Monday we visited the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton and checked out their rear screen projector. This gig will be a multi-media event with all kinds of stuff going on as we play. I’m working with an old friend of mine Doug Reid to develop the experience. I can’t describe it except to say it’s completely new and different and I think you’re going to love it. It really makes the gig come alive to have visual images and videos in the performance.
I flew to LA on Tuesday and met with the CEO of Premier Digital Press about the marketing plan for Rubber Soul. The release date is set for August 3rd, and the review copies will be ready soon. I am extremely excited about this novel; it’s unlike anything else that’s out here. We made all kinds of exciting plans which I will reveal to you as we get closer to publication. I flew down in the morning and flew back later the same day.
Wednesday morning I met with representatives of a major San Francisco radio station and discussed my possible return to the airwaves. I can’t tell you who they were or what the station was, it’s still too early. But, I just want you to know that I am definitely working on a return to the airwaves. I miss being on the radio. Keep your fingers crossed and hopefully it will work out. More to come as things develop.
Then I had a Thursday meeting about future GKB gigs over a fabulous dim sum lunch in Emeryville. After that I visited my grandkids Nate and Zuri and had a blast. Zuri is walking everywhere now and Nate and I played a rousing game of Candyland. I played guitar and we sang some songs.
Friday I’m spending the day at the dentist, having everything fixed at once. I have a classic neurotic fear of dentists and it’s always a traumatic experience for me. So I’m just going to put on my big boy pants and get it over with all at once.
Saturday I’m swollen all day.
Sunday is the next GKB rehearsal and I can’t wait! We are working on all kinds of cool stuff. Ry sings 2 songs! We’re doing a Beatles medley! We are whipping out songs we’ve never done live before. This weekend at the Firehouse Arts Center is going to be really fun!