Happiness as Anarchy #99: Snail Mail

Yesterday’s image got me thinking about letters – the real ones, written on paper, folded into an envelope, arriving in the mailbox out the front – and what a joy it is to send and receive them. In my first week in my new house a little postcard arrived in the mail from a friend. She lives nearby and she wasn’t on holidays, she was just sending good wishes for the new house. Such a delight! The postcard is now on the fridge, where postcards belong. I think I might start a habit of penning real letters and cards to people, an ordinary way on ordinary days to say, “I see you out there and I’m glad. Aren’t friends grand?”

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Happiness as Anarchy #78: my Audience

That’s you! You make me happy! It’s always a pleasure to play for the diverse mix of people who come to my gigs (and this all applies to you too, the people who read my blog). Tonight was no exception – from the jolly group of birthday party women, to the regular attendees and new faces and occasional friend-attendees. I’m perpetually delighted that you like my music and stories enough to come out on a cold Winter’s night and listen. I love sharing the time and place with you and look forward to the next time we meet over sounds.

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Happiness as Anarchy #73: Gigs with friends

I’m opening the show tonight for Pete Daffy. Not only a great musician with an incredible voice, he’s also a very good friend of mine. It’s such a pleasure to play a gig with people I love, and it’s also very special – I love their music, love their smiles, and love their hearts.

Here we are at a gig last year, with Alison on bass: