New York City – tonight

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Hello GW Bridge! Next stop New York City. I play at Rockwood Music Hall tonight at 9:30pm 196 Allen St NYC

I got some great sleep last night. Wow. Slept like a mummy until noon. I feel better than James Brown. Hey Ho let’s go!

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Last night

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Epic shot by @deanomuso last night at my show in La Jolla at The Birch Aquarium.

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I handle my own business

Adam is my booking agent at Fleming Artists. I love him very much. They’re out of Ann Arbor and Nashville and Melbourne. Adam is The President of the company and handles my gigs. This morning he wrote me and asked me if I wanted to do some dates in late February and March 2015 opening up for the band Mike and The Mechanics. Remember them? Mike was in Genesis. It’ll be a load a theater shows in the USA. Then he said “they think you’re funny. You need to be funny if you want the shows”. So, I just wrote him back.

Dear Adam,

You said-

You got the tour as long as you are funny.

Let’s define funny.
Maybe I’ll imitate my favorite YouTube video. I’ll walk out on stage dressed as a monkey and then stick my finger up my butt and smell it and have my eyes roll back and then pass out and fall out of a tree. Some folks might laugh at this. I think it’s funny.

Or—

- is funny having me walk through the audience dressed as JFK, playing Hail To The Chief on a penny whistle while Jewel dresses up as Marilyn Monroe and sings You Were Meant For Me with a toaster on her head? And then when the song ends she says in a sexy breathy voice “Mr President would you like your toast buttered?” That’s kinda funny.

Or
Is funny crawling out on stage on my hands and knees with the words Poodle Boy spray painted on my back while a naked old man with a saggy ass wearing only leather chaps pulls me on a leash up to the jolly green giant who happens to be playing an accordion and then makes me beg for asparagus dog treats?

Ruff ruff. Roll over poodle boy. Atta boy! Oh he’s a good dog! Oooh look at your green poo. Does anyone have a plastic bag?

Or
Is funny having me walk out onstage and tell mechanic jokes. –> there was this woman that brought in a FIAT and I said “hey lady! Don’t you know that FIAT stands for Fix It Again Tony”? And she said “take that carburetor and ram it up your ass Jack.” And then I lost her pink slip and she slipped on some radiator fluid and banged her head on a gear shaft and swallowed a socket wrench. Hahahaha! Now that’s facking funny.

Or-

Is funny having me walk up on stage naked from a chair in the audience and describe my conversion to Christianity while stretching my ballsack like a piece of bazooka chewing gum?

Oh no! I got it.
I’ll come out dressed as Ronald Reagan and accidentally bump into a facsimile of The Berlin Wall and when it partially falls have Mike from The Mechanics dress as Gorbachev and I’ll say “Mr Mechanic! Tear down that wall!” Then we will all sing We are The World and pause for a moment of silence for Michael Jackson.

These are only early sketches for what may work. Let’s nail down the exact act as the dates get closer.

For now I’m going with the green turd laying poodle.

Please keep this between us guys. I don’t want anyone stealing my “ideas”.

Best,
Steve Poltz

I haven’t heard back from him yet.

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Headed to NYC

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Hey look! I’m almost in first class! Headed from San Diego to NYC – I am at The Turning Point tonight in Piermont. Friday night I’m at Rockwood Music Hall. Then Saturday I’m in Boston at Club Passim. Then Sunday back in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall. I should just sneak into first class and act like I bought a seat there. I see one open.
What’s the worst that could happen?

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Next stop Piermont New York

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Thanks for coming out to Scripps Aquarium in La Jolla. What a fun show. Cheers!
Next up
Thursday July 17– I play The Turning Point in Piermont New York. See ya there!
8pm.

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Back in San Diego!

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Photo by Dana in Haines Junction in The Yukon.

Arrived in San Diego at midnight thirty this morning. Now I’m up and at em! I’m here for one night. Need to make the most of it.
Tonight July 16 Wednesday I play a show at Scripps Aquarium in La Jolla. Hopefully there will be a purty sunset. After all, it’s called The Green Flash Concert Series. Sponsored by KPRI radio.
They open the doors at 5:30 I think I go on around 7:35 ish.
ticket info

Then tomorrow morning on Thursday I fly to New York. JFK
that is.
Tomorrow night July 17, I play the legendary Turning Point in Piermont New York.

Then Friday July 18 I’m in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall. This will be righteous!

Then I shoot up to Boston on Saturday July 19 and play the wonderful Club Passim in Cambridge Ma.

Then on Sunday July 20 I head down south on I95 back to NYC for a second show at Rockwood Music Hall.

Hope I see you!

Thanks to the fine folks of The Yukon and British Columbia for their great hospitality! I’ll be back.
Steve P

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Cool people

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I shared the bill last night in Whitehorse Yukon with this amazing duo from Horsefly British Columbia. Pharis and Jason Romero. Pharis is holding their brand new little girl Indigo. Not only is their music amazing but they also make banjos. Music: http://pharisandjason.com Banjos: http://www.romerobanjos.com

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Cool Canadians

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Standing with some Canadian musician friends. That’s the amazing Danny Michel on the left. Check out his stuff online. He recently made a record in Belize. So good. The lad in the middle is Gord Downie from The Tragically Hip. He played a show last night at this festival with The Sadie’s doing songs off of a new collaboration called Gord Downie The Sadie’s and The Conquering Sun.

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Mother Nature’s Child

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Here I am blending in with Mother Nature in The Yukon. The animals seem to love me. I love them.

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Rattlin in Atlin BC

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This was at 3:30am after a late night jam session around a bonfire. This place is stupid beautiful! Atlin British Columbia. The only way to drive in is from Whitehorse Yukon.

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