '05, at times in New York this spring.

When I look back, I can see why I could never relax or be content with anything, but now, now I'm just a complete workaholic overacheiver. It's an illness. I'm sure that someone in a lab coat is working on a cure as we speak. But I don't believe in medicating, so I guess I shall spend some more time journaling, playing with the dog and enjoying this sinfully delicious Choxie Mint Cookie Crunch bar. Maybe this is what David Bowie was singing about back in the 70s. He seems to have survived...

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Happy Birthday to me, happy birthday to me...

Yes, it's my birthday today. I won't say which one, but a huge thanks to Luke Pace, from the Terrors, and Patrice for texting me birthday greetings. And Allison, Beau, and Sabrina for calling. So, for my birthday, James got me a puppy. I'd like to introduce you to the newest member of the Everitt/Mikel family--Bowie.

Ziggy says there's a 98% chance...

That you should learn the history of the Federal Reserve. Yes, Dean Stockwell (of Quantum Leap) hosts this interesting look at how the Federal Reserve was formed and what we don't know about International bankers can hurt us. Check it out on this Google video entitled "Monopoly Men":

ps--I love Sunspot. Hey, did you guys see Scott Bakula? on The New Adventures of Old Christine? He doesn't look like this anymore...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

You'll have to live without me a little longer...

I went to the doctor yesterday and it seems that I can't put any weight on my leg for the next 6 weeks. I don't mind the break, but it makes gigging a little difficult. If anyone wants to volunteer to help move equipment for one of the upcoming shows, please let me know. I'm out of commission until November 20th.

Love you all,