Warm Winter Greetings, friends! In fact it *has* been a pretty warm winter so far. I'm still spending a lot of time in the kitchen baking and making soup, and spent many an hour in November at the computer spewing out (almost) 50,000 words which do not really amount to a novel, but my best attempt at writing one. I'm also beginning to narrow down the song selection for the next El Mirage album (all covers!) and brewing up lots and lots of plans for next year! As 2007 comes to a close, I'm excited to be launching a new acoustic music series at the sweet and cozy Bazaar Cafe in SF. Now that I'm no longer an "official" booking agent, I can get back to doing what I love most, which is putting together cool shows featuring music that I love. And there sure isn't any shortage of great music 'round these parts! Please mark your calendars for the third Sunday of every month, and join me at the first installment of this series on Sunday Dec. 16th from 6 to 9 pm. Yes folks, it's early for the old folks, it's family-friendly for the kids, and the price is right, as in, FREE!*** Come and get your ears soothed by the (bitter-)sweet sounds of yours truly, along with Dandeline and Denise Funari. We'll cure what ails you. Or at least if we don't cure it, we'll sing about what ails you and then you won't feel so alone with your misery. Cause misery loves company, no? Why not give it a little harmony too? That'll be my last official show of the year, but there's lots more coming in January and beyond, so scroll down for more info about what's in store for 2008. In the meantime, keep breathing & stay warm.

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