Padres and Pints podcast 

  
Hey, do you guys like podcasts? I was on one the other day called Padres and Pints and it was a hoot. A hoot I tell you. A hoot.
We chatted about baseball and life and stuff.
Listen here
See ya tomorrow night in Chicago at Old Town School of Folk Music
Apr 16 Chicago Illinois -Old Town School of Folk Music
Apr 17 Ann Arbor Mi -The Ark

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Bunnies with razor teeth 

  
I got a new t-shirt! It’s a beauty. Perhaps I’ll wear it on my flight to Chicago this Thursday.

I can’t believe I’m going to be in Chicago a day before The Padres play The Cubs. I’ll be in Ann Arbor Michigan the next day.
Bad timing.
Next year I need to plan my schedule around baseball.

I watched the 2 part documentary on Sinatra on HBO and it was good. Like really really good. What a life!

I also watched The Scientology documentary on HBO and it creeped me out. I had bad dreams that I was being chased by rabbits with razors for teeth and they were called Thetan rabbits and they were trying to audit me but I was hiding under some floorboards made of chocolate and the floors started melting and the bunnies started shooting their bunny guns at me and I was covered in melted chocolate and ants started climbing all over me and up my nose until I couldn’t breathe so one of the bunnies with razor teeth bit off my nose to keep me alive.

Now I’m awake and I’m eating my oatmeal and my word of the day is argot.
the special vocabulary and idiom of a particular profession or social group: sociologists’ argot.
Here’s how I’ll use it-
I was sound checking and using my best musicians’ argot I asked the sound tech to check my D.I. to see if it needed to be grounded because I was getting a strange hum through my monitor wedge and I couldn’t tell if I also needed to ask her to cut out some of the 200 frequency that seemed to be feeding back and causing the snare to rattle.

That’s all. See you Thursday. Tell your friends about it. I want them to tell their friends and so on and so forth until the ripple keeps rippling.

Thursday Apr 16 Chicago Illinois -Old Town School of Folk Music

Friday Apr 17 Ann Arbor Michigan -The Ark

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Potato Sack Kid

  
When I was younger I used to just throw on a potato sack and that was enough. Now I actually wear pants and stuff. See ya this week!

Apr 16 Chicago Illinois -Old Town School of Folk Music

Apr 17 Ann Arbor Mi -The Ark

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Chameleon

  
This is a very easy month for me. I’m not used to taking it easy. I think I’ll just blend in to the scenery and chill out like a chameleon.

April gigs
Apr 16, Chicago Illinois -Old Town School of Folk Music

Apr 17, Ann Arbor Michigan -The Ark

Too easy!

I’m enjoying baseball.

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Yesterday!

  
This happened yesterday at the retirement/assisted living place my folks moved into
In San Marco Ca.

What a fun show! I went nutso magutso. I asked them to howl like wolves and they did! They really howled as loud as possible. Made me smile! I didn’t even use a microphone or an amp. Totally unplugged folk and roll.

Then they all bought me dinner and we talked about painting and poetry, The Fast and Furious 7 and the price of weed and ice cream.

The song that got the best reaction?

My song I made up for Tony Gwynn. Hey Hey Number 19!

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More more more 

  
There are a few more additions to this ever expanding list of shows.
Like The National Anthem at Petco Park July 21

Please share this with your tribe.

If you see an asterisk* well—-> that means—-> those shows are a CO-BILL with the fabulous Grant Lee Phillips.

Take a train, hitchhike, ride a bike, catch a flight, rent a car, walk or transport yourself through space and time.

Apr 16 Chicago Illinois -Old Town School of Folk Music
Apr 17 Ann Arbor Mi -The Ark

May 6* Hermosa Beach Ca- St Rocke
May 7* San Juan Capistrano Ca Coach House
May 8* Denver Co Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill
May 9* Cave Creek Az The Roastery
May 10* Santa Monica Ca McCabe’s
May 12* Santa Barbara Ca Soho
May 13* Berkley Ca Freight and Salvage
May 14* Humboldt Ca Humbrews
May 15* Ashland Oregon- The Armory
May 16* Sisters Oregon The Belfry
May 18* Seattle Wa Triple Door
May 20* Portland Or Alberta Rose Theater

