2016: DON’T BE A STRANGER BABY
2016 has been an odd and interesting year. In 2016, I did everything I said I would do – I traveled to Europe and recorded new solo material (Spring 2017 release), I got back onstage and performed four times with a live band. I practiced my ass off all year long. After a long period of emotional recovery and reflection, I opened my heart up to new possibilities, and you have to open your heart before you can move forward with any sort of passion. I am grateful for my passion, it gives me purpose.
I used my income and my activities at my radio day job to fulfill some musical destinies, to meet some idols and some peers, to pay it forward to younger indie artists in whatever small way I can. I took chances. I took whatever the universe presented me with and I moved forward. In 2017, I’ll make a music video, I’ll press something onto vinyl. Maybe I’ll go on tour. Life is short and I want to do it all.
I feel like I have been a good person this year – good to myself, good to others. Good to the universe. I still feel like I’m on the right path to whatever destiny has in store for me. In what seems a desperate world, I am trying to stay positive. In 2016, I was more prolific, more productive than I have been in a very long time. This is what healing is.
Thanks for taking the journey this far with me – and don’t be a stranger, baby.