It’s been far too long since I’ve been to South By Southwest in Austin. I’m missing it again this year. Boo! I love SXSW. The energy is crazy. Running into so many music livin pals. I just want to say that I miss you guys.

I’m far away in a land down under. Im not complaining about that. Australia is stunning and wonderful. I’m lucky.

It’s just that sometimes I wish I could be 2 places at the same time.

I think I went to about 15 SXSWs in a row. I kept going year after year. So many good memories. I think my favorite was ending up atCarrie Elkinn’s place and for some reason we all ended up getting temporary sailor tattoos with sharpies. Everyone was there. We were all so tired and giddy. Modl was our tattoo artist.

Another fine memory was watching Chuck Prophet play a killer cover of Iggy Pop’s I’m Bored. It was a crappy PA with distorted speakers that were wobbly and it was in the back at Yard Dog and beer was spilt all over the ground and it was perfect.

I also remember dancing withRoggie Baere at a New West party while Old 97s played. That was AWESOME!

Another great memory was playing with The Truckee Brothers backing me withShawn Rohlff because I had a broken left hand. We went nuts inside the lobby of The Four Seasons of all places. For a live radio thing. Lyle Lovett was there and gave me his number!

I could go on and on. And on.

Good times brigade.

But hey- I get to play some amazing shows this week. See ya in Melbourne on Thursday! At a cool club called Memo. You guys would love it here.

Next weekend I play Blue Mountains Music Festival in Katoomba NSW.

Have a sweet week! Xx