happy birthday ramona!

had the amazing opportunity to partake in a birthday party in virginia beach. there were decorations, friendly people, and lots of cakes.


whoever made the mr. t cake probably wasn’t aware that laurence tureaud was actually born in may. it could be considered a belated gift. as for the cake on the right, i’m not quite sure what’s going on.



the show was on the 2nd story deck of this giant pink house. my musical equipment patiently awaits the fun.



and like most beachside shebangs, it became a dance party rather quickly. here is lo playing in her band carousel.

happy birthday ramona, albeit belated. i hope it’s a birthday you never forget. i know i won’t.



it was great spending my birthday hanging out with friends in atlanta. ryan & jenna treated me to delicious home cooked vegan thai food. yum!


one of their bathrooms is a dedicated home (and now jungle gym) to this beautiful reptile.


they fill the bathroom sink like a pool. curious, i asked them what she could do with such a small bath. she likes to poop in it. i guess i shouldn’t judge until i’ve tried in myself.

in athens i got dueling violins going, or more like “dueting” violins. adam poulin and i jammed away into the wee hours of the night. he too plays from the heart, emotions connected to his fingertips. i’ve never had that much fun jamming out with another violinist!


nearby in alabama i played at an interesting art gallery. frank hardy, the owner & artist of this gallery pub, displays his personal artwork all over the walls. this picture should sum up his style in a nutshell.


of course not all shows turn out as great (or interesting) as alabama. playing to an empty room happens on occasion. but i can now say i shared the same stage with all these great artists. i doubt they’ll be rushing to paint “to all my dear friends” on the wall. but i gotta start somewhere 🙂