Up 7. Meditated 10 min.
Read quota of Keene at E77. Commentary on puppet theater and haiku aesthetics + an amusing story about a miser.
Gym. Chapter of de Unamuno during cardio. Diametrically opposed view of mortality to Buddhism - I think we’re about to get to the Catholic content.
Spent afternoon on Laura’s set, off an on - I had planned to catch a movie before the show, but it seemed better to take it easy and not be rushed.
Emailed Matt, Pete, and Annie about rehearsing for our show on the 16th.
Read a few poems in Elena Rivera, Scaffolding to relax, and put on Gabor Szabo, Spellbinder while dressing, etc..
Took LIRR into Manhattan around 6 to save time.
Set list for States of Country:
Take Me Back to Tusla (Bob Wills)
Oklahoma Hills (Jack Guthrie)
Crazy Arms (Ray Price)
Route 66 (my vocal ‘feature’ - based on the Nat King Cole arrangement)
Funnel of Love (Wanda Jackson, w/ Robin Goldwasser)
Wichita Lineman (w/ Jay Sherman-Godfrey)
Never Been To Spain (Merle, guess it’s a Hoyt Axton song)
Rumor Has It (Reba, w/ Amy Allison)
Friends in Low Places (Garth, w/ Amy)
One More Last Change (Vince Gill, ft. Boo)
High On Tulsa Heat (John Moreland, ft. Boo)
Jesus Take the Wheel (Carrie Underwood, kind of a bad song)
Okie from Muskogee (Merle)
High on a Hilltop (Tommy Collins)
So Long It’s Been Good to Know You (Woody)
Ragged but right, overall. RJ Smith came - in town to consult on James Brown for Tales from the Bus. Put Bree in a cab after the set, hung out for an hr or so - didn’t sing piano karaoke.
Cab to JH w/ Laura. Stayed up for a bit once I got home - lights out 1.