Wednesday, July 27, 2011

La Flèche d'Or - 7/7

...or "The Golden Arrow"- that was the first Paris show (and my first show in France ever!), opening for Vetiver and Marques Toliver. Such a lovely and attentive audience...a lot of people sat on the floor as my set went on, it made me feel like I was in California. Friends were there. And someone (Florian Denis) took some beautiful looking photos, check them out here. Afterwards, Marques Toliver wooed the audience and Vetiver were stellar as always...a great night!

here we are on the weekly program 
(in the entrance hallway)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Poème du matin

...with an evening photograph. The same week I went to the bird market, I was staying in the 5th arrondissement, which is a lovely part of Paris with old buildings, parks nearby (the Luxembourg and the Jardin des Plantes), and a lot of history. The apartment was on the sixth floor (with no elevator...) and the view of the rooftops was magical at sundown. One morning I started to write a poem, so here it is.

                    The day begs to be begun
                    Amidst the stirring of dreams and birds
                    Beyond the wing of hopeful wishes
                    On the tips of the rosy sunrise

                    The day begs to be begun
                    Though the valleys are steep
                    The boat waits for its water
                    And mysterious houses call to be found -
                    While you hide away the jewels
                    Bury them deep
                    Claim your leave

                    The day begs to be begun
                    On the far corner of my sleep
                    By the soft borders of the bed

                    In the recesses of my limbs

                    The day

June 30 - July 4, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Le marché aux oiseaux

I'm still (or again) in Paris- a lot has happened, I played a couple of great shows here and in Bordeaux. For now here are a few photos of the bird market- it's an old institution on the Ile de la Cité (where Notre Dame is). There is a flower market everyday, it's held in beautiful cast iron stalls with glass roofs, and every sunday it's a bird market. I was always fascinated by it as a child (I must have read about it) but had never gone. So I did sunday before last. It was a little disheartening to see all of them birds caged-in (can you imagine if they were all flying around instead?) - but some of them were very pretty...

...and there were fish too!
(and a few other critters, like ferrets and guinea pigs)

Saturday, July 2, 2011


I'm in Paris! I've been walking around and working on things, visiting with friends, enjoying the long evenings outside and preparing for a bunch of exciting shows. They're all listed on the side bar. So excited to be opening for Vetiver, visiting Bordeaux, and being part of the Boutiques Sonores' Bittersweet Paradise!