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Just a Friend, for real

Bleh.  I broke up with Eric today.  I’m sad it didn’t work out between us but not surprised.  Don’t want to talk about the whys and wherefores here, just wanted to get it out there so there’s no confusion and it’ll be as not-a-big-deal as possible for us and all our mutual friends etc.  I think the world of Eric, we’re great friends and he’s a great guy.  We’ve had a lot of excellent times together and I’m pretty sure we can still be good friends and let the fun times continue… only time will tell but I don’t see why it shouldn’t work out that well.  Both of us have a lot of work to do in the coming months and I think I can speak for both of us when I say it’s all good, we gave it the best we could and we’re both better people for having known each other.  I don’t harbor any bad feelings to speak of about Eric, I’m grateful for what we had while it lasted, and I hope we can retain the excellent friendship we’ve enjoyed thus far.  So, not much has changed really, I’m just not going to be dating him anymore, that’s all.  And that’s about all there is to say on that topic!!  No drama here, just the facts.  It’s all good, really.

Silvie’s Lounge

Silvies LoungePics I took last Thursday at a show by Shelley Short and Eric Ziegenhagen at Silvie’s Lounge in Chicago…


SilviesEric ZiegenhagenEric in greenShelley ShortGeoff BuesingGeoff holding umbrellaSilvie of Silvies LoungeSilvies Lounge front roomSilvie writes


John Cunningham & Nell Taylor

John and NellEric hosted a fun dinner on Boxing Day at Old Jerusalem; John and Nell showed up, as did Geoff and Emerson (not pictured).


Robbie died again

I dreamed I was in a big loft-space apartment, it was mine (but not one I recognized) and there were some other people around including a boyfriend (who didn’t "match up" with any boyfriend I’ve had in real life).  I was getting annoyed because the place was so full of clutter; there were piles of big rolled-up posters on the bed and shit all over the coffee table.  I was looking for a cassette of John Lee Hooker’s Jealous so I could play it; I knew it was on the table but there was so much junk on there I couldn’t locate it.  Then I got a phone call from an old friend (who I pictured in my mind but don’t recognize in real life).  He told me my old pal Robbie Jacks had died — I got all confused because I knew he’d already died in 2001.  But apparently he died again. The friend explained that they weren’t sure how it happened, but that there were some weird rumors floating around about it, and if I heard them, I shouldn’t believe ‘em.  I hung up and started crying and feeling the same shock and grief I’d felt before.  I looked up and Jolie Holland was sitting on a chair in front of the couch, talking to some of her friends who were sitting next to me.  I apologized for crying about my friend dying, she said not to worry about it.  She told me about another friend of hers she’d just seen who’d also been crying ‘cuz his mom had just died like a week earlier.  She said the friend had said "just ignore me!" And I said… "Yeah… ignore me too." Jolie: "Don’t worry about it!" Me: "Okay… ::sob::"

(I dreamed about Robbie a few years back too; betcha a million bucks I’m not the only one who keeps having dreams about that guy!!)

Carol’s here

My old pal Carol Eicher is in town, we’re going to hang out tonight and geek out.  She lives in NYC but she’s actually from here, used to work at the Reader and then worked for a lotta years at the Voice in NY.  I haven’t actually seen her in like five or six years.  Maybe we should go get an ice cream in celebration of Conway Twitty’s birthday.  W00t!!

The Steinbach twins

Flavio and Fabriziopostcard backHeard from Flavio & Fabrizio today… I met them years ago in Europe touring with Barbara Manning.  They are so sweet!  (Don’t worry, if they’d said anything very private I wouldn’t have posted the back, heheh.) They have a new (to me) band called Crashing Dreams and are working with the Cakekitchen as well.  And of course Barbara too when they can.

Alyce Ornella

photo by Edith FrostDamn, I have beautiful friends…!!


In Sevilla, Spain

photo by Edith FrostAndy Jarman and his lovely wife Mapi


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Shopping with Amy cures frustration

Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.


Rian really fucked up.  He failed to book Steve for recording in September, so now if we want to work with him we have to wait until November or December.  Bummer!!  But I’m still excited to record with Steve.  Wait’ll I tell Jodi Shapiro, she’s gonna flip.

Saw more old friends this weekend… Daniel Smith was at Electrical mixing the new Danielson Family record with Albini.  I went over there with John on Saturday to hang out and hear a few of the tunes, it sounded really great.  That’s when I bumped into Rian and we all had the discussion on when/if we should schedule recording at Electrical.  I was so pissed at Rian; I spent the better part of the weekend just seething about it.  Hopefully we’ll get it scheduled ASAP and I’ll be able to rest a little easier.  Rian feels pretty bad about it too, he even apologized to John for pissing me off!!

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