Jeez. a month since I last posted. I'm most on Facebook now, and SacramentoPress.com, but I felt the need to post here...it is, after all, my original online home.
I'm posting because I want to note what Julie said this morning: I'm on fire. I have eight different gigs this week - I am part of what I just heard called "the Gig Economy" the other day, love that - and I wanted to note them, just get 'em all down.
My main gig, of course, is Managing Editor of SacramentoPress.com, and I'm writing and editing daily for that (like, seven days a week). Beyond that, this week I just finished a promotional piece for the Mondavi Center, and will have a long-ago-written piece I did for SMUD's website finally come on line (I think).
More importantly, I'll be hosting Insight on 90.9 FM today at 2 p.m. Still just love that gig, it's the MOST fun.
Well, the MOST fun is playing music (I think), which I'll be doing twice this week: Wednesday night at Luna's with Jackson Griffith, doing the round-robin singer/songwriter thing that got me the Insight gig in the first place. Thanks for having me, Jackson. I'll be playing mostly my songs, which I've not done in some time. But since I'm thinking that I'm ready to record my second (once-a-decade) album, I need to get my chops back.
And on Saturday, even though it's not my show, I'm VERY jazzed to be a part of the "Songs about Presidents" show at Marilyn's on K, with a bunch of local songwriters, including Christian Kiefer and Matty Gerkin, who wrote many of the songs for the epic "Of Great and Mortal Men" CD that came out last fall. I'm singing Presidents Grant and Buchanan, and MCing the show. Richard Marsh and Kate Gaffney will also be playing. It's going to be as big as its subjects.
What else? KFBK tomorrow night before the show (ah, cross-promotion, I love it) doing my weekly thing that I've been pretty slack about. Also, Dan Weintraub of the Bee asked me to write a bit about SacramentoPress.com for this Sunday's "Conversation" in Forum.
And I am doing my regular reporting for Bloomberg Financial News in New York, though sadly - OH, SO SADLY - I am losing that gig at the end of the month, a victim (like many others, even at Bloomberg) of the sucking economy. But that gig kept me afloat and I am very grateful to have had it. And Bloomberg wants me to keep freelancing, I'm just losing my retainer. Whatever. ONWARD!
OK, that's it. For anyone still reading - WHY? - thank you very much. And come down to Luna's and Marilyn's, they're going to be good shows!
Just remembered another thing: I'm speaking to Steve Maviglio's class at Sac state tomorrow morning. This is ridiculous.