I'm hosting a John Lennon Birthday Celebration at the Saxon Pub on Thursday October 9th.
It's a benefit for Love Hope Strength, a charity that I've done a lot of work for in the past.
Ray Wylie Hubbard, Bruce Robison, Fastball, The Resentments, Max Frost, Sabrina Ellis, Kelly Mickwee and many others witll be playing.
It's gonna be a great night of music, I hope you can make it.
I've got a week to get ready for Everest.
Shannon Foley, the Den Mother/Ass kicker at Love Hope Strength is sending me some things I'll need
and so are the folks at Marmot.
Waterproof windbreaker and pants, Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag (apparently my 30 degree Farenheit bag ain't gonna cut it).
I still need to round up all kinds of things on my own, most importantly hiking boots.
If my boots don't fit I'll be MISERABLE. Even if they do fit, I still have to break them in.
Amidst all the gigs and other obligations I have, I carve time out for several visits to REI.
An older guy (his name escapes me) comes out of the stock room to help me.
I wear a size 9 but apparently if my boots are too snug, my nails will rub against them, turn black and fall off.
I end up going with a size 10.
Too big, but if I wear heavy wool socks they fit and my toes don't rub.
I take them on several walks around Austin.
I feel ridiculous, walking around the city in big, heavy boots but soon my mind is in tune with
the beautiful sights and sounds of the neighborhoods as I go cruising past.
Hyde Park, UT Campus, Clarksville.
I should do this more often.