Up around 6.
Caffe Bene, 7. Finished Madiano, wrote a daybook poem, set up a call time w/ Beth Kaplan.
Spent an hr. clearing some email.
Listened to Salem 66 on the way to Brooklyn to see Chris Stamey play an instore at Rough Trade (w/ Dave Schramm on grr); Record Store Day, but I avoided that foolishness. Came in during the “Something Came Over Me” solo; he closed with “Geometry.” Met up w/ Pete Galub; introduced to Stamey afterwards as he signed his book, and bought a (separate) songbook. Broached the topic of a string arrangement for “Any Road Home” - basically, I need to write him through his website, but it seems feasible.
Watched another band, Wooing - drummer was an acquaintance’s girlfriend. Two gtrs, no bass, interesting, fairly lengthy songs.
Had a bite w/ Pete. Dropped into McNally Jackson briefly, found a bench in a quieter part of Williamburg to wait for Beth K.’s call around 4. Talked for 90 min., lots of useful material.
Headed home, called Robert Vodicka about 7:30 as planned. Last “interview” for this piece.
Think I read more Isacoff later in the evening. I’m writing this 2 days later, so it’s sketchy. Lights out around midnight.