Motivation Monday: Took some time off to meditate and get my spirit back aligned to the circle of life. I wanted to de clutter my mind, listen to the universe and see what messages it had for me. I was surprised that I felt a strong need to go back to the basics. I was reminded that with all things, you will find guidance in the rudimentary. Going back to the basics strengthens your foundation and gives your brain clarity. I hope you all have productive week and remember that when obstacles come to knock you down, always find a way to get up, dust yourself off and LIVE. Cheers!
I'm back from a whirlwind trip to Los Angeles to see Grant-Lee Phillips play at a private house show in Sherman Oaks. Some very generous and wonderful people who know how huge of a Grant-Lee Phillips/Grant Lee Buffalo fan I am invited me to their house for the show. They could not have been more accommodating and awesome. And Grant, as always, was amazing, brilliant, approachable, and hilarious. It's rather indescribable getting to see your favorite musician of all time playing a very intimate venue to a crowd of 12, taking requests, telling stories, and routinely making those in attendance laugh to the point of tears. My hosts even gave me the opportunity to request a song, which resulted in a simultaneously incredible and humorous version of "Sing Along," (from "Mighty Joe Moon") wherein the man himself was looking up his own lyrics on Google on his phone and at one point standing next to me, playing the guitar parts for the song and asking me what the words were. (To be fair, he has a ridiculously huge catalog of songs.) On the day I arrived, I also had the opportunity to catch up with a very good friend of 25 years, whom I don't get to see nearly enough. After dinner, he gave me a tour of Hollywood, wherein I found the star you see among the pictures below. The timing of this trip could not have been any better. I really needed this right now, and I'm grateful to all those who made it possible. #grantleephillips#grantleebuffalo#grantlee#concert#music#livemusic#roadtrip#la#losangeles#shermanoaks#trip#travel#concerts#ontheroad#acoustic#soloshow#traveling#experience#life#gratitude#hollywood#hollywoodwalkoffame#adventure#singer#singersongwriter