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Almost done...

"Hi, I'm Jefferson Thomas, from a strange and distant land called New York. It's actually not that distant, but it sure is strange." That line worked in every city. Eleven shows, six countries, twenty-two days. It all comes to a…
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Fast and furious...

Just rented a car and drove the Autobahn from Germany to Belgium. 130 mph is better than sex. I can't wait to get back to NYC and try it out on the FDR in bumper-to bumper traffic at rush hour…
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Hello, Cologne!

Tonight is the first of a run of four straight nights, and we're looking forward to coming in early to meet up again with the production staff at GTV, who will be shooting it close up. Great folks!
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London...our work here is finished...

Cute drunken blondes dancing with their tops off then disappearing into the ladies' room for twenty minutes. Great piano, well-tuned and properly hot in the monitors. One hour of sleep, then off to the airport for Cologne. Don't try this…
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Passport at the ready again...

Returning to the UK and Germany in the fall, then branching out to Denmark, Holland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, and (I will not rest until this becomes a reality) ICELAND.

 

 

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Pillars...

Of all the people who have helped me in my chosen profession, the two who still keep me grounded are a couple of kids I used to play football with when I was about twelve or thirteen.  When they heard…

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"American culture"

"I'm not a big fan of American culture - when I think of America, I think of fat people on scooters in Walmart." - college student after a show in Germany. I was about to differ with her, when I…

Introducing...the PROLECHARIOT II

Man, quite an old-school January we're having here. I actually had to go out and brush the snow off the van this morning. WAIT A MINUTE...I have a VAN again! Introducing...the PROLECHARIOT II

 

 

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Autopilot OFF!

To all my musician friends, and those I've never met. The best quote I ever heard from a musician was "If you're any good at all, you know you can be better." Pour a drink and sit with your live…

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Almost famous. Almost cool...

Saturday's show was on a waterfront stage by a marina, and suddenly the crowd starts going nuts. I'm thinking that we haven't really done anything particularly spectacular, and I ain't famous yet, but what he hell, let's go with it…

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Always do what you love...

Last night I played my very first house concert, outdoors at a beautiful house by the ocean.  And for some reason still unclear to me, I set an all-time record; four hours and eight minutes, non-stop with no breaks. It…