May 22 San Diego Ca Reuben H Fleet Science Center

June 5 Cambridge Massachusetts Club Passim
June 6 NYC Rockwood Music Hall stage 3
June 7 NYC Rockwood Music Hall stage 3
June 10 Easton Maryland Stoltz Listening Room
June11 Ashland Va Ashland Coffee and Tea
June 13 Bryn Mawr Pa Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts
June 14 Vienna Va Jammin Java

June 16,17,18 -Charlottetown Prince Edward Island Canada – Festival Of Small Halls
June 19 Margaretsville Nova Scotia Canada- Evergreen Theater
June 20 & 21st- Halifax Nova Scotia Canada – The Carleton

July 3, 4 & 5th- Quincy Ca High Sierra Music Festival

July 10, 11 & 12th- Winnipeg Manitoba Canada- Winnipeg Folk Festival

July 21- steve sings the national anthem at Petco Park in San Diego 7pm Padres vs Giants

Aug 1 & 2- Cisco Grove Campground – Guitarfish Music Festival

Aug 21, 22 & 23- Owen Sound Ontario Canada- Summerfolk
Festival

Aug 26 Oakville Ontario Canada -Moonshine Cafe
Aug 28 Wakefield Quebec Canada The Blacksheep Inn

Aug 29 Eaglewood Ontario Canada Eaglewood Folk Festival

Sept 19 & 20 Ottawa Ontario Canada City Folk Festival

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Interesting 

  
It’s nice to have a Padres team that has some of us excited. Like a wonderful gift the baseball Gods have bestowed upon us for suffering through the boring years filled with tedium and mediocrity.

I’m not saying we’re gonna win it all. That would be like inviting Jinxy the cat into the equation.

I’m just saying that this year looks like it’s going to be very interesting. And fun.

That’s all.

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Vituperation 

  
His vituperation made me feel like a funambulist barely able to avoid falling into a pit of thin skin sorrow as I teetered to the land of thick skin rationalization with one eye looking in my rearview mirror for verbal dirt clods being tossed in my direction.

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Everyone 

  
I just tried to text someone to say “tell everyone” and it spell checked it to “tell Beyoncé”.

With the little accent thing too!

Until now I’ve never written Beyoncé’s name.

Is she everywhere? The word EVERYONE is nothing at all like the name Beyoncé.

Is it a conspiracy?

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Look over this wall

  
Looking over this wall I see a lot of shows I’ll be playing. As you can see, I’ve added more.

If you see an asterisk* well—-> that means—-> those shows are a CO-BILL with the fabulous Grant Lee Phillips

Apr 16 Chicago Illinois -Old Town School of Folk Music
Apr 17 Ann Arbor Mi -The Ark

May 6* Hermosa Beach Ca- St Rocke
May 7* San Juan Capistrano Ca Coach House
May 8* Denver Co Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill
May 9* Cave Creek Az The Roastery
May 10* Santa Monica Ca McCabe’s
May 12* Santa Barbara Ca Soho
May 13* Berkley Ca Freight and Salvage
May 14* Humboldt Ca Humbrews
May 15* Ashland Oregon- The Armory
May 16* Sisters Oregon The Belfry
May 18* Seattle Wa Triple Door
May 20* Portland Or Alberta Rose Theater

May 22 San Diego Ca Reuben H Fleet Science Center

June 5 Cambridge Massachusetts Club Passim
June 6 & 7- NYC Rockwood Music Hall stage 3 (two nights!)

June 10 Easton Maryland Stoltz Listening Room
June11 Ashland Va Ashland Coffee and Tea

June 13 Bryn Mawr Pa Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts
June 14 Vienna Va Jammin Java

June 16,17,18 -Charlottetown Prince Edward Island Canada – Festival Of Small Halls

June 19 Margaretsville Nova Scotia Canada- Evergreen Theater

June 20 & 21st- Halifax Nova Scotia Canada – The Carleton

July 3, 4 & 5th- Quincy Ca High Sierra Music Festival

July 10, 11 & 12th- Winnipeg Manitoba Canada- Winnipeg Folk Festival

Aug 1 & 2- Cisco Grove Campground – Guitarfish Music Festival

Aug 21, 22 & 23- Owen Sound Ontario Canada- Summerfolk Festival

Sept 19 & 20 Ottawa Ontario Canada City Folk Festival

